We are proud to announce that Hack the Future [HtF], a highly regarded group of Silicon Valley volunteers, is becoming a program of Learningtech.org. HtF holds quarterly hackathons, where students pursue their own high-tech interests, mentored by luminaries (like Atari co-founder Al Alcorn, who invented Pong). We are serving as fiscal sponsor for HtF. Mark will participate as a mentor at their April 1st event, at South San Francisco Library.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Cabrillo Education Foundation, we are also co-teaching Computer Science to nearly all students in Grades 6 and 7 at Cunha Intermediate School, in Half Moon Bay. The following video describes this effort:
Learningtech.org's E-Rate Team
is busily preparing applications for Funding Year 2016. In 2015, we posted
posted significant statistics, and almost all clients are now receiving funding!
We helped 55 clients, submitted 113 applications, and represented
1430 schools serving 568,862 students.
Funding requests totaled $24,674,528, of which 87 applications were for Category 1
($14,787,719) and 26 applications were for Category 2
($9,886,809). To learn more about E-Rate, the federal
program for discounts on technology, please see
Learningtech.org/erate, or give us a call at
650-598-0105. For a proposal for E-Rate Management Services, please
send us email.
Starting with the class of 2018, all middle school students in
Pacifica School District [PSD]
will learn Computer Science, thanks to a
generous grant from the
Pacifica Education Foundation. In addition to coding, students will learn to create
computer models and simulations to better understand scientific phenomena.
Learningtech.org is proud to have been selected as the
district's partner to help develop the curriculum and to provide
professional development, co-teaching, and coaching as this exciting
new program is rolled out over the next three years. PSD has had a
long-standing relationship with Learningtech through several programs
including in-class offerings at Grades 4, 7 and 8 called GearBots and
AlgebraBots, bringing the excitement and authentic challenges of hands-on robotics to common core
Learningtech.org [The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology] is a 501(c)(3)
California nonprofit, public benefit corporation. Our mission is to
help people use technology more effectively for learning.
We provide educational technology
consulting services and hands-on learning opportunities. We
emphasize student achievement and equitable access. We help design
innovative solutions to facilitate teaching and learning. We work in
a variety of contexts, including: traditional public schools, charter
schools and charter management organizations, parochial schools,
independent schools, other nonprofit groups providing services to
youth and the community, as well as higher education and
corporate training. We also offer technology workshops and summer
camps for the general public.
Our philosophy is to offer whatever services are needed to help learners
and educators succeed with technology. We help author
technology plans, prepare grant proposals and funding applications (such as E-Rate),
design networks, wire facilities, configure routers and servers,
conduct competitive bidding and negotiations with suppliers on behalf of our clients,
set up computers, replicate hard drives, assist teachers in designing
lesson plans to integrate technology with content standards, deliver
professional development seminars, roll out student information
management systems, host school web sites and even reduce the amount of
spam in the Superintendent's email.
We help schools measure the impact of technology on student achievement, and we
show up promptly to help troubleshoot when something goes wrong. We
never forget that learning is the goal; technology is merely a means to that
Kids Build their own Computer from Parts
Kids Program a Robot to Play Soccer
Chris and Tom Rack up a few XServes
We ghosted 120 PCs for this high school
Yes, we also "do Windows."
If it runs on electricity, we can probably fix it.
Our well-trained team can help your organization:
prepare a technology plan
get on the Internet
integrate technology into your curriculum
configure, administer, and troubleshoot your network, routers
write a compelling grant proposal
apply for Federal E-rate funding
create or improve your web site
set up a computer lab for a youth center or senior center
implement hands-on professional development
assess emerging technology trends
...and deploy advanced technology to enhance
We will be pleased to prepare a proposal for your organization
without charge or obligation.
Information For Potential Donors
Since we were founded in March 2000, The Miller Institute has
established an impeccable reputation with our clients for integrity and technical
excellence. We are deeply committed to making the world a
better place, by ensuring equitable access to the power tools of
knowledge and learning. Our founder and Executive Director,
Mark L. Miller, Ph.D. (MIT '79), has devoted his
entire multi-decade career to applying innovative technologies for
learning. Please help us reach across the digital divide to
make a difference in the lives of all learners. Our Donations page provides further information
about helping us to help those students and schools most in need of our