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Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS)


PA Keys to Professional Development has implemented a system for approving individuals and organizations who provide professional development and technical assistance to early childhood and school-age professionals in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) maintains a registry of approved Professional Development Instructors and Technical Assistance Consultants to help ensure that professional development activities and technical assistance meet quality standards. Any Instructor who wants to deliver professional development or Consultant wanting to deliver technical assistance to early childhood or school-age professionals should apply for PQAS approval.

To apply to become a PQAS instructor or to submit an update form, log into the PORTAL and click on the PQAS Application tab. Any current 2015 paper applications will be accepted until December 31st, 2016. For questions, please contact us at PA Key Zendesk 


 

Support Documents For individual applications

Organization Application and Policies for PQAS

Temporary Applications and policies


PQAS COURSES

The below courses are required for all individual applicants. To take these courses, please see the information below each course title.

Linking Standards, Curriculum Framework, and Assessment: This course is available as a three hour online course or a six hour face to face course. To locate the course, click on the PD Registry tab in the Portal, then click on Course Catalog and select PQAS from the Category drop down menu on the left side of the screen.

Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework: This course is available as a three hour online or face to face course. To locate the course click on the PD Registry tab in the Portal, then click on Course Catalog and select PQAS from the Category drop down menu on the left side of the screen. 

Engaging Adult Learners: This course is available as a three hour online course. To locate the course, click on the PD Registry tab in the Portal, then click on Course Catalog and select PQAS from the Category drop down menu on the left side of the screen. 

PQAS Application Assurances: This is an online course in the PD Registry where the applicant certifies that they have read, and will abide by, the assurances and NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct, Supplement for Early Childhood Educators. To locate the course, click on the PD Registry tab in the Portal, then click on Course Catalog and select PQAS from the Category drop down menu on the left side of the screen.

Working Together to Make Learning Stick (consultants only)This is an online course, specific to Technical Assistance. To locate the course, click on the PQAS tab within the Portal.

 PQAS Resources

 

PQAS PD- SUPPORTING CULTURALLY COMPETENT COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE WEBINAR SERIES

This series is designed to help you develop strategies to demonstrate cultural competence when providing professional development and build an environment that supports and encourages discussion about cultural and linguistic similarities and differences         

 

PQAS Complaint & Removal Processes

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