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In-Person Learning

In-person, face-to-face learning is a crucial component of blended and personalized learning. 

Educators can structure in-person time flexibly and creatively to maximize the amount of individual and/or small-group attention students receive as well as allow them to work at their own pace and on differentiated content and tasks, alone and together.

In this topic, explore the ways in which in-person learning strategies are implemented, including:

  • Teacher Roles and Responsibilities
  • Ratios of Staff to Students
  • Learning Modes 
  • Student Grouping
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Teacher Roles and Responsibilities

In many blended and personalized environments, how teachers work with students and with each other changes. In some cases, teachers may work in teams. In others, they may take on differentiated or specialized jobs depending on student needs as well as teacher content and functional expertise.

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In blended and personalized learning environments, educators may work in nontraditional ways to increase or decrease the student-to-educator ratio. This ratio expresses the relationship between the number of students in a given classroom to the number of full-time teachers.

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Learning Modes

Blended and personalized classrooms employ different modes of in-person learning, such as direct instruction, peer-to-peer learning, small and large group instruction, one-to-one tutoring, and individual practice and reflection.

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Student Grouping

Teachers in blended and personalized environments will often organize students into groups so that teachers can provide more targeted support or individualized instruction.

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