Makers Empire offers customised professional development and courses and uniquely themed in-app challenge courses for organisations, companies, insitutitions, trusts and foundations, tailored to suit your education goals.
Founded in 2013 in Adelaide, South Australia, Makers Empire creates market-leading solutions for schools, teachers, students and families. Makers Empire’s products are backed by Macquarie University research, certified by Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality and recommended by Common Sense Education.
Makers Empire helps its community partners achieve their education objectives and deliver significant and measurable change within their community (and ours!).
Makers Empire has partnered with education departments, trusts and foundations to deliver 3D technology to groups of 200+ schools in Australia, America and the Middle East. So we have the experience, skills and team to deliver a successful education program for you.
The Andy Thomas Space Foundation wanted to deliver education in awareness of space career opportunities to primary school students. So it partnered with Makers Empire on an Australia-first pilot program for primary schools to deliver this. This custom program includes delivery of our Learning by Design course, student projects aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and subject matter experts providing insights into their own careers in space and the exciting work their companies are doing. As a precursor to a planned national roll-out, the program will be trialled with nine South Australian schools. Learn more.
The Toyota Community Foundation was looking for a partner to help it deliver STEM learning opportunities to students in West Melbourne. So it partnered with Makers Empire to deliver the West Melbourne 3D Printing in Schools Project to eight primary schools. This project worked towards the goals of the National STEM School Education Strategy 2016-2026 by engaging students in exciting, challenging STEM learning connected to real-world experiences, helping teachers to develop approaches that enable students to combine STEM knowledge with critical, creative and design thinking, and building teacher capacity. To achieve project goals, teachers undertook our Learning by Design course and students worked on projects with a specific STEM focus. Learn more.
GE and Polar were looking for a partner to help them deliver an ambitious global project delivering 3D technology and education to 600 schools. So Polar approached Makers Empire to help them deliver the education component of the GE Additive Program to younger students. In 2017 and 2018, the GE Additive Education Program awarded 3D printing packages to more than 600 primary and secondary schools in 30 countries who did not previously have access to 3D printing technology. Each package included 3D printers, access to the Polar Cloud and (STEAM) curriculum, 3D design tools and resources provided by Makers Empire. Learn more.
Community group, Bushfire Kids Connect, was looking to increase awareness of bushfire awareness and well being amongst primary aged children and to empower students to become problem solvers within their communities. So Bushfire Kids Connect teamed up with Makers Empire to achieve their education objectives via a custom program for 10 South Australian schools comprising a custom bushfire awareness and wellbeing themed challenge course in the Makers Empire app, the Learning by Design course for teachers, provision of Makers Empire tools for schools and learning opportunities with subject matter experts.
The Commissioner for Children and Young People was looking for a partner to help it deliver its annual Commissioner’s Digital Challenge for around 300 SA primary schools. So it teamed up with Makers Empire to provide its Makers Empire 3D design tools and resources to participating schools. In the Space to Dream challenge, students need to design a toy or gadget for someone their age who is moving to Mars.
Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children and Young People, SA
2. PROJECT DELIVERY
Tell us a little more about your organisation and your mission. We can create a tailored plan to help you achieve your education and awareness goals, deliver widespread, systemic change and help create a generation of thinkers, creators and problem solvers.