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Makers Empire for Teachers

Empowering teachers to help create a new generation of thinkers, creators and problem solvers.

Transform K-8 Learning

At Makers Empire, we believe that teachers have a critical role to play in helping students realise their potential. We also believe teachers need high quality, purpose-built resources, professional development and ongoing support to perform at their best. And we’re proud and grateful to be able to help teachers develop a new generation of thinkers, creators and problem solvers.

READ SCHOOL CASE STUDIES    |    WATCH VIDEOS MADE BY SCHOOLS    |    BROWSE TWEETS BY TEACHERS

The Makers Empire Difference

Tour Makers Empire 3D Software

• Watch this video for a high-level introduction to Makers Empire 3D
• See how easy it is to start designing in 3D in minutes – no CAD necessary!
• Learn how built-in challenges and competitions test students’ skills
• Preview levelling up and gamification features
• Suitable for students ages 4 years old and up



Tour the Teachers Dashboard

• Watch this video for a high-level tour of the Teacher’s Dashboard
• Learn how to view, comment on and download students’ designs for export for 3D printing
• See how easy it is to set up and manage multiple student accounts, classes and designs
• Tour the lesson plan library with 150+ lesson plans and build your own lesson plans
• Access helpful videos and analytics

Professional Development

With Makers Empire, teachers learn how to fully harness the power of 3D design and printing to teach students design thinking, STEM concepts and 21st-century learning skills. Our innovative online professional development videos provide you with everything you need to become a confident and inspiring teacher of design thinking, 3D design and 3D printing.


Teach Design Technologies with 130+ Lesson Plans

Teach Design Thinking components of Design and Technologies Curriculum with Makers Empire. Makers Empire’s lesson plans are aligned to American Common Core standards, Next Generation Science standardsISTE Standards for Educators and the Australian Curriculum so you know exactly what curriculum you’re covering when you use Makers Empire. Search lesson plans by grade, subject, theme and language.

Implementation Plan for Teachers

Our complete 3D solutions include easy to use 3D software, high-quality teacher resources, professional development and training, and ongoing support; and can be bundled together with 3D printing hardware. We want your  experience with 3D design and printing to be a genuinely transformative one, so we’ve included everything you need to succeed.

Become an Ambassador

Join Makers Empire Ambassador Program, which celebrates innovative and inspiring educators who use Makers Empire in engaging and innovative ways. Amplify your learning and be at the forefront of Design Thinking in schools.

Nominate a Makers Empire Legend

Reward and encourage your exceptional students by nominating them to join the Makers Empire Student Ambassador program. Makers Empire Legends recieve special badges, pre-release app features for testing and more!

Design Thinking Competition

Each month, your students can take part in our global, in-app Design Thinking competition. Encourage your students to test their skills, ingenuity and creativity and to support fellow designers by leaving likes and comments.

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action,” Herbert Spencer.

Grants for Schools

If your school requires funding to purchase Makers Empire’s school subscription or a Makers Empire Printer Package, we may be able to assist with suggestions of grants you can apply for.

Current Offers for Schools and Teachers

School Subscription

Our most popular product for schools covers all teachers and students in a school. An award-winning, complete solution designed to help you and your teaching colleagues integrate design thinking into your classrooms efficiently and effectively.

Makers Empire Packages

Makers Empire offers solutions bundled with 3D printing hardware in Australia and the United States of America. We only sell 3D printers that we’ve tested extensively and can confidently recommend to teachers. Plus, all our 3D printer packages come with online training and ongoing support.

Makers Empire Printer Bundles

Makers Empire offers 3D printing hardware bundles in Australia and the United States of America. We only sell 3D printers that we’ve tested extensively and can confidently recommend to teachers. Plus, all our 3D printer packages come with online training and ongoing support.

2-Day Prototyping Course

Learn how to harness 3D technology to develop your own ideas and products with a new introductory, hands-on, two-day course. The course is presented by Makers Empire and the University of Adelaide and held 3-4 times each year. There is a discount for teachers.