In 2012, Performance Learning Systems (PLS) and 3rd Learning merged their efforts into one company – PLS 3rd Learning.
PLS 3rd Learning is an organization dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning in K-12 schools by leveraging advanced technologies. Our primary focus is the development of technology-based systems and professional learning opportunities that promote and enhance educator effectiveness.
Our projects are custom designed around each client’s needs and objectives. These include portals, such as NYLearns, that disseminate standards and resources, and school-based professional development systems that help educators identify and refine specific areas of need.
By applying our strength in technologies, we are able to build professional learning opportunities that deliver real results. Our teams of educators design online and blended courses as well as professional development modules for teachers and leaders all over the world.
Our best work is most often done in close partnership with key education organizations. We work with state education departments to help extend their reach into districts and schools across their states. We work with university education departments to advance their online and blended learning programs to better all of their students. We work with foundations and education associations to enhance their effectiveness in serving their educator constituencies by providing platforms, content and strategies that expand opportunities for professional growth.
We strongly believe that our work matters. Our team of educators (former superintendents, principals, teachers, and professors) and technology specialists (web developers, designers, network engineers) work cohesively with our partners to design, develop, and support technology-based systems that advance K-12 education. We are solely committed to the elevation of educators, using the intelligent application of information and communications technologies to do so.