Procedures: noncredit ACT 48 Hours
The purpose of this page is to clarify key points and update on revised procedures regarding Cooperative Extension's provision of noncredit ACT 48 hours. Important documents are linked and referenced below. Please read entire message.
Audience: ACT 48 hours can be provided for the professional development of any Pennsylvania teacher who holds a current PA public school certification.
Marketing: The statement to be used on Cooperative Extension brochures and other marketing pieces should state: Penn State is an ACT 48 Approved Provider. In addition, the number of hours can also be advertised that will be earned for successful completion. Hours only directly spent in receiving instruction can be counted (breaks, lunch, etc. are excluded from time that is eligible for ACT 48 hours).
Program Approval: If a program is being developed and will be delivered to an audience that includes PA certified teachers, then program approval must occur prior to its delivery. 4 weeks prior: complete and send the approval form to Amy Gregor. Once the approval is processed, you will be notified.
Program Reporting: 4-H Embryology Training Project, Embryology In-Service, Embryology Project, Embryology Training are all approved programs for ACT 48. If a program is an already approved program, then at successful completion, each participant will complete the signature form. The signed form is kept at the local site. Those completing the program should receive an ACT48 Completion letter.
CHANGE IN REPORTING PROCESS: The excel spreadsheet is completed with all participant information and uploaded directly onto the ACT 48 outreach web site. ACT48 sample roster spreadsheet. This new process will make it easier and more timely for uploading of rosters and is similar to the process for all Better Kid Care programs. For anyone who does not have access to this site, please contact Marilyn Snyder for a password access code.