MyStemKits™ Becomes Part of Konica Minolta’s New K-12 Classroom Solution
3D printing has been popular among the maker movement for years, but Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, Inc. is focusing on making it more mainstream in the K-12 classroom. On May 4, Konica Minolta announced that they have partnered with Dremel for 3D printers and MyStemKits for curricula to offer new 3D education bundles. Together, the companies combine engineering expertise, cutting-edge 3D printing technology, and standards-driven lessons that are designed by and for teachers. The MyStemKits curricula are currently aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core Standards as well as individual state standards.
“That’s why we’re so excited to be part of Konica Minolta’s new K-12 education solution that will include Dremel 3D printers and MyStemKits curricula”, said Laron Walker, President of MyStemKits, LLC. “3D printing can now be used in-classroom with ready-to-print kits and standards-driven lessons that cover the gamut, from tangible models of complex concepts to design and engineering challenges.”
Konica Minolta believes that with this solution, “students become engaged in relevant learning scenarios that encourage the essential skill of problem solving, collaboration, communication, clear and critical thinking as well as developing core academic knowledge.
“With this innovative solution, the classroom experience becomes both increasingly interactive and more practical, preparing students to design, problem solve, and execute solutions to real-world problems so that they can fulfill the workforce demands of the upcoming decades.
About Konica Minolta
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