Thinking outside the box – Episode 26

Kristin Mitchell teaches her fourth-grade face-to-face and LaunchED@Home students

Today’s guests share how they are making hybrid teaching work for them. Both teachers have students face-to-face and virtually through the district’s LaunchED@Home model. Regardless of the platform, students attend classes synchronously.

From Nearpod to Flipgrid and even Webcam Peek-a-boo, listen to this episode to learn how they are engaging students.

Watch this video to see how Bryan works with his orchestra students.

ABOUT THE GUESTS – (This episode was recorded Oct. 7, 2020)

Kristin Mitchell teaches fourth grade and is the team lead at Catalina Elementary School. She is a proud University of Central Florida Knight and UCF’s CFP Extra Yard for Teachers recipient.

Bryan Munera is the band and orchestra director at Audubon Park School. He teaches grades 6-8 and has been at Audubon Park K8 for three years. He is the school’s 2021 Teacher of the Year. Prior to opening APS, he taught at Legacy MS for five years, where he was the school’s Teacher of the Year in 2015 and in 2016 the Florida Bandmaster’s Association honored him with the Tom Bishop award for helping to drastically turn around a music program in a positive way.  Bryan was born and raised in South Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Florida International University.

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