3D Printing at Sweetwater Episcopal Academy

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Sweetwater Episcopal Academy (K4-6) located in Longwood Fl is proud to be one of the first elementary schools in Seminole County to have a 3D printer as part of the school curriculum.

Paul Haberstroh, Chair of the STEM department at Sweetwater Episcopal Academy says “Having 3D printing as part of an elementary and middle school STEM program gives students important skills in an expanding technology. 3D Printing transcends the digital to the tangible.”

At Sweetwater Episcopal Academy we believe in hands on learning and work to instill a love of learning in each of our students. A 3D printer was a natural choice for us, as we work to prepare “future ready students”.

Sweetwater Episcopal Academy is incorporating the 3D printer in all facets of the classroom and across grade levels also. This technology is not limited to Science as there are numerous applications in Math, Art, Music and Social Sciences. In Math, we are using it to teach the mathematical concept of volume, in Social Studies to model rare objects so that students may have a tactile experience and in art we can use it to teach perspective.

3D printing is no longer the future or limited to commercial applications; it is the here and now.

"If we marry educational technology with quality, enriching content, that’s a circle of win.” ~ Levar Burton.

To learn more visit us at http://www.sweetwaterepiscopal.org

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