FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 23, 2020
Institute will focus on developing and identifying structures and tools to support the hybrid and remote learning environments.
MONTVALE, NJ (July 23, 2020) – In 2020, teachers around the world faced an unprecedented problem: continuing learning in a digital space, often without the technological or communal infrastructure needed. As we approach the new school year, teachers are once again shifting the learning space, this time to a hybrid or remote learning model, with the additional burden of recovering lost learning from the year before.
In response, Eduscape, one of North America’s leading K-12 professional learning organizations, and edWeb, a free professional learning social network, launched the Hybrid Learning Summer Institute to help administrators and educators discover and learn about the framework and tools to facilitate remote or hybrid teaching during the coming school year and beyond.
“There are no ‘in-house’ experts for dealing with the challenges school and district leaders are facing, so now more than ever, our team is stepping up to be a trusted resource,” said Alex Urrea, CEO of Eduscape. “Our team of former classroom teachers and school leaders wants to impact as many teachers and students as possible with ideas and strategies to support them.”
Hybrid Learning is not simply a fleeting term to address this Fall’s potential shifts to how we teach; it is an opportunity to deepen student engagement and authentic assessment practices.
In this hands-on program in August, learners will be guided by instructional coaches to create a hybrid learning structure that aligns with their school’s hybrid calendar. Learners will modify their units, applying a developmental learning framework to implement in their classrooms. Throughout the experience, learners will define hybrid learning and establish a common language. It will explore the four critical pillars of effective remote teaching: accessibility, assessment, communication, and community and how to structure engaging, authentic learning experiences that not only meet the demands of the hybrid learning experience, but also work to recover lost learning.
Attendees will earn edWeb CE certificates that are accepted in 40 states for professional development hours. edWeb has created a companion professional learning community that educators can join for free that is supported by Eduscape and contains useful resources that align to summit topics.
In this two-day Institute, learners will:
- Identify strategies to support digital communities, communication, assessment and accessibility.
- Develop structures to support the hybrid learning environment.
- Create a pacing calendar for a learning experience.
- Identify digital tools to support hybrid learning.
- Discuss best practices on how to implement digital tools in a hybrid environment.
- Use digital tools to build classroom resources and assessments.
By the end of the program, learners will walk away with the confidence to not just survive hybrid learning but thrive in it.
To see all dates offered and learn more about the Hybrid Learning Summer Institute, please visit https://eduscape.com/events/category/hybrid-learning-summit/.
Eduscape is a leading K-12 professional learning organization. Its team of educators has developed and delivered professional development to over hundreds of thousands of educators and school leaders. The organization’s expertise includes development of blended learning programs for classroom productivity applications, SEL, CTE and STEM Education. Eduscape is a Google for Education National Training Partner, a leading Microsoft Global Training Partner and the only privately held authorized provider of the ISTE Educator Certification. It has been selected by over 20 award-winning STEM product companies to develop their training academies.
edWeb.net is an award-winning professional learning network that serves the global education community. edWeb provides free professional learning communities and edWebinars so educators can share their best ideas and practices to improve teaching and learning, student achievement, and school culture. Collaboration and peer-to-peer learning accelerates the sharing of innovative ideas and resources, and the knowledge of what works and how to do it. edWeb’s unique business model provides professional learning and CE certificates for free for educators thanks to the support and active participation of leading organizations in the education industry. Learn more at www.edweb.net. Follow @edwebnet.