Last year we operated at the end of the school year using a hybrid model. Some students elected to return to in-person instruction while others remained virtual. Teachers were faced with teaching to both in-person and virtual students simultaneously, which posed some challenges.
The Walking Classroom was a tool that I used to enhance learning experiences during the school day. The program’s lessons are geared to fit many of our learning standards as well as the goals for social emotional learning in my district.
As the librarian, I was able to match a lesson with a specific class. The classroom teacher then could lead the in-person students outside on a walk using the Walking Classroom, while I used speakers to implement the Walking Classroom with virtual students. This way, all students could move in their own space. When the podcast was over, we gathered as one class and finished the lesson together.
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