Mixed and hybrid education – the future of education

Upcoming webinars

March | 30 | 2022

Mixed and hybrid education – the future of education

Performed by Kevin Hogan, School News, Editor-in-Chief



2:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM PT

Mixed and hybrid learning models were first introduced to expand personalized and flexible learning options for selected individuals or groups of students. But as the epidemic began, widespread adoption of mixed and hybrid models suddenly became necessary for all student populations.

Two years later, how did the districts overcome the initial challenges and apply the lessons learned to re-imagine and create an innovative vision for change in their school community?

Join us for a panel discussion with leaders and educators who share a passion for bold and new approaches to mixed and hybrid education as the future of education.

You will hear how the school can:

  • Integrate flexible personal learning experiences with enhanced collaborative online learning to maximize utilization.
  • Create a custom curriculum with a mix of core courses, electives, CTE pathways, and more.
  • Provide instruction with their teacher, virtual teacher or a combination of both
  • Save some students the option to participate 100-percent online

We hear from industry experts:
(See below for full bio)

  • John Watson, Founder, Evergreen Education Group
  • Rachel Goodwin, Senior Director of Blended School Academics, Stride

Meet your speakers

John Watson
Founder, Evergreen Education Group

John Watson is the founder of Evergreen Education Group, a leading consultancy and advisory body providing services to school districts, state agencies, foundations and companies in K-12 digital education for over 20 years. John Evergreen has led the planning and implementation of the Digital Learning Annual Conference and the Digital Learning Collaborative, as well as the Resilient School project, helping districts respond to instructional challenges related to COVID-19. John writes regularly on a variety of topics related to digital learning and is a contributing author to K-12 Online and Blended Learning’s Handbook of Research. Her and Evergreen’s work has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Education Week and School News, and she has also appeared on NBC Nightly News. He has submitted invited testimonies to the State Legislature, the State Board of Education, the Charter School Commission and other government agencies.


Rachel Goodwin
Senior Director of Academics for Stride Blended School

Rachel Goodwin has been a part of Stride in various roles since 2007. He was a classroom teacher and administrator in a brick and mortar setting in Chicago for over 9 years. Based on her teaching and technical experience, she spent the next 9 years developing their special program department at Chicago’s first hybrid school, which included special education, ELL, MTSS, and Title 1 programming. As part of the leadership team, she was an integral part of creating instructional models that have proven successful in a mixed learning environment, and this led to the school being recognized as the best Chicago in 2011 by US News and World Report. Public School (CPS) School.

In 2015, Rachel Stride stepped into her role as Senior Director of Academics for Blended Schools. In her role, she supports schools with various mixed model teacher development and training and program implementation to ensure high academic results.


Moderator – Kevin Hogan
School News, Editor-in-Large

Kevin is a pioneer-thinking media executive with over 25 years of experience building brands and audiences online, in print and face to face. He is an acclaimed writer, editor and commentator who has bridged the gap between society and technology, especially education technology.

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