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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

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My kids go to many camps but this was by far their favorite! They love learning, utilizing creativity and cannot wait until next year’s camp. We came upon this camp while visiting The Maker Faire Bay Area - couple of years ago and we wonder why we waited so long to send our kids. We will definitely be back next summer!

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

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.

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!

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.

Sharon M.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Mark and the skilled, passionate and intellectual team at Learningtech are amongst the best in tech education. They are always looking to find the best methods of education and refreshing their toolkit to provide the most meaningful and relevant experiences for their students. These are people who care and work hard to create positive impact.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Miller Institute has been of great help in assisting my efforts to develop and introduce a new STEM device for learning digital logic.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology has assisted our District greatly. The first step that we took with the Millers was to provide guidance and consultation about our current practices and assist us in developing a plan for the future. The fresh eyes that the Millers brought to our District facilitated communication and led to large C2 ERATE projects. The Millers not only provided guidance to our team, they also took the time to educate us along the way. Both Mark and Eileen, ensured that we understood the procedures. However, the decisions were always ours to make and now they were more informed decisions. Mark and Eileen provided all of this and more, in a charming and personable way. Our district has accomplished much in a short time with the Miller's help.

OD A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They are incredibly knowledgeable about a very mess, technical field. There is no way we could navigate the e-rate process without this organization!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Learningtech uses a hands-on approach to teach computer science. They reach out to at-risk kids and provide aid when needed.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've had a long-standing interest in the MIller Institute, partly driven by my own preofessional insterests in the connections between developing technologies and their impact on, and usefulness for improving education. In short, this Dr. Miller and his colleagues continue to achieve the highest level results for the students whom they help. More generally, their work provides path-breaking examples of approaches that can be used by others interested in using advanced technology to improve education.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am very pleased to say that I have had a very positive 5+ year relationship with the Miller Institute for Learning with Technology partnering with them in all levels of grant funded STEM program delivery. I have the upmost respect for Mark, Len and their staff, and can only say good things about them!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Miller Institute offers programs and camps to teach coding for modding Minecraft and controlling robots. While they're having fun, kids are learning real-world technology skills like programming and building circuits. My sons have attended their summer camps and have really enjoyed them!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Mark Miller and Learningtech for a number of years now and they are very honest people who work hard and are passionate about education and the quality of their program delivery. I have been very impressed by Mark and the rest of the staff.