Makers Empire recently partnered with the Northern Territory’s (NT) Education Department to deliver curriculum-aligned STEM learning and Design Thinking to 15 NT schools via our Learning by Design course.
NT schools involved were Alice Springs School of the Air, Bees Creek Primary School, Berry Springs Primary School,
Braitling Primary School, Clyde Fenton Primary School, Driver Primary School, Larrakeyah Primary School, Malak Primary School, Nhulunbuy High School, Rosebery Primary School, Sanderson Middle School, St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, St Philip’s College, Taminmin College and Wanguri Primary School.
During terms two and three in 2022, Makers Empire provided:
- A learning by design program for 15 schools with each school sending 2 – 5 teachers
- Two days of face-to-face teacher professional learning in 3D modelling and design principles
- Support for capacity building of teachers through facilitation of flow-on professional learning through professional learning communities
- Support for teachers to design, trial and document a teaching and learning plan that uses 3D modelling and design based on learning design principles and the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, Design & Technologies
- Organisation of a showcase day for students to display and present their project work
- 12 months access to Makers Empire’s design tools and services
- 3D print credits to a 3D print bureau service
After an energetic and lively showcase, feedback from teachers and students was enthusiastic.
“The project was such a great experience for my students. They loved being able to create anything they wanted and the social aspect in Makers Empire is great. The showcase day was a great opportunity to see other school’s projects and designs and the confidence students showed when discussing their projects,” said a teacher.