News: Teacher Training Course in 3D Printing

  • Posted on: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 21:19
  • By: SteveCottee

Safewise and Applied Shapes Education have combined their experience and skills to offer an exciting new opportunity to primary school staff. With the increase in demand for accessible technology, education has been pushed towards including all the new developments earlier and earlier in to the curriculum. This has resulted in primary school children being taught very basic programming and the requirement for schools to start to introduce the use of 3D printing in the curriculum.

Although currently not compulsory in the national curriculum, 3D printing is mentioned in a lot of documentation and OFSTED have been briefed about its use and relevance.
A government study showed how variable the use and experiences of students were with a majority of primary schools having no access to 3D printing. Where it was used well it opened up design, art, science and IT in new cross curricular ways that enhanced the subjects and was not just a bolt on activity.
To this end we are offering a 3D printer and design course that would support and enhance curricular experience for schools. In the 3 hour training staff will learn:

  • How a 3D printer works
  • What type and style would suit your school
  • Set up, running costs, health and safety considerations
  • The variety of software available and practice in using it
  • How to use 3D printing across the curriculum and some ideas for schemes of work
    Staff will leave with the basic understanding on how to do all these things and how to start a project to get the school using 3D printing in an efficient and effective way in the curriculum

    Training will be at the new IT suite at Streetwise Poole on 1st April 2016 9.30 – 12.30

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