February 28, 2018
2018 Friend of THE COUNCIL Awarded to Michael Horning, Jr.

Buffalo, New York – Michael Horning, Jr., Executive Vice President of PLS 3rd Learning, has been named the 2018 Friend of THE COUNCIL Award recipient by the New York State Council of School Superintendents (THE COUNCIL). The award, which recognizes a non-member’s contribution to THE COUNCIL and the field of education, will be presented to… More

December 12, 2017
Online Sessions with Steve Barkley Produce Quality Teacher Learning

PLS 3rd Learning is excited to announce Working and Learning Online with Steve, a new online learning opportunity from renowned education consultant Steve Barkley. In this new online format, Steve brings over 35 years of on-site training, coaching, and consulting experiences to educators in personalized 75-90 minute coaching sessions that can be delivered to schools… More

October 10, 2017
SuperEval Presents Online Educational Leadership Evaluations at 2017 NYSSBA Conference

LAKE PLACID, New York – SuperEval, the online educational leadership evaluation tool that advances district goals and improves leadership team communication through a collaborative and evidence-based process, will be showcased at the New York State School Board Association’s 98th Annual Convention and Education Expo in Lake Placid, NY October 12 – 14, 2017. Developed in… More

September 25, 2017
PLS 3rd Learning and MidAmerica Nazarene University Announce the Heartland Academy for Educators

  We are excited to introduce the Heartland Academy for Educators, a new partnership between MidAmerica Nazarene University and PLS 3rd Learning that offers educators a catalog of online modules and micro-credentials for professional development and graduate credit. Heartland Academy for Educators modules will offer a specific and discrete area of focus designed to target… More

September 19, 2017
PLS 3rd Learning Partners with Pennsylvania Principals Association to Deliver SuperEval

  Buffalo, New York — PLS 3rd Learning is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Principals Association to bring SuperEval to principals in Pennsylvania. SuperEval facilitates online principal evaluations that help advance annual district goals and promotes continuous improvement and learning. Through a collaborative and evidence-based evaluation process, school leaders are able to improve communication… More

August 14, 2017
Steve Barkley Launches New Weekly Podcast

  Buffalo, New York — PLS 3rd Learning is excited to announce the Steve Barkley Ponders Out Loud education podcast, now available for free in the iTunes store. In each episode of the Ponders Out Loud podcast, renowned education consultant Steve Barkley offers insight on important educational topics, explores educational best practices, and answers questions… More

July 14, 2017
PLS 3rd Learning Classes Partners with Mercyhurst University

  Buffalo, New York — PLS 3rd Learning is excited to announce a new partnership with Mercyhurst University to offer online and on-site graduate classes and professional development for educators beginning this summer. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive instruction through fully facilitated classes and professional learning opportunities in order to continue… More

June 21, 2017
PLS 3rd Learning Sponsoring 2017 Rural School Association of New York Conference

  Buffalo, New York – For the second consecutive year, PLS 3rd Learning is proud to announce that it will sponsor the annual Rural School Association of New York (RSA) Conference. The 2017 conference, themed “From Cutting Costs to Cutting Edge,” will include selected exhibits, recognized speakers, topical workshops, as well as opportunities for school… More

April 25, 2017
Michael Horning, Jr. to Receive the Dr. Robert W. Heller Distinguished Service Award

  Buffalo, New York – PLS 3rd Learning and the Western New York Educational Service Council (WNYESC) are proud to announce Michael Horning, Jr., Executive Vice President of PLS 3rd Learning, as the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Robert W. Heller Distinguished Service Award. Since co-founding PLS 3rd Learning as a spin-off from SUNY University… More

April 11, 2016
NYSUT ELT Joins LEAF Institute for Blended and Online Learning

  Buffalo, New York – PLS 3rd Learning and LEAF, Inc. are proud to announce a new partnership with NYSUT Education & Learning Trust.  Since 2014, educators have been engaged in online, fully facilitated professional learning opportunities around leading and supporting blended and online initiatives in their schools.  The LEAF Institute for Blended and Online… More

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