Below are our the session slides for our three Act 48 Courses. 
Individual educators may register/pay to attend  an Act 48 Course session on our Events page.
School entities wishing to host an Act 48 Course session, should use the Contact Me page to reach Tom Bailey for group pricing.

PA Educators: Your Ethical Codes & School Law.  To preview, click on Session Slide samples below. Register at the  Events page.
Course description. School & system leaders (SSL) wishing to learn Pennsylvania's statutes, regulations and case law applicable to the prosecution of both local and state educator misconduct cases will benefit from taking this course. The local cases are prosecuted before the local education agency (LEA) with possible appeal to the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). State cases are prosecuted by PDE before the Professional Standards & Practices Commission.

The Public School Code of 1949 and the Educator Discipline Act are the two statutes we examine. The Model Code of Ethics for Educators and the Pennsylvania Code of Professional Practice & Conduct for Educators are the regulations we read. We cover the differences between a code of conduct and a code of ethics. The Pennsylvania appellate court cases discussed include Horosko v. Mt. Pleasant Township, Metz v. Bethlehem Area School District and Slater v. PDE.

SSL grapple with each other and the application of these statutes, regulations and case law within several case studies. In addition, the SSL then form a professional learning communities of staff from within their own LEA with the purpose of sharing these course materials with their staff. This course covers many of the competencies and standards required of classroom educators, education majors in college and LEA induction programs by the new Act 48 "Professional Ethics" courses.

The final component of this course requires educators, within the LEA, to present a model lesson to one of their classes. This lesson introduces the students to the International Society of Technology in Education's code of ethics for students to follow within their online activities.