MakerBot Earns ISTE Seal for 3D Printing Certification Program

Two months ago, we were introducing Makerbot’s teacher certification program. As a reminder, the latter will enable educators to create their own 3D printing curriculum (they could create STEAM projects and get more information on Thingiverse Education) and become 3D printing experts. Following this announcement, the manufacturer committed to 3D printing in education, announced today that it has earned the ISTE Seal of Alignment.

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The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) defines standards for how to use technology in classrooms. It gives a sort of accreditation to the use of technology in class but it does not seem to be mandatory since Makerbot already implemented some actions for 3D printing in education.

The organization approved Makerbot’s technology therefore making it easier for individuals and entire districts to add and support 3D printing in their STEM classrooms.

MakerBot has showcased its solutions for educators, including the MakerBot Certification program and lesson plans from Thingiverse Education™, at this year’s ISTE conference in Chicago.

According to a survey of over 2,000 MakerBot Educators, teachers met their classroom needs in K-12 and CAD instruction in two years.

Results of the survey show that the manufacturer is increasingly gaining the education field given the positive results and feedback it gets from teachers’ experiences using 3D printing.

Much of this impressive teacher satisfaction is thanks to the effort we’ve put into solving real classroom problems—like the availability of 3D printing curriculum with Thingiverse Education, clear best practices with the MakerBot Educators Guidebook, and now training with the new MakerBot Certification program”, Goshen said.

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