Fall 2020 - Webinar: Teaching in Blended & Hybrid Models

Due to overwhelming demand, the first round of webinars have been completely filled.

New dates have been added – on Nov. 19 and Dec. 1 – for a second round of webinars. See below for details.

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. 

Teaching in Blended & Hybrid Models

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. 

Space for the live webinar is limited. Please sign up only if you plan to attend. If you cannot attend, or if the webinar fills, we will release video recordings after the event.

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

PLEASE NOTE: The first round of these webinars have filled. The second round is now available for registration.

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