Professional Development Days
PACT offered two virtual workshops this Spring: "Understanding and Counteracting Implicit Bias" by Emily Ederer and "How to Create Experiences With Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities For Them." by Jacky Howell. The sessions ran from 2-4 PM on Wednesday, March 17th, and 7-9 PM on Thursday, March 18th .
MSDE Approval # CKO-157568
MSDE Course ID # for "How to Create..." PA-02032021-01
Course ID # for "Implicit Bias.." PA-02032021-02
PACT’s Approval # CKO - 157568
Attendance at one of the two-hour virtual presentations on March 17th and/or 18th earned members 2 Core of Knowledge credit hours. Attendance at both sessions earned 4 COK hours. “Implicit Bias” is in the COK area of Professionalism, and “How to create experiences...” is in the areas of Curriculum (1 hour) and Child Development (1 hour). In accordance with MSDE regulations, members were require ro attend the full 2-hour virtual presentation, and complete a content assessment and presenter evaluation before receiving their certificate. Requirements by MSDE also stipulate that members from MD must pass the assessment with a score of 70% or higher. Further details about completing the assessment will be covered at the pre-PDD business meeting. Personalized certificates will be available at the conclusion of the Professional Development Days, also in compliance with MSDE regulations.
Registration for the Spring virtual training course was online via SignUpGenius.
PACT Professional Development Days for the 2020-21 School Year:
Fall 2020 :
Wednesday, Oct 21, from 2-4 PM &
Thursday, October 22, from 7-9 PM.
March 17, from 2-4pm &
March 18, from 7-9pm