February 20, 2020

(re)Designing Space(s)

Recognize that your space isn’t fitting your organization’s needs as well as it could be? Have you or your team thought about making changes, imagined improvements, or started a plan? Join APOST and their guest presenter Heather Mallak of PUBLIC STUD/O at Sarah Heinz House for this interactive workshop aimed to support your space design efforts!


In this training, participants start with a tour of Sarah Heinz House’s facilities to see how rethinking space design has improved their program, then review some examples of low to high budget, high impact transformations that focus on supporting the identified “design drivers” in your space to help you better mold it to fit the needs of your youth. Participants will gain insights from collaborating professionals—architects, designers, and informal learning space providers–who have undertaken larger scale redesign efforts. You’ll leave this session with insights, techniques, and resources for use in co-designing with your intended audience to improve experience.

Lunch will be provided and free parking is available.


To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

More Information

For more information, contact APOST at 412.456.6876.


March 19, 2019

Wellness Wednesday: Dance & Movement with Fine Art Miracles

Join the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh for a high-energy dance and movement workshop with their guest Maria Gismondi from Fine Art Miracles, Inc.! Explore rhythm and space, experiment with props, and have fun expressing yourself with movement! Maria will focus on gross motor skills, creative movement, and physical play. No experience required!

This program is designed for our youngest learners (0-5) but is suitable for all ages. The event is drop-in, so guests may come and go as they please! For more information, visit the event page!


February 12, 2019

Fostering Inclusive Spaces for Children of All Abilities

Join APOST at United Way’s Pittsburgh Office for this eye-opening and interactive workshop, tailored to increase awareness about disabilities, and to share different ways to make your program space more inclusive for children with disabilities.

With her firsthand experience living with a disability and parenting a child with a disability too, guest presenter, Michelle Walker, of Lend An Ear Consulting, will be here to help participants navigate this important topic for Out-of-School Time providers. Questions are encouraged.

Objectives of this workshop are:

  • Participants will learn and discuss the various types of disabilities, both visible and invisible.
  • Participants will explore ways to be more inclusive, more accessible and welcoming for all.


To register, visit their event page.


For questions, contact APOST at 412.456.6876 or


November 13, 2018

The State of Maker Learning in Southwest PA and Beyond

Join education practitioners in a discussion of the State of Maker Learning in SW PA and Beyond on November 15th at CoLab18. This event, through lightning talks and group discussion, will serve as a catalyst to better understand the maker space landscape in Pittsburgh, obtain ideas from national makers, and generate new ideas for all. Click here to learn more and to register.

Speakers Include:

Light breakfast and lunch provided.

*Event information provided by APOST*