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Do you have some experience with distance, blended, or hybrid learning? This sharing group is for you! It is designed to provide a way to connect with others who are doing similar work with the guidance of national expert Jen Vanek as facilitator. The goal is for participants to share their work, ask questions, exchange ideas for strengthening their programs, and discuss research-based successful practices.

Note: This session is for individuals with experience in the type of learning they would like to talk about. Those who are new should consider taking the three modules in the Expanding Access through Distance, Blended, and Hybrid Learning series. They are designed for those starting up a distance education program for the first time, as well as those considering developing a distance, blended, or hybrid learning option, but aren’t quite sure where to begin, what the differences are among these three models, or how these options can benefit learners. (They are also for those with experience who haven’t had training or want a brush-up.)

Module 1: (10/23—11/6) Setting the Stage: Planning for a Strong Foundation

This first module reviews three models of distance education classes and how they meet learners’ needs. It will include important information for administrators regarding hiring, planning, and data reporting.

Module 2: (11/13—11/27) Opening Your Doors: Recruitment, Screening, and Orientation

In this module, you will consider which learners are promising candidates for your program and how to find them. We will describe ways to check that they have the skills and resources necessary for study via distance or blended learning, and how to orient them so they are set up for success.

Module 3: (12/4—12/18) In the Class: Instruction and Assessment

This module explains where to find the list of state-approved curricula and supplemental resources to extend learning; how to organize them; how to use types of assessment to know how your students are doing and what they have achieved; and options for staying in communication with learners.


This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Administrators, instructors, and others who have some experience implementing distance, blended, or hybrid learning

What are your questions? Are there resources or strategies you are toying with or would like to share? Please let us know what you would like to discuss in advance by posting to this Padlet: You can also upload any materials you would like to discuss to the folder linked in the Padlet.

The group will decide on future agenda topics based on the interests and needs of attendees and emerging issues in the field .

  • The webinar will be Friday, January 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a..m. The total time for this PD activity is 1 hour.

We encourage you to also register for the other two sharing group meetings in this series:

Thursday, October 17

Friday, April 17

Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
01/17/2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
PD Center: 

Digital Literacy

SABES Program Support PD Center - Digital Literacy
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