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Pennsylvania ASCD Online Act 48 Courses

Pennsylvania ASCD has started offering online Act 48 courses in order to provide high quality online professional development opportunities to Pennsylvania educators. Our online professional development course catalog will continue to grow as we plan on adding new courses throughout the year.

Each online course has been created using research-based, best practices for the adult learner. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a letter stating that you completed the course and Pennsylvania ASCD will upload your Act 48 hours to the Pennsylvania Department of Education on your behalf.

If you have any questions regarding any of our online professional development courses, please contact our executive director, Mrs. Deanna Mayers, at either or 570-369-3530. 

Online Act 48 Course Catalog:

Introduction to Blogging

  • Blogging has quickly become one of the most popular ways of reflecting on learning, communicating and spreading information. During this course you will learn why educational blogging is important and how to set up your blog site. After setting up your blog, you will learn tips to find your voice and manage your professional digital footprint.
  • This course is worth 10 Act 48 hours
  • Summer 2018 Dates TBD
  • Pricing:
    • $49 - PASCD members
    • $54 - Non-PASCD members
  • Registration is coming soon!

Mentoring New Teachers

  • Mentor teachers fulfill many important roles for new teachers ~ teacher, friend, guide, coach, and role model. Research shows that the number one impact increasing teacher knowledge and skills is effective professional development. Effective one-on-one mentoring provides the most  personalized professional growth opportunity available for a new teacher. This course will provide mentor teachers with research-based strategies to effectively mentor new teachers. Additionally, participants will become familiar with: mentoring best practices, comparing and contrasting mentoring models, and applying information gleaned from the course to real-world scenarios.
  • This course is worth 60 Act 48 hours
  • Summer 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Pricing:
    •  $199 - PASCD members
    •  $240 - Non-PASCD members
  • Registration coming soon!

Using Instructional Technology and Media to Improve Student Achievement

  • This course will offer a systematic, yet very engaging, approach for using technology and media to improve student achievement. This approach is based on the ASSURE model, which helps teachers plan effective, integrated lessons following a six-step process. This course will explore both traditional technologies and innovative, cutting-edge approaches to selecting, using, and evaluating instructional technology and media in order to improve student achievement. 
  • This course is worth 90 Act 48 hours. 
  • Summer 2018 dates coming soon
  • Pricing:
    • $299 - PASCD Members
    • $340 - Non-PASCD Members
  • Registration coming soon!