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Understanding and leveraging flexibilities available to districts in state statute and regulation can be difficult. State education agencies can make the process more transparent by developing useful tools and resources that allow districts to focus on implementation. South Carolina and partners will share our process, products, and strategy to help districts visualize how they can take advantage of existing flexibilities to design more student-centered learning opportunities.

Session Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gain insight into South Carolina‚Äôs process for building capacity to support local education agencies’ journeys to personalize learning.
  2. Explore tools and resources developed by the state education agency (SEA) and local education agencies (LEAs) with support from national partners.
  3. Apply ideas to your state’s context to develop a strategy to advance student-centered learning.


  • Stephanie DiStasio, South Carolina Department of Education
  • Sarah Bishop-Root, Next Generation Learning, ExcelinEd
  • Jon Alfuth, KnowledgeWorks