Social and Emotional Learning, Humane Education, Evaluation, and More

Discover a wide variety of professional development offerings ranging from the basics of evaluation, humane pedagogy skill building, compassion fatigue for caregivers, and more! The professional development offerings from APL are designed to help classroom teachers, school administrators, counselors, youth outreach volunteers and professionals, informal educators, and humane education professionals enhance their credentials and effectively use their limited time and resources to infuse humane and prosocial education into current programs. If you are looking for the credentialing program, please visit the CHES program page.

HE 006 Introduction to Evaluating Humane Education Programs

Program evaluation begins with making sure the design is solidly executed. This introductory course is intended to assist educators, managers, and staff overseeing humane education programs to plan, design, implement, and use evaluations in a practical way. The strategies presented will help assure that evaluations meet the diverse needs of internal and external stakeholders. Learn about assessing and documenting program implementation, outcomes, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of activities, and reporting results allowing you to take action based on evaluation results to increase the impact of programs.

HE 007 Developing a Day Camp in an Animal Shelter Setting

Would you like to start a camp at your animal care organization? In this self-paced online course, designed in partnership with Lollypop Farm, learn the steps needed to successfully create and implement a quality day camp program that reaps benefits for people and animals. Discover how to find the right camp counselors and program resources, how to mitigate the risks of day camp, and how to understand and prepare for insurance liabilities, state laws surrounding camps, and site and facility requirements.