Policy Committee to explore blended learning Tuesday in Lancaster

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public roundtable on blended learning at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13, Conference Center, Room 104, 1020 New Holland Ave., Lancaster.

Sturla, chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee, said the roundtable will feature a presentation by Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 about their Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions program (LLVS) in support of local school districts and students. LLVS is similar to a cyber school but operates at a fraction of the cost. The discussion will also address blended learning practices and two local school districts will share how LLVS has impacted their students.

Speakers participating in the roundtable include:     

  • Colette Cairns, Education Innovation Specialist, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
  • Ken Zimmerman, Instructional Media Technology, Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13
  • Larry Mays, Director of Student Services, School District of Lancaster
  • Liz Lubeskie, Coordinator of Online Learning, Manheim Central School District

Blended learning is a blend between online courses, hybrid learning, and traditional learning practices.

The roundtable is open to the public and media coverage is invited.