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.
Transdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning = The Foundation of STEM Education
This four week, online introductory course provides an overview of the instructional strategies associated with Transdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning (TPBL).Delivered through a combination of podcasts, virtual synchronous discussions, and conception homework, P3 Design: Introduction to TPBL prepares teachers to begin implementing TPBL in the classroom.
The total cost for the 4 week course is $300. There
will be a one hour live virtual meeting per week. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion for 20 hours (2 CEUs).
For more information about receiving university credit see P3 Collegiate Credit Information.
P3 Delivery is the second course in the P3 series. The course focuses on implementation and delivery of planned TPBL modules.Taking theory to practice, P3 Delivery helps teachers deliver robust and effective TPBL units, strengthening community, business and industry partnerships.
Over four weeks we explore:
The total cost for the 4 week course is $300. There will be a one hour live virtual meeting per week. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion for 20 hours (2 CEUs). For more information about receiving university credit see P3 Collegiate Credit Information.
Prerequisite for this course: P3 Design: Introduction to TPBL
P3 Applied online course and summer experiences help you make the switch from content-based teaching to applied learning. To get started take our three-week online course P3 Applied. P3 Applied is an online course paced over three weeks that includes video podcasts combined with three live virtual meetings. It focuses on how you teach, utilizes design-thinking, involves team collaboration, and uses effective communication – all key components for a successful launch.
If you’re up for more, join us for one of our Immersive PD experiences that will help you design programs that work for you and your students, while you work alongside students developing your content! You act as a student and learn what they are learning each morning. Then in the afternoons, you will meet to design and build your plan. A final virtual meeting after your program is launched will be scheduled as follow-up support.
3 week online course fee: $300 (1 CEU )
3 week online course & Immersive PD experience: $1,050 (2 CEUs)
Over four weeks in June, students and teachers are invited to participate in a dynamic, rapid paced course that covers four areas of additive manufacturing – CAD, Welding, 3D Printing and Assembly. The immersive program prepares students for college pathways in Additive Manufacturing, while providing teachers with professional development for bringing effective and engaging coursework back to school. The Summer Institute also preps students and teachers to earn industry recognized certification.
Through a National Science Foundation ATE grant Columbus State Community College, PAST Foundation and The Ohio State University, in collaboration with industry and educational partners, are developing an intensive summer program and through this support are able to offer student scholarships and teacher fellowships. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be better prepared for college and career or better prepared to teach additive manufacturing.
If you are a teacher who is interested in applying to participate in this program, please CLICK HERE to find out more information.