3D printing for Education: The Teacher Certification Program
Educators are increasingly trained to become 3D printing experts. It is understandable to the extent that, technology is the future, and educators are the one who teach our children the required skills to advance and build their career in the world of tomorrow.
Makerbot has made this philosophy a true mission. Although the company is not the only one to help children to acquire 3D printing skills, it is one of the first companies which adapt its business on this direction.
With its 3D printers already found in over 7000 schools, the company launched today a 3D printing certification program for educators.
The manufacturer offers solutions for both teachers and administrators that go far beyond easy-to-use software and reliable hardware. “After years of working directly with educators, we’ve learned that one of the most challenging parts to using 3D printers in the classroom isn’t learning new technology or design skills, it’s having high quality, classroom-ready 3D printing lesson plans built around them”, said the company.
The certification program will enable educators to create their own 3D printing curriculum. They could create 21st century STEAM projects. Thereafter, via a portal, they will discover more on Thingiverse Education.
As part of this MakerBot Certification™ Program, other education resources include: the MakerBot Educators Guidebook, the definitive guide to 3D printing in the classroom (with 9 classroom-ready lesson plans); Thingiverse Education, a collection of 400+ 3D printing lesson plans sortable by subject, grade, and Core Standard and Thingiverse, one of the largest 3D printable file library and community, with over 3 million 3D printable things and over 2 million users sharing STEAM best practice and 3D printing tips and tricks.
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