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    Our Cyber Monday deal is back!

    Enroll in a PLS Class now through Thursday, 11/30using one of our two available promo codes: Use Promo Code: GIFTCARD100 To receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card* OR Use Promo Code: DISCOUNT100 To receive a $100 discount off your course Rules & Eligibility In order to be eligible for the PLS Classes Cyber Monday promotion, […]

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    National Book Month Promotion

    Happy National Book Month 2023! Register and complete a PLS Classes course and receive a $50 Amazon gift card to expand your classroom library, providing opportunities for your students to explore new adventures through the joy of reading. How It Works: Register for a PLS course before November 27th. Use the promo code BOOKMONTH2023 when […]

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    We’re Thankful for You!

    We’ve Extended our Teacher Appreciation Week Promotion! We know you work hard day after day. That’s why we want to thank you for all that you do. Enroll in a PLS course between Monday, May 8 and Friday, May 19, 2023 and earn a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card* for each course you successfully complete.  How […]

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    Celebrating Women’s History Month with a ...

    March is Women’s History Month – the celebration and acknowledgment of the contributions and achievements of women who have had an everlasting impact on our world. There are a number of ways to share these contributions with your students, and we think reading about them in age-appropriate books is a great place to start! That’s […]

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    Catching up with PLS Instructor, Chris VonVolke...

    PLS instructor, Chris VonVolkenburg, recently taught the course, Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners™ (DEF), on-site. Held at Asbury Woods Nature Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, the 6-week course focused on developing and strengthening executive function in the areas of organization and planning, focus and attention, working memory, effort and resilience, cognitive flexibility, self-directedness, and inhibitory […]

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    We Think You’re Spec-taco-lar!

    Enroll in a PLS Class now through Friday, February 17th using promo code: TACO23 to receive a $30 Chipotle e-gift card* Rules & Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the 2023 PLS Classes Valentine’s Day promotion, you must enroll in a PLS Class between now through 11:59 PM EST on February 17, 2023, using promo […]

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    Giveaway Alert! Celebrate Black History Month w...

    Black history month is here and there are many different ways you can celebrate the many accomplishments of Black Americans in your classrooms. One terrific way is by sharing stories written by Black authors with your students. The following children’s books are some of our favorites. And what’s even better is that this month we’re […]

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    ‘Tis the Season For Savings!

    Our Year-End Promotion is Here! Enroll in a PLS Class now through Friday, December 30th using one of our two available promo codes: Use Promo Code: CELEBRATE22 To receive a $50 discount off your course OR Use Promo Code: NEWYEAR22 To receive a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card* Rules & Eligibility: In order to be eligible […]

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    Our Cyber Monday deal is back!

    Enroll in a PLS Class now through Tuesday, 11/29 using one of our two available promo codes: Use Promo Code: GRATEFUL22 To receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card* OR Use Promo Code: GIVE22 To receive a $100 discount off your course […]

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    Earn Michigan SCECHS in this Webinar for K-12 E...

    Andrews University Presents a Live Webinar Featuring Steve Barkley Join us on October 18, 2022 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM EST in a live presentation with PLS Classes’ partner Steve Barkley.  Topic: Student Agency The term student agency relates to the student having an active role in their learning through voice, and often a choice, […]

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    Our New Website is LIVE!

    The PLS Classes Website Got a Makeover We are excited to announce the launch of the brand new PLS Classes website. Our last site was almost 10 years old (that’s dinosaur age for a website) so it was way overdue for a redesign! This project has been a labor of love and has involved every […]

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    2022 Back to School Instagram Giveaway

    In honor of back to school season, we’re kicking things off with a Back to School Giveaway! We are thrilled to be partnering with Western New York teacher, Hailey Glynn (@growing_with_glynn on Instagram), to grant one lucky winner the chance to win a back to school classroom bundle, including a Cricut Explore Air™ 2, Mint […]

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    Back to School 2022 Promotion

    Welcome back to the classrooms, folks! As you begin to prepare for another school year, we’re offering you a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card* for each course you successfully complete between August 17th – September 2nd. Use the promo code EXTENDED UNTIL 9/2 at 11:59 PM EST Welcome back to the classrooms, folks! As you begin […]

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    Enroll Today & Help Spread the Love

    Happy Pride Month! To show our support for the LGBTQIA+ community, we will be donating to GLSEN, a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters to ensure the rights of LGBTQ youth are protected. For each enrollment we receive in our Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom™ course throughout the month of June, we […]

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    It’s Our Favorite Time of the Year

    It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to thank you for all you do as an educator. Enroll in a PLS course between Monday, May 2 and Friday, May 6, 2022 and earn a $75 Target.com GiftCard* for each course you successfully complete.  How It Works: Rules & Eligibility: In […]

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    Help Us Support International Humanitarian Efforts

    For every enrollment between April 1-30, 2022, PLS Classes will donate $10 to the World Central Kitchen (WCK), a worldwide, not-for-profit organization providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises. The organization’s most recent effort is serving food to displaced families of Ukraine, providing over one million fresh meals to those fleeing their […]

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    International Children’s Book Giveaway

    To celebrate International Children’s Book Day on April 2nd, we want to give you the opportunity to win some new books for your classroom (or for yourself)! Simply follow the instructions below to be entered for the chance to win a $25 Barnes & Noble eGift Card.* One winner will be randomly selected Monday, April […]

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    You Mocha Us Happy…

    …which is why we want to thank you for being a loyal customer this Valentine’s Day! Enroll in a PLS Class between today and Wednesday, February 16, 2022, and receive a $30 Starbucks eGift Card.* Use promo code LOVEYOU22 or LOVE22 at checkout and you’ll receive your gift card upon successful course completion. Whether you’re […]

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    Enroll Today to Make a Difference

    February is Black History Month–the annual observance to honor and commemorate the achievements and contributions made by Black individuals. To celebrate, for every enrollment in our Cultural Competence: A Transformative Journey™ Online this month, we will donate $25 to Butterfly Dreamz, a Black-founded and led organization focused on helping young women fill powerful leadership roles. […]

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    Updated Refer a Friend Program

    We are pleased to announce that we’ve given our Refer a Friend program a makeover — because who doesn’t like a good makeover? When you refer a colleague to PLS Classes, you and your friend will EACH receive $50 in Amazon.com Gift Cards* upon course completion (previously $25). Referring someone to take a class with […]

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    A Well-Deserved Thank You

    Thanks to loyal participants like you, we were able to donate $900 to our charity of choice as part of our Cyber Monday promotion. For every enrollment in a PLS Class during the promotion period, we raised $10 for Shoes That Fit, an organization that donates athletic shoes to children in impoverished communities across the country. […]

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    You Don’t Want to Miss Our Cyber Monday Deal

    It’s here! Our biggest event of the year. And this time, we’ve decided to up the ante! Enroll in a PLS Class (or two or three…) between today and December 3, 2021, and you’ll receive a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card* for EACH course you complete. Use promo code THANKS21 or TURKEY21 at checkout. If you […]

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    New in 2022! Say Goodbye to ALL On-Site Course ...

    We are pleased to announce that we are waiving all course materials fees for ALL on-site and remote learning courses beginning for courses that start in 2022. Every participant will receive a digital copy of course material and will have the option to receive a printed version, complimentary. Our goal is to make your enrollment […]

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    PLS Classes Welcomes Two New Instructors

    The PLS Classes team is thrilled to announce the addition of two new instructors, Jen Basom and Heather Wertman.  About Jen Basom Jen joins PLS with over 15 years of classroom experience, shaping the minds of students from preschool through adults. She resides in Douglassville, PA with her husband and three young children.  Jen is […]

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    Autumn 2021 Promotion from Your Friends at PLS ...

    School is back in session! To celebrate our favorite time of year (well besides summer break!) we’re offering you a $30 Amazon.com Gift Card* if you register for a PLS Class this Fall. Use the promo code AUTUMN2021 when registering, and we will send you your gift card once you complete your course. Rules & […]

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    New Course Announcement: Developing Executive F...

    PLS Classes is thrilled to announce the addition of a new course, Developing Executive Function to Empower Learners. This three-credit-hour course focuses on the correlation between student learning and the executive function skills of the brain. Strong executive function skills enhance student learning and empower students throughout their academic and professional lives. With these skills, […]

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    A Summer Special From PLS Classes

    Finally, summer vacation time! It’s been a long, challenging year and we thank you for your devotion in the classroom. As a well-deserved summer special, we would like to offer you a $20 Amazon.com Gift Card* if you register for and complete a PLS course this summer. Use the promo code SUNSOUT21 when registering and […]

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    On-Site Classes Are Back at PLS Classes

    After four successive semesters without offering on-site classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PLS will begin offering on-site classes this summer! All PLS instructors offering on-site instruction have been vaccinated. In accordance with CDC public health guidelines, PLS class participants are required to be either vaccinated or wear a mask and maintain social distance during […]

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    PLS Classes and Mercyhurst University Present a...

    PLS Classes and Mercyhurst University Presents: Planning for a New Beginning Facilitated by Steve Barkley Wednesday, June 16, 2021 3:30 – 4:30 pm EST This FREE 50-minute interactive webinar facilitated by Steve Barkley is designed to examine and navigate the challenges that educators may face in the post-COVID world. Join Steve as he explores the […]

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    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week From PLS Classes

    We appreciate YOU for being a devoted educator, especially during this unprecedented year. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we would like to offer you a complimentary $50 Amazon.com Gift Card* for each class you register for this week. Use the promo code GRATITUDE21 when registering and we will send you your gift card once […]

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    Six Ways to Recognize Teachers (Virtually) Duri...

    The feedback from parents over the past year has been overwhelming. Cries of, “Wow, how do teachers do it?” and “I never truly appreciated teachers until this year” pervaded the Internet as exhausted parents became homeschooling teachers when COVID-19 forced schools to close their doors and shift to remote and hybrid models. Today, a year […]

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    Indiana Wesleyan University and PLS Classes Off...

    Together with Indiana Wesleyan University we are pleased to announce that the following PLS course will now be offered in a remote learning format in January 2021: Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms™ Acquire firsthand experience designing new and interesting activity-based lessons that unlock the creative minds of students and teachers alike. Engage in a […]

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    Our Cyber Monday Event Ends Tonight!

    Last day! Enroll in as many PLS Classes as you like for the spring semester. Earn master’s or PD credit. GET A $75 AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE* for each course you complete. Code: CYBER2020 Choose from our catalog of courses. Valid for spring 2021 courses only. See full eligibility requirements below… *Eligibility Requirements: In order to […]

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    Get Ready, Get Set, Our THANKSGIVING WEEKEND EV...

    We only do THIS one time a year! And since this year has been one like no other, we’ve decided to run our traditional Cyber Monday promotion all weekend long. ENROLL IN A PLS COURSE FOR SPRING 2021 AND GET A $75 AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE* When you complete the course. Code: CYBER2020 Explore our full […]

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    New Course Announcement from PLS and Drake Univ...

    Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms™ is Now Available through PLS Classes and Drake University Together with Drake University, we are excited to announce that Meaningful Activities to Generate Interesting Classrooms™ (MAGIC) is open for registration. This course will be offered in our new remote learning format, which combines online synchronous sessions with asynchronous coursework. […]

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    The Importance of Practicing Self-Reflection wi...

    Today, we have a very special guest blog from the CEO of PLS 3rd Learning (the parent company of PLS Classes.) In this article, Dr. Don Jacobs shares his experiences with the importance of practicing reflection — how it has helped him and how it can help you as we approach a new school year […]

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    PLS Classes and Wilkes University Announce New ...

    The School of Education at Wilkes University and PLS Classes are pleased to offer a new PDE endorsement in Instructional Coaching. We developed this endorsement because current research shows a direct connection between educational environments that utilize instructional coaching and teachers’ effectiveness and job satisfaction. In addition, instructional coaching has been shown to have a […]

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    Indiana Wesleyan University Offers Five New Rem...

    Together with our partner Indiana Wesleyan University, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering the following courses in a new remote learning format. Our new remote learning course format is an online learning experience that is fully facilitated. Each course leverages technology solutions, synchronous sessions, and virtual learning experiences and typically run […]

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    A Special Offering from the NESA Networked Lear...

    Personalized Coaching with Steve Barkley Now in an all new online, self-paced format! Join Steve Barkley for a unique opportunity to design a study that looks at an area of coaching or specific coaching skills that you wish to enhance. In this online, facilitated, self-paced program you will engage in three one-on-one coaching conferences with […]

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    PLS On-Site Courses Offered in New Remote Learn...

    At PLS Classes we offer graduate courses for educators in several different formats: on-site, online, and online self-paced. In response to COVID-19 school closures, the biggest impact has been to our on-site course format. We’ve been working to create a seamless transition from on-site to remote learning. Keeping in mind that some students prefer the […]

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    Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from Our Family...

    Everything is different. No more waiting for the bus. There’s no discerning school clothes from play clothes. It always seems to be snack or lunch time. The comfort and wonder of the classroom has turned into makeshift workspaces in bedrooms, playrooms, and kitchens. All of our childrens energy that is normally spent socializing with peers […]

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    Andrews University and PLS Offer New Self-Paced...

    Together with Andrews University, we are pleased to announce that you can now take seven courses in an online self-paced format. With Andrew’s new self-paced online format, you can start anytime that is convenient for you. Plus, you get a dedicated course facilitator so you won’t be left on your own. Courses are completed within […]

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    Special Spring Offer from the AAIE Institute fo...

    Are you interested in learning more about international school leadership? Do you know someone who is? For the first time ever, our partner, the AAIE Institute for International School Leadership is offering $50 off of each course that you register for though the end of April 2020.* Explore the Following Online, Self-Paced, and Fully-Facilitated Courses […]

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    COVID-19 and PLS On-Site Courses

    (Updated 3/16/2020) At PLS Classes, our first concern is the safety and well-being of our employees, instructors, and class participants amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We are paying close attention to policies that are being established by our partnering colleges and universities, as well as local and state governments. Below is the latest information on PLS […]

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    We Are Hiring New On-site Instructors in Easter...

    Be a Leader in the Field of Education! PLS Classes is looking for talented educators to deliver face-to-face, Master’s level on-site courses through our college partner Wilkes University. We are looking for instructors in the following areas in Eastern Pennsylvania: Northern Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Plymouth Meeting, Exton, and surrounding areas. Earn Extra Income In […]

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    Wilkes University Named to “Best Master’s in On...

    Wilkes University has been named one of the best Master’s in Online Teaching degree programs by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning. In their list of the top 35 regionally accredited institutions offering a M.S. in Online Teaching, Intelligent.com ranked Wilkes University at number 15 based on cost, reputation, […]

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    Giving Thanks to Our Teachers

    Ask a friend to tell you what she ate for dinner the night before, and your question is likely to be received with a pause and a shrug. Ask the same friend to name a teacher who greatly impacted her life, and she will likely respond with exuberant appreciation and a meaningful story. This month, […]

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    Two New On-Site Instructors Join Our Team

    Please help us extend a warm welcome to Darnell Decker and Brittany Ranck, the two newest on-site instructors to join the PLS Classes team. Both instructors will be teaching a total of three different courses through our partner Mercyhurst University this fall! What follows is a little background on each instructor as well as information […]

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    Drake University and PLS Classes Launch New Sel...

    Together with our partner Drake University, we are pleased to announce Building a Professional Network, a new self-paced facilitated online course for graduate students in education. Participants will learn knowledge and skills essential to building a professional network. Topics include pedagogy resources, professional responsibilities, 21st century networking tools, and ongoing professional growth to support classroom […]

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    Flexible Master’s Program Offers PA Teachers Pe...

    Mercyhurst University has partnered with PLS 3rd Learning (PLS Classes/PLS) to offer certified teachers in Pennsylvania a new Master of Science in Teaching Excellence designed as a personalized option for continuing education and fulfilling ACT 48 hours. Teaching Excellence includes five core courses that total fifteen credit hours as well as fifteen hours of electives. […]

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    We are Hiring New On-site Instructors in Wester...

    Be a Leader in the Field of Education! PLS Classes is looking for talented educators to deliver face-to-face, Master’s level on-site courses through our college partner Mercyhurst University which is located in Western Pennsylvania. Earn Extra Income In addition to your regular teaching position, you can earn extra income by offering classes on the weekends […]

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    We Are Hiring On-Site Instructors in Michigan

    Be a Leader in the Field of Education! PLS Classes (formerly PLS) is looking for talented educators to deliver face-to-face, Master’s level on-site courses. We are especially looking for instructors to teach through our college parter Marygrove University located in Michigan. Earn Extra Income In addition to your regular teaching position, you can earn extra […]

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    PLS Classes Master’s program at Wilkes recogniz...

    Wilkes University Ranks #4 on The 9 Best Online Master’s in Teaching Programs TheBestSchools.org recently published their list of the nine best online master’s in teaching programs in the US — and we are so proud that our PLS Classes program at Wilkes University came in at #4! The top degree programs were selected based […]

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    Happy National High Five Day!

    PLS 3rd Learning is Celebrating National High Five Day! We’re sending out virtual high fives to teachers, students, and parents around the world. We hope this National High Five Day video celebration will inspire you to do some high fiving of your own. Thanks for watching. High five! ✋ […]

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    10 Things You May Not Know about the Home of th...

    Even though the temperatures in PyeongChang, South Korea are frigid, the Winter games are about to heat up. As athletes from around the world gather to compete, we thought we’d share some interesting facts about the host city of the 2018 Winter Games. We hope you enjoy this information and feel free to share with […]

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