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 of sample slides.
June 8, June 15 and June 20 are no cost, complimentary sessions. We will present our Pennsylvania Educators: Your Ethical Codes & PDE Discipline Process 2.0 for the first time. These slides have been updated to reflect the State Board of Education's amendments to the Code of Professional Practice and Conduct for Educators last summer. They also incorporate the definition of "professional ethics" added to 25 PA Code Chapter 49 by the State Board of Education. You can register for these sessions on the Events page.
Beginning with Session 1 on June 21, Session 2 on June 28 and Session 3 on June 29, participants will be able to earn one Act 48 hour each session. Cost is $25 per session. More information on registering and paying for these sessions will follow.
How do I pay for a session?
This section is being revised.
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.
I can verify to PDE that educators were physically present during Covid by seeing you in person on camera. As a result, you are to have your camera on at all times.
Within 24 hours of completion of the Session, I will document that I saw you on camera during our session. It will help if you participate in our polls and Open Mics. I will send you a Follow up email. This email will contain quiz and the PDE Survey 3527. You must print both copies out, complete them and send them back to me via US Mail within two weeks. I will accept return only by US Mail. I keep the 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 3527 back from you, I check them. 60% of your quiz responses must be complete. All items on both pages of the Survey must be completed. If you don't score 60% or the Survey is incomplete, I will send them back to you.
When you have scored 60% or better on the quiz and completed the Survey, 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.