What is the CREATE Education Project?

The CREATE Education Project brings together game changing technology with inspirational content and creative minds. This collaborative platform is designed to provide FREE resources and support to help educators to introduce and embed 3D Printing technology in the classroom. These include professional development resources, lesson resources, project ideas and inspiration. Contributors and community members are provided with a network of people embracing the same passion for sharing and improving access to education.

In order to ensure everybody has the opportunity to benefit from 3D printing and other exciting tech we reached out and asked educators and industry leaders what the challenges were and how can we make the best of the opportunities. We aligned these with our core values and CREATE Education Project was the result.

OUR C.R.E.A.T.E STRATEGY COMPRISES 6 KEY POINTS

C – COMMUNITY

We are proud to support a network of regional CREATE Education Hubs, Fab Labs, local makerspaces and Ambassadors from all sorts of creative inspiring backgrounds and we know that collaborative learning is the way to go! By bringing people together and sharing our understanding, breakthroughs in learning will be abundant. We already have a thriving community ready to welcome YOU! By supporting and sharing community projects and uniting education institutions with makerspaces and industry partners, CREATE Education enables everyone to Imagine it >>>CREATE It!

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R – RELIABILITY & SUPPORT

The CREATE Education 3D Printer range has a strong reputation for being reliable, something vital in your classroom! When purchasing a printer directly through the CREATE Education Project, in addition to your standard printer warranty, you will have access to FREE lifetime support, so if something does go wrong we are here to help.

3DGBIRE are our dedicated product support team for the UK and Ireland. Their technical support team is always happy to help in isolating the cause of a problem, finding parts and providing solutions. Available 9-5 Monday to Friday, call 01257 276116 or email support@3dgbire.com

We also have how to videos and guides plus an online diagnostic service that will troubleshoot in the unlikely event of you having an issue.

E – EDUCATION

Technology especially 3D printing is already impacting many key areas whether it’s prototyping in manufacturing, bespoke replacement joints in medicine, scaled models in architecture or the latest trend in fashion, 3D printing is integral to learning and development and changes the game in design realisation!  The CREATE Education Project combines open-source sharing principles with the needs of the education community to help drive curriculum development and foster new thinking to ensure no child is left behind and that the skills gap is being filled!

By providing FREE classroom and professional development resources alongside CPD workshops, CREATE Education Project is committed to supporting educators in adopting and embedding 3D printing technology.

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A – ACCESS

It is our mission to provide access to technology to allow everyone a chance to seed innovation. We are continuing to appoint and add CREATE Education Hubs to our network along with the Fab Labs and Makerspaces who provide physical access supporting our open source ethos with opportunities for local communities and schools to get involved.

We operate a FREE Loan Scheme to Education Institutions to allow you to access and run a 3D printing project. Digital access to free CAD and Cura slicing software through our partners is also available. Which alongside the free resources gives you everything you need to access and reap the benefits of this technology.

T – TEACHABILITY

The challenge of introducing any new technology into the classroom is how to embed effectively it into your teaching practice in order to realise the benefits of the technology and improve student outcomes. The CREATE Education Project was founded precisely to address this issue by encouraging and supporting all educators in this process.

Our growing library of resources are available to download free of charge. These resources include curriculum guides, lesson resources, planning resources, projects, tutorials and professional development resources. Most of the resources have been either developed and shared or trialled in the classroom by our community of educators, so you can be assured that they are suitable. Our accompanying blog also provides a wealth of ideas and real case studies showcasing the technology and community projects in action.

E – ECONOMICS

Ultimaker is already one of the most affordable options on the market. Coupled with our reputation for reliability, education institutes cannot afford to be denying students the chance to change the world. We offer education institutions a discount for multiple unit orders thus allowing large numbers of teachers and pupils to unleash their creative potential!

Thousands of learners and educators are already reaping the benefits and the CREATE Education project is expanding worldwide…what are you waiting for?