Hearing on Competency-Based Learning Programs

Senate Education Committee
Public Hearing

April 23, 2013
1- 3:15 pm
Lebanon High School
1000 South 8th Street

AGENDA: Competency-Based Learning Programs

The first hearing will focus on competency based education, including hybrid education; blended learning opportunities; and open campuses initiatives across the Commonwealth.

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Opening Remarks
Senator Mike Folmer, Majority Chairman
Senator Andrew Dinniman, Minority Chairman
1:10 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Pennsylvania Department of Education
Dr. Amy Morton, Executive Deputy Secretary
1:25 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. Lebanon School District
Dr. Marianne T. Bartley, Superintendent
Mr. Bill Giovino, Principal
Mrs. Jennifer Nordall, English Teacher
Students: Gene Smoak, Jeannie Showers, Reid Dissinger and Claudia Hoffman
1:50 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Open Campus PA
Dr. Brenda Becker, Superintendent, Hempfield School District
Dr. Gene Freeman, Superintendent, Manheim Township School District
Dr. Michael Leichliter, Superintendent, Penn Manor School District
2:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. Salisbury Township School District
Mr. Michael Roth, Superintendent
Ms. Lynn Fuini-Hetten, Supervisor of Instructional Practice
2:40 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. Blacklick Valley School District
Dr. John Mastillo, Superintendent

The second hearing will focus on students and their educational experience. We will hear testimony from public and nonpublic high school students fromĀ  Lebanon County.

3:30 – 5:30 pm

AGENDA: Student Perspectives
Welcome and Opening Remarks Senator Mike Folmer, Chairman, Senate Education Committee
Senator Andy Dinniman, Minority Chair, Senate Education Committee
Student Testifiers
Cole Perkins – Commonwealth Connections Academy
Jessye Grieve-Carlson – Annville-Cleona
Jack Wuori – Cedar Crest High School
Kasandra Gonzalez – ELCO High School
Philip Gibble – Lebanon Christian Academy
Jonathan Lum – Northern Lebanon High School
Naomi Zeigler – Palmyra Area High School
David Del Rio – Lebanon Senior High School
Closing Remarks
Additional Information:
Hearing Questions