3D Printing Classes and Resources
MakerBot has developed curriculum resources focused on every stage of education from kindergarten to higher education like technical colleges to universities and innovation centers.
MakerBot’s Thingiverse is one of the largest 3D printing educational resources in the world. It includes educational resources like project modules, comprehensive 3D printing classes, lesson idea videos, and student design competitions.
Thingiverse Education provides over 100 free lessons that make teaching with a 3D printer easier and more effective for a variety of grade levels and subjects. It also provides a community where educators can exchange best practices or remix projects.
MakerBot’s well-known Educators Guidebook and ISTE-approved Educator Certification is the definitive resource for implementing 3D printing in the classroom and is perfect for educators looking to get students excited about 3D printing. It includes a course on 3D printing and 3D design for educators, classroom-ready 3D printing lesson plans, and advice on best practices for 3D printing and STEM educators.
And now, MakerBot’s Certification Program for Students provides middle and high school students a proven edge with design thinking skills and hands-on 3D printing training. It is a cloud-based online learning platform easily scalable for academic institutions and their classrooms.
Igniting student engagement and academic performance, the Student Certification Program sets a foundation for measuring STEM proficiency while empowering students with 21st-century career skills.
The effect and influence of 3D printing on a variety of industries and therefore the importance of 3D printing education is undeniable. Most products in use today involve 3D printing in some way during the design cycle. The workforce of the future will have all been students who have been impacted by 3D printing.