Teachers have the flexibility to utilize a combination of instructional materials to deliver high-quality instruction. Teachers should connect with their colleagues and with building leadership to decide how instruction will be delivered according to stated expectations.
Do you really expect me to teach students who are remote and hybrid at the same time? If so, how?
Yes! There are many districts all over the country that are utilizing simultaneous instruction as a delivery model. We believe that our teachers can use this instructional model, which allows for the classroom teacher to work with groups of students based on location.
For example, start with a whole group introduction or lesson. This can look a variety of ways. You can project materials on a SMART Board, share a Zoom screen, or provide a Pear Deck lesson. You can also use stations so that you are able to work with smaller groups of students. After you've had an opportunity to connect with your students, you might close the lesson with a formative assessment. The key to making simultaneous instruction work is planning for remote students first. This means thinking about clear directions and engagement strategies. Then think about what the in-person modification might be. Do you need manipulatives, paper copies, different instructional resources? Be creative! Be innovative. Make sure to use materials that are easily accessible both digitally and physically, such as Google Docs or Slides. We will have enough webcams for the teachers that need them. We will also have wireless microphones for schools that do not have audio systems.
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