Organizations, Universities and Local Schools that help Technically Learning's goal
Technology Access Foundation (TAF)
TAF is a Seattle-area non-profit that "prepares underserved children of color for higher education and professional success by providing a rigorous and relevant K-12 curriculum." We partner with TAF's TechStart initiative, a yearlong after-school program for elementary and middle school students of color that focuses on STEM skills. We prepare robotics curriculum and Activity Guides for the TechStart classes, and provide training and ongoing support for their teachers.
Tufts University's Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)
Technically Learning is part of the Student Teacher Outreach Mentorship Program (STOMP), which matches STEM experts with K-12 classrooms. We work with the STOMP Network and local public school teachers to develop and implement interactive STEM lessons. This program, centered at Tufts University CEEO, has created a model of partnership that is in action at universities and corporations across the United States.
Seattle Public Schools
Technically Learning has been working with several Seattle-area public schools since its inception. Our activities are designed to seamlessly integrate into Washington State's math and science curricula, so that teachers can use hands-on technology-based activities while educating the students on all essential material. We strive to make our activities central to the educational experience, rather than add-ons for which there is little extra time. Technically Learning provides ongoing training and technical support for teachers and parent volunteers throughout the school year.