This paper discusses the transition from traditional face to face instruction to a hybrid format using the newly drafted 8 Standards of the Educational Leadership Constituents Council  as guidelines for the curriculum, the 14 Learner Centered Principles  from the American Psychological Association as elements for instructional delivery. Best practices for the development of comprehension in content areas from transitional face to face instruction in the areas of pre, during, and post reading in hybrid format instruction are used as examples including ways to provide differentiation of instruction  These include strategies to increase prior knowledge needed to comprehend the concepts and various assessment methods to demonstrate knowledge gained through student choice of not only the method of presentation by also the topic based on prior knowledge, learning gained during the course, demographics of the school/district, current position, diversity, and interest. The key to providing instruction in a hybrid course is developing an understanding of how adults learn. The American Psychological Association developed 12 Learner-Centered Principles in 1993  which were expanded  to 14.
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Dr. Darlene McDonough, Educational Leadership, School of Education, St. Bonaventure University St. Bonaventure, New York, USA.