HYBRID TEACHING AND LEARNING: BUILDING THE PLANE AS WE ARE FLYING IT!
Beaver Country Day School (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:We all wrote the playbook for online and hybrid teaching and deeper learning. What have we learned? What should we keep? What should we change? What will we try?
How do we re-imagine teaching and learning in a school where in-person, hands-on, project-based learning is at the heart of what we do every day? Full disclosure: we did not give up on projects and deeper learning; on the contrary, we emphasized that part of our identity in a hybrid environment. Sharing success stories and epic fails from our online and hybrid experiments, this presentation will allow participants to hear about some innovative practices; mistakes we made; changes we brought to our program to keep the students at the center of the learning experience. Participants will hear about our approach to keep, change, try practices as we adjusted to the ever evolving learning environment, and how we maintained our commitment to a student-first pedagogy and diversity, equity, and inclusion through trauma-informed practices.
Should this happen again, what have we learned from this past year that will allow us to be better prepared and to keep our Deeper Learning values at the heart of our work?
Our work this year was conducted using work from the Imagining September report by MIT and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Keywords: innovation; assessment; students; learning; teaching; best practices