FREE LEARNING AT HOME COURSE FOR ALL
Makers Empire has created a FREE, Learning at Home course to support teachers, students and families shifting to remote learning due to COVID-19 related school closures. The course consists of 90 x daily 30-minute ‘Design Missions’, split into K-2, 3-4 and 5-6.
“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. Keep up the amazing work!”
Bianca Laister, Deputy Principal, Birdwood Primary School, AUSTRALIA
Pedagogically Proven 3D Solutions for K-8 Teachers
TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO SOLVE REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS
With Makers Empire, students learn how to use Project-Based Learning and Design Thinking to identify real-world needs, problems and opportunities. They then use Makers Empire to create, prototype, test and refine their original 3D solutions.
“The lesson plans are really good. While they’re designed around the Makers Empire software, they’re actually designed around the design cycle. This is important is that it’s actually saying to kids, here’s a design cycle that has these steps in it: you have a thought, you make a plan, you design it, you print it, you check it, and then you go back and you improve it.”
Russell Deer, Principal, Braemar College, AUSTRALIA
“As a school, this has been a game changer in the 3D design game for our students of all ages. This is a great design and creation tool that teachers and students can use to be innovative and share ideas with a vibrant community of makers. With Makers Empire, students learn how to identify needs and opportunities and then create, prototype, test and refine designs of solutions using 3D printing.”
Craig Kemp, Head of Educational Technology, Stamford American International School, SINGAPORE
ENCOURAGE A LOVE OF STEM/STEAM BY MAKING IT FUN
Solving STEM problems with 3D technology encourages a love of STEM in younger students, and in particular, girls, who are underrepresented in STEM. This provides a pathway to future STEM study at high school and university and a career in a STEM field.
“Through (Makers Empire), my after-school STEM club has gained interest to where students had to be put on a waiting list. Students have discussed participating in STEM clubs in middle school and high school as well as more interest in engineering type careers,”
Casey Corn, STEM Teacher, Chesnee Elementary School, USA
HELP ALL STUDENTS SUCCEED AT THEIR OWN PACE
Teachers love the differentiated learning model of Makers Empire as it lets them individualise each student’s experience, go deeper in their learning and achieve success. Makers Empire is a powerful learning tool that engages ALL students, especially reluctant learners and those with special needs.
“The overall enthusiasm towards school and learning has increased tremendously. Students who are typically reluctant learners have come to life. One student was chronically absent and has now improved his attendance. He asks me each morning if he can get on the computer!”
Robin McGinnis, STEM Leader, Mt. Healthy City School System, USA
PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR FUTURE JOBS
85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet so today’s students need to be adaptable and innovative problem solvers. Makers Empire provides teachers with everything they need to equip students with the skills, mindsets and dispositions to help them thrive in a dynamic future.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn,”
Avlin Toffer, Author of Future Shock
Implement Evidence-Based, Market-Leading EdTech
Makers Empire’s pioneering work has been recognised with certification from the Education Alliance Finland for pedagogical quality as well as EdTech awards, partnerships, endorsements and expert recommendations Makers Empire was also part of a 12-month Macquarie University study into primary school makerspaces, examining how maker activities using 3D technology (Makers Empire) could enhance learning and teaching outcomes. The study revealed that this approach can be highly effective at developing children’s creativity, critical thinking, design thinking and digital skills.
“…(brings) the best pedagogies together, delivering the ultimate teaching and learning experiences for students and teachers. It [is about] problem solving, thinking critically and creatively and integrating across all KLAs. It’s empowering students to propose solutions, try and refine without the fear of failure. It’s the best example I have seen of collaboration between students (and teachers!) It really is bringing learning to life,”
Teacher, Primary Makerspaces Research Study
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