Education

Technically Learning

  • Seattle, WA
  • www.technicallylearning.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Mission Statement

Technically Learning works to enable teachers to inspire and engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and to address the dismal state of K-12th grade STEM education and the chronic underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM fields.

Main Programs

  1. In-class enhanced STEM curriculum including Lego Robotics
  2. In-class enhanced STEM curriculum - ALICE
  3. In-class enhanced STEM curriculum - SCRATCH

Sign in or create an account to view revenue data

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Our programs are currently implemented in the greater Seattle, WA area with current expansion planned throughout Washington State and future plans for all parts of the United States.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer since 2012

Self-reported

Michelle Page

Keywords

Self-reported

K-12 education robotics STEM teachers

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2013, 2013 and 2012.
Register now

EIN

20-8225314

 Number

4244830083

Physical Address

1511 Third Avenue, Suite 531

Seattle, WA 98101

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

In the 2011-12 academic year, Technically Learning partnered with 9 schools in the greater Seattle area. We worked with a total of 20 teachers to engage 48 classrooms and 2 after-school programs for a total of over 1,300 students in grades 5, 7, 8, and elementary Montessori level that learned about and were inspired by our Robotics curriculum. In 2012-13, we will continue to work with all of our partner schools from the previous year. We are currently in talks to launch an additional eight sites that will reach over 1,000 additional students in 2013.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

In-class enhanced STEM curriculum including Lego Robotics

Building and programming LEGO robots is a fantastic way to learn problem-solving and engineering skills. Integrating robotics projects with specific science and math units motivates the students to learn these concepts at the same time. Our robotics activities stress the scientific method by testing hypothesis through experimentation, iterating designs, collaborating in groups, and documenting results. The visual programming interface is very flexible, allowing students of a wide range of ages to participate. We use activity materials developed internally as well as curriculum from Tufts University, Carnegie Mellon University and others

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 2

In-class enhanced STEM curriculum - ALICE

The visual programming environment of Alice, developed by Carnegie Mellon University, makes it easy to create 3D animations. Students develop computer programming knowledge while sharing stories, building problem solving skills, and working in groups. Alice can be used with a range of subject areas, from a creative tool for English class book reports to telling a historic story for social studies.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

In-class enhanced STEM curriculum - SCRATCH

Scratch, created by MIT, is a programming language that makes it easy for students of all grade levels to design interactive stories, animations, and games, while learning important math and logic concepts. Students learn to express themselves creatively, work collaboratively, and solve problems. Scratch mixes a wide range of multimedia, including graphics, videos, pictures, and music, to create engaging and interactive stories or presentations.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Female Children ( 5 - 14 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

$5,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Washington

Our programs are currently implemented in the greater Seattle, WA area with current expansion planned throughout Washington State and future plans for all parts of the United States.

Funding Needs

Technically Learning needs funding to expand our programming into other Seattle area schools and community organizations. We are also seeking funding for the development of new curriculum modules and builiding community engagement.

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

Sign in or create an account to view assets data

Sign in or create an account to view this information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2013, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Technically Learning

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2013, 2013 and 2012
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Principal Officer

Michelle Page

BIO

Michelle Page has worked as a non-profit consultant for 10 years, with 7 in STEM education. Her particular skill is in grant writing, but has also worked in program evaluation, program development and documentation, and event planning. Michelle has a BS in Business Administration - Management and a graduate cerfiticate in Financial Planning.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Rebecca Deutsch

Microsoft

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?