Hybrid Core 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."  


Hybrid Core 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 Core Website.

Hybrid Core Offerings 2018-19 

and 9/21/2018
AB Tech CC
207 Victoria Rd. Asheville, NC 28801
Hybrid Core Hemlock Building
Room 332



9/7/2018 and 11/30/18

Pitt CC 1986 Pitt Tech Road Winterville, NC 28590  Hybrid Core Building and Room TBD 8/31/2018


and 3/1/2019
Alamance CC
1304 Plaza Drive (Exit 145)
Burlington NC 27215
Hybrid Core Dillingham Campus and Room 120 11/30/2018


and 5/3/2019
Wake Tech CC
Beltline Education Center
3200 Bush Street, Raleigh, NC
Hybrid Core Beltline Education Center and Room TBD 2/1/2019