Dual teaching—providing simultaneous instruction to in-person and remote students—was used as an emergency tool early in the COVID pandemic, but it results in a poor learning experience for students and must be prohibited.
A study by the University of California at Santa Barbara found that dual teaching leads to absent and unengaged students, technology breakdowns, and a poor and chaotic learning environment.
With COVID vaccines and tests now widely available, we must focus on safe, in-person learning and prohibit dual instruction, a practice that is a burden on educators and shortchanges students on both sides of the screen, academically and socially.
The legislature has bills (SB 1 and HB 5001) to ensure adequate mental health support for students. CEA is asking that prohibiting dual instruction be included in these proposals.
CLICK HERE and ask your legislators to support our students and educators by prohibiting dual teaching.
Share your stories so that legislators understand that dual teaching is not an appropriate method for teaching students, and should not be an option for districts.