Makers Empire Partners with Toyota Community Trust to Develop STEM Talent | Showcase Day

Company Name: Makers Empire

Announcement Date: 21/11/2019
Announcement Category: Contract/Partnership
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Eight schools in Melbourne's West will be coming together for a Showcase Day to celebrate the STEM learning they achieved with a $60,000 grant from the Toyota Community Trust and 3D technology and professional learning delivered by Makers Empire.

The West Melbourne 3D Printing in Schools Project Showcase Day will celebrate how the eight schools have worked towards the goals of the National STEM School Education Strategy 2016-2026 by engaging students in exciting, challenging STEM learning connected to real-world experiences; helping teachers to develop pedagogical approaches that enable students to combine STEM knowledge with critical, creative and design thinking; and building teacher capacity as mentors in their own and other schools.

To achieve the project goals, over term three and four in 2019, project participants undertook Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course. Makers Empire’s Learning by Design course was the focus of a 12-month Macquarie University research study into primary school makerspaces. The study revealed that makerspaces can have compelling learning benefits for students and can be highly effective at developing their creativity, critical thinking, design thinking and digital skills.

When: 11am on Thursday 21st November
Where: Williamstown Primary School at 115 Cecil Street, Williamstown

Schools exhibiting their learning: Jackson School, St Alban's Heights Primary School, St Margaret's Primary School, Exford Primary School, St Therese's School, Westgrove Primary School and Williamstown Primary School.

Makers Empire's CEO, Jon Soong, said, "we are excited to see the STEM projects the students and teachers have been working on over the past two terms. Thank you to Toyota for their wonderful support and commitment to helping students gain important STEM skills.”

Chairman of the Toyota Community Trust, Mike Rausa, added, "At Toyota, we’re passionate about championing the next generation of STEM talent. We are proud to support Makers Empire and look forward to seeing the STEM projects at the Showcase."

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About Makers Empire:

Global technology company helping K-8 schools harness the power of 3D printing and design to teach design thinking, STEM concepts and 21st century learning skills.

Makers Empire's 3D Learning Program for primary schools is the first of its kind developed anywhere in the world. We help teachers achieve real learning outcomes, engage students in STEAM topics, and become confident teachers of 3D printing technology. We help students enjoy learning through our appealing and inspiring curriciulum-aligned lesson plans.

3D printing technology is being used everyday to make people's lives better: like computing, it has potential application in almost every single industry. So students with 3D printing experience have a clear advantage over their peers in terms of future tertiary education and career prospects.

At Makers Empire we're helping today's students prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. Join our community.

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