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Makers Empire Learning By Design Course

Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course is a 20-hour, blended professional learning program for teachers facilitated by the the Makers Empire learning team.

Aligned to professional teaching standards, the Learning by Design course includes face to face workshops, live webinars, personalised support and an online professional learning community. 

As part of the course, all teachers and students in a school are provided with intentional and high quality 3D tools to support implementation and learning for one year.

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  • Ideal for those ready to make a decision about Makers Empire's suitablity for their individual school. For district deals, please choose Book Demo.
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  • Ideal for those budget planning, those who want to learn if Makers Empire is a good fit and those who have lots of questions.
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  • Ideal for those who are short on time and those wanting to learn more about integrating 3D design and printing into the K-8 classroom.

Who’s it for?

Learning by Design is ideal for K-8 educators wanting to learn more about design thinking and how to  support their students to develop design thinking skills across the curriculum. 


– School principals
– School leaders
– Classroom teachers
– Design teachers
– Technology teachers
– Art teachers
– School librarians

20 Hours Blended Learning

20-hour blended learning including face to face workshops and live webinars aligned to professional standards for teachers. This course is suitable for up to 20 teachers and leaders from one school.

Understand and Teach Design Thinking

Develop a solid understanding of design thinking processes. Gain confidence and strategies for implementing design based pedagogies in the classroom.

Learn and teach 3D Printing & Design

Understand how 3D design and printing technology can benefit STEM learning and enhance student learning outcomes. Develop, implement and evaluate design based learning programs integrating 3D design and printing.

High Quality, Intentional 3D Tools

To support implementation and learning, all school teachers and students gain access to Makers Empire 3D Learning Program for 1 year. This includes 3D software, curriculum aligned lesson plans, a teacher’s dashboard and analytics.

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Professional Learning Community

Be part of an online professional learning community of teachers using 3D printing in schools. Share ideas, resources and experiences with your teaching peers.

Feedback from teachers

“…wonderful day. I heard a few teachers talking about this being the best professional learning day they have done in their careers! Great job, we are planning to share with the Governing Council and run a parent information night to follow this up,” Grant Small, Principal, Grange Primary School, Australia. 

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Student learning outcomes

Watch these inspiring school made videos by teachers who completed the Learning by Design course. See how they’re using Makers Empire in the classroom.

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Enhance learning across districts

In mid 2017, teachers from 49 primary schools in South Australia undertook the Learning by Design course together in Australia’s biggest roll out of 3D printing in schools.

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Course Leader

Mandi Dimitriadis is Director of Learning Improvement at Makers Empire. Mandi has worked with professional learning providers in Australia and the USA to design and deliver professional learning courses on problem-based learning and design thinking. She has led Australian Curriculum professional learning and pedagogical change programs in various roles for the Department for Education and Child Development, South Australia (SA). Mandi is an experienced primary, junior primary, pre-school, and special education teacher. Previously, she managed education programs at the SA Maritime Museum. 

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SEND ME QUOTE
  • Ideal for those ready to make a decision about Makers Empire's suitablity for their individual school. For district deals, please choose Book Demo.
BOOK LIVE DEMO
  • Ideal for those budget planning, those who want to learn if Makers Empire is a good fit and those who have lots of questions.
WATCH DEMO NOW
  • Ideal for those who are short on time and those wanting to learn more about integrating 3D design and printing into the K-8 classroom.