November 10, 2020 – December 21, 2020 all-day
Gina Vodola
(201) 934-5005

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic caused educators to be thrown into a situation where they had to attempt to recreate academically rigorous instruction and the social classroom structure through home-based learning. When schools reopen, they may need to introduce staggered schedules. The “classroom” needs to be designed to function effectively and flexibly in physical spaces or remote spaces. What if we could have the best of both worlds in one model? That’s our Hybrid Learning Environment! This course will prepare you for the opening of schools in fall, either in a physical classroom or online, creating a Hybrid Learning Environment that will easily address both venues.


  1. Explore the unique nature and nuances of both in-person learning and remote learning.
  2. Map out plans and begin to design resources for the opening of school that promote the following:
    1. Student engagement
    2. Content delivery
    3. Executive function
    4. Social and emotional learning
    5. Assessment.
  3. Gain strategies and structures around 7 Attributes of a Hybrid Learning Environment.
  4. Explore strategies and structures for co-teaching and the use of teachers’ aides.
  5. Explore strategies and structures for addressing the needs of students with special needs, those who struggle academically, English Language Learners.
  6. Develop strategies and structures to support students and parents in remote learning based on 8 Elements of Home-Based Learning.
  7. Build knowledge of the capabilities of the district’s remote learning platform.
  8. Create purposeful opportunities to incorporate both synchronous and asynchronous instruction in both the physical and virtual learning environment.

Access to MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC. 25 credit hours.