With some schools planning to reopen for hybrid teaching in a few weeks, administrators, teachers and staff have started to implement this combined form of in-person and online learning into the school year. Here are a few tips from educators on how to prepare your classroom for hybrid teaching:
- Communicate Hybrid Learning Instructions – Before classes start, email and send a physical letter to students and their families with hybrid learning instructions, class expectations and a contact list for questions.
- Upgrade Your Virtual Classroom Page – For Pre-K through high school classes, create a virtual representation of your classroom with Bitmoji to give students that are online a personalized welcome back to school.
- Arrange Your Classroom for Social Distancing – Keep in-person learning safe by turning all desks to face one direction and spacing classroom seating 6 feet apart. Read more social distance classroom tips here.
- Schedule Recurring Video Calls – Plan regular class video calls and parent teacher conference calls in advance using apps such as Zoom.
- Add More Classroom Space – If your in-person learning space is too small for social distancing, you may need to add portable classrooms to safely accommodate your class size. Portable classrooms can be quickly delivered to your campus when and where you need them.