We will be moving to a simplified version of forms on the Comply platform for professional development hour submission. These will include the following:
1. Act 48 Only
2. Act 48 and Flex
3. Flex Only
4. Post Technology Training Session Lesson Plan Submission for Flex Hours. (THIS FORM HAS NOT CHANGED. IT IS TO BE USED ONLY AFTER TAKING A FACE TO FACE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING SESSION WITH AN ASD INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY COACH).
Before submitting a form, you will need to determine what hours you are seeking credit for (i.e. Act 48 Only, Act 48 and Flex, Flex Only). This chart may be used to assist in that process in addition to information on Act 48 requirements.
Professional develompent for scheduled Act 80 and Inservice days will be submitted through admin offices of your building these include full days and two hour professional development days. Flex hours cannot be earned on these days.
MEDBRIDGE is available for appropriate personnel to provide flex inservice hour professional development options. MEDBRIDGE certificates or other non-district sponsored professional development choices for these personnel should be submitted via the Your Choice Menu options noted under Option 4 below.
November Flex PD Options for Classroom Teachers:
Option 1: Required Menu
PDE required training at various intervals. Depending on when you last took these trainings, you may or may not need to complete them this school year.
NOTE: If you need to complete this training, it has been assigned to you and will be found in Comply under the “My Compliance Items” menu at the left of the screen after logging in.
These professional development items within Comply have integrated links for available online training resources to complete them.
NOTE: if your ACT 126 and ACT 171 training is current, these hours may be used under other options at your choosing.
Option 2: Technology Menu
All teachers are expected to complete a minimum of 4 hours training under this menu, but may elect to complete as many as they so choose. These training sessions were developed and will be conducted by ASD Instructional Technology Coaches. The sessions were created based on teacher feedback, and will include the following:
Option 3: Department/Team Menu
All departments have a minimum of 7 hours of flex inservice time and 6 hours of scheduled inservice time devoted to department professional development projects. Department heads are expected to work with their department members and administrators including building principals to establish planned use of this time. These activities may include the following:
When these activities are being completed outside of a regularly scheduled school, inservice, or Act 80 day including the two hour professional development days, all participants need to complete and submit the Act 48 and Flex form along with its associated questionnaire.
When these activities are being completed on a scheduled inservice or Act 80 day including the two hour professional development days, Act 48 hours will be submitted by the building admin office. These events will be arranged prior to the day through communication between participants and the building principal. Event attendance lists and descriptions will be collected and entered in the building admin office for ACT 48 Hour submission manually as they have been in past years.
Request submissions using the previous form whether completed or pending, FLEX HOURS AND ACT 48 Approval for DEPARTMENT/TEAM MENU Professional Development are still visible and available for completion.
Option 4: Your Choice Menu