Volume 9 Number 1 - Winter 2001
Adventures in Modeling: A Workshop for Teacher Educators
Logo Summer Institutes 2001
New York City
June 25 - 29
July 16 - 20
- Des Moines, Iowa
August 6 - 10
Takayuki Tsuru, President of
Logo Japan,visited the Logo Summer Institute held in
New York City in June, 2000. He shared the Logo Robot
Control Program, recently developed by Logo Japan to
work with the RCX programmable brick from LEGO®
The Logo Summer Institutes are intensive workshops with an
emphasis on constructionist, project-based learning. Personally
meaningful projects provide the context for learning about Logo
and computers as well as about the subject matter involved in
The Institutes also serve as models of the teaching and learning
environments that you might set up in your own home or school.
The Logo Summer Institutes feature small class size with two
or more facilitators, allowing for an individualized approach
that accommodates both novices and experienced Logo users working
on projects in many different areas: robotics, mathematics,
language, simulation, animation, game design, and multimedia
presentation. A variety of Logo software is available including
MicroWorlds, Terrapin Logo, MSWLogo, and StarLogo. For robotics
projects we use LEGO Mindstorms and Control Lab kits with a
variety of software options.
Each Logo Summer Institute also includes recreation: hiking
and rafting in Colorado, museum visits, ferry rides and walking
tours in New York City.
In addition to the New York, Colorado and Iowa workshops,
the Logo Foundation can arrange with you to run an Institute
in your school or district as we did last summer for the Winsor
School in Boston and the Valparaiso Community Schools in Indiana.
For more information about the Logo Summer Institutes, including
registration forms click here
or contact us by telephone, fax or mail:
250 West 85th Street
New York NY 10024
Telephone: 212 579 8028
Fax: 212 579 8013
June 18-30, 2001
Santa Fe Institute
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Have you ever wondered how birds flock or traffic jams form? For thousands
of years peoplefrom DaVinci to Einsteinhave created models
to help them better understand patterns and processes in the world around
them. Computers make it easier for novices to build and explore their
own modelsand learn new scientific ideas in the process. The Adventures
in Modeling Workshop, co-sponsored by MIT Media Lab and the Santa Fe
Institute, introduces teacher educators (including technology, math,
and science coordinators, museum staff, professors of education, and
professional developers) to the fundamentals of modeling complex, dynamic
systems using StarLogo. After attending this workshop participants will
be able to offer similar modeling workshops and courses at their own
The workshop for teacher educators will address the following issues:
- How to teach a variety of learners to design, build and analyze
models of complex, dynamic systems.
- How to combine on- and off-computer activities to help people learn
about scientific processes.
- How to meaningfully integrate technology into science and math curricula.
- How to include advances in research practices in classrooms.
- How to leverage teachers work with models to impact the rest
of their teaching.
- How to structure activities so that teachers see themselves as learners.
Admission is by competitive application.
$250 Registration Fee, $500 Housing Fee
For more information contact:
Santa Fe Institute
505 984 8800
New York Logo Users Group
The final meeting of the New York Logo Users Group for the 2000 - 2001
school year will be held:
Thursday April 6, 2001
4:00 pm - 6:00 PM
101 West 91st Street
New York City
Announcements of upcoming Logo events
Planning Users Group meetings for the 2001-2002 school year
Teachers, students, parents and anyone interested in Logo should attend.
Bring your Logo projects, ideas, and questions.
Thanks to Lan Heng of Ethical for hosting this meeting.
Click here for the
latest information about NYLUG and other Logo Users Groups
Celebrating Logo's Second Millennium
Chicago June 24, 2001
The Ninth Annual Logosium is a day-long celebration of Logo programming
and learning. ISTE's SIGLogo is looking for educators who are willing
to share their expertise, student work, or ideas with colleagues at
Logosium 2001. You can lead a hands-on workshop, present research findings,
share classroom strategies, join a panel discussion, or moderate a brainstorming
session. Presentations by kids are also welcome. Logosium is about creating
a space in which we can all learn together.
Please participate. Logosium is an NECC Preconference Event. Register
If you wish to lead a session send a one-page proposal by March 1,
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City CA 90230
fax: (310) 316-7334
EUROLOGO 01 A Turtle Odyssey
8th European Logo Conference
August 21 - 25 , 2001
EUROLOGO is a biannual scientific international conference that addresses
all scientists, developers, and educators who develop, use or study
all kinds of Logo or Logo-based software.
Investigations of other exploratory computational environments, classroom
applications of Logo philosophy, and other innovative educational research
and practices that are in touch with the Logo approach are also covered.
Abstracts of papers and proposals for workshops and tutorials are due
January 31, 2001. For full information visit the EUROLOGO 01 web site
or write to:
A-4020 Linz, AUSTRIA
Stonington Retreat 2001
This annual MicroWorlds and LEGO Logo workshop is held in
Stonington, Maine. There will be two sessions: June 24 - 29 and July
8 - 13. For more information visit the Vision
Education web site.