About

Practical Academics is a micro multinational education conglomerate focusing on participant engagement using interactive strategies.

 

We provide interactive training, and development services to Non-Profits and B-Corps, Schools and Educational Programs, Professional Development Organizations, and Local Economic Development organizations. 

 

We operate a professional development community for designers and mentors, and manage four lifelong learning platforms for education program delivery. 

 

Instructional Artists Collective

Instructional Artists Collective serves independent and organizational program designers, teachers, and SMEs with design and delivery instruction, workshops on interactive strategies, and a professional development and support community. IAC community members serve as resources to work with organizational consulting clients. IAC members offer their programs through their own channels, within their organizations, or on our learning platforms. 

Learning Platforms

The Public Square Academy is a civics and consumer education platform providing offering programs to organizations and individuals. The PSA Forum is a contemporary service club providing individuals and groups with contemporary topics and issues in a problem-solving model. PSA publishes the PSA Journal and operates the Common Good Clubs registry.

Keystones are the missing manuals for successful lives.  Keystone programs and clubs provide ready for life programs for young adults and soft skills training for professionals. Healthy lifestyles are best learned by education and practice of our ongoing lifestyle change support groups.

Career Storybook serves early- mid- and late-career individuals with career development programs and communities to individuals and through schools. These group-based, strength-based explorations focus seek best career fit while teaching and coaching the fundamentals of work and successful organizational life.

The degree will get you the job, but you need chops to succeed. The Chops Academy is a collection of professional development communities serving specific niches. These mentored, peer support communities attract professionals dedicated to professional excellence by staying current on developments in their field. Year-round PD beats annual CEU inoculations.

Delivery Team

Our team has deep experience in quality educational programs and marketing, technology implementation sand operations, writing, storytelling, and game design.

Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman

CEO

Jennifer Stringer

Jennifer Stringer

Marketing by Square 32 Consulting

Moses Wolfenstein

Moses Wolfenstein

Designer and Games Master

Matthew R Bishop

Matthew R Bishop

Editor in Chief and Storyteller