Design for Innovation

STORY OF CHANGE: PAST INNOVATION LAB

PAST Innovation Lab focuses on learning in the future. For 15 years, the goal has been to educate. Through the efforts of anthropologists, scientists, engineers, and educators, that goal continues to swell. PAST has been wildly successful in outreach programs to educate the public in exploring new ways to teach and learn that are relevant and meaningful. This outreach enables a successful transition from being a student to becoming a member of the workforce. The idea is simple: to be a tool that helps teachers and schools promote and transform learning strategies with an intensive hands-on approach.

Research confirms that school facilities impact learning. PAST has designed active learning spaces that emphasize collaboration and project work that address real world concerns. These facilities reflect PAST values about what supports and enhances successful learning. Creating a learning environment that helps all types of students succeed was a desire out come that threaded throughout the physical space that PAST has created.