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3D Printing Curricula and 3D Printers for Schools Available through CTL

3D Printing Curricula and 3D Printers help Students Lay the Foundation for 21st Century Careers

CTL has teamed up with 3D Systems to offer 3D printers and 3D printing curricula to educators. Recently, 3D Systems partnered with STEAMtrax to offer classroom 3D printers  with integrated 3D printing curricula. As technology progresses, the skills students need for the work world are changing. 3D printing is at the forefront of cutting edge technology and is the foundation for many future careers in fields such as engineering, aeronautics, medicine, product design and architecture.

Earlier this year, CTL became a reseller for 3D Systems Corporation, the inventor of the original 3D printing technology. The new collaboration between 3D Systems and STEAMtrax will make it possible for CTL to offer comprehensive packages to educators that include both the 3D printers and 3D printing curricula. STEAMtrax is an innovative new 3D printing curricula for K-9 that integrates engineering and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies and art. 3D design, printing and scanning are built into each  module using the Cube® 3 printer and the Sense ™ scanner. The STEAMtrax 3D printing curricula includes:

  • Problem-based, thematic storylines to make learning relevant and fun
  • Hands-on, constructivist learning stations to clarify science concepts
  • Integration of 3D design, printing and scanning built into each module
  • Engineering Project Design Process encourages critical thinking
  • Variety of formative and summative assessments, including rubrics
  • Flexible modules easily align to NGSS or state standards
  • Available in digital or print platform

CTL offers a range of 3D printing solutions for educators, including the professional grade Cube Pro®and smaller desktop models, the Cube®. While the STEAMtrax 3D printing curricula is specific to K-9 education, CTL offers 3D printing packages for every grade level, including universities. I’ve got nearly a decade of experience bringing innovative tools into classrooms, including 3D printing solutions. Give me a call at 800-642-3087 x208 or email me at mthielges@ctl.net to discuss how I can assist your school with 3D printing curricula.


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