Hybrid Instruction

Education news, analysis, opinion, and lessons learned about schooling happening part of the time in school buildings and part of the time at home
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Special Report Hybrid and Blended Learning: Poor Planning and Rising Opportunities in Uncertain Times
Misplaced optimism and the rigid priorities of some state leaders limited the ability of educators to put in place flexible ed-tech plans.
September 15, 2021
Classroom Technology Online Summit Optimizing Digital Instruction in Schools: What Does Learning Look Like Now?
Join the discussion and ask experts about using tech, evaluating products, making difficult decisions, and ultimately accelerate learning.
September 15, 2021
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Classroom Technology Why School Districts Are Unprepared for COVID-19 Disruptions, Again
Bad state policy, misplaced optimism, and a focus on full-time virtual schools left districts scrambling to educate quarantined students.
Benjamin Herold, September 14, 2021
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What’s Next for Teaching and Learning? Key Trends for the New School Year
The past 18 months changed the face of education forever, leaving teachers, students, and families to adapt to unprecedented challenges in teaching and learning. As we enter the third school year affected by the pandemic—and
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First-grade teacher Megan Garner-Jones, left, and Principal Cynthia Eisner silent clap for their students participating remotely and in-person at School 16, in Yonkers, N.Y., on Oct. 20, 2020.
First-grade teacher Megan Garner-Jones, left, and Principal Cynthia Eisner silent clap for their students participating remotely and in-person at School 16, in Yonkers, N.Y., in October of last year.
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School & District Management From Our Research Center As Delta Variant Spreads, Twice as Many K-12 Leaders Pivot to Hybrid Learning
Twenty percent of school and district leaders now report that they’ll adopt hybrid instructional models, up from 10 percent a month earlier.

Holly Kurtz, August 9, 2021
4 min read
A teacher tries to juggle remote and in-person instruction
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Teaching Profession Opinion Will the Pandemic Drive Teachers Out of the Profession? What One Study Says
The way decisions were made this past year underscored teachers' lowly place in the school hierarchy, writes researcher Lora Bartlett.
Lora Bartlett, August 2, 2021
5 min read
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Creating Effective Hybrid Learning Environments
As school districts look to prepare for the future, what we now know for certain, is that nothing about the future is certain. While schools put tools and processes in place to support remote learning
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Teresa Vazquez, a teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., remotely teaches Spanish to students at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga., last year.
Teresa Vazquez, a teacher in Fort Wayne, Ind., remotely teaches Spanish to students at Monroe High School in Albany, Ga., last year.
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School & District Management What the Research Says CDC: Students of Color Still Got Less In-Person Instruction as School Buildings Reopened
New research from the Centers for Disease Control finds that students of color returned to in-person, but often hybrid, classes.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 29, 2021
4 min read
Classroom Technology Quiz Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Creating Effective Hybrid Learning Environments?
Quiz Yourself: How effective are your hybrid learning environments?
June 21, 2021
Kelly Mack works on her laptop to teach remotely from her early 1940s vintage camper/trailer in her backyard at home in Evanston, Ill., on Sept. 2, 2020. Most students in Illinois have been starting remote learning this fall, according to results from an Illinois State Board of Education survey. Mack teaches math at Nichols Middle School in Evanston.
Kelly Mack, a math teacher at Nichols Middle School in Evanston, Ill., works on her laptop to teach remotely from her camper/trailer.
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Student Achievement New Data on the Ways Full-Time Remote Learners Lost Out
A new report by the RAND Corp. shows that students who were in fully remote schools had less instructional time and worse outcomes.
Madeline Will, May 27, 2021
9 min read
Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on Blended Learning With a Literacy Focus
In this Spotlight, discover the successes of blended learning and more.
May 14, 2021
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an advance placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School, displays a wifi hot spot that are being handed out to students in Dallas on April 9, 2020. Dallas I.S.D. is handing out the devices along with wifi hotspots to students in need so that they can connect online for their continued education amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an Advanced Placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, displays one of the Wi-Fi hotspots that were given to district students during the pandemic.
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IT Infrastructure Remote and Hybrid Learning Are Declining. But the 'Homework Gap' Will Still Be a Problem
Schools are returning to in-person instruction, but students' connections to the internet at home remain spotty.
Alyson Klein, May 5, 2021
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Spring Hill High School theater teacher Sumner Bender goes through her in-person class as well as a virtual one on March 30, 2021.
Spring Hill High School theater teacher Sumner Bender goes through one of her online classes after teaching an in-person one last month at the Chapin, S.C., school.<br/>
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Teaching How to Make Teaching Better: 8 Lessons Learned From Remote and Hybrid Learning
Amid false starts, frustrations, and tech glitches, teachers say they’ve been able to find some successes after a year of online learning.
Sarah Schwartz, April 20, 2021
10 min read
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Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Using The American Rescue Plan Act to Support Hybrid-Learning?
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