October 29, 2020

By popular demand, ELT offers more FREE webinars on 'Teaching in Blended and Hybrid Models'

Source:  NYSUT ELT
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Due to overwhelming demand, new dates have been added – on Nov. 19 and Dec. 1 – for a second round of webinars.

Learn more and register! You can sign up for one or both sessions. Free to NYSUT members.

WEBINAR: Teaching in Blended & Hybrid Models

How can teachers keep lessons coherent when working with blended/hybrid classes split between in-person and remote environments?

Educators from three NYSUT locals offer practical solutions on how they're handling this challenge.

Panelists in this two-part series include an elementary teacher, a high school ELA/ENL teacher, and a K-12 P.E. teacher. 

The webinars are FREE to NYSUT members. Register for one or both sessions.

Session I - Preparing to Balance It All 

Panel members will discuss how they adapted their planning and pre-instructional processes to weave structure and routines into a chaotic day, what valuable lessons they learned from experimenting with technology, and what actions they are taking to get through each day. 

November 19, 2020, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST

Session II - Instruction, Assessment and Now What?

Panel members will share suggestions for incorporating productive, engaging lessons for blended/hybrid instruction with quick, purposeful formative assessment and meaningful assignments, troubleshooting technology while maintaining time on task, ways to be more efficient with resources so as “not to reinvent the wheel,” and scaffolding and providing modifications for different learners.

December 1, 2020, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. EST

Webinar Details

  • Two-part series. Please attend one or both sessions. 
  • Sessions are to be held on Zoom. 
  • This webinar is free for NYSUT members.
  • A Q&A will follow the moderated conversation. 
  • Please send us any questions you have in the Questions/Comments field on the registration form. We will attempt to answer as many questions as possible in the time allowed. 

Panel Members:

  • Kira Martelli, 6th grade teacher, Massapequa Federation of Teachers 
  • Kurt Hassenpflug NBCT, ELA/ENL high school teacher, North Colonie Teachers’ Association
  • Kathleen Young NBCT, P.E. teacher, Newburgh Teachers’ Association

Guest Speaker:

  • Jolene DiBrango, Executive Vice President, New York State United Teachers


  • Susan Lafond NBCT, Assistant in Educational Services, NYSUT Education & Learning Trust