The Digital Harbor Foundation will be providing a free 3D printer and multi-day training to one educator from each state. They will be accepting applications from interested educators throughout the summer. For more information and to apply, visit their Innovation Access Program page.
Concerning the aims of the 3D printing workshops, their website states:
Our technology workshops help educators, in both formal and informal settings, learn what they need to know to comfortably control (and troubleshoot) a 3D printer and incorporate iterative practice, 3D design, and 3D printing into their own curriculum. And with the help of this program, our hope is to increase access to other educators on 3D printing.
The target audience for this training and equipment includes librarians, classroom teachers, after-school instructors, science center staff, community organizers, and anyone interested in teaching youth about 3D printing. More details about the training and the equipment provided can be found on their 3D Printing Workshop page.
In addition to managing a youth technology center in Baltimore, the Digital Harbor Foundation also provides numerous resources and ideas for those creating youth-centered makerspaces in their own schools and communities, including construction plans, equipment recommendations, sample projects, and this nationwide training and equipment giveaway.