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The Benefits of Differentiation in Professional Development

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Strategies like flipping instruction and providing opportunities for repeated practice work as well for adults as they do for students.

In a model that has come to influence others, the University of Central Florida and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee employed a blended program for staff in which instructors met biweekly face to face to learn directly from each other. 

Learning was sustained through deep reflection and metacognitive dialogue via online discussion forums. At the program’s end, 87 percent of participants reported a more positive outlook on teaching—and said that they’d changed their approach to teaching as a result of the program.