Rose State College Announces Innovative “Teach the Teacher” 3D Printing Course with Free Curriculum and Equipment Published March 4, 2024

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Rose State College is proud to introduce an educational opportunity for educators with the launch of this year’s “Teach the Teacher” course focused on 3D Printing technology.

Scheduled for May 9-11, 2024, this three-day, cost-free course promises to enrich teachers’ pedagogical approaches with cutting-edge 3D printing knowledge and applications.

“We’re thrilled to offer this unique 3D Printing course at Rose State College through the Teach the Teacher event,” says Matt Weinrich, Director of K-12 Initiatives at Rose State College. “It's an opportunity for educators to expand their tech skills and enhance classroom learning. Educators who complete the course will receive a new 3D printer to take back to their schools, completely free of charge. We look forward to empowering teachers with these tools.”

Empowering Educators with 3D Printing Skills

Designed specifically for educators keen on integrating modern technology into their curriculum, the “Teach the Teacher” course will cover a comprehensive overview of 3D Printing. Participants will explore its practical applications, potential impacts on student learning, and innovative curriculum ideas. The course aims to equip teachers with the skills and insights necessary to inspire a new generation of creators and engineers.

Exclusive Incentives for Participants

In a move to support and encourage the adoption of 3D printing in education, Rose State College is offering an exceptional incentive: each participant will receive a brand new 3D printer upon completing the course. This initiative underscores the College’s commitment to fostering technological fluency and creativity in classrooms across the metro.

Additionally, in an enriching initiative to showcase the real-world applications of 3D printing, participating teachers will embark on field trips to notable industry partners’ facilities, including the United Dynamics prototype lab. This experience aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical implementation, offering educators firsthand insights into the cutting-edge advancements in 3D printing technology.

Event Details:

  • Date: May 9-11, 2024
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Location: LEAD Center, Rose State College
  • Fee: $0.00
  • Application: Online

The course is open to educators interested in expanding their teaching toolkit with 3D printing technology. However, participants are reminded to complete the required Google Forms application to ensure their eligibility for this enriching professional development opportunity and the 3D printer incentive.

The Teach the Teacher course is graciously funded through a grant from the Federal Department of Education, with pivotal support from former Senator James Inhofe. Senator Inhofe played a crucial role in championing the allocation of these congressional funds in the spring of 2022, ensuring the event's realization.

For more information and to apply for the “Teach the Teacher” course, please click here. Spaces are limited, and eligibility for the free 3D printer is contingent upon completion of both the course application and the accompanying Google Forms application, available here.