By Wyman Khuu and Jane Chavez
Here are some of the top ways teachers can infuse real-world experiences into the hybrid educational environment for the 2020-21 school year (and beyond).
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, many schools across the country have hit a roadblock when it comes to hybrid learning. Although most used remote learning from March-June 2020, some districts still haven’t developed an action plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
With all of the unknowns that lie ahead, we have to be ready for anything, including the need for a flexible hybrid experience that accommodates both at-home and in-person options. As part of this effort, students need STEAM and 21st Century skills. That means teachers need to come up with new and innovative ways to teach these interactive and vital subjects, like coding and computer science.
Here are six strategies that teachers can use to tackle this challenge in the modern learning environment:
There are so many resources out there to help you plan your hybrid model. We are all learners, and we can learn from each other. You can also use your families and students as resources. Learn best practices from colleagues and people outside of your network to create the best experience possible. You are not alone!
Wyman Khuu is a science teacher at KIPP Infinity Elementary and Jane Chavez is a science teacher at KIPP NJ Seek Academy.
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