Teaching 3D printing in a classroom is a difficult task without the right resources or support. PrintLab and Create Education are two companies teaming up to provide teachers with everything they need to bring 3D printing to their pupils.
For this collaboration, Create will become the UK distributor of PrintLab’s 3D printing curriculum and products. The courses are mostly based on the free CAD software TinkerCAD.
However, these products will also be integrated with Create’s collaborative platform which provides local support, professional development resources, workshops, and training.
“Over the last 2 years The Create Education Project has grown to be a respected platform, providing valuable free support to the education community looking to adopt and embrace 3D printing, recognized as Winners of the Tech for Teachers STEM Award and as a BETT 2018 Finalist,” explains Michelle Chatterley from Create Education.
With the combined offerings from PrintLab and Create, the hope is that schools in the UK will find it easier to introduce 3D printing into the curriculum.
Providing Teachers with Useful 3D Printing Resources
PrintLab explains in a press release that the goal isn’t to simply have a 3D printer in the classroom but to help teachers integrate the technology into lesson plans.
They hope through initiatives, they’ll be able to maximize “potential as a tool for learning”. There are multiple initiatives available to choose from.
For example, workshops, 3D printer loans, expert phone support, and advice as well as 3D printing news and content.
Or, for “as little as” £625, schools can buy 3D printing bundles. These include hardware, software, materials, curriculum, training resources, professional development resources and lifetime support.
Chatterley adds: “Increasingly our community are looking to purchase directly from us as we provide trusted products and our partnership with PrintLab enhances the range of high-quality products and curriculum resources we can offer to our community.”
Find out more about the full range of resources available by visiting the CREATE website.
Source: Press Release