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The Keys to Successful Blended Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Photo of Andi Diaz Andi Diaz on November 17, 2020

Topics: Blended Learning, Podcasts

Combining classroom and online learning has become critical in this new era of education. Are educators at your school or district maximizing this collaboration between teacher and technology?

Nov 2020 Podcast Bastrop ISD

Tune in to our featured podcast “The Keys to Successful Blended Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic” to better understand blended learning and determine the right balance for your district.

Jennifer Greene Gast, Academic RTI Coordinator for Bastrop ISD in Texas, and Istation’s Professional Development Specialist Angelica Casillas-Wortham will breakdown the best ways educators can combine in-person and online learning and how leaders can create buy-in. Take tips from this podcast to help deliver holistic and rewarding blended learning experiences for students and teachers alike.

 

Greene Gast saw parents struggle with the learning curve when Bastrop ISD went virtual, but she was thankful for resources like those provided by Istation.

“One of the things that parents have learned is that teaching is difficult,” she said. “One of the resources (Istation has) that I loved and used a lot is you had videos for parents on specifically how to set up a learning environment at home.”

There are plenty of ways to make blended learning work and perhaps even become the standard going forward since, at times, it can provide the best for both worlds.

By implementing blended-learning best practices, Bastrop ISD was able to extend learning for all. Follow a three-part series about Bastrop ISD’s total implementation process starting with three takeaways for blended learning buy-in.