Denver Public Schools is teaming up with Makers Empire to help its teachers integrate 3D technology into their classrooms.
Denver Public Schools is a large district with almost 200 schools in the United States of America. Denver Public Schools’ technology coordinators, Stephanie and Kathleen, had identified a need to provide interested teachers within the district the opportunity to engage in 3D printing. So they researched possible solutions and ended up approaching Makers Empire.
“We were delighted to come up with a custom professional development and training program for the Denver Public Schools,” said Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning at Makers Empire.
“Creating large-scale professional learning programs with groups of schools allows us to deliver systemic, scalable and sustainable change. We find teachers love teaching with Makers Empire as it empowers their students by positioning them as creators, innovators and problem solvers. Plus, teachers really enjoy learning in groups as they gain an immediate circle of like-minded peers who they can learn from, be inspired by and share their triumphs and challenges with.”
Makers Empire’s custom professional development program for Denver Public Schools includes face-to-face professional development days, online learning and online support forums for 55 teachers across 38 schools. Each of the 38 schools will have access to Makers Empire’s high-quality 3D design tools, class management tools and resources for a full year while each of the 55 teachers will be given a 3D printer, too. This way, students can experience the full Design Cycle: empathy, define, ideation, prototyping and testing.
‘Teachers tell us that Makers Empire helps every student succeed as it engages all of their students, including reluctant learners and those with special needs and disabilities,” says Mandi. “So we’re looking forward to hearing about the learning that happens in Denver Public Schools with Makers Empire.”
Makers Empire creates market-leading solutions for elementary, primary and middle schools: Makers Empire was ranked second in Common Sense Education’s Best EdTech of 2018 list and has delivered 3D technology to groups of 200+ schools in Australia, America and the Middle East.
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