PD programs use blended learning to boost differentiated instruction

Many professional-development programs are using blended-learning strategies to teach the teachers how to use the technique. Many of these programs also instruct teachers how to use blended learning to differentiate instruction before delving into how to use the technology. "We're teaching teachers how to facilitate a classroom with a lot of different learning styles and modalities happening at the same time," said Hope Johnston, specialist for online learning in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg, N.C., school system, where teachers attend Web-based and blended professional-development courses.

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