Topics: HyFlex Collaborative Conference! | Next HyFlex Design Workshop Jan 9-13 | Recent Blog Posts
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Community Update: January 3, 2023

Topics: HyFlex Collaborative Conference! | Next HyFlex Design Workshop Jan 9-13 | Recent Blog Post

Welcome to 2023! I believe many of us are thankful to put 2022 in the rear-view mirror as we look forward to the exciting ways we are serving students and our communities with flexible learning opportunities.


In the HyFlex community support area, we have some big news to share!


Inagural HyFlex Collaborative Conference

The HyFlex Learning Community team has been partnering with colleagues from AATLAS (Academy for the Advancement of Teaching, Leadership, and Schools) in the School of Education, University at Albany (part of the SUNY system) and at Hunter College, New York (part of the CUNY system) to plan the first-ever HyFlex-focused conference for June 2023. We are planning a collaborative one-day event that brings together both higher education and K12 educators to share what we've learned about supporting hybrid and flexible learning over the past few years and to shape our plans for research, resources, and faculty preparation across the spectrum of education.

Conference website:

On the conference website you'll find general information, a Call for Proposals for presentations, registration for the June 26, 2023 event - onsite or online, and sponsorship opportunities.

Please plan to join us next summer on June 26, 2023 either in person in Albany, NY or online.


HyFlex Course Design Workshop January 9-13, 2023 - Final Registration Call

Our first HyFlex Course Design workshop for 2023 is happening January 9-13, 2023.  This fully online workshop is hosted on our own LMS site and consists of five optional 90-minute synchronous sessions (M-F, 1/9-1/13), supported by online resources and asynchronous discussion activities each day. Fully asynchronous participation is also supported. Participants can earn up to two HyFlex Learning badges for workshop activities and the completion of all assignments. 

For a full description and the opportunity to enroll, visit  If you'd like information on how to register groups, pay for registration other than with a credit card, or arrange a cohort workshop for your own faculty and designers, please contact us at

Recent Blog Post

The Benefits of K-12 HyFlex

Dr. Jerry Rivera-Wilson, University at Albany

Dr. Gina Riley, CUNY Hunter College

Welcome to K-12 HyFlex!

Our interest in HyFlex learning came from the urgent need to provide flexible learning options for K-12 students during the pandemic. As higher education faculty members who work with inservice and preservice educators (and who also have a combined 50 years of remote and in-person teaching experience), we were quickly able to adapt and adjust our instructional delivery to best meet the needs of the students. As a result of the COVID pandemic, more K-12 schools recognize that flexibility is needed to best support its student population; and that one delivery system does not fit all. As the need for a K-12 HyFlex model grows, we need to be honest about the benefits and challenges of multimodal instruction. Within this blog series, we will outline some of the benefits and challenges of HyFlex instruction in elementary, middle, and high schools. Although we plan on discussing the challenges of HyFlex in K-12 settings in our next blog posting, in this posting we will highlight the benefits of multimodal learning opportunities when considering HyFlex delivery.

Equal Access: HyFlex learning provides equitable access for students with a range of physical, learning, and/or emotional dis/abilities; whether temporary or lifelong.

Learning Preferences: The HyFlex classroom space is helpful for students with a variety of learning preferences. Students who prefer more interactive and interpersonal learning experiences have the opportunity to attend in-person or synchronously; students who prefer more self-paced, self-directed classes can participate asynchronously.

Uninterrupted Instruction: HyFlex learning environments allow for continued, uninterrupted instruction – for example, a school or community health or safety emergency or snow day. A student who tests positive for COVID can also benefit from access to coursework and instruction through a HyFlex modality.

More Options: A significant benefit of HyFlex instruction is the ability to open up language or AP classes to students in rural districts, providing learning opportunities that may not be readily available to some students. For example, a Chinese language class offered in a large urban high school can be opened up to students attending school in a rural area.

Choice and Flexibility: Post-pandemic, parents of K - 12 students are looking for more choice and flexibility regarding their child’s educational experience. A K-12 HyFlex option provides this opportunity for all. 

What do you see as the benefits of offering multimodal learning opportunities within the K-12 population? We look forward to seeing your comments!

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