PrintLab, a global distributor and 3D printing curriculum provider, has today announced that their classroom learning platform is now available in French. Following successful launch of the English platform in 2018, thousands of teachers from around the world have now used PrintLab resources in the classroom. The latest surge in demand has led to PrintLab Classroom being made available in French, Dutch, Polish and Greek language with a Spanish version due for release Q1 2020.
As a result of a collaboration with Leading French additive manufacturing distributor ‘HAVA3D’, PrintLab are now able to prepare a new generation of young people in France for their future careers, whilst providing teachers with engaging content and training for the Classroom.
French teachers will have access to PrintLab’s 3D printing curriculum and a range of unique creative projects with additional new lessons being added to the platform every month. Each lesson comes with everything a teacher needs to prepare and deliver the lesson;
- Information including subject areas and learning criteria
- Downloadable presentations
- Downloadable student workbooks
- Step-by-step lesson preparation information
- Step-by-step lesson delivery information
- Teacher training/CAD video tutorials
PrintLab Classroom is the perfect solution for teachers looking to integrate 3D technology skills into core topics such as science, technology, engineering, arts, maths, computing, geography, history, languages and more.
As well as lesson plans, a large focus is placed on teacher training or Continued Professional Development (CPD) with the inclusion of a comprehensive certification course. Another development is that Lesson plans are now being given Fusion 360 functionality in addition to TinkerCAD, allowing teachers increased flexibility and students the opportunity to progress from basic to more challenging design software. This improved curriculum is supported with alignment to a range of education standards.
HAVA3D, now a reseller of PrintLab will offer the translated 3D printing curriculum alongside 3D technology, materials and training. The hope is to provide thousands of teachers with the skills and knowledge to inspire tens of thousands of young people.
Nick Mayor, Co-Founder at PrintLab, is delighted to offer a new nation of educators with a unique platform for teaching 3D technology. “Since launch, we have been blown away by the growing interest in PrintLab Classroom from every corner of the globe. With around 50 resources and growing, a key focus for us is to enable educators to use the platform in multiple languages. Our goal has always been to prepare the next generation for their future careers by addressing the widening skills gap and I am very pleased to say that our goal is being realised in a growing number of regions. One of our key objectives is on finding partners that share our belief and vision and in HAVA3D, we have found an inspired team with a belief in inspiring the next generation at its core.”
He added, “The aim is to inform, inspire and nurture students and teachers alike in to adopting this new technology in schools. PrintLab Classroom is now being used in around 30 countries and for us that is just the beginning, as we look to inspire minds on a global scale with curriculum and training. A special mention must go to our PrintLab Pioneers, a group of 30 teachers from around the world that play a huge part in our curriculum development. For me this is the real power of Classroom, curriculum and training developed alongside teachers, for teachers!”
Claire Teulier, Marketing Manager of HAVA3D also commented “For us, it was important to be able to offer 3D printing courses to all our customers in education. This adds real value to our existing 3D printing solutions. When we discovered the PrintLab solution, it seemed obvious to us to translate it into French so that we could offer it to all our customers in education. The goal will be to constantly feed this platform with new French content every month. We are convinced that this will help schools to equip themselves with a 3D printer and will encourage students and teachers to learn about the technologies of tomorrow.”
About PrintLab: PrintLab is a global 3D printing distributor and 3D printing curriculum provider, based in the UK. Their mission is to support the growth of 3D printing in schools by providing a complete 3D printing ecosystem, specifically for education. PrintLab’s value comes in their ability to offer much more than a 3D printer because they combine industry-leading products with their own creative resources, curriculum and lifetime support.
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