Dear Mr. Kaplan,
I am pleased to report the week of April 17, 2017 was very exciting. Monterey County Unified School District, alternative learning programs held the first US pilot of Infinity Learning Maps in Salinas, California. Classes were held at four sites: SAFE, Silver Star, Peacock Acres and Rancho Cielo. The students ranged from ages 12 to 19 and are considered “at risk” kids. Students set up Chrome books so they were able take photos of their maps and create videos about their maps (screen castify) and then store them in a goggle folder and copy the link into their database google form. This gives students the opportunity to look back at previous videos and maps and their data associated with their map to see the changes that have occurred. In addition, training sessions were held with the teachers and team leaders.
We appreciate the generous contributions as follows:
Harry Singer Foundation of $7,000 for travel and expenses to bring Brian Annan and Mary Wootton from New Zealand to lead the instruction of approximately 50 students and provide teach-the-teacher sessions.
The personal contribution made by Brian and Mary to deliver a week of training without compensation. We recognize their personal contribution would equate to approximately $6,000 and only serves as a testament to their commitment to transforming the lives of our kids.
Because of the generosity of HSF and ILM, I believe this is the beginning of an exciting new educational program for our school district.
Monterey County Office of Education
Alternative Education Programs