April Newsletter – Road Trips & Grant Opportunities
CVUSD Technology Fair 2013
University Center MPR
2801 Atlas Ave
Thousand Oaks, CA
Open to the Public – Raffles, Interactive Displays, Virtual Field Trips
Santa Barbara County Education Office Classroom Technology Showcase
Santa Barbara County Ed Office Auditorium
4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd,
Santa Barbara, CA
The CTAP Student Technology Showcase winners will be on hand to share their winning project.
Free event but try to RSVP to http://tinyurl.com/ctsattend by 4/12.
Quail Valley Middle School STEM, History, & Technology Open House
May 10, 5:30-8pm PST
10058 Arrowhead Rd. Phelan, CA
Over 30 exhibitors scheduled to attend with Michael Lane from Liftport (elevator to space) as our keynote speaker via Google.
We are also planning an exclusive 3D printing meetup for teachers and students. If you have a suggestion for a location, we are open to suggestions. We are shooting for a Sunday afternoon in June for our first meetup. At the meetup we’ll be doing hands-on training with the 3D software we had at the CUE conference called Cubify Invent. We will also be having hands-on training with the 3D printers so that you can actually import a model, setup a print, and then finish the model after the print. We expect the meetup to be an exciting afternoon of learning adventure.
3D in Education
- The exploration of the 3D printing process from design to production, as well as demonstrations and participatory access, can open up new possibilities for learning activities.
- Through replication, 3D printing allows for more authentic exploration of objects that may not be readily available to universities, including animal anatomies and toxic materials.
- Typically, geology and anthropology students are not allowed to handle fragile objects like fossils and artifacts; 3D printing shows promise as a rapid prototyping and production tool, providing users with the ability to touch, hold, and even take home an accurate model.
Funding and Grant Resources
“Do you experience challenges in implementing innovative learning opportunities on a shrinking budget? Hear other educators share how they have overcome the budget challenge by pursuing grants and other funding resources. Learn about the work and research they’ve already completed that can help you obtain funding support in your school or district.
Grants for Innovative Educators
Our friends at FableVision have compiled a wonderful list of grant opportunities, many of which apply to STEM projects. Take a minute to sign up for free access and browse the listing. I bet you’ll find at least one or two grants that will help you fund you ideas!
ING Unsung Heroes Grant
Are you an educator with a class project that is short on funding but long on potential? Do you know a teacher looking for grant dollars? ING Unsung Heroes® could help you turn great ideas into reality for students.
Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.
Deadline coming up quickly – April 30th!
We are excited that you are on the path to 3D design and printing in your school. As always, let us know if there are any questions you may have about 3D design and printing. We are here to help you succeed as you help your students become innovators and creators!