Texas, Arkansas Teachers Free Professional Development in STEM/STEAM

Teachers of Texas and Arkansas, are you looking for professional development courses for you certification?  If you teach Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Computer classes to students age 5 – 14, then the BlocksCAD – SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids courses are right for you.

BlocksCAD teaches an introduction to coding helping young students understand principles of computer science and creative programming.  SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids provides fun learning lessons in creating 3D models, styling them, and printing to paper or a 3D Printer.  Technology applications for young students have never been better.

These courses are on-line and you can work at your own pace.  For the first 200 teachers that register, the courses are free.  BlocksCAD has worked with department of educations in Texas and Arkansas to provide teachers the professional development credits required to keep teacher certification up to date.

15-hour professional development bundle for Texas and Arkansas educators includes:

  1. Introductory BlocksCAD course
  2. Introductory Solidworks Apps for Kids course
  3. Thematic course about Medical Devices using BlocksCAD and AFK
  4. Thematic course about Sustainability using BlocksCAD and AFK


For Texas teachers click here.

For Arkansas teachers click here.

As more states adopt professional development course with BlocksCAD and SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids, we will let you know.

Any teacher can sign up their students for free SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Classroom to get STEM/STEAM software and lessons.  We also have free lessons from BlocksCAD that combine design and coding.

Design well.



Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard