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KIS International School Wins APAC 2017 Ultimaker Education Challenge

By Linda Belonje
KIS International School Wins APAC 2017 Ultimaker Education Challenge

Left to right: Sally Holloway, KIS Head of School , Michael Hirsch, Secondary School Principal, Philip Toews, MYP Design Teacher, Mr. Vorawat Vadhanakovint, managing director of Septillion, Mrs. Kantaya Vadhanakovint, general manager of Septillion. _________________________________________________________________________ Bangkok - Ultimaker together with Septillion company, leading 3D printing companies, recently recognised KIS International School as winner of the "Ultimaker Education Challenge APAC 2017". The prize for KIS was an Ultimaker 3D printer with accessories and an invitation to join the Ultimaker Pioneer Program from the United States. "I was very honoured when I received the news that my "Board Game Pieces" lesson won the 'Ultimaker Education Challenge APAC 2017'. I firmly believe that my lesson will open up an exciting opportunity to students in the school and I am thrilled to be given this wonderful opportunity by Ultimaker and Septillion. I will definitely be able to use the excellent features of the Ultimaker 3 3D printer to bring out the creativity and skills of our students," Philip Toews, the representative of KIS school and the winner of the challenge said. Ultimaker supports creative and innovative educators who boldly pioneer new technology in the classroom and curate their inspiring lesson plans to share with other teachers using the Ultimaker Pioneer Program - Ultimaker's own education platform. CEO Jos Burger explains: "We find it important to set the engineers, artists and designers of the future on the right path, and to support their learning along the way. We wish KIS International School the best of luck with their new Ultimaker 3D printer, which is a perfect accompaniment to developing key skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)." KIS International School places importance on innovation and the use of advanced technology in the classroom, allowing students to express their creativity and solve problems in inspirational ways. About the Ultimaker Education Challenge APAC The Ultimaker APAC Education Challenge was open to educators in several Asia-Pacific countries, and winners were decided by a panel of distinguished judges such as Julia Haried, Co-founder of Maker Girl; Aric Rindfleisch, Executive Director of Illinois MakerLab, and Ruben Brandsma, Accessibility expert. About Septillion A leading 3D importer and distributor in Thailand, established in 2013, Septillion is the best-known 3D printer importer for the best high and premium quality at an affordable price. Over the years, Septillion has developed many top leading clients both in Thailand and Vietnam. At present Septillion is expanding its business to neighboring countries. KIS International School is an IB World School, offering the International Baccalaureatefor children from 3- 18. This academically rigorous and balanced curriculum consists of the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma. KIS is a medium-sized school with a warm and caring atmosphere. The campus, located close to the centre of town, is green and spacious and has elaborate facilities. Our exceptional, vibrant and supportive teachers encourage our students' love of learning.KIS graduates go to excellent universities around the world. KIS International School is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education. It is an active member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) and East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS). KIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate and is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS).

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