PIL Course - PA Educators: Your Ethical Codes & School Law

PIL Course - PA Educators: Your Ethical Codes & School Law

  • Awards 25 PIL hours on PERMS  to School and System Leaders (SSL).  
  • Composed of four, 3 hour, online sessions meeting once a week over four consecutive weeks. 
  • Cost is $325 paid through Paypal.  To pay $325 by school check you must make prior arrangements with Tom Bailey at 412.452.1677.    
  • Approved by PDE in August, 2022

PIL Course Description – This Course equips participants with knowledge of the:

  • Model Code of Ethics for Educators;
  •  PA Code of Professional Practice & Conduct for  Educators;
  • differences between a code of ethics and code of conduct;
  • Educator Discipline Act; and
  • PA Professional Standards & Practices Commission.


Learning Objectives.  SSLs will learn to:  ​

  • Participate in and facilitate peer discussion of case studies based upon common ethical dilemmas faced by PA educators.
  • SSLs are required to form a small (3-5 persons) Ethics Professional Learning Community with educators of their choice from his/her Local Education Agency.    
  • SSLs and Educators take Pre and Post Assessments to show improvement and are submitted to PDE as part of  Culminating Project.  
  • At least two Educators are required to teach an ethics lesson to one of their classes based upon a student code of conduct.  Pre and Post Assessments are taken to assess student achievement. 

To read reviews from educators as well as Reflective Writings they wrote during  our sessions, click on PIL Reviews in the top menu bar.   If you are not familiar with PIL Reflective Writing, you should know PDE requires SSLs to write each class session.  Their topics are tied to the SSL Corollary Standards.  Please read the topic and then the SSL responses.  We feel the responses have been excellent!

To find starting dates and times of my next PIL class, the cost, the specific content of each session and registration info, click on Upcoming Classes, also in the top menu bar.

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Last Update 08/13/2023
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