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What does it take to make rigorous, engaging learning available to all learners? Join us to hear how the state of South Carolina shifted practice at all levels of the system in order to ensure that young people develop the competencies reflected in their Profile of a Graduate. Hear from state leaders reimagining their role with districts and schools, alongside school leaders and teachers engaged in a sustained state-supported initiative to meet the needs of their learners.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  1. Examine the components of a change leadership framework that supports state, district, and school implementation of competency-centered learning.
  2. Explore the role of a robust competency framework in fostering rigorous, equitable, and engaged learning in K-12 schools and classrooms.
  3. Review and reflect on impact data from a scalable adult development initiative to implement competency-centered learning.


  • Sydney Schaef, reDesign
  • Stephanie DiStasio, South Carolina Department of Education – Office of Personalized Learning
  • Mary Roueche, South Pointe High School
  • Jennifer Gibbons, River Bluff High School
  • David Consalvi, Saluda Trail Middle School & South Pointe High School
  • Apryl Henry, River Bluff High School