Annalies Corbin is a leader in connecting scientific research with education and business and industry within communities. As an anthropologist, field archaeologist and STEM researcher her impact focuses the lens of culture and applied STEM in bridging education and the workplace. Annalies founded The PAST Foundation in 2000 assembling a team that could grow the original reach and mission of linking learning to life. The secret for success then and now has been active partnerships between business and industry, schools, and the community. Hands on learning, and real-world problem-based learning are the key to the future of learning and work.
There are four distinct phases of PAST’s evolving mission.
In 2015, PAST Foundation launched PAST Innovation Lab a 32,000 sqft R&D and Prototyping Lab for Applied STEM education. PIL connects directly with teachers through online professional development courses, MAEd program and on-site workshops. True to Annalies’ vision, it is a magnet for innovative teaching and learning for all. PAST Innovation Lab impacts more classrooms and expands learning opportunities for teachers, students, and community and business mentors everywhere. In 20 years, PAST has impacted more than 280,000 students, over 15,000 teachers across 36 states, hosting nearly 10,000 visitors and building hundreds of partnerships.
In 2019, Annalies and PAST launched Learning Unboxed a podcast series highlighting industry experts, teachers, and students talking about the changing needs in the world of teaching, learning and the future of work. Follow Dr. Corbin on your favorite podcast platform or use the links below.
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