About Steve

Steve Barkley, Chief Learning Officer and Executive Vice-President of PLS 3rd Learning, is internationally recognized for his ability to facilitate change through his teaching and coaching. He is skilled in guiding systems and teams through the process of continuous improvement with coaching, mentoring, and professional learning communities. Most recently, Steve has concentrated his efforts on working with several districts in leadership training, coaching skills, and establishing teacher professional development goals, often focused on efficacy, agency, and accelerated learning. His dynamic energy and focus, provide a model for the skills necessary for effective change in individual teachers, teams, schools, and school systems. 

He began his career in education more than 45 years ago as an elementary school teacher. For the past 30+ years he has served as a consultant to school districts, teacher organizations, state departments of education, and colleges and universities both nationally and internationally. His development of strategies to connect with clients virtually has greatly increased his availability for personalized facilitation and coaching. 

Steve is a master teacher-of-educators, a highly motivational and riveting speaker who is extraordinarily knowledgeable about life in schools. A catalyst for growth, he is a true role model who practices what he teaches. 

Workshop Presentation

Title: Coaching For Acceleration Through a Focus on People

The “catch-up” language around “learning loss” misses the real power of quality teaching and learning. What’s the impact on students who hear a teacher say, “ We need to cram in lessons to catch-up on what was missed?” Instructional coaches and school leaders can assist teachers in changing this language with a focus on people. Know teachers and students and personalize their success pathway.