Hybrid Classroom Methodology

In response to the COVID – 19 pandemic and global school closures, the United Nations Secretary-  General Antonio Guterres recently called on governments and donors to prioritize education for all  children, and asked decision-makers to assess how learning and wellbeing can best be supported in  each context – classroom-based instruction and remote learning.

UNICEF has released a framework for reopening schools and has mandated:  To prepare for future rounds of school closing.

To strengthen teaching and learning where closures remain in effect.

To supplement instructional hours with a hybrid classroom model where schools may be  operating on partial or otherwise adapted schedules

What does this mean?

Maintaining less students in the school is important to maintain safe school operations and mitigate  risks through social distancing, sanitizing the premises, maintaining hygiene facilities etc.

Staged approach involves returning of  students and staff to the campus in a  smaller group, like 30%, 50% and if  things go well, 100%.

Rotational shifts means 30% of the students and  staff would be allowed in the physical classroom  while rest would be attending the same classes via  remote teaching

Shift system is about attending the classes in  a schedule, like 7AM – 12PM and 1PM – 6PM.

Hybrid Learning

Hybrid learning (blended learning) is a way of combining traditional classroom experiences,

experiential learning objectives, and digital course delivery that emphasizes using the best option for

each learning objective. Hybrid learning implements synchronous lessons taught simultaneously in-person and online