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.

Class Schedule:

Format

Course Number

Course Name

Start Date

Meeting Dates

Meeting Times

City

Venue

Instructor

Onsite

EDUE-509

Reading Across the Curriculum

1/10/2015

Jan. 10, 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14

Saturdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Fort Wayne

IWU Ed Center

Nancy Hanback

Onsite

EDUE-507

Differentiated Instruction

1/24/2015

Jan 24, 31, Feb. 7, 21, 28

Satrudays: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Merrillville, IN

IWU Ed Center

Victoria Thanos

Onsite

EDU-531

Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms

2/7/2015

Feb. 7, 21, 28, March. 14, 21

Saturdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Scott Ellis

Onsite

EDU-531

Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms

2/21/2015

Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21

Saturdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Fort Wayne

IWU Ed Center

Nancy Hanback

Onsite

EDU-531

Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms

4/9/2015

April 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, May 4

Mondays and Thursdays: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Merrillville, IN

IWU Ed Center

Angelo Rivera

Onsite

EDU-547

Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility

6/1/2015

June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Evansville, IN

Catholic Center

Pam O'Risky

Onsite

EDUE-541

Behavioral, Academic and Social Interventions for the Classroom

6/8/2015

June 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Fort Wayne

IWU Ed Center

Nancy Hanback

Onsite

EDU-537

Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences

6/8/2015

June 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Scott Ellis

Onsite

EDUE-543

Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future

6/8/2015

June 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Solomon Abebe

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

6/15/2015

June 15, 16, 17, 18,19

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Fort Wayne

IWU Ed Center

Nancy Hanback

Onsite

EDU-531

Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms

6/15/2015

June15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Scott Ellis

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

6/15/2015

June 15, 16, 17, 18,19

Weekdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Goshen, IN

TBA

Solomon Abebe

Onsite

EDUE-505

Building Communication & Teamwork in the Classroom

6/22/2015

June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Fort Wayne

IWU Ed Center

Nancy Hanback

Onsite

EDUE-509

Reading Across the Curriculum

6/22/2015

June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Greenwood, IN

IWU Ed Center

Beth Coffey

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

6/22/2015

June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Scott Ellis

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

6/22/2015

June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Weekdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bloomington

Site - TBD

Angela Wilson

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

6/22/2015

June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Weekdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Scott Ellis

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

6/22/2015

June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Weekdays 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Merrillville, IN

IWU Ed Center

Solomon Abebe

Onsite

EDU-531

Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms

7/6/2015

July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Fort Wayne

IWU Ed Center

Nancy Hanback

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

7/6/2015

July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Greenwood, IN

IWU Ed Center

Beth Coffey

Onsite

EDU-537

Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences

7/6/2015

July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Scott Ellis

Onsite

EDUE-543

Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future

7/6/2015

July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Fort Wayne

IWU Ed Center

Solomon Abebe

Onsite

EDUE-509

Reading Across the Curriculum

7/13/2015

July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Fort Wayne

IWU Ed Center

Nancy Hanback

Onsite

EDU-595

Classroom Management:  Orchestrating a Community of Learners

7/13/2015

July 13, 14, 15, 16,17

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Greenwood, IN

IWU Ed Center

Beth Coffey

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

7/13/2015

July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Scott Ellis

Onsite

EDUE-507

Differentiated Instruction

7/13/2015

July 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Merrillville, IN

IWU Ed Center

Solomon Abebe

Onsite

EDUE-543

Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future

7/20/2015

July 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Greenwood, IN

IWU Ed Center

Beth Coffey

Onsite

EDCS-510

Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning

7/20/2015

July 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Weekdays: 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Indianapolis, IN

IWU Ed Center

Solomon Abebe

Online

EDU-537

Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences

1/13/2015

Jan. 13 - March 9

N/A

Online

Online

Becky Grube

Online

EDUE-507

Differentiated Instruction

1/13/2015

Jan. 13 - March 9

N/A

Online

Online

Shawn Robbins

Online

EDUE-522

Educating the Net-Generation

1/13/2015

Jan. 13 - March 9

N/A

Online

Online

Laura Mackenthun

Online

EDU-595

Classroom Management:  Orchestrating a Community of Learners

2/10/2015

Feb. 10 - Apr. 6, 2015

N/A

Online

Online

Patricia Lawson

Online

EDUE-507

Differentiated Instruction

2/10/2015

Feb. 10 - Apr. 6, 2015

N/A

Online

Online

Talitha Smith

Online

EDUE-509

Reading Across the Curriculum

2/10/2015

Feb. 10 - Apr. 6, 2015

N/A

Online

Online

Alice Houck

Online

EDUE-522

Educating the Net-Generation

3/3/2015

Mar 3 - Apr 27, 2015

N/A

Online

Online

Laura Mackenthun

Online

EDU-537

Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences

3/3/2015

Mar 3 - Apr 27, 2015

N/A

Online

Online

Becky Grube

Online

EDU-595

Classroom Management:  Orchestrating a Community of Learners

3/3/2015

Mar 3 - Apr 27, 2015

N/A

Online

Online

Becky Grube

Online

EDUE-509

Reading Across the Curriculum

6/2/2015

Jun 2 - July 27

N/A

Online

Online

Alice Houck

Online

EDUE-507

Differentiated Instruction

6/2/2015

Jun 2 - July 27

N/A

Online

Online

Talitha Smith

Online

EDU-595

Classroom Management:  Orchestrating a Community of Learners

6/9/2015

Jun 9 - July 6 (accelerated)

N/A

Online

Online

Pam O'Risky

Online

EDU-537

Purposeful Learning Through Multiple Intelligences

6/16/2015

Jun 16 - Aug 10, 2015

N/A

Online

Online

Judith Gehr

Online

EDU-547

Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility

6/16/2015

Jun 16 - Aug 10, 2015

N/A

Online

Online

Ryan Zellner

Online

EDUE-522

Educating the Net-Generation

7/14/2015

Jul 14 - Aug 10, 2015 (Accelerated)

N/A

Online

Online

Becky Grube

 

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
Batesville, Indiana

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

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