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PA Educators: Your Ethical Codes & School Law


Class Meeting Date/Time

Topics to be discussed each session include:

Session 1

PDE Educator Misconduct Data;
Pennsylvania Standards & Practices Commission (Commission );
Why Paul and I are here;
Course Outline;
Explanation of Culminating Project;
Culminating Project tasks due Week 2; and
Tour of Commission Website Resources.

Tuesday, October 3

4:30 -7:30 pm

Session 2

Model Code of Ethics for Educators;
Code of Ethics vs. Code of Conduct;
compare Code of Conduct for Attorneys & PA Code of Professional Practice & Conduct for Educators;
Culminating Project tasks due Week 3; and
The Study Hall Teacher Case Study #1.

Tuesday, October 10

4:30 -7:30 pm

 Session 3

Local Discipline Process;
Forced Drug Test Case Study #2;
State Discipline Process: Educator Discipline Act;
School/System Leader’s Immediate Suspension for New Criminal Charges Case Study#3;
Culminating Project tasks due Week 4; and
Deterrence Effect vs Inspiration?


October 18

4:30 -7:30 pm

Session 4

 School Leaders as advocates;

William Penn SD v. PDE example;
Regulatory Framework of statutes, regulations and case law;
Horosko v. Mt. Pleasant Twp. SD ; and
Culminating Project tasks due in 21 days.


October 24

4:30 -7:30 pm

Date & Time
Tuesday October 03, 2023
Start -12:00 PM (America/New_York)
Tuesday October 24, 2023
End -12:00 PM (America/New_York)

"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."
High School Foreign Language Teacher Act 48 Course 1    January 4, 2021 

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."

Middle School Social Studies Teacher • Act 48 Course 1  January 4, 2021


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