HOW to get Back into the classroom
The COVID-19 pandemic created an immediate demand for distance learning models of education. Over 400 million educators and students were forced to quickly transition from a traditional, in-person model of teaching to remote learning. Educators spent countless hours creating and developing remote and hybrid learning environments for their students. In the process, they forever reinvented what K-12 instruction looks like.
Administrators, educators, and parents are all getting more familiar with the new educational lexicon: in-person learning, distance learning, remote learning, hybrid learning, blended learning, and hyflex learning. Read here what the different models entail:
In person learning
In-person learning is any form of instructional interaction that occurs “in person” and in real time between teachers and students or among colleagues and peers.
Distance Learning is a way of educating students online. Lectures and learning materials are distributed over the internet. Students work from home, not in the classroom. Remote learning provides an opportunity for students and teachers to remain connected and engaged with the content while working from their homes. Distance learning falls into two main categories: synchronous and asynchronous:
Synchronous means “at the same time.” It refers to a method of education delivery that happens in real-time. It requires live communication online. It uses technology, such as teleconferencing, to achieve this
Asynchronous distance education refers to a method of education delivery in which students receive clusters of weekly deadlines. They have the freedom to work at their own speed.