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October 2014

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Learning P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y S C O T T B U S C H M A N 123D Make for designing projects. Shea holds "3-D Printing Thursdays" in the school library. One of the tiny 3-D printers was made by students from a $400 kit. Another larger model cost $2,200 and was a gift from the school's foundation. "The 3-D printer has proven to have magnetic pow- ers as an attention grabber and is a powerful hook for students," says Shea, West Sonoma County Teachers. "While some students want to print something of their own, others are just content to watch. Phone cases are a big hit. A crowd of teenage boys regularly gathers in the library, happily collaborating to decide what to print, and then stays there, enamored, as the 3-D printer comes to life. After a decade of focusing on preparing all students for a university education, often at the expense of hands-on classes, the value of making things seems to be coming back." Ninth-grader Julian Goldberg sees it in simpler terms. "It's a cool, new, innovative way to create something out of nothing." It is all very cutting-edge, says Kathryn "Kat" Hall (left). "It relates to Common Core. Kids are learning how to decode and think critically, rather than having things spoon-fed to them." Education trends 42 DOCTORAL Organizational Leadership (Ed.D.) (La Verne Campus) CREDENTIALS AND CERTIFICATES § Multiple and Single Subject § Administrative Services § CTEL § PPS: Education Counseling § PPS: School Counseling § Mild/Moderate: Education Specialist § Reading and Language Arts § Child Life Specialist § New Learning Technology BACHELORS § Liberal Studies § Child Development MASTERS § Educational Leadership § School Counseling § School Psychology § Special Education § Reading § Special Emphasis § Child Life § Child Development (also online) College of Education & Organizational Leadership 1950 Third Street La Verne, CA 91750 "La Verne provided the tools to make me an effective educator." WASC accredited, CCTC and NCATE approved. Programs offered at campuses throughout California. s Call: 877-GO-TO-ULV Email: Visit:

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