Exciting news today for educators and all of the visitors to our site — the launch of a new Ultimaker Education website, including resource pages, a multi-author educator blog, and a kickoff of our Education Pioneer Program!
From the Pioneer Program announcement:
Today we introduce 58 educators, from Kindergarten teachers to college professors, from Hawaii to Massachusetts, and with 3D printing experience from beginner to seasoned pro, who will share their 3D printing journeys on the new Ultimaker Education website.
The Ultimaker Education Pioneers are a community of educators of who are committed to bringing digital fabrication to the classroom, fostering student engagement, and sharing their ideas with others. They are leading the way by developing and sharing 3D printing lessons, programs, labs, and classroom experiences.
Ultimaker is proud to support this group of educators and to feature and promote their work, regardless of what kinds of 3D printers they use in their classrooms. We believe that everyone benefits from an open community that shares ideas, resources, experience, and knowledge.
Education Pioneer Program
The Pioneer Program and the new Ultimaker Education website emerged from six months of intensive research, interviews, surveys and one-on-one discussions with educators passionate about the role of desktop 3D printing in education. And what we learned was more than simply a list of what resources educators were looking for – we amassed an equally long list of ways these talented educators wished to contribute resources back to their peers.
A few highlights of the new educator resources newly available, to whet your appetite:
- Meet the first 58 Pioneers, and learn more about where they are and what subjects they have been exploring.
- To kick off the new school year the Pioneers contributed five excellent articles to share with the educational community on topics from 3D scanning artifacts in a museum to how to manage a printing lab for university students.
- Sign up for the conference mailing list to find out details about the First Annual 3D Printing Educators Conference to be held in Spring 2017. We'll have big news for you about this shortly...
- Peruse a collection of over 25 new resources aiming to help educators bring 3D printing into the classroom, from answers to common questions about getting started with 3D printing and tips on maintaining your 3D printer to lists of upcoming educational conferences, books that educators are reading, and classroom-ready, print-tested 3D models.
- Connect with other educators on the dedicated Ultimaker Education Forum.
Continue to check back to explore the latest articles, tutorials, and reference resources published to Ultimaker Education. And if you are an educator looking to get involved, check out the resources detailing how you, too, can apply to be a part of the Pioneer Program!