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PEF Contact: Angela Parris

626-396-3625

aparris@pasedfoundation.org

 

PUSD Contact: Adam Wolfson

 

 

626-396-3606

wolfson.adam@pusd.us

 

August 12, 2014

 

Pasadena Unified Teachers to be Trained on
Latest 3D Printer Technology

PASADENA, CA - With every school in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) receiving a 3D printer in the 2014-2015 school year, the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) and PUSD are presenting a day-long teacher training on the use of these cutting edge devices Wednesday, August 13 at Marshall Fundamental High School. The day will be capped with a spirited competition amongst the teachers to showcase their innovative design lessons.

 

Access to 3D printing technology, or desktop fabrication, helps PUSD schools to become 21st century teaching environments with the ability to teach the skills that students are going to need to be successful in the future. The New Media Consortium (a global advisory board of education thought leaders) and the IEEE identified teaching 3D printing in schools as "one of the top technologies, trends, and challenges that will impact STEM+ education over the next five years."

 

This district-wide project was prompted by a generous donor who wanted PUSD students to be given the opportunity to get their hands on next-gen technology and learn the creativity and collaboration skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow. PUSD, with the continuing support of PEF, has embraced this new technology that provides students with 21st century learning experiences.

 

Media are invited to observe our teacher training in action and learn more about 3D printing in the classrooms.

 

WHAT:          PUSD 3D Printer Teacher Training 

 

WHERE:      Marshall Fundamental High School, Room 223
                     990 North Allen Avenue Pasadena, California 91104       

        

WHEN:         Teacher 3D Printer Design Competition begins at 2 p.m.

 

For more information contact:

Angela Parris at aparris@pasedfoundation.org or call 626-396-3625

 

 

 

 

Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) student.

Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. http://pased.org 

 

 

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) serves pre-K to 12th grade students in a 76-square mile area that includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. Pasadena Unified School District provides a caring, engaging and challenging educational experience for over 18,000 students every day. http://pusd.us 

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