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The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Educational Services, Nonprofit Management, Technology

Mission: To help people use technology more effectively for learning.

Results: Recently awarded grant for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics [STEM] enhancement after school for San Mateo County area with Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, San Carlos and Coastside STEM. Helped dozens of schools obtain E-Rate funding, in the tens of millions of dollars total, affecting many tens of thousands of students.

Target demographics: Under-served schools and children, K-12 primarily.

Geographic areas served: California, Arizona, Hawaii, Tennessee and other U.S. states/territories

Programs: Workshops for Students and Teachers in K-12 Consulting (technology planning, grant application assistance (including E-Rate), technical support, staff development.

Community Stories

101 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Comments ( 1 )

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5


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.
-- Bob

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Comments ( 1 )

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info 07/18/2018

Honored to come across this unsolicited review by one of the greats in our field.

Previous Stories

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have known and worked with Mark Miller for many years and recently I have been able to spend a day at the school and work with the kids and all the teachers. The kids are discovering new and exciting things in technology and having fun at the same time.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Sincerely,

Janice Miller
Math, Science and STEM teacher
Pacifica School District

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board member, I can't say enough about the work that Miller Institute does for Education.
The provide opportunities to bring additional, much needed funding into the classroom & have directed programs that focus on the under-served student population in technology education.
I'm proud to be a Board member of this organization!

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a quality organization that does great work! They saved our school when in turmoil due the sudden death of of Technology Director and have been exceptional partners since 1999. When asked to join their Board of Directors, I considered it an honor. I recommend The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology without reservation and with great enthusiasm!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I'm a technology educator and I was highly impressed with the professionalism shown by the Miller Institute. The kids were fully engaged and were having a great time.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known Miller Institute staff for several decades now, having worked with them on previous projects, and supported their work in various capacities over the years. Miller Institute staff are exceptional in their services and highly dedicated to the mission of engaging youth and schools in meaningful technology use in education.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Mark and the rest of the crew have great STEM programs for kids and really care about schools and non-profits making the best possible use of technology.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We have known of Mark Miller's ground-breaking work with young people for almost two decades. His methodology, his insights, and his vision motivate us to want to continue our collaborative work with him, so that through media, his templates can reach a far wider audience.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Led by Dr. Mark Miller, the Miller Institute for Learning with Technology has been a pioneering innovator in helping K-12 school set up affordable internet access. We look forward to a continuing relationship in expanding computer science curricula to all students.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They have worked hard to ensure that foster youth are included in summer enrichment programs for STEAM, notably computational thinking, making, and robotics. I admire their passion for bringing these skills to ALL kids.. I have known them for a long time, and I am impressed how they have dedicated their lives and careers to helping kids and furthering education

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute has lots of expertise and passion to get children excited about (Lego) robotics.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful program for my CASA youth. He learned so much and loved going to the program. This was all made possible by the grant he was given to attend.
Thank you so much.
Marilyn Wendt