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3D Printing Lesson Planning & Hands-On Design Workshop for School Libraries

3D Printing Workshop for School Libraries

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017
3:00 - 4:30pm
Where: Simsbury Public Library
725 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, Connecticut  06070
United States
Contact: Alena Principato
860-344-8777 x104

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3D Printing Lesson Planning & Hands-On Design Workshop

For School Libraries

Sponsored by USI, Inc.

Makerbot in school library

Makerbot in school library

Makerbot school library


Teacher-Librarians and School Media Specialists:

  • Are you trying to establish 3D printing in your school library?
  • Do you want to get more out of the 3D printing capabilities you already have in place?
  • Are you ready for robust lesson planning using 3D printing, but you're not sure where to begin or how to move forward?

... then this practical 90 minute workshop is for you!



  • Discover free 3D printing tools and resources available to educators
  • Walk through the creation of a real lesson plan using 3D printing software
  • Design your own object using 3D printing software, and print it.

Leave the session empowered with resources and hands-on experience with 3D printing software, so that you will be more comfortable creating your own lesson plans using 3D printing.


This unique, customized training is presented by USI, Inc. and MakerBot just for school libraries. Registration and $5 materials fee required. Please join us!


  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Brief presentation: 3D printing in school libraries and classrooms; MakerBot's education resources
  • Demonstration: Developing a 3D printing lesson plan utilizing 3D printing software
  • Hands-on: Each attendee will design an object using 3D printing software, and print it
  • Q&A

There is a $5 materials fee for this event. Registration is required. Please register using the link above.


DIRECTIONS to the Simsbury Public Library
725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury


The Simsbury Public Library is located on Routes 10/202. It is the third building on the LEFT northward past the intersection of Route 167.

  • Via I-91: Take Exit 35B, Bissell Bridge to Route218. Turn onto West Wolcott Avenue (a RIGHT turn from I-91 South, a LEFT turn from I-91 North). Follow West Wolcott Avenue to the intersection of Route 185, and turn RIGHT onto Route 185. Follow Route 185 to the intersection of Routes 10/202, and turn RIGHT onto intersection of Routes 10/202, and turn RIGHT onto Routes 10/202.
  • Via I-84: Take Exit 39, Route 4, Farmington. Follow Route 4 to the intersection of Routes 10/202 (Waterville Road), and turn RIGHT onto Routes 10/202 North. At the intersection of Route 44, turn LEFT onto Route 44 West. Continue a short distance, and turn RIGHT onto Routes 10/202 North (Hopmeadow Street). 
Contact Alena Principato at CLC,, 860.344.8777 x104.


Camil Toumi   
Camil is an up and coming industry specialist. At work, Camil helps teach MakerBot's partners how to operate and sell MakerBot products. His first 2 years at MakerBot were spent spearheading initiatives to help educators and professionals integrate desktop 3D printing into their work.  At home, he enjoys using his 3D printer for projects around the house, making gifts, and developing product prototypes.
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CLC partners with USI to bring discounts to our library members on 3D printers and supplies, laminators and film, custom signage and displays, and more. Established in 1975 as a private family-owned company, USI has grown into an industry leader through a commitment to serving customers with premium, high quality products.


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MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers.

Photo credits:

1. Whitby School, CT (MakerBot)

2. Brooklyn Technical High School, NY (MakerBot)

3. Martin Sortun Elementary School, WA (MakerBot)

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