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What is Hybrid Learning?

A look at the Vail District Model
Posted at 8:02 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 00:34:38-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Hybrid learning is not a one-size fits all model across districts, schools and even grade levels.

So let’s start with the plan at the elementary schools.

Students return to a near traditional setting with their teacher at the helm and students in their classroom seats.

There are two cohorts, meaning groups.

80 percent of the students will be in the classroom while 20 percent will continue remote only learning.

The in-class students will attend four days a week and each day is shortened by an hour.

The Vail district says it's striving for no more than 20 students in all classrooms to help prevent the spread of COVID.

Let's move to the middle and high school grades.

There are three cohorts. A and B attend school two days a week and are assigned alphabetically. They work on assignments the other days. Students in cohort C are remote only.

So what happens on Fridays in all grade levels at all schools?

Every student will work at home, but teachers will be providing live online support when needed.