Professional Development Courses from PLS 3rd LEARNING
- Conveniently located onsite or online.
- Earn three semester hours.
- Instructors are classroom teachers and provide real-life application for the classroom.
- Onsite courses are high energy, hands-on and interactive to keep you engaged and interested. Courses are packed with ideas you can use immediately in your classroom.
Indiana Wesleyan University partners with PLS 3rd Learning to provide graduate-level courses at onsite locations throughout Indiana and online, providing educators a convenient avenue to take courses for professional improvement and/or license renewal. IWU and PLS 3rd Learning have worked diligently to ensure that all courses are aligned with The Indiana RISE Evaluation System for Teachers.
Through the PLS 3rd Learning courses, IWU provides professional development topics ranging from school development and implementing professional learning communities to coaching and ONGOING professional development. The investment in R&D related to teacher resources and tools has resulted in PLS 3rd Learning creating an extensive library of instructional material that spans all content areas. PLS 3rd Learning is able to map these resources to state level learning standards so that teachers can quickly find a wide variety of resources for their curricular area (lesson plans, assessment items, worksheets, web manipulatives, etc.). Take advantage of the high quality professional development at PLS 3rd Learning with a nationwide network of top-level instructors and consultants.
IMPORTANT: PLS 3rd Learning courses are stand-alone courses only and are not eligible to apply toward any degree or professional preparation program at IWU.
PLS3rd Learning Onsite:
IWU’s Indianapolis Education Center, 3777 Priority Way South Drive Indianapolis, IN
Monday and Thursday sessions – 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
November 8, 15, 22, December 6 & 13
IWU’s Merrillville Education Center, 815 Georgia Street, Merrillville IN
Weekday sessions – 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
September 29, October 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23
EDU531 Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms, 3 credit hours
Acquire firsthand experience designing new and interesting activity-based lessons that unlock the creative minds of students and teachers alike. Engage in a variety of interactive learning activities that can be immediately implemented in the classroom. Learn to evaluate and refine activity-based lessons using specific criteria.
Download a syllabus or register at www.plsclasses.com.
Fall 2014 PLS3rd Learning Online:
September 9 – November 3
EDU 547 Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility® Online (3 credit hours)
Create a classroom environment in which responsible behavior is modeled, taught, and supported. Gain new techniques and strategies that empower students to become self-directed and responsible learners positioned for success. Explore various models for teaching appropriate behaviors, collaboratively finding solutions, and encouraging appropriate choices.
October 7 – December 1
EDU 595 Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners® Online (3 credit hours)
Explore basic techniques for orchestrating an effective learning environment where instruction flows smoothly, student misbehavior is minimized, and the potential for learning is maximized. Empower students to take responsibility for their own learning and behavior. Create an action plan of practical strategies to implement immediately in your classroom.
You can download a syllabus or register at www.plsclasses.com.
You can find course descriptions, schedule information and registration information by either going to the PLS website or calling 866-757-2527. You will receive immediate confirmation of your registration.
Here's what teachers have said about their experience with the Multiple Intelligences Course:
This course has opened my eyes to even more careful planning to ensure the use of MI theory in my teaching. I have a notebook full of concrete plans and ideas to help me become an even better teacher and person. Thank you for providing a rich resource of Internet sites and books for future use in our professional careers and classrooms. I will spread the good word about a course that shouldn't be missed.
Christine Zurkowski, High School Teacher
Harford County, Maryland
I think the online approach is a great way to take a course. The immediate feedback keeps everyone looking for more. I found I couldn't go a night without checking for new messages!
Robyn Stevenson, Middle School English Teacher
Vernon, New Jersey
My students have already noticed the change within our classroom and this has truly been the reassurance that I needed to do more integrating of MI theory into my daily instruction. I have enjoyed all of the dialogue throughout the course. I felt sometimes like we were sitting in a comfortable setting discussing awesome ideas.
Kendal Brue, Middle School Special Education Teacher
I have so enjoyed taking an online class and the convenience of being at home! I feel I have grown in using the computer. The centers, portfolios, and integrated theme applications and examples really have given me food for thought and room to grow!
Cheri Karr, 4th Grade Teacher
Grand Island, Nebraska