On October 29, 2014 Dr. Annalies Corbin, PAST Foundation President and CEO, moderated a forum with leading educators focused on the early college high school initiative. The audience had the opportunity to hear from experts in education who all have had a hand in designing and developing successful early college high school programs.
The panalist were
Dr. David Harrison, President – Columbus State Community College
Dr. Dan Hoffman – Former Assistant Superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools
Dr. Sandra Stroot – Ohio State University Professor and Board Chair, PAST Foundation
Opening remarks from Dr. Dave Chesebrough, President and CEO, COSI, focused on “building communities around the learning process.” He shared that all of us, in every walk of life, make decisions everyday that are influenced by science and technology: how we travel, how we communicate, the careers we choose. The challenges of the 21st century can be met when educators look at creative approaches to STEM education. According to Dr. Chesebrough, organizations like PAST and Columbus State are the anchors of the education eco-system.
This very lively and informative conversation highlighted the strengths and some obstacles in developing early college high school program. We will be sharing more about our panelist and their insights here on the PAST blog in the next few weeks.