3D Printing FUNdamentals

Is your district interested in adding 3D printing to the curriculum? Does your district currently have a 3D printer that’s not being used effectively or at all?

Join us for an informative session on the basics of 3D printers and 3D printing. We will explore the fundamentals of 3D printing, the best printers for education, the software and apps needed for successful printing, how to plan for a 3D printing space, and some curriculum integration essentials.

3D printing has SO many real-world, practical applications and can be easily integrated across the curriculum. Come see how!

BeConnected: Makerspaces for STEM/STEAM

Curiosity. Creativity. Capacity for Collaboration.

These are just a few of the hallmarks of today’s leaders and innovators. Cultivating these attributes in our students gives them a greater chance of success as adults and Makerspaces can get them started down that path. Join this week’s edition of the LTC’s Be Connected series to learn more about Makerspaces, as well as share your success stories about utilizing them in your classroom.

Be Connected is a new, weekly webinar series from the LTC focused on facilitating open discussions about pertinent topics within Illinois’ edtech community. Hosted by the LTC’s Chris Wherley and Eric Muckensturm, each session will focus on a specific topic and provide space for participants to ask and answer questions in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Each week will feature a different core topic and a fresh opportunity to connect with your peers. So, be sure to check the LTC events calendar routinely so that you can join in the discussion and Be Connected!

Hands-On Learning with LEGO Education BricQ Motion

Interested in having your students in grades 1-8 engage in some deep learning about force and motion? Do you relish seeing your students explore topics hands-on and communicate their findings afterward? If you answered ‘yes’ to either question, you are in for a treat. Get a hands-on experience and see the power of using LEGO Education BricQ Motion. This non-robotic solution can help support student learning and give you a leg up through the use of a gymnast (pun intended).

Potential and kinetic energy are part of the fun, as are a variety of much-needed math skills. Lessons seamlessly combine communication, collaboration, and critical thinking so your students will be totally engaged with their foray into physical science. Every LEGO lesson is standards-aligned as well, with a low floor, high ceiling, and wide walls for customization.

In one of the many lessons designed for lower grades, students will investigate phenomena through building and exploring activities like FreeThrow, where they observe and predict the motion of a LEGO basketball using three variables. Don’t miss the fun in this 50 minute webinar, where you’ll discover new ways to bring equity to classroom’s math and physical science curriculum.