On our very first episode, we welcome Dr. Stephanie Itle-Clark, President and Chief Academic Officer of the Academy of Prosocial Learning (APL).
APL is a hub for education professionals looking to bring student-centered learning, social and emotional growth, and critical thinking into their work. APL offers the premier humane education credentialing program, the only national registry of humane education specialists, and helps clients achieve their goals by providing professional development, curriculum frameworks, and guidance they need in order to be successful.
Stephanie joins us on Connected Roots to share why humane education is so important, how APL is contributing to professionalizing humane education, and to provide some valuable resources for those working in the field.
About our Guest:
Stephanie began her journey in humane education as a classroom teacher, where she infused humane education into the curriculum. She founded the Academy for Prosocial Learning in 2016 to answer the demand for humane and prosocial education grounded in educational theory, and she provides courses and international consulting services for school districts, sheltering professionals, and formal and informal educators looking to grow in the area of humane and prosocial education. Stephanie holds advanced degrees from Fielding Graduate University, Wilkes University, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She has served as a board member of the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) and on the United Federation of Teachers Humane Education Committee.