According to program survey responses shared at the September ACLS State as Partner meeting, the majority of classes returning this fall are being offered using distance or hybrid models.

In this session, we will begin by providing a brief review of the five models for distance and hybrid education provided in the ACLS policies.

Next, we will specifically focus on one model that some programs have adopted: conducting in-person instruction that also provides opportunities for learners to access the class online, either synchronously or asynchronously. This approach provides many flexible options for students, but also some challenges for instructors who work with both online and in-person learners.

You will hear from program teachers who will describe the model they have adopted in their programs and the strategies they use to make the process manageable for both the instructor and the students. They will also address the supports they use to promote engagement among all their learners, regardless of how they join the class.

You will have time to ask questions of our panelists.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Program directors who would like to explore flexible models for serving online and in person students
  • Teachers who want to learn effective strategies for high quality teaching that supports both in-person and online students

In this session, you will hear from panelists who will share their experiences and describe the models they use to teach in-person and online. You will hear about strategies they have adapted and adopted and the lessons they have learned. They will explain:

  • The technology they use and related costs.
  • Other supports they have put in place to effectively support and engage both online and in-person students.
  • Protocols and supports that help students access learning and understand expectations.

Note: This session is being offered via Zoom. Ruzica Banovic will confirm your registration and send you the link to join the session several days prior to the event.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the five ACLS models for distance and hybrid education
  • Describe at least one model for teaching online and in-person students, either synchronously or asynchronously
  • Identify at least three strategies for engaging online and in-person students
  • Consider new policies and protocols for the class, teacher, and students to facilitate access and a high quality learning experience
10/12/2021 - 12:30 pm to 10/12/2021 - 2:00 pm

United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center
Topic Area
Digital Literacy
Distance and Blended Learning
Education Leadership & Program Management