3d Printing: Inclusion in the classroom

Enabling Inclusion Course

Course Summary

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history. This crisis had a great impact on students with disabilities, leaving them unprepared to respond adequately to this new challenge, due to their lack of digital skills and the absence of adapted learning techniques applied, while pre-existing disparities were exacerbated. Under this education emergency, teaching staff had to become more flexible and innovative. 3D printing revealed its unlimited applications for inclusion education, in an effort to reinforce the focus on equity and to make education systems more resilient for everyone.

This course is intended for any teacher/educator desire to use the technology of 3d printing in the classroom, especially for those educators wishing to learn how to effectively use 3d printing projects in inclusion classrooms in order to increase participation and cooperation, while favoring opportunities for personal growth and skill development, under the prism of creativity for both Teachers and students. The course content is open to teachers of all scientific fields, subjects and levels. History teacher can design artifacts or ancient monuments (Egypt pyramids, ancient temples or theatres), geography teachers can print topography maps and biology teacher can print DNA helix or cross section of human organs and so on. The emphasis will be put on how 3D printing can help students with disabilities and their Teachers, but also people of any need, as this is the main work of e-Nable community and also this objective will develop significant social skills for the next generation European citizens as solidarity and volunteering.

Target Group

Teachers (pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, SEN), teacher trainers, careers officers, educational counselors and other professional interested in accessibility, inclusion education and professional development, learning and volunteering.


Course in Athens


Provide teachers/educators with practical ideas for how they can introduce accessibility and inclusion through 3d printing technology into their mainstream classes; or use 3d printing as assistive technology for students with disabilities;

Provide educational opportunities for students to work as a team and build lasting relationships, irrespectively of their backgrounds and capabilities;

Raise awareness for an equitable educational environmentin school and facilitate diversity inclusion and equal opportunities for all;

Enable full participation and interaction within classmates and facilitate peer learning in a variety of ways;

Encourage cohesion in the classroom;

Empower the development of students with disabilities’ social skills;

Exchange knowledge, combine policy, practice and research perspectives;

Become more resilient facing educational challenges;

Provide educators/teachers with the knowledge and skills to design and print a 3d printed inclusive educational material for their classroom;

enhance and improve independence in academic and in vocational environment for students with disabilities

Course Fees:

Price: 560 euros
Included in price: Course
Number of participants: 10
Certification on completion: Yes


 16.12.2023 – 22.12.2023 Register before 22.11.2023
14.04.2024 –  20.04.2024 Register before 15.03.2024
 20.10.2024 –  26.10.2024 Register before 15.11.2024
27.04.2025 –  03.05.2025 Register before 01.04.2025

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Course schedule

1st Day
9:30-14:00 Participants arrival
14:00 – 16:00 Individual orientation and information about the venue, the city and the course
16:00 – 19:00 Networking Activities

2nd Day
9:30-11:00 Course Introduction. Teambuilding Exercises. Presentation of organizations (e-Nable and schools)
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 Getting to know 3d printing, introductory exercise
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Inclusion policy systems across Europe
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:30 3D printing applied in the inclusive classroom (examples)

3rd Day
9:30-11:00 Disabilities (terms-characteristics)and general adaptations
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 Examples of adapted lesson plans
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Workshop creation of lesson plan and discussion
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:30 Presentation in teams of lesson plans using the 3D printing

4th Day
9:30-11:00 Tinkercad Design
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 Tinkercad Design
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:30 Guided tour to the historical centre of Athens

5th Day
9:30-11:00 Basic parts of a 3d printer
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 Calibration designs (bed leveling, changing filament, e-steps, clogged nozzle)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Slicing Process- Slicers – Basic Settings
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:30 Slicing Process- Slicers – Basic Settings

6th Day
9:30-11:00 Workshop: Design and 3D print an educational material for your lesson plan
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 Workshop: Design and 3D print an educational material for your lesson plan
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 e-Nable Devices
15:00-15:15 Coffee Break
15:15-16:30 Workshop: Assembly the devices – Kinetic finger

7th Day
9:30-11:00 Presentation of the 3d printed educational material produced during workshop
11:00-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:30 How will you use 3d printing in classroom – ideas
12:30 -14:30 Discussion about future projects – exchanging contacts – certifications

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