Educating Our Future While Engaging Your Vision

PAST focuses on a replicable process of building holistic education so that teachers can easily build programs across content areas. Whether you need on-site support, online assistance or immersive experiences, we can customize our offerings to meet your needs.

The PAST School Design team approaches learning from a Problem-Based Learning stance using the principles of design to build programs that address real world issues and engage students and teachers in a learning partnership.

PAST focuses on a replicable process of building holistic education so that teachers can easily build programs across content areas. Whether you need on-site support, online assistance or immersive experiences, we can customize our offerings to meet your needs.The School Design team offers a variety of professional development opportunities for administrators, teachers, and community partners to build sustainable programs tailored to the needs of your school’s unique culture.

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Check out inspirational stories of school districts and teachers exploring new and exciting approaches to learning! If they can do it, so can you!

Spotlights


On-site Professional Development

We understand the importance of aligning your community aspirations as you build educational strategies and delivery systems that work for your students, your school, and you! Our systems approach is culturally focused, allowing for scaffolding opportunities that help develop effective strategies.

  • Strategic planning assistance to support systemic change
  • Administrator and teacher leadership workshops
  • Personalized professional development for entire teaching staffs
  • Quarterly planning days to build culturally relevant Transdisciplinary Problem-Based Learning (TPBL) modules
  • Community partnership connection and development
  • Concierge services, providing 1:1 teacher support

Interested in learning more about how our on-site professional development works? Contact us at schooldesign@pastfoundation.org.


Online Courses

PAST’s Online Courses are an excellent entry point to engage in transformative learning opportunities. We offer the opportunity to develop shared language and to explore the theory, design and practice behind innovative implantation. Courses are tailored to fit your specific needs.

Online Courses



Immersive Professional Development

Immersive professional development allows educators the opportunity to engage in content-specific experiences along side students and content  experts in a low risk environment. P3 Applied empowers educators to  design innovative approaches to teaching and learning that leverages their gained knowledge. Educators from any content area can, and are encouraged to participate, in PAST’s Immersive PDs, that includes synchronous (face to face) and asynchronous components.  Participants engage in the P3 Applied online course which includes video podcasts and virtual meetings, followed by an intensive hands-on experience during an on-site Bridge Program. Immersive PD topics change regularly. Current topics include robotics, Minecraft, Art and STEM, and agricultural engineering.

Immersive PD


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.

For each session, we will bring you the best STEM thought leaders, design ideas, interactive dialogue with other STEM instructors, and free tools to support you in making instructional decisions that you can deliver in your classroom/school. If you are an experienced STEMer, your experiences are exactly what we need! If you are an inquiring learner in STEM, we have seasoned thinking partners and do we have ideas for you!

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"The high quality, customized professional development provided by PAST was tailored to meet this unique challenge. The engaging, high energy presentations and collaborative work sessions allowed our teachers to communicate and collaborate to develop and refine their teaching practices."

- William Doermann, Principal-Starling Pre K-8 , Columbus City Schools


Evidence of Learning

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