Public high schools in Simcoe County moving to hybrid learning

Students will be assigned to classroom teachers from their home school

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will introduce a hybrid learning model in its secondary schools in February.

Students will be assigned to classroom teachers from their home school and attend classes in-person at school or virtually through the digital learning platform, Desire2Learn (D2L). Teachers will provide instruction to students who are in class as well as those who are at home through the use of video technology.

SCDSB staff have been monitoring and evaluating the realities of teaching and learning during the pandemic, “and continue to explore ways in which we can adapt our practices to best support our students”.

The board says this ‘blended’ model will give students access to a broad range of courses and flexibility to move between learning modes when necessary

A note went home to parents Wednesday and is posted on the board’s website.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Catholic School Board recently moved to a hybrid model in its high schools.