NSW Education Standards Authority endorses Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course

Makers Empire is delighted to announce that our innovative Learning by Design Course is now endorsed by the New South Wales (NSW) Education Standards Authority. This means that teachers based in NSW, Australia, who undertake this course will be able to use it to meet his or her mandated teacher accreditation requirements.

In NSW, all teachers currently need to undertake 100 hours of professional development over the course of their accreditation period (usually 5 years, but sometimes, 7) to maintain their professional accreditation. The Makers Empire Learning by Design course is a 20-hour course, meaning that teachers can do the Makers Empire course to maintain 20% of their professional credentials.

Specifically, Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course will contribute 20 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 2.1.2., 2.2.2, 2. 6.2., 3.3.2., 3.4.2., 4.5.2., 6.3.2., 6.4.2. and 7.4.2. from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW, Australia.

The Makers Empire Learning by Design course is designed to help classroom teachers and school leaders integrate design thinking by using 3D printing and design as an everyday classroom tool. Teachers learn how to use 3D and design to transform the way they teach students STEM/STEAM subjects and help them develop important design thinking and 21st century learning skills.

Makers Empire’s Director of Learning, Mandi Dimitriadis, said, “we’re thrilled that our Learning by Design course has been endorsed by NSW Education Standards Authority. This endorsement is confirmation that our professional development programs for schools are based on authentic and effective 3D learning tools and resources and an academically sound and rigorous approach to learning.”

The Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course include all of our core elements, including:

  • Professional development for teachers
  • 3D modelling software
  • Over 130 curriculum-aligned lesson plans
  • Teacher’s dashboard
  • Analytics

The course also includes tailored packages that can include the following:

  • Custom planning
  • Custom professional development
  • Custom support
  • Custom LMS/SSO integration
  • Custom analytics
  • Showcase Days for teachers and students
  • Online professional learning community
  • 3D printers
  • 3D printing filament
  • 3D hardware training
  • 3D hardware support

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