We wanted to take a moment to tell you all about what we've done for 2014 in the education component of our program.
Continued a partnership with NYC Libraries to teach students 3d design & printing
Created a mobile lab with 6 laptops and one 3d printer to go around NYC to teach students 3d design and printing.
Created workbooks filled with over 60 hours of learning for students
Finished our 6th year incubating ideas at our incubator schools, This is where we test our workbooks and other creative concepts. We understand what teachers are going through because we are right there with them.
Created train the trainer books for staff and teacher training
Created a training program where we not only train teachers but shadow them for a couple of weeks so they can feel confident in their 3d design and printing skillset
Trained teachers from all of the boroughs in 3d design and printing
Trained teachers in New Jersey in 3d Design & Printing
Received a grant to train 4 more groups of students in 3d design and printing
Created relationships with Queens College, NASA, Quirky, 3D Hubs, Shapeways, NYC Economic Development Corp, councilmembers, funders, and additional private and public organizations.
Created the first 3d design and printing challenge for elementary and middle school students. Over 80 students from Queens participated. We partnered with 6 different organizations. Students received over 30 hours of learning. Teachers were trained in fundemental concepts and given the tools to build their knowledge. Over 500 community memmbers came to learn from the students. Over 50 percent of schools elected to turn their program into a year long program.