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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.

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World’s easiest to use 3D software

With Makers Empire, your K-8 students will be designing in 3D in minutes. New users are instructed to begin with a series of bite-sized challenges of escalating difficulty designed to help them learn how to use the app and think creatively. Students’ efforts are rewarded with tokens and level ups that allow them to unlock new design items and competitions. Multiple login options, including QR code, make gaining access easy for even the youngest students. Plus, you control your students’ privacy settings and how their designs are shared ensuring responsible school management.

Teacher’s Dashboard for Easy Class Management 

The Makers Empire Teacher’s Dashboard makes managing multiple students and classes a breeze! View, comment on and download students’ designs for 3D printing.

“We loved the Teacher (Dashboard) with its support, ideas and integration of the Australian Curriculum,”

– Stephen Corcoran, Director of Digital Learning, St Stephen’s School, AUSTRALIA

Learn More About the Teachers’ Dashboard

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.

Stay Up To Date & Be Inspired 

Stay up-to-date with design thinking news, thought leadership articles and 3D lesson ideas. Browse teacher interviews, school case studies, new product features, step-by-step videos and 3D printing tips on the Makers Empire blog.

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.

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 3D Printer 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.

3D 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.

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.

 

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