Support for Teachers and Leaders in Student-Centered Learning Environments

webinar graphic

NCSL Webinars allow attendees to participate in meetings taking place around the world from the comfort of their desk. They are collaborative, interactive and easy to use.

Most webinars will be recorded for those who are unable to attend the live meeting.

Support for Teachers and Leaders in Student-Centered Learning Environments

States including Idaho and New Hampshire and districts and schools throughout the country are transitioning to student-centered learning models in which students advance upon mastery rather than seat time, and where students have increased voice and choice throughout their school day. In student-centered learning environments pacing is flexible, and students learn both inside and outside the traditional school building. How does this change the role of a teacher? How should school leaders hire and support teachers for personalized learning environments, and what are implications for schools of education?

This webinar will explore the changing role of teachers in student-centered learning environments and consider state policy options to build teacher and leader capacity for student-centered, personalized, competency-based education.

This webinar is the fourth in a series sponsored by the NCSL Student-Centered Learning Commission, with generous support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Other webinars include An Overview of K-12 Competency-Based Education, ESSA and Personalized Learning, and Performance-based Assessments for Teaching and Learning, all available for viewing at any time.

PDF | Download the PowerPoint Presentation

View the Webinar


  • Sunny Deye, program director, National Conference of State Legislatures 


  • Carmen Coleman, chief academic officer, Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky
  • Jim Rickabaugh, senior adviser, Institute for Personalized Learning, Wisconsin 
  • Shawn Rubin, chief education officer, Highlander Institute, Rhode Island