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3D Printing for Teachers

STEM-909
3 Credits
Online
4.93/5.00
STEM-909
3 Credits
Online
4.93/5.00
The Good News: Your school district purchased a 3D printer for your classroom. The Bad News: Training wasn't included. 3D printing technology has great potential in educational environments as course subjects can be brought to life. This equips the students with practical (and very valuable) real-life experience.

To the greatest degree possible, we'll use free/open-source programs that run on multiple systems without making compromises. This will help maximize availability for you and your students, whether at school or at home. An inexpensive guidebook is recommended, and the apps/software are free. This class can be completed without access to a 3D printer and we'll explore methods to help you teach 3D printing to your students the same way. The syllabus describes the journey but know that there will be ample opportunity to adapt lessons that fit what you teach and the hardware you have available.

This course is applicable towards the STEM Teaching Certificate.

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Eric Westland

Instructor
After spending 38 years in the classroom, I retired in 2016 and transitioned to teaching teachers. My expertise spans diverse subjects, particularly in technical fields over the last three decades, from Architectural CAD to Algebra, Woodshop to Web Design. I take pride in offering enjoyable and relevant courses and creating a supportive environment for teachers of all backgrounds. In my classes, expect a relaxed atmosphere with practical challenges tailored to various skill levels. The online format allows flexibility, fitting seamlessly into your schedule. My ultimate goal is for every student to gain both enjoyable experiences and immediately applicable skills and materials for their classrooms.