Managed Projects for Makers Empire Customers

A managed term project is designed to be delivered to groups of Makers Empire school customers from all over the world to maximise learning opportunities and provide scaffolding and support for teachers. Over the course of a term, teachers will explore a specific Challenge Course with students aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Managed term projects are free of charge for all Makers Empire customers as they are included in the cost of an annual subscription to Makers Empire. Not yet a Makers Empire school customer? Check out our managed term pilots for groups of schools. 

Teachers in a managed term project will:

  • Understand how to use 3D technology to plan, teach and assess Design & Technology and Engineering curriculum for K-8 students.
  • Receive access to a new Challenge Course for the course of the program (one term).
  • Each Challenge Course provides a complete design program for students. Challenge courses are carefully aligned to aligned to CCSS and NGSS standards, centered around a theme and designed to take 4-10 weeks to complete. For example, teachers might have students work through a Challenge Course for one lesson per week over a term. Over that term, students will address all aspects of the Design & Technologies curriculum without needing to do any extra planning.
  • Each Challenge Course contains five different activities: 1) videos; 2) quizzes; 3) pro-training tutorials; 4) design challenges; and 5) offline activities.

Do You Meet Project Criteria?

Are you:

  1. A Makers Empire school customer?
  2. Keen to make the most of your Makers Empire subscription?
  3. Looking to introduce 3D design and 3D printing to new or existing teachers at your school?
  4. Keen to learn how to cover Design & Technology curriculum?
  5. Wanting teachers to buddy up to support each other’s learning?
  6. Keen to re-inspire yourself and your teaching colleagues?

Timetable for Managed Term Projects

Makers Empire will run four group projects a year, running approximately September – October, November – December, February – March and April – May.
Each project will be available for eight to ten weeks. 

Commitment Required, Inclusions and Costs



  1. A class or classes of K-8 students to  participate in the project.
  2.  Devices, laptops or desktop computers that students can use to complete the Challenge Courses. The Makers Empire app will need to be installed on these devices. 
  3. A computer to access the Makers Empire Teacher Dashboard (browser based).
  4. Allocated teacher time to participate fully in the project. Teachers will need to allow approximately 1-2 hours a week for a term.


  1. Access to a specific Challenge Course – watch example video above – for the duration of the project. 
  2.  Expert training and guidance from our learning team, and responsive help and technical support from our customer success team.
  3.  Project report to share with your stakeholders.


  • $0 for existing school customers.
  • Available to new trial customers.

Stages in a Managed Term Project for Schools


  1. You register your interest to join a project below.
  2. We’ll be in touch with you to discuss your completed registration and clarify any points.


  1. Makers Empire runs optional webinars during the first half of the project to answer questions and provide support to teachers. Additional support is provided as needed via email or 1:1 virtual meetings.
  2. Teachers introduce Makers Empire to students.
  3. Students work on a challenge course
  4. Students complete a challenge course. 


  1. Teachers and students provide insight into learning behaviours and attitudes via a survey.
  2. We arrange an optional 1:1 virtual meeting to discuss what worked well and what could be improved. 
  3. You discuss your experience and feedback from teachers and students with your stakeholders and agree next steps.

Selected Awards, Certifications, Accreditations & Partners

Register for a Makers Empire Managed Term Program

Your students can login to Makers Empire using the above platforms.