Professional Learning Opportunities
PDE created learning paths to provide common language andliteracy knowledge as a baseline of understanding for all Pennsylvaniaeducators. These learning paths are located on the SAS
Portal – select Menu, select Materials & Resources, then select
Pennsylvania Literacy. Each learning path consists of a PowerPoint presentation
that guides participants through a series of activities that include
significant text selections, videos, and personal reflection opportunities. The
accompanying journal allows participants to record their findings in digital or
print form. All resources are embedded in the presentation and are also provided
in the resource folder.
Options for Use:
Teachers may participate in the learning paths for personal
To receive Act 48 credit for a learning path, it is
recommended to contact school administration prior to beginning a learning
path. PDE will not award Act 48 hours – it is incumbent upon the LEA to assign
the appropriate hours.
Administrators may use the learning paths to provide
professional learning experiences for staff based on goals and established
needs of students. Specific learning paths will enable educators to develop the
skills and competencies to address identified needs. Administrators may assign
a learning path for professional development, set expectations for
accountability, and award Act 48 hours accordingly.