For Educators

Let’s work together to innovate meaningful and culturally relevant programs.

We collaborate with educators, businesses and industry nationwide to create innovative strategies designed to give real meaning to educational content.

PAST works collaboratively with educators, businesses and industry to co-create innovative strategies designed to give real meaning to educational content through … • School design for districts • Professional development for educators • Hybrid teaching models as innovative teaching methods • Student programs, design challenges & workshops • Learning Labs in partnership with business & industry • Ethnographic analytical tools to provide statistical research  
Opportunities for Educators
STEMthusiasts – A Community of Practice for Teachers The Past Foundation, ESCCO, the Central Ohio Hub of the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN), and our partners want to make sure that we nurture and feed STEM instructor’s needs for the continuation of design thinking, even in a remote environment.   Join us in a community of practice forum where we look at best practices, share designs for engaged inquiry in a remote setting, and augment your ability to promote creative problem solving using design thinking practices. Sign Up Here STEM education, inquired-based education, project-based learning, hands-on learning, lesson plans, STEM lesson plans, virtual education, digital education, distant learning, online lessons 

"over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as growth in non- STEM jobs and the top 10 BA majors with the highest earnings are in STEM fields."

- STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future, U.S. Department of Commerce

Evidence of Learning

PAST Innovation Lab designs and develops innovative, meaningful and culturally relevant programs and practices to engage students. We have collaborated with educators, businesses and industry nationwide to create innovative strategies designed to give real meaning to educational content.

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Online Learning

PAST offers a variety of dynamic Online courses for educators of every field in all grade levels on relevant, innovative topics that connect theory to practice. Designed for individual or group participants, courses are delivered through a combination of instructional podcasts, videos and live virtual class meetings.


Bridge Programs

The PAST Student Programs team builds summer programs, design challenges, and after school programs that engage students in collaboration with professionals and community partners for real world issues.

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School Design

The PAST Educator Programs team approaches learning from a transdisciplinary stance using principles of design and build programs that address real world issues and engage students and teachers in a learning partnership.

Knowledge Capture

The PAST Research Team conducts internal (in-house) and external evaluation, monitoring program reliability through a culturally relevant, mixed methods approach. Our ethnographic methodology includes structured observations, interviews, focus groups, questionnaires and online surveys. We report out through engaging presentations that demonstrate your work.