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Hybrid Learning Guide: How to Use Guide

How to Use the Guide:

Guide Arrangement:

The Hybrid Learning Guide is designed to show paths and points of interests as an organization transitions into a Hybrid Learning instructional model. Please note, the Hybrid Learning Guide proposes one route, and not the only route. The amount and degree of what is implemented from the guide is at the user’s discretion. It is also important to note that the content provided throughout the guide is primarily around Hybrid Learning instructional programs, and does not directly address topics such as transportation, budget, and other related topics.  

Target Audience:

Colorado schools that may find themselves needing to transition to a Hybrid Learning model for instruction during the 2020-21 school year as a response to COVID-19 and those schools that are planning to use any form of remote learning.  Additionally, schools with initial success in remote or blended learning programs may find this content useful in program refinement or if transitioning into other competency-based and Personalized Learning instructional models.

District and School Perspective:

The content provided is geared toward being more effective the closer the designer is to the end-user (i.e. the student).  As such, the information is presented for a school level perspective, but it can be easily adapted to district level needs.  Additionally, it should be noted that there are specific indicators in the self-assessment rubric that reference the need for collaborative support from district teams. 

References to Commercial and Third Party Content:

Throughout this document, there are references to certain third parties and “pay-for” resources.  The resources provided are for informational purposes only. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) does not endorse any of the vendors listed. It is the responsibility of the user to verify the validity of the resources and that they meet Colorado Academic Standards and/or any statutory requirements. References are included as exemplars and reference points, and by no means should they be seen as essential or required content to be procured. 

Clarification on Hybrid Learning:

It is important to note that there is a distinct lack of agreement on the general definition of hybrid learning.  Many sources tend to use ‘Hybrid Learning' synonymously with “Blended Learning;” however, for the purposes of this content, Blended Learning would be considered a more general term and Hybrid Learning is viewed as a specific type of Blended Learning.    

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