• 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.

Below you will find a list of Professional Development courses available in 2016. Each course is 3 credit hours at the graduate level and are approved for renewal requirements of your Indiana teaching license.

Tuition for Online courses is $725.00 per course and tuition for Onsite courses is $560 per course.  Some onsite courses may also have additional materials fees.

You may register by calling 866-757-2527. You may find additional information and course descriptions at  www.plsclasses.com   

Class Schedule 

Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners Online: IWU EDU 595

Class Type: Online
Instructor: Kim Syvertsen
Start Date: Tue 5/23
End Date: Mon 7/17


Instructional Design for Online Educators Online: IWU EDCS 501

Class Type: Online
Instructor: Laura Mackenthun
Start Date: Tue 5/23
End Date: Mon 7/17


Differentiated Instruction for Today's Classroom: EDUE 507

Class Type: Online (Accelerated)
Instructor: Laura Mackenthun
Start Date: 5/30
End Date: 6/26


Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning: EDCS 510

Class Type: On-Site
City/State: Indianapolis, IN 46240
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University
Instructor: Scott Ellis

Dates/Times:
Mon. 6/5 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tue 6/6 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 6/7 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 6/12 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 6/13 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Differentiated Instruction for Today's Classroom: EDUE 507

Class Type: On-Site
City/State: Merrillville, IN 46410
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Merrillville
Instructor: Victoria Thanos

Dates/Times:
Tue 6/6 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 6/7 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 6/8 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 6/12 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 6/13 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning: EDCS 510

Class Type: On-Site
City/State: Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University
Instructor: Stephanie Franklin

Dates/Times:
Mon. 6/7 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tue 6/8 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 6/9 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 6/12 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 6/13 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Differentiated Instruction for Today's Classroom: EDUE 507

Class Type: On-Site
City/State: Indianapolis, IN 46240
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Kokomo
Instructor: Scott Ellis

Dates/Times:
Thu 6/8 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 6/9 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 6/14 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 6/15 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 6/16 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Student Engagement and Standards Based Learning: EDCS 510

Class Type: On-Site
City/State: Greenwood, IN 46143
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University
Instructor: Beth Coffey

Dates/Times:
Mon. 6/12 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Tue 6/13 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed 6/14 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Mon 6/19 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 6/20 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Successful Teaching for Acceptance of Responsibility Online: IWU EDU 547

Class Type: Online
Instructor: Kim Syvertsen
Start Date: Tue 6/13
End Date: Mon 8/7


Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners Online: IWU EDU 595

Class Type: Online
Instructor: Max Laing
Start Date: Tue 6/13
End Date: Mon 8/7


Designing Motivation for All Learners EDU 566

Class Type: On-Site
City/State: Merrillville, IN 46410
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Merrillville
Instructor:  Abebe, Solomon

Dates/Times:
Wed 6/14 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 6/15 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 6/16 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 6/19 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 6/20 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Differentiated Instruction: EDUE 507

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Kokomo, IN 46901
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Kokomo
Instructor:  Thanos, Victoria

Dates/Times:
Thu 6/15 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 6/16 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 6/20 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 6/21 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 6/22 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Classroom Management: Orchestrating a Community of Learners: EDU 595

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Greenwood, IN 46143
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Greenwood
Instructor:  Coffey, Beth

Dates/Times:
Thu 6/15 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 6/16 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 6/21 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 6/22 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 6/23 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms: EDU 531

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Indianapolis, IN 46240
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis
Instructor:  Ellis, Scott

Dates/Times:
Mon 6/19 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 6/20 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 6/21 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 6/26 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 6/27 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms: EDU 531

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Kokomo, IN 46901
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis
Instructor:  Stephanie Franklin

Dates/Times:
Mon 6/21 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 6/22 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 6/23 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 6/26 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 6/27 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future EDUE 543

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Merrillville, IN 46410
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Merrillville
Instructor:  Abebe, Solomon

Dates/Times:
Thu 6/22 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 6/23 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 6/26 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 6/27 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 6/28 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Educating the Net-Generation Online: EDUE 522 (Accelerated)

Class Type: Online
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
Instructor: Laura Mackenthun

Start Date: Tue 6/27
End Date: Mon 7/24


Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future EDUE 543

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Greenwood, IN 46143
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Greenwood
Instructor:  Coffey, Beth

Dates/Times:
Thu 7/6 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 7/7 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 7/12 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu 7/13 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 7/14 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Designing Motivation for All Learners EDU 566

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Indianapolis, IN 46240
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis
Instructor:  Abebe, Solomon

Dates/Times:
Mon 7/10 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 7/11 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 7/12 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 7/17 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 7/18 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Reading Across the Curriculum EDUE 509

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Greenwood, IN 46143
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Greenwood
Instructor:  Coffey, Beth

Dates/Times:
Mon 7/10 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 7/11 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 7/17 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 7/18 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 7/19 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Designing Motivation for All Learners EDU 566

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Indianapolis, IN 46240
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University,
Instructor:  Abebe, Solomon

Dates/Times:
Thu 7/10 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 7/11 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 7/12 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 7/17 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 7/18 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


 

Designing Motivation for All Learners EDU 566

Class Type: On-Site
College:  Indiana Wesleyan University
City/State: Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Location: Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne Room 101
Instructor:  Abebe, Solomon

Dates/Times:
Thu 7/20 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri 7/21 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 7/24 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 7/25 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 7/26 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


 

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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