PLS 3rd Learning to Offer More Than 350 Summer Graduate and Professional Development Classes for Teachers

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Enrollment Now Open for Educators to Learn New Skills, Move Up The Salary Scale and Meet Professional Development Requirements

We are excited to offer a wide range of graduate courses to teachers during the summer when the focus on professional development is strong. - Donald Jacobs, Ph.D., CEO

Education technology and professional development leader PLS 3rd Learning today announces its upcoming Summer 2014 graduate and professional development course schedule, featuring nearly 200 online and 160 on-site graduate and Master’s degree classes offered through college and university partners across the United States. Registration is now available through

“We are excited to offer a wide range of graduate courses to teachers during the summer when the focus on professional development is strong,” said Donald J. Jacobs, Ph.D., CEO of PLS 3rd Learning. “We have a great relationship with our partners who have chosen our courses for their integrated educational theory, research-based best practices, and meaningful applications. Our students can learn a new skill during class and use it the next day in their classrooms.”

Designed to meet the needs of practicing educators, PLS courses provide instructional skills and strategies that are applicable to any grade level and content area. Some course topics include:

  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Inclusion
  • Cooperative Learning

Courses, which are taught by practicing educators, are offered in locations across the country and also accessible online, providing a convenient and affordable opportunity for professional growth.

All courses offered are aligned to Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. Coursework offered to Indiana teachers is also aligned to Indiana RISE standards. These alignments are a powerful point-of-difference for teachers who are taking graduate courses to fulfill state and district professional development requirements.

PLS 3rd Learning’s college and university partners include Andrews University, Drake University, Grand Canyon University, Indiana Wesleyan University, Laurel University, Marygrove College, The College of New Jersey and Valparaiso University. Two additional partners, Rockford University and Wilkes University, also offer Master’s programs in education. For registration information, and a full class schedule, please visit

About PLS 3rd Learning
PLS 3rd Learning co-creates custom technologies to align standards-based content and resources, and offers professional development, to elevate teaching and learning. The organization provides educators with innovative resources and professional development to create and improve curriculum, instruction and assessment. Guided by the principles of passionate educators with decades of real-world experience, PLS 3rd Learning is helping teachers and schools worldwide reach their full potential. For more information, visit

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