Problems of Practice Simultaneous Learning: How can I effectively work with in-person and remote students at the same time?

Schools across the country seeking to limit class sizes and accommodate learning from home during COVID-19 are implementing a new type of hybrid approach: bringing together students in school with those working remotely. While this approach does allow a single teacher to work with all students within a given class at the same time, simultaneous learning (also referred to as “Zoom-and-room”, “concurrent learning,” or a “hyflex approach”) poses significant challenges to educators who need to engage, monitor, and provide support to students working in different spaces and contexts. Teachers must implement structures and strategies to effectively bridge context divides and ensure equitable learning for all.