PMEA is approved as an Act 48 provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). As a result of more stringent guidelines set by PDE, changes have been made. Questions? Contact Danielle Cullen, PMEA’s Professional Development Chair.
Participants looking to receive continuing education hours for attendance at a PMEA sponsored event (i.e. fest, festival, workshop) must sign in and confirm their PDE number at the event. Following the event, two surveys must be completed within two weeks of the event:
1) PDE Survey
(Only one PDE and one PMEA survey should be completed per participant so participants need to wait until the conclusion of the event to complete these forms. Please do not try to complete them immediately following one session if there are still professional development opportunities available as you will not be able to access the same form at a later time.)
Address Updates to PDE must be completed through TIMS.
Instructions for Logging into TIMS
Once logged in to TIMS, you can make changes under “View & Update My Profile”
Please see the PMEA Act 48 Procedures for Fest/Festival Hosts for complete details on how to apply for Act 48 hours for professional development offerings during your events. If requesting hours for guest conductor observation or a reading session, please complete the Guest Conductor/Reading Session Act 48 Form *It is imperative that you work with you district professional development representatives to make sure the process is properly completed.
Once hours have been approved to receive Act 48 hours, please use the following roster to keep track of those in attendance at the event – Act 48 Roster – for District & Region Events
A completed Presenter Act 48 Form for District/Region Events is required in order for PMEA to see if Act 48 hours (continuing education hours) can be offered for your presentation. **Please note that the current form is for 2018-19. Do not complete this form for an event during the 2019-20 member year. An updated form will be available in July.
**Fest, Festival, Workshop Clinicians must list the specific event for which you are presenting: i.e. District 6 Chorus, Region IV Band, etc.