PA Educators: Your Ethical Codes & School Law. Class 3; 25 PIL Hours

Four, online sessions 4:30 to 7:30 beginning May 9 to May 30, 2023.

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Study PA statutes, regulations and appellate case law.
Participate in case study discussions with peers based upon the facts of educator misconduct cases decided by the PA Commonwealth Court and PA Supreme Court.  Read excerpts from the Court opinions.
This will prepare you to facilitate case study discussions with educators within your LEA in 2023-2024.

Session 1

Tuesday, May 9 4:30 to 7:30

   PDE Misconduct Data

    Brief History of the Professional Standards & Conduct Commission

    Why are We Here?

   Course Outline

    PLC Tasks due Week #2

    Commission Website Resource Tour.

Session 2

Tuesday, May 16  4:30 to 7:30 

    Model Code of Ethics for Educators

    Code of Ethics vs. Code of Conduct

    Compare PA Attorneys and PA Educators

    PA Code of Professional Practice & Conduct for Educators

    PLC Tasks due Week #3

   The Study Hall Teacher: Case Study #1.


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Session 3

Tuesday, May 23 4:30 to 7:30 

    Public School Code 1949 Local Discipline Process

    Assault by CTC Administrator Case Study #2

    Educator Discipline Act's State Discipline Process

    Immediate Suspension for New Criminal Charges Case Study #3

    PLC Tasks due Week #4

    Deterrence v. Inspiration.

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Session 4

Tuesday, May 30  4:30 to 7:30

     School/System Leaders as advocates for public education and their students

    William Penn v. PDE: school funding

    PA Regulatory Framework for Educators: statutes, regulations & caselaw

    Horosko v. Mt. Pleasant Twp. School District

    PLC Tasks due to complete Culminating Project


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Date & Time
Tuesday May 09, 2023
Start -4:30 PM (America/New_York)
Tuesday May 30, 2023
End -4:30 PM (America/New_York)

"I shared the PDE resources and modeled how to find answers to questions by searching the Public School Code.
As a small PLC, ..., we discussed  some of the court cases and shared how we may have (or may not have) reached similar situations."

7th Grade Educator  11/6/22:

"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."

Educator #2 wrote 11/6/22:

"I think the importance of learning these things through a PLC helps us build our professional repertoire.  We have the chance to become experts while learning the standards together."


Thomas W. Bailey

6329 Lowell Drive
Verona PA 15147
United States
+1 412-452-1677
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