SA DECD School? EOI open for Learning by Design: 3D Printing in Primary Schools 2018 


DECD schools with a primary enrolment are invited to apply for the “Learning by Design: 3D Printing in Primary Schools” project for 2018. The project has capacity for 50 schools in each semester. Schools will receive a 1 year whole-of-site subscription to Makers Empire software and accompanying Teacher’s Dashboard as well as access to a comprehensive professional learning program including face to face, PLC and online support during the year.

The 2018 project follows on from the successful 2017 project – see video1 & video2 from one of the Showcase Days below.

Goals and Objectives

The Learning by Design: 3D Printing in Primary Schools Project aims to support learning across the STEM disciplines by engaging students in exciting, challenging learning that is connected to their real-world experiences, and helping teachers to develop pedagogical approaches that enable students to develop deep technological knowledge combined with critical, creative and design thinking.

Teachers will be supported to design innovative learning programs, that provide authentic, meaningful contexts for students to engage in STEM and maker based learning using 3D design and printing.

The provision of Makers Empire’s tools and resources will help participating teachers activate the potential of 3D technologies to develop and enhance students’ critical, creative and design thinking skills.

More information about next year’s project can be found here.



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