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Professional Development for Teachers in Lancaster County
In order to achieve the required amount of professional development hours as stated by law in Pennsylvania, teachers in Lancaster County, PA and elsewhere across the state can enroll in online professional development courses that are offered through The Teacher’s Academy. These courses are ideal for all types of teachers, whether you are currently teaching and need to keep your certificate active or you are a substitute teacher who wants to make sure that you stay current with educational trends. The accredited online professional development courses we offer are available for educators teaching pre-K all the way through high school in just about every subject area.
When it comes to convenience, relevance, and importance, The Teacher’s Academy understands that all of these factors are essential for online professional development courses. This is why all of the Act 48 online courses for Lancaster County teachers we offer are created by current teachers. This ensures the course you choose was created by someone who has a thorough understanding of the subject and can help you implement effective teaching strategies into your classroom. Contact The Teacher’s Academy today to learn more about how we can help you earn your professional development hours.
Act 48 in PA
In 1999, Act 48 was passed in the Pennsylvania state legislature. The law states that teachers need to stay current in their field by completing 180 hours of professional development every five years.
It’s our mission to offer the hard-working educators of Lancaster County, PA a more laidback, inexpensive approach towards maintaining their active certification. More and more teachers are discovering that our online professional development courses are not just more accessible and affordable, but also beneficial to both them and the students they serve.
Complete At Your Own Speed
Whether it’s parent-teacher conferences, lesson planning, grading tests, or your daily life, there is no denying that teachers have a busy schedule. At times it can seem nearly impossible for teachers to complete the required professional development hours. After finishing teaching your classes for the day, the last thing you want to do is sit in a different classroom and pay expensive college credit costs just to achieve your development hours.
That's why teachers throughout Pennsylvania are enrolling in our courses. Not only can they help you save money, but you can finish your work at your own pace, wherever it’s convenient. You could be on your lunch break or at home relaxing — taking the course is as simple as logging onto your account.
Countless Subjects To Pick From
Regardless of whether you’re a math, science, or history teacher in Lancaster County, we are sure you will find the courses we offer interesting and applicable to your classroom. Our diverse range of courses spans all major subject areas. Here are just a few of our offerings:
● Internet Research, Cyber Safety and Social Media
● Creating a School Garden
● Critical Thinking and Literacy Strategies
● Teaching Drama across the Curriculum
● College and Career Readiness
● Microsoft Excel for Educators
● And much more!
Find Out More About Online Professional Development
Have questions about the enrollment process, or any of the various online professional development courses we offer for Lancaster County teachers? Feel free to call us at 215-660-4926 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you.