Learnbylayers was launched 12 months ago and wanted to share what an amazing first year we have had and say thanks for all the support from the 3D printing community. We have helped teachers in 19 countries in over 75 schools start teaching 3D printing. In those schools are over 60,000 students who now have access to a high quality curriculum designed by teachers who have been 3D printing for years. From elementary/primary schools, middle and secondary/high schools, Tafe colleges and universities, the reach of learnbylayers has been vast. Below shows all the countries that learnbylayers is being taught.
From our starting point last October we’ve expanded from the Beginners and Intermediate lesson packs, to add an Advanced series of lessons due to demand from the education community. We then expanded our curriculum even further to increase the amount of CAD modelling lessons in each lesson pack. Learning how to CAD model and design your own files is a essential part of the 3D printing process and our curriculum is now contains 40% CAD modelling content. We now have over 190 ready to use resources for teachers as part of the whole curriculum bundle.
Teacher spot light
One of our key aims to increase the profile of 3D printing in education. Earlier in the year we published a series of blogs showcasing the amazing things that teachers are doing in the classroom with 3D printers. We have also started a teacher spot light feature where we share inspiring stories of teachers who are driving forward STEM subjects through their educational initiatives. This is an area we are keen to expand so if you are a teacher who is helping to promote 3D printing then use the contact form below to get in touch.
This was just a quick blog to say thanks for all the support this year and we can’t wait for year 2.
Phil Cotton Teacher and founder learnbylayers