I looked forward to taking this course to build my understanding of Professional Ethics and possible legal implications...This upcoming year Act 49 will require the integration of professional ethics and couldn't have found this course more relevant for the time."
As an educator in PA, I will avoid any situations that may be translated by others as being questionable."
"I also am more aware of and will be more determined to not let any mistreatment of students occur in my building/district."
I also shared many of the resources with my administrative team and held a modified PLC with them. They found it beneficial to review the PA Code of Conduct and quite honestly, some were not aware of the MCEE."
The lesson was helpful because it was nice to have a resource area and network to refer to when and if situations like the ones I looked at arise.... but once students get into high school, it does not get talked about...now people just hide behind their screens and do not say a word for fear of what will happen to them. In...the International Society for Technology in Education Code of Conduct, it clearly states 'members and event participants are committed to providing a friendly, safe, supportive and harassment-free environment...'."
The case study information was very illustrative as well as the official guidelines outlined by the state."
"Mr. Bailey does an excellent job preparing and presenting these instructional programs."
"The MCEE was something that I never even knew existed. I work very hard to be a constant professional...but the information shared with me through this PLC, stands as a reminder to me to keep doing what I am doing, as it is my moral obligation and ethical responsibility to the population I serve, my students. I found this information to be very very helpful."
These lessons are essential to all grade-level students since the digital world is where we interact and leave our footprints."
"The weakness is that many of my students need more time to discuss these issues since they live in this world 24/7. As a Social Education teacher, I can build upon this type of lesson and look forward to working it into next year’s curriculum."
As a secondary teacher I found the workshop particularly relevant to my daily duties."
"Responsibilities to report any suspicious behavior by my coworkers in good faith, and related strategies were covered very well."
"The case studies were particularly useful as well as directions to review state websites and standards."
I am the middle school guidance counselor, and I found the PLC group relevant and helpful to me since many teachers approach me confidentially about situations and find the Code of Conduct and MCEE to be ... great resource(s) to reference."
I found members of the PLC to find our discussions to be beneficial for all staff, especially the newer staff. Furthermore, the members shared that the discussions that we had... were eye opening and as a result, the members suggested that we as a team should present and discuss the PA Code of Conduct and the MCEE at the Teacher In Service Meetings at the start of the school year."
The PLC was an effective method to explain our professional responsibilities in MCEE and the PA Code of Conduct because it allowed us to learn together and share a sense of professional responsibility."
"Instead of being told right and wrong, we were able to read the standards and give examples of appropriate professional practice from our experiences."
As the 7th grade Social Education teacher, I... introduced the International Society for Technology in Education website Standard 1.2b and elaborated on what it meant before jumping into the scenario...The biggest takeaway was their willingness to discuss the scenario and explain what they were to do if the situation were to occur. The students enjoyed talking through the scenarios because they deal with many situations but have yet to really take the implications into account."
This information was very valuable. I enjoyed the open discussion with other educators and appreciated their perspectives on different scenarios, as it shed new light on the situation and provided a new point of view to consider."
Sadly I think students nowadays do not want to get in other kids business and to report something that happens can result in other kids calling you a snitch. As for kids or people who are treated differently because of how they dress or look, it is more common than adults even realize."
"I think David in the example we read about, was more worried about himself and getting ahead and ethically he should have reported it and made sure that he remained anonymous."
This training directly relates to my profession as it is ensuring that teachers are informed of their code of conduct. It has caused me to reconsider actions that occur in and out of the workplace and how they impact the school and community in which I work."
"It also better informed me of the process that occurs after a complaint is filed, which is helpful to know in case I would find myself in that situation...."
You are invited to attend and participate in these sessions. If you miss a session, it will be recorded and posted here.
Penn vs. PDE on May 30, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
Video: William Penn
Model Code of Ethics for Educators on June 6, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 876 6817 1650
PA Code of Professional Practice and Conduct on June 13, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 838 8057 3224
PA Professional Standards & Practices Commission on June 20 @ 4:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 871 3673 7014
Educator Discipline Act
Meeting ID: 832 2613 0179
Continuing education for CTC administrators and school/system leaders.