NY3DP Summit: 3DP & Kids: How And Why Your Students Should Be 3D Printing

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Date(s) - 09/25/2013
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Elizabeth Irwin High School, Student Commons


3DP & Kids: How And Why Your Students Should Be 3D Printing

3DP Technology Will Advance STE(A)M Education, Enable Teachers & Foster 21st C. Skills

3DP & EDU & KIDS: Our Posterized Invitation...

3DP & EDU & KIDS: Our Posterized Invitation…

Educators have to make demanding choices about which tools and technologies to use in the classroom. With the advent of 3D printing, teachers have difficult and interesting decisions to make. Why use 3D printers in the classroom? How to get access to 3D printers? How to identify and implement meaningful uses of 3D printing.  Our expert panel will discuss these questions, spark and investigate other promising educational vectors, share field-tested concepts and solution-develop with audience input. Come join to network and connect with other innovative educators, build a knowledge base, identify resources to help your classroom get started, see 3D printing in action and learn about Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI).

This event is designed for STE(A)M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, Math) educators, parents and other interested parties and includes:

  • 3DP Demonstration (5:30 – 6pm) – A quick demonstration of computer assisted design and 3D printing by Lizabeth Arum.  Printing will continue throughout the evening, with the goal of finishing a 3DP’d product by the end of the Roundtable session.
  • Roundtable session (6 – 8pm) – Limited to 40 audience attendees.  Audience seats are free BUT you must book an online “ticket”—see below.
  • Informal Reception (8 – 8:30pm) – hosted by LREI to facilitate casual follow-up and networking among Roundtable participants and audience.

Roundtable presenters include:

  • Saber Khan — Roundtable Moderator; Technology Teacher and Curriculum Integrator at Little Red School House (LREI).
  • Jaymes Dec –  Technology Integrator, FabLab Administrator at Marymount School of New York.
  • Lizabeth Arum – Former Education Coordinator for the Makerbot Foundation & “Design Thinking” Teacher (via 3DP) at Saint Ann’s School.
  • Sean Justice – Instructor of Art & Technology, Teachers College, Columbia University.
  • Lou Lahana — Teacher & Technology Coordinator at P.S. 188 The Island School, LES Manhattan; Techbrarian Blogger.
  • Lauren Lacey Slowik – Artist & Interaction Designer, Parsons The New School for Design; Founder & Principal, 3DIY (Brooklyn); 3D-Printing Teaching Artist & Director, CLICK@MoMA (Summer, 2013); Designer Evangelist – Education, Shapeways.

  • Steve Farnsworth — High School & Middle School Design Technology Teacher (International Baccalaureate), The Dwight School; Robotics & Programming Workshop Trainer, Logo Foundation.
  • Paul Kassel — Interim Dean of the for School of Fine and Performing Arts New Paltz  SUNY & CoDirector of the SUNY New Paltz 3D Printing Certificate Program


LREI – Elisabeth Irwin High School
Student Commons
40 Charlton Street
New York, NY 10014


This session is sponsored and hosted by:

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Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI)

The Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School—also referred to as LREI—was founded by Elisabeth Irwin in 1921 in Manhattan, New York City as the Little Red School House, and is regarded as the city’s first progressive school. Created as a joint public-private educational experiment, the school tested principles of progressive education that had been advocated since the turn of the 20th century by John Dewey. The founders postulated that the lessons of progressive education could be applied successfully in the crowded, ethnically diverse public schools of the nation’s largest city. Today, LREI’s goal is to educate students to become independent thinkers and lifelong learners and to pursue academic excellence and individual achievement, in a context of respect for others and service to the community.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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