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Bring 3D Printing into your Classrooms

Thu. June 6, 2024 8:30 am - 2:00 pm CDT

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Bring 3D Printing into your Classrooms

Thu. June 6, 2024 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm CDT

Innovative problem solvers are using 3D printing in every industry, from medicine to construction to space exploration. Teach your students to design for the future by adding 3D printing to your curriculum!

Whether you’re brand new to 3D printing or you have one that’s not being used to its full potential, this workshop will give you the foundation you need. We’ll begin at square one of the 3D printing process and go from ideation to finished print, covering everything in between. You’ll then learn how 3D printers work, how to create and prepare models for printing, how to operate your printer and optimize its settings, and how to troubleshoot your printer when issues arise.

We’ll also explore tools, materials, and software you’ll need and what to consider when choosing a printer for yourself. From there, we’ll discuss lesson ideas, ways to manage projects effectively, and how to design your space to maximize learning. You’ll even build your own project in Tinkercad that you can take back to your students.

The best part of the day? When you register, you have the option to purchase a new Elegoo Neptune 3 Pro, so you can leave with a printer to take back to your classroom. You are also welcome to attend the training without purchasing the printer if you already have one available. Join us for an innovative day of learning, designing, and making!

To fully participate in this workshop, attendees must bring a laptop upon which they have permission to install new software.

Focus Area
Computer Science & STEM
North Illinois
PD Hours


North Illinois
PD Hours


ROE 47: Lee/Ogle/Whiteside
1001 W 23rd St
Sterling, Illinois 61081 9047 USA
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Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center