Promoting improved services for troubled youth

since 1982

Professional Learning Board

BICA has partnered with PLB to provide our BICA professional development discussion site. Visit Professional Learning Board and Teacher Learning Board for online professional development opportunities: 

Online PD Courses From Only $39

"Introduction to Technology for Teachers" PD Course

"Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies" PD Course

"Recognizing Early-onset Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents" PD Course

Professional Learning Board (PLB) delivers research-based, relevant, respectful, cost-effective, measurable and timely learning programs. Like accomplished teachers who constantly assess and adjust their practice, we are committed to continually improving Professional Learning Board’s services. “Decisions and changes are driven by listening to, working with and learning from our customers.”

Founded by Ellen Paxton, M.Ed and National Board Certified Teacher, PLB applies expertise in integrating instructional strategies and learning technology to design educational programs and courses that result in increased knowledge and accountability for learners. Leveraging experiences in workforce development, instructional design models, individualized educational strategies, elearning, professional development planning, curriculum development, technology, training and brain research, PLB manages all aspects of learning and training program development.

Professional Learning Board's curriculum writers are also recognized leaders in their respective fields. All subject matter experts have successful experience in classroom teaching, professional development and real life application and transfer of material.


97% of teachers enrolling in courses through PLB
would take another course
as well as recommend us to their peers.


All of this is woven together with proven technology by a talented technology team to ensure accessibility, convenience, ease of use and measurable accountability. Whether building and supporting next generation classrooms for online schools or helping schools provide online learning and collaboration for their teachers, Professional Learning Board leads schools and districts in utilizing 21st century technology to best prepare 21st century learners.