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School Realities: Standards for Success in Humane Education

Presenters: Stephanie Itle-Clark MS Ed., CHES and Heidi Parker O’Brien MA, CHES
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Stephanie Itle-Clark
Stephanie Itle-Clark

Heidi O'Brien
Heidi O'Brien

Today’s educational climate might make humane education seem like a difficult item to include in the school curriculum and culture. “School Realities: Standards for Success in Humane Education” will explore why school-based humane education is worth the effort, how humane educators can use education standards to their benefit, and why humane education is a great partner with character education and social and emotional curricula. The webinar will also discuss the benefits of community groups partnering with schools to capitalize on service-learning programs and how to expand your outreach to students.



About the PresentersThis second presentation in a series of free webinars produced for Humane Society University, is delivered by Stephanie Itle-Clark and Heidi Parker O’Brien. Stephanie is the Director of the School of Continuing Education and Assistant Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences at Humane Society University (HSU) where she focuses on curriculum development and humane education. Prior to joining HSU, she worked as a public school teacher where she infused humane and character themes into the language arts curriculum. Stephanie holds an M. Ed. in Development and Strategies and a B.S. in Elementary Education, as well as Certified Humane Education Specialist credentials. She currently serves as the Education Chair on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Humane Educators and is pursuing her Ed.D. studies in Leadership and Change from Fielding Graduate University.

Heidi is Curriculum and Educator Outreach Manager in Humane Society University's School of Continuing Education. She got her start as an animal shelter volunteer in the early 1990’s and has set education standards on education programs with The Humane Society of the United States since 2002. Previously, Heidi was project coordinator for a Massachusetts SPCA animal shelter, a research assistant at the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy and a veterinary technician. Heidi earned an M.A. in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Certified Humane Education Specialist credentials.


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