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Train-the-Teacher: MakerSpace Tool Trainings

As part of Generator's MakerSchool Program we now offer Train-the-Teacher: MakerSpace Tool Trainings, professional development courses that address safety and maintenance operations, curriculum integration, and lesson planning to utilize makerspace tools. Trainings include: Laser Cutter, 3D Printer; Vinyl Cutter; Sewing; and Electronics. This learning series will be offered every Fall, Winter, and Spring for the next three years to ensure our MakerSchool partners receive the necessary training to build out, sustain, and enhance STEAM learning through maker education. Each training has 12 spots that will be made first available to educators at MakerSchools, and then opened up to Vermont educators as space allows.

Specific Training Description

This class provides a basic introduction to the tools and equipment available in the lab. Students will learn how to safely set up a prototype and test environment as well as the expectations for cleaning up when leaving the lab. Students will learn what electronics parts are available for use and where to find them. We will cover resources for getting help. Generator's Electronics Lab has parts and equipment for breadboard prototyping, circuit design and debugging, equipment repair, and experimentation with common consumer and industrial maker materials.

This training provides safety, maintenance, and basic operations of 3D printing using the Prusa MK3. Participants will:

  • Learn how to prepare an .stl file in the Prusa Slicer
  • Learn how to use the equipment properly and safely
  • Learn how to do basic equipment maintenance
  • Explore 3D design software - Tinkercad and Onshape
  • Collaborate with other educators around curriculum, project ideas, and lessons


  • Ben Moore (Lead Instructor & Curriculum Specialist at Generator)

    Ben Moore

    Lead Instructor & Curriculum Specialist at Generator

    Ben comes to Generator with 14 years’ experience as a mathematics teacher. During his career he has focused on creating an engaging environment that puts the students at the heart of the classroom. Ben is a big believer in learning through mistakes, projects, discussion and having students be the ones to investigate and answer their own questions as a team. During his seven-year career at Spaulding High School in Barre, he helped to create a STEAM program in coordination with the Work Based Learning program that was already in place. He also taught and developed an engineering course, robotics course and various mathematics classes.

    Ben loves a project and being in the out of doors. Whether it’s renovating his 1930s colonial, installing solar panels on his camper, baking pies from scratch, or using his 3D printer to make board games, he’ll jump at the opportunity to get creative. He is one hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is at! Ben lives in Williston with his wife and two dogs.

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Train The Teacher
Standard Price $175


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