Course/Class Questions

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What is the difference between a course and a class?

A course is the document that was approved by PDE.  A class is the group of people taking that course at a specific time.  PA Educators: Your Ethical Codes and School Law is our PIL course.  PIL Class 3 are the third group of educators taking our PIL Course.

Can I see the specific topics and schedule  for the course before making a decision?

Yes.  Click on the Events link in the top menu bar.  You will see the the next Courses to be offered.  Click on either one.  Look for: 
  • the topics discussed; 
  • scheduled class dates & times;
  • course cost; and 
  • the button to begin Registration via PayPal.

How are courses structured?

Once you register for a course, I will send you a confirmation email.  This email will include a zoom link to our first session.  In addition, I will attach documents and include links to the reading assignments for that session.
When you join the session, we will follow a powerpoint presentation.  Following the end of the session, I will send you the same powerpoint presentation for your use.  You must attend and participate in the entire session with your camera on.
I will send you an email before each session with the zoom link and required assignments.
Following our last session, I will send you a ten point quiz and PDE 3527 Survey.  You must score at least 60% on the quiz and return the Survey to me within 14 days to complete all requirements of the Course.  

What is a PPID Number and how do I know if I have one?

You will need to supply your PPID Number for me to enter your hours on PERMS.
A PPID Number is a unique number assigned by the PA Department of Education (PDE) to every individual in PA who holds a professional certificate in education. If you hold a certificate to work as an educator in the Commonwealth, you have a PPID. You can find your PPID on PDE's website. PDE uses this number to record all Act 48 hours earned by an educator.