Dr. Miller is a living legend. He studied under Seymour Papert who created Logo and the Turtle teaching robot at the beginning of (computer education ) time. Dr. Miller teaches with a huge smile showing his caring. His camp curricula is so much more ambitious than others giving kids access to several languages, approaches to controlling and sensing things and getting them to build something real ... in a short class. His expertise and experience makes him great at teaching teachers, students, setting up IT for schools and be a scientist too.These are the reasons I joined his board of directors
LearningTech.org is the very best in what they do-- they are super professional, as well as super thoughtful and proactive. They manage a very technical space (e-rate, which combines IT architecture + heavy state regulation), and do it in a way that makes it easy for laypeople like the rest of us to make informed, painless decisions. I can't say enough how wonderful they are, I recommend them to any school looking for IT support, no matter how big or small the project might be.
Thank you, LearningTech team!!
The team at Learningtech has been great to work with. They listen, develop solutions that take all factors into account, and implement a solution that works. Their team worked collaboratively with ours, which provided a way for our staff to build essential new skills and a positive knowledge transfer of all new systems, policies, and practices.
I unfortunately cannot give a 6 star review, but if I could, I would.
I am so grateful for the work The Miller Institute does with Hack the Future. I have volunteered on and off for the last few years, and brought my own kids to learn from tech industry legends, and have benefitted greatly from their work.
I've been a volunteer with Hack the Future, which is sponsored project of The Miller Institute, since 2011. I have great respect for Dr. Miller and the services and volunteer time he provides.
In 2017, Hack the Future became an official program of Learningtech.org. This partnership has dramatically improved our fundraising velocity, helped instate up-to-date practices to protect children and volunteers, supplied loaner laptops at every ensuing Hack the Future event, and brought the expertise of Mark Miller and other Learningtech volunteers to introduce new engaging stations such as the BBC micro:bit. The list goes on.
The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology or Learningtech.org has a well trained staff that is able to work with youth of all ages and able to adjust the project difficulty to align with a youth's current knowledge of technology. Staff are excited about coding, robotics and Making so their passion engages youth and their interest in what they are learning and what they can create.
They have taken time to design coding projects that appeal to girls which are very effective. Their attention to designing programs that give everyone the opportunity to learn about technology is what gives them a 5 star rating.
The Miller Institute has been a crucial ally in putting on Hack the Future events. They have provided loaner laptops to kids who would not otherwise be able to participate in our hack-a-thons, and have helped organize and run many events. Mark is a pleasure to work with, and is always engaged with our participants.
The Miller Institute has been worth their weight in platinum. They have helped our tiny public charter school to navigate the complex world of Federal E-Rate Funding for many years now, and they are knowledgeable, efficient, and above all responsive. I recommend them without reservation to anyone in need of support with school funding.
Beyond their worth as a business, the Miller Institute is that rare company that allows the humanity of its staff and leaders to shine through. Throughout banking errors and mixups on our school's end, endless questions and change requests -- and even a battle with a vendor who seemed unable to deliver promised services -- Eileen, Andree, and even Executive Director Mark Miller remain patient and kind. I am indescribably more confident in our E-Rate funding work knowing that they have our backs.
Learningtech.org appealed an erroneous USAC decision to recover $9K of FY2017 funding on our school’s behalf!
This is the only summer camp in the Bay Area that I know where kids get real experience programming microprocessors to run complex experiments.
After just two seasons at the San Carlos campus my son is now very comfortable programming motors and collecting data from various sensors. This is so useful if you are going to be working in industry.
The staff is extremely helpful, with experts on had to help them whenever they get confused; and for those who are not so comfortable programming electronics, they use simpler code language.
I really can't say enough about this place.
We are very impressed with the Learning Tech camps! The leaders and interns are truly knowledgeable and are excellent mentors, and the resources available to the kids are superb. The camps provide an environment that foster exploration, learning, team work and communication, in addition to providing a strong foundation in coding and making. My son attended all four weeks that the camp was offered and loved it! This is his second year attending the camp and he wants to sign up again next year. I think the camps have definitely sparked a passion for the field. Thank you Learning Tech!
I just wanted to thank you one more time for including Bobby in your class. He had a great time and learned a lot, in fact, he used his compass to help direct us back home after Friday's class! We all really enjoyed looking at all the projects, and you could tell the kids were having a great time.
I'm glad we got to meet, even if it was just to say hello, and it was easy to see how much you and all the other teachers care about the students.
Take care and keep up the excellent work.
I have worked with them and delivered some technology for them to let the kids build and create. I have found the team to be top notch and very good with the kids and enjoy their confidence. This allows the kids to explore, fail, fix and learn.
Honored to come across this unsolicited review by one of the greats in our field.
The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology has had such positive impact for students throughout the region. From technology infrastructure to hands-on learning, this NGO has opened doors for students and inspired our young learners.
As a 6th grade teacher, I can't say enough about Learning Tech. I started working with this organization 5+ years ago. They are the organization that helped us run a truly innovative math/STEM curriculum throughout the district. The curriculum was developed using SketchUp.org and my students couldn't get enough of this program.
Additionally, I have been working with Learning Tech this past year with their after school Makers Space program here at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle school. This program started out small, but has deservedly grown over these past months! Learning Tech started the program small, all the while listened to the students, asking them repeatedly what they wanted from this program. They let the students shape this program, gave them a voice, let them determine what they wanted to invent, investigate, build, etc. As a result, students started to join our little after school program. We are now up to 20 students, and we are growing!
Learning Tech not only brings years of STEM knowledge and field experience to my students, but they also bring an infectious energy to learn and build.
Math, Science and STEM teacher
Pacifica School District
Excellent... I only have wonderful things to say about the Miller Institute this organization has provided foster children from San Mateo County with generous scholarships so that they can attend STEM camps enriching their lives as they learn and enjoy it! . I have nothing but positive feedback after the camp and staff . I have social workers making sure their kids get that opportunity to go. Please continue your excellent work
Such a great camp that they put on for children. The STEM camp taught the kids I work with so much and has increased their interest in technology.
I work with foster youth. Stem Camp really inspired one young man that I work with. I watched him blossom and laugh and become very intellectually inspired while at the camp. On the last day, when all the parents come, he ran around the room showing me his mechanical arm that picked up candy when he pressed a button. He was so proud and his smile was huge. It was amazing to watch my foster youth demonstrate his creative invention with confidence and I believe it helped his self esteem as well.
I’m a Middle School teacher and was looking for STEM related Robotics Kits for my robotics Elective Course. I was grateful that I was able to check out EV3 Mindstorms Kits and Cubelets from our San Mateo County of Education Office STEM Center, free of charge for our student instruction. I later found out that it was made possible by The Miller Institute of Technology, a.k.a The Learningtech.org. Dr. Erickson and Dr.Miller are very passionate about providing equitable digital access to all students. With their valuable partnership, our students were able to work with Stanford Professors in an innovative NSF Grant project. By their generous scholarships, our students were able to attend and learn Coding and robotics through their high-tech, STEM-oriented summer camps. We’re so fortunate to have the support of non-profit organization like the Miller Institute that help and motivate our students and educators. I wish and hope they’ll continue to support our community for many more years!