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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.

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

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The founder of The Miller Institute for Learning was a founding parent at our school, the San Carlos Learning Center. From the beginning, Dr. Miller had a profound influence on the use of technology by our educators, learners, and parents. He is the rare "techie" that understands learning theory, educational organizations, and how to use technology as a tool to improve and enhance learning. The Miller Institute has continued to help our school grow and change with the times. They supported us as one of seven school in the San Carlos School District. They did an excellent job understanding our individual needs and different culture, and worked with us to individually to accommodate these needs. They held our hand when we needed it, and kept at a distance when we didn't.

My biggest rave is that the education of children is at the heart of the Miller Institute for Learning. Using technology to engage learners is their passion. They do this through workshops and by encouraging the learners to play an active role in maintaining and troubleshooting the technology they use. We are fortunate to have organizations like this that are fostering our future innovators.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute has served school districts and charter schools for the past 20 years. From their initial volunteer support for the first Net Day in the San Carlos School District to the testimonials I've heard from charter school operators who received their first introduction to instructional tecnology and the infrastructure and learning plans that Mark Miller facilitated.
The Miller Institute has pioneered ed tech support and innovation from initial hardware infrastructure to youth computer clubs to high quality professional development for teachers and school leaders.
Learning has been aided and the opportunity equation has changed as a result of the Miller Institute's commitment to youth and education.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute for Learning is an unbiased organization whose goals are to help Education clients with fairness, openness and great understanding of the multiple changes of governmental rules/regulations that govern these clients funding. The Miller Institute knows the regulatory laws and do not sidestep the processes to ensure complete compliance. Best of all they are vendor agnostic, never showing favoritism. When I meet a client in need, I never fail to refer a customer to them. I know that the clients need will be individually analyzed and resolved. This is done, whether or not our firm wins the business or not

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The energy and skill the Miller Institute have brought to their long years of work with administrators, teachers and students in the San Carlos School District deserve commendation. Vision, integrity and superb content knowledge are the hallmarks of Mark Miller and his people.

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Support2 09/28/2011

It is truly an honor to serve people and organizations who themselves have done so much to help our schools. Sincerely, Mark Miller (E.D.)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology is an amazing organization. They do so much for schools, and ask for so little in return. I have had the pleasure of working with the team there for several years, and my experience has always been positive and inspiring. Thank you so much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute for Learning has been an invaluable partner for the California Charter Schools Conference. The institute has run our Cyber Cafe for many years and has provided an extraordinary level of customer service to our attendees. In addition, we rely heavily on the institute to present sessions each year that are vital to charter schools in California. The leadership and staff at the institute have a fantastic ``can do'' attitude and elevate every project where they are involved.

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Support2 09/27/2011

Thank you so much! We're working on that growing thing!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a small business who's computer systems were all set up by The Miller Institute for Learning. For years they handled our growth and IT needs with full responsiveness and a concern towards saving us money. We highly recommend them for schools and non-profits which is their area of expertise especially with security.

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Support2 09/27/2011

Thanks for the thoughtful review! Nowadays, for clients where there is interest, we set up a shared repository for relevant documentation such as inventories of equipment. This probably would be ideal for what you have in mind. Anyway, thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Sincerely, Mark (Mark L. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director)

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute for Learning hosted a demonstration booth at the State Fair last year in the Industrial & Technology Education Building. Visiting fair-goers loved playing with, and learning about, the robots! Their organization is very professional and efficient to work with and their booth was so much fun.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family LOVES the Mark Miller Institute. I think it is now 3 years that my grandson has been attending the Institute's summer camp. My grandson has learned so much. For me personally, what stands high above everything is how my grandson 'feels' about himself. I believe his relationship to Mark and the other camp leaders helped my grandson know he has a place in the world- He was able to freely communicate his thoughts and ideas about technology and robotics and be received with warmth, interest and encouragement. THIS is key to everything. Thank You- Mark Miller Institute. My grandson loves all of you and you'll be one of the remembered highlights of his childhood. SForte

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Support2 09/16/2011

Wow, thank you, you truly made my day!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son attended their summer class in 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed it. He's been into Lego robotics ever since and is in a robotics after-school program this Fall. I wish the Learning Institute would partner with local schools to make the schools' robotics programs more robust.

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Support2 09/15/2011

We are always very appreciative when someone takes the time to write a few kind words about our programs. We are also happy to note that we are offering many after school programs in the Bay area, in partnership with local schools as well as cities. We are excited to share that we just learned that our team, the San Mateo County Community STEM Alliance (a partnership with Pacifica, Half Moon Bay and San Carlos as well as our colleagues at Coastside STEM) has been selected for a grant, reaching out to under-served students in several areas of the County. We would welcome the chance to collaborate with our friends in RWC, such as North Star Academy, as well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We started our relationship with The Miller Institute on recommendation from some charter school associates in California. They did such a wonderful job showing me the ropes of dealing with the E-Rate process, that I didn't require much assistance applying in our second year of successful funding. However, I so thoroughly enjoyed working with them, that I invited them to develop a technology leadership training institute for our 4 charter schools' administrators. It worked out wonderfully, our school administrators have increased their buy-in to the strengths of technology integration in both classroom teaching and teaching evaluation. We even have an administrator now recording lesson delivery and using the recordings to coach and mentor his teachers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Miller Institute has been instrumental in getting our plans in place so that we could submit fundable applications for E-Rate. After several years of failed attempts, Miller Institute has help us to develop tech plans and to develop an internal protocal to ensure that our "steps to E-Rate success" are in place. Mark and his crew are very knowledgable and responsive. There are also very nice individuals and are a pleasure to work with!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology has worked with Fenton Avenue Charter School and the Fenton Primary Center, two charter schools in the Lake View Terrace, a suburb of Los Angeles. The institute has assisted us in writing and receiving approval for E-Rate (Education Rate) plans that allow our schools to provide a level of technology to our 1,450 students far and above anything seen or available at a typical school within our authorizing district (Los Angeles Unified). The Miller Institute is more than knowledgeable,they are true experts in the field of educational technology and their recommendations and insight have allowed our schools to remain competitive and successful, while serving our community well.