Hybrid Course Credential

Hybrid Learning

 There is a new option for earning the Core Credential that saves travel time and money!  Instead of traveling to seven face-to-face workshops, participants can now earn the core credential by attending two face-to-face workshops (one at the beginning and end of the course) and completing the rest of the work online.  The hybrid option is also available for the Adult Secondary Math and Language Arts courses.  


How Does It Work?

Participants begin with a 6 hour face to face workshop that teaches content and describes how to use App State‚Äôs online learning management system. They will then complete an at least 30 hour online course offered over 10 to 12 weeks. The online course will be facilitated by instructors from App State, so participants will get plenty of help and feedback. The Hybrid Core ends with a 6 hour face-to-face workshop.  

The Hybrid Core covers all seven core courses: Applying Content Standards: GPS for Success, Assessment to Instruction, Evidence Based Reading, Math, and Writing, Contextualized Instruction, and Teaching Strategies Integrating Technology.  Participants will be in a cohort group with their peers.  To see a sample course outline from a recent cohort, click HERE

 

Hybrid Core 

What Participants Are Saying

"I am making use of available resources like the ABSPD Lending Library.  I have integrated technology into my classes including Facebook and Google Slides.  I also use a much more contextualized approach to teach my students and plan lessons based on the content standards.  This has increased my classroom attendance."

"I was weak with my technology skills prior to this course.  By the end of the course, I created a video that shows what I learned over the past two months.  I've been teaching math for years, but I now know about how to get my students involved in learning with a student-centered approach."

"I learned that if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you . . . I also learned how to increase communication inside my math classroom."

"When I attended face-to-face workshops, I had good intentions.  I would then return to campus and get sucked back into reality and not implement what I learned.  This format encouraged me to practice what I learned in my classroom."  


 Keys to Success

1.  Be able to attend the two full day (8:30 AM to 4 PM) face-to-face workshops. 

2.  Commit to completing at least 30 hours of online instruction between the two face to face workshops.  This means you must be able to fit 3 to 4 hours each week of online learning time into your already busy schedule!  How are your time management skills?

3.  Realize that online learning demands more time and effort than face-to-face learning.  

4.  Have strong reading, research and writing skills.

5.  Have regular access to a reliable computer with a strong Internet connection.

6.  Have strong computer skills and be willing to learn how to use a learning management system and Google tools (drive, docs, slides).

7.  Be a self-starter who does not need reminders to complete ongoing assignments.

8.  Be the type of person who finishes what they start!


For more information, resources and handouts please continue to the Hybrid Website.


Hybrid Core Offerings 2019-20 

7/12/19 and 9/20/19 Wilkes CC 1328 S. Collegiate Dr.
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Hybrid Core Building: #1 and Room 1112 7/8/2019  Register Here
7/12/19 and 9/20/19 Wilkes CC 1328 S. Collegiate Dr.
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Hybrid ASE Language Arts Building: #1 and Room 1112  7/8/2019 Register Here
7/19/19 and 9/27/19 Alamance CC 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd. Graham, NC 27253 Hybrid Core Building: L and Room 1247 7/15/2019  Register Here

7/19/19 and 9/27/19

Alamance CC 1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd. Graham, NC 27253 Hybrid ASE Language Arts Building: L and Room 1247  7/15/2019    Register Here
8/23/19 and 11/15/19 Sandhills CC, 3395 Airport Road,
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Hybrid Core Building: Van Dusen and Room109  8/19/2019

Register Here

8/23/19 and 11/15/19 Sandhills CC, 3395 Airport Road,
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Hybrid ASE Language Arts Building: Van Dusen and Room109  8/19/2019    Register Here