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3D Printing: Not Just for the Nerdy Teacher Down the Hall Anymore

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 26, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: 204C

Katherine Leatherman   Jason Mammano  
Imagine if 3D printing were a foreign language. Go full immersion and become fluent in 75 minutes. No joke. Learn about 3D design, slicing and printing. You'll get everything you need to get started, including an "itch" only a 3D printer can scratch.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to explain the design cycle and how it applies and relates to 3D printing and student creation. Participants will be able to identify ways to design, create, and print objects using various web-based and software tools. Participants will be able to explain the 3D printing process, from ideation to creation. Participants will be able to identify research and reasons supporting 3D printing in multiple content areas.


Introduction/Welcome (2 min.)
What is 3D Printing? (5 min.)
Why use 3D Printing? (5 min.)
Creation Tools (15 min.)
Slicing Tools (15 min.)
Printing Tools (15 min.)
Conclusion & Feedback (3 min.)

Supporting research

AJ Juliani (Design Process)
John Dewey

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Katherine Leatherman, Gaston County Schools
Jason Mammano, Gaston County Schools

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