3D Printing in the Classroom

Octorara SD – Jan 09, 2020

Class Overview

Course Code: T&L 2900, 3D Printing in the Classroom

This introductory course is designed for elementary and secondary school teachers especially those who teach art, technology education, science, and computer science as well as anyone with a general interest in 3D printing. From initial set-up to classroom integration, participants will learn how to integrate higher-order thinking skills in an existing course, where prototyped designs connect to real-world learning. Participants will learn how to operate and troubleshoot a 3D printer, and design engaging and practical hands-on projects that are suitable for use with elementary and secondary students in STEAM and PA Core-aligned curricula.

Participants will also learn how to find, download, remix, and print items ranging from jewelry to mechanical gears. They will use free 3D modeling CAD software to create, share, publish and print their own custom designs. Join us to transform your lesson plans and projects by enabling students to design and produce decorative items as well as engineered solutions to real-world problems.

All participants will receive an assembled Printrbot Play 3D printer and 3 graduate-level professional development credits provided by the University of North Dakota.

This course is perfect for any K-12 educator looking to spark creativity and increase student engagement in the classroom!

Register today and we’ll provide you with a 3D Printer to take back to your school!

Learning Goals

  • Understand the basic principles of 3D printing including important vocabulary and the history of additive manufacturing
  • Operate a 3D printer including its calibration and configuration as well as troubleshooting common problems
  • Use free 3D modeling software to design objects that can be printed
  • Identify existing curricular activities that can be enhanced with the use of a 3D printer
  • Design new standards-based learning activities for students that make use of a 3D printer
  • Publish and share custom 3D designs with an online portfolio


Course Cost


Class Location

Octorara SD

Date and Time

  • Jan 09, 2020
  • Jan 16, 2020
  • Jan 23, 2020
  • Jan 30, 2020
  • Feb 06, 2020
  • Feb 13, 2020
  • (04:15 pm - 08:15 pm)
  • (04:15 pm - 08:15 pm)
  • (04:15 pm - 08:15 pm)
  • (04:15 pm - 08:15 pm)
  • (04:15 pm - 08:15 pm)
  • (04:15 pm - 08:15 pm)

Through our partnership with the University of North Dakota, we offer 3 graduate-level professional development credits for all of our courses. Upon courses completion, participants will receive an official University Transcript. Courses are also available in Non-credit version where participants can receive credit hours to submit for Act 48.