Frequently Asked Questions
How do I learn about the contents and cost of the different sessions?
Go to the Act 48 page. Scan to the bottom and choose one of the three sessions. Free preview is available for sample slides, summary of session and reviews written by educators who have taken the session already.
The Cost of each Session is $30.00. You pay at the PayPal Checkout symbol on the Act 48 page.
If you still have questions, go to the contact page, write me an email and send it to me.
How do I pay for a session?
Go to the Act 48 page. Scan to the bottom and click on the "add to cart" box to the left. Each session costs $30.00. You are only able to pay for one session at a time.
Complete the Order Form. Total for order should be $30.00. Click Next button.
Complete Billing address information. I do not sell your information. I use it only to contact you regarding this professional development course. Click Next button.
Confirm your order information. The order form should have a five digit Order #. Fill out the Payment information requested. You may pay using either a PayPal account or your debit/credit card. Click Pay Now button.
You should receive an email receipt from PayPal to acknowledge your payment to me. The receipt will confirm payment to Thomas W. Bailey Attorney at Law with my email firstname.lastname@example.org, your shipping address and the total of $30.00 for the transaction.
You will also receive a Confirmation email from me. It will identify the date and time of the session you paid for along with a link to the presentation. Please reach the waiting room 10 minutes before start time. In addition, I will invite you to participate in a volunteer activity to gather student data for the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). This activity is not necessary for you to obtain the one hour credit. The lesson materials include an activity rationale, pre-assessment, lesson plan and post-assessment of your students. PDE wants to know if student achievement improves based upon your participation in my Act 48 class. The four documents will be included as digital attachments.
A PDF hard copy of the slide presentation could be sent to you if unable to read the slide presentation on line.
In Session Process?
What happens on the day of the Session?
Contact me the day before if you still have not received the Confirmation email, with a link to the session.
On the day of the Session, please enter the waiting room 10 minutes before start time. In My PDE course application, I agreed to grant one hour of Professional Development only to those educators who: were physically present during the session, completed a written quiz thereafter and thoroughly filled out PDE Survey 3527.
Two ways I can verify to PDE that educators were physically present during Covid, is to see you in person and to read your answers to the polls. As a result, you are to have your camera on at all times. In addition, you must respond in writing to the two polls I will take during the presentation.
Within 24 hours of completion of the Session, I will document that I saw you on camera during our session and that you responded to the two polls. I will also send you the Follow up email. This email will contain a three item quiz and the PDE Survey 3527. Please print both copies out, complete them and send them back to me within two weeks. I will accept return only by US Mail or an email with attachments. I keep a hard copy of both documents as evidence of your completion.
Upload to PERMS?
How will I know I have completed the Session and my hour earned has been added to PERMS?
When I receive the quiz and PDE Survey back from you, I check them for completeness. Upon completion, I will upload your one hour earned to PERMS. When I have finished the upload, PDE produces a letter to you from me. This is your Final Letter. I will print out the Final Letter and send you a hard copy through the United States Postal Service.
This Final Letter may be copied and given to your school entity's professional development coordinator as proof of one hour being added to your PERMS account.