Makers Empire offers customised professional Design Thinking and 3D Printing learning programs for education departments, education ministries, education boards, large groups of schools, and education initiatives, tailored to suit individual needs and objectives.
Our customised solutions are designed to help elementary, primary and middle school teachers integrate design thinking by using 3D printing and design as an everyday classroom tool to improve student engagement, understanding and performance.
Through our professional learning programs, teachers learn how to use 3D and design to transform the way they teach students STEM subjects and help them develop important design thinking and 21st-century learning skills.
With multi-school programs, Makers Empire and its partners can deliver significant, systemic change and help equip K-8 students with the skills and attitudes they’ll need to not only survive but thrive in the future.
Makers Empire is partnering with Dubai-based education consultancy company, Ibtikar, to deliver a country-wide rollout of 3D technology into over 200 primary schools in 2019-2022 for the United Arab Emirates, Ministry of Education (MoE). To achieve the country-wide rollout, Makers Empire will provide curriculum, 3D software (Makers Empire 3D), teacher resources, training and support to Ibtikar so the company can train MoE teachers to successfully deliver the new program. This transfer of knowledge and skills in Design Thinking and Maker pedagogy is integral to the program’s success and the MoE teachers’ professional development.
“Through this rollout of 3D technology, our students will learn to reframe needs as actionable statements and to create solutions to real-world problems. In doing so, our students will develop an important growth mindset, the skills they need to make their world better and the essential ability to persist when encountering setbacks.”
HE Eng. AbdulRahman
United Arab Emirates Ministry of Education
Makers Empire partnered again with Polar 3D and GE to deliver the GE Additive Education Program in 2017/2018 and 2018/19. Together, we provided access to 3D technology and curriculum to 600 elementary, middle and high schools around the world.
The GE Additive Education Program’s (AEP) 2018 cycle awarded 3D printing package to more than 600 primary and secondary schools in 30 countries who did not previously have access to 3D printing technology. Each package includes 3D printing hardware, software and science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) curriculum including Makers Empire.
Makers Empire has partnered with the Department of Education in SA for the last four years to deliver the ‘3D Printing in Schools’ project to 270 South Australian primary schools.
Teachers from participating schools undertook Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course, designed to create scaleable and sustainable learning networks.
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We can create a tailored plan to help you deliver widespread, systemic change and help create a generation of thinkers, creators and problem solvers.