Remote/Hybrid Instruction

Hybrid Instruction 

Hybrid learning is a combination of in-person and remote learning that provides flexibility to adapt to social distancing guidelines and shut down quickly if necessary. This learning scenario allows us to prioritize in-person instruction for those students who need it most. 

In this model, teaching and learning occurs in a synchronous and/or asynchronous format facilitated by a certified teacher both in person, as well as remotely.

Synchronous Learning: online or distance learning experiences and instruction that involve live, real-time interaction with a teacher. Groups of students engage in learning at the same time but not necessarily in the same place. 

Asynchronous Learning: online or distance learning experiences that do not involve a live, real-time interaction with a teacher. Groups of students are learning the same material but at different times and in different locations. 

● A cohort of students is defined as a pre-assigned group of students of limited size. In response to CDC guidelines regarding proper social distancing of six feet, the schools established student cohorts to prevent intermingling of students between cohorts to the extent possible. Students in cohort groups wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. To the extent possible, students remain in small cohorts if/when leaving the classroom, such as for recess or any necessary transition, so as to reduce their exposure to additional students. 

● We have minimized the movement of students by eliminating assemblies, field trips and other large-group activities. Special-area subjects (e.g., art, music, physical education) may push into the cohort classroom. Whenever possible, students utilize outdoor space for physical education instruction. We also adhere to 12 feet between students when engaging in physical activity. 

This is the most feasible model and the model that has been prioritized by the school district for

the 2020-21school year. Please refer to the School Schedules section of the reopening plan for specific scheduling for students. 

Remote Learning 

In a remote learning model, students do not attend school in the physical building but engage in an online remote learning environment. In this model, teaching and learning occurs in a synchronous and/or asynchronous format facilitated by a certified teacher. Students and teachers have opportunities for substantive interaction online. 

Systems Management 

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a platform that helps teachers manage and organize learning materials related to the planning and delivery of instruction. Content is created, uploaded and organized within the LMS and is accessible to students and teachers. Learning materials may include but are not limited to documents, vidoes, syllabi and assessments. 

The East Rochester Union Free School District has selected Google Classroom as the K-12 LMS to be utilized throughout the school year. Google Classroom is used as a mechanism to create and post assignments, communicate with students, share digital content and allow for facilitation of feedback between students and teachers. 

The district works collaboratively with faculty and staff to establish a minimum, common, coordinated set of guidelines and expectations for teachers to follow when utilizing this platform in an effort to streamline the experience for students and families. 

The district works collaboratively to develop a shared set of expectations that outline the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders in a hybrid/remote learning environment.