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 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