At Makers Empire, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all the teachers and parents trying to work out how students can continue learning remotely throughout the massive, unprecedented disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

To support teachers, students and families currently experiencing or planning for school closures, our team have been working (remotely) around the clock on the second iteration of our new, FREE Learning at Home course. Makers Empire customers can access this course under their existing subscriptions. We have also extended our usual 14-day free trial period to 4-months so that non-customer teachers affected by school closures can access this course.

Thank you to all the teachers who have taken the time to provide us with feedback on the resources we’ve already created like the 10 Coronavirus Design Challenges or 10 Social Distancing & Self-Isolation Design Challenges.

For example, Bianca Laister, Deputy Principal from Birdwood Primary School in Australia, emailed us: “These are crazy times we’re now living in and our staff are feeling quite stressed and inundated about the current situation. The free resources you have provided will help to lighten the workload.”

Makers Empire’s 3D design app is used by 1+ million students and 22,000+ teachers in 40 countries. Many of us at Makers Empire are parents of school-age children. Some of us are educators with decades of classroom experience. We share your worries and concerns and will do what we can to help during this time. We are all in this together.

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New & Improved Learning at Home Course

Daily Design Missions For K-6

The Makers Empire Learning at Home course consists of daily 30-minute Design Missions, split into three grade bands: K-2, 3-4 and 5-6.

Set Students Work Remotely

Teachers can now set classes daily Design Missions simply and remotely via the Makers Empire Teacher Dashboard. The Design Mission will then appear directly in students’ devices as a message from you within Makers Empire.

Aligned to Standards

All Design Missions are aligned to international standards including the Australian Curriculum, American Common Core, UK Curriculum and Next Generation Science Standards.

Pedagogically Proven

Makers Empire is certified by Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality so you can be confident that your students are learning remotely with a world-class EdTech tool.

Free To Use

Teachers with a Makers Empire subscription have access to the Learning at Home course under their current subscription.  Teachers without a subscription can sign up for a FREE 4-month trial to gain access to this course.  All students can download and use the Makers Empire 3D design app at home for FREE.

Step-by-Step Teacher Guide

We know this is an challenging time for teachers so we’ve made this course as easy to use as possible and created a step-by-step guides for teachers. We have also created Learning at Home: FAQs for frequently asked questions.

Step-by-Step Parent Guide

We’ve also created a step-by-step guide for parents to help them support their child(ren)’s learning and a suggested way to introduce Makers Empire to them.

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Makers Empire: Better Learning By Design

Makers Empire helps K-8 teachers teach Design Thinking, STEM and 21st-century learning skills using 3D printing. Our pioneering 3D solutions for schools include 3D modelling software, over 150 lesson plans aligned with international standards and professional development. With Makers Empire, engaged students learn how to solve real-world problems and make their world better.