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.
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.