Welcome to the Pennsylvania Virtual Conference:

Challenges and Opportunities of On-line and Blended Learning in Pennsylvania

The Video Conference portion of this virtual conference is now available at Keystone On Demand:
Select Virtual Conferences


Photos from today!

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8:30 – 9:00 – Introductions and Check-in by all IUs
9:00 am – 9:20 am – PDE Welcome : Acting Secretary Ron Tomalis
9:20 am – 10:00 am –Keynote Speaker: Matt Wicks, VP, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
10:00 am – 10:30 am – speaker
10:30 am – 10:45 am - BREAK
10:45 am – 11:30 am – Panel Discussion- Regional and District Leadership
  • Dr. Lawrence O’Shea, Executive Director, Delaware IU 25
  • Dr. Paula Hess, Virtual High School Study Commission
  • Dr. Lisa Andrejko, Superintendent, Quakertown Community School District
  • Dr. Jane Coughenour, Principal, McKeesport School District
11:30 am – 12: 15 pm –
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – LUNCH
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm – Panel Discussion - Making Online Learning Work at the Building Level
  • Denise Manganello, Principal, Seneca Valley School District
  • Mike Baker, Program Coordinator, South Side School District
  • Toni Shughart, Teacher, Central Dauphin School District
  • Amanda Coughenour and Hannah Hoffman, Students, Bedford Area School District
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm – Group activity related to panel topic
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Wrap up and report out


We have set up an online real-time conversation for today's virtual conference.
This gives you an opportunity to have a state-wide conversation by sharing your learning and asking questions.

  • Be professional
  • Be positive
  • And remember that negativity does not have a place here…
Also, please be aware that the:
  • Backchannel is public
  • If you are using Twitter, use the hashtag #pavc11 and your comment will appear in this discussion automatically.