High Meadow

June 20-24, 2016
High Meadow School
Stone Ridge, New York


July 11-15, 2016
The Spence School
New York City

ft bend isd

August 1-3, 2016
Baines Middle School

Fort Bend ISD
Missouri City, Texas

We're planning for the 2017 Logo Summer Institutes. Check back here in November for dates and locations.

The Logo Summer Institute is an intensive workshop in creative computing for K12 teachers, parents, and technology integrators. Our project-based approach supports computational thinking and STEAM learning and teaching. The program is highly individualized to accommodate novices as well as more experienced participants, teachers of different subjects, and those who work in informal settings as well as in classrooms.

Learn to code as you explore and create projects using Scratch, Makey Makey, Hummingbird, Arduino, LEGO and a many other hardware and software platforms.

The Logo Summer Institute provides a relaxed atmosphere with a small group of colleagues and a great deal of personal attention from experienced workshop leaders. We have a low participant to facilitator ratio and daily advisory meetings to insure that participants' individual needs are met.

Our team of facilitators includes:

- Fred Benitez of the Fort Bend ISD
- Hope Chafiian of the Spence School
- Leila Cubriel of the Fort Bend ISD
- Steve Farnsworth of the Dwight School
- Lan Heng of the Ethical Culture School
- Samantha Hott of the Georgia Institute of Technology
- Jeannie Langston of the Fort Bend ISD
- Tracy Leavitt of the High Meadow School
- Lisa McMillan of the Fort Bend ISD
- Erik Nauman of the Hewitt School
- Ike Shaw of the High Meadow School
- Michael Tempel of the Logo Foundation

Spend five days exploring constructionist technologies and programmable learning environments


Scratch has a central role in the Logo Summer Institute. For novices it offers a comfortable introduction to computer programming, or "coding" as it is often called. Beyond that beginning, it enables one to create significant projects in a wide variety of domains.

We make connections between Scratch projects to the outside world with Makey Makey, Hummingbird, and Arduino.

Makey Makey

There are Special Interest Groups around the many other technologies that are available, types of projects, curriculum areas, and other interests. The facilitators propose some of the topics. Others are  initiated by participants, or emerge as work progresses during the week, Participants join the ones that interest them. Here are some of the possible SIGs

- Programming for artists with TurtleArt and Light Logo
- Wearable Computing using the Lilypad
- Advanced programming with Snap!
- Modeling with StarLogo Nova and NetLogo
- Robots that require no building, just programing – BeeBot, ProBot, Finch
- Self-contained robotics packages – NXT, WeDo, EV3, VEX
- Robo Expo Ramp Up – prepare for the Exhibition and Challenges
- 3D programming with BeatleBlocks; ScratchX 3D
- Other MIcrocontroller Boards – Make!Sense; GoGo
- Just for Little Kids – BeeBot, Scratch Jr, WeDo
- Focus on curriculum areas – math, language, art, music, and others
- Integrating programming and physical computing into interdisciplinary projects
- Turtle Geometry
- Blocks programming to text programming– why, when, and how
- GOFL (Good Old-Fashion Logo) – MicroWorlds, Terrapin Logo, FMS Logo, UCB Logo, and others.


Here's what some participants in previous Logo Summer Institutes had to say:*

Company was great, location wonderful, info and ideas abound...

This was the most productive professional development workshop I've attended. Valuable personal learning experience of skills that directly relates to classroom experience. Very excited to try these out next school year.

I thought it was a terrific workshop! I really learned a lot about how to use the technology. The facilitators were also great! They always were around to see how your project was going and offer great feedback on it, which was incredibly helpful :)

The level of individual attention I received was remarkable, considering the number of people in the class who were all working on complicated matters. I truly appreciated the patience, intense focus and time given by all the facilitators. Each facilitator was approachable and genuinely concerned that I learned the material.

It was a terrific week. The facilitators were all knowledgeable and helpful, the pace was perfect, and the structure lent itself to the sort of independent learning that we hope to facilitate in our own classes.

I have been to a lot of professional development type conferences where much of the day was spent being talked at. I loved that the majority of the time here I was able to spend time experimenting with the different programs, and brainstorming ideas with other participants.

It was delightful to have time to be immersed in a project. I also enjoyed working with such a creative group of people. Lots of fun!

Wonderful! I will be using what I learned! I feel very invigorated!

All the facilitators that I worked with were amazing! A pleasure to work with and super helpful!

This was by far the best workshop I've ever been to.

I hope that I am not being hyperbolic in saying that I think this week has changed my life and will then indirectly change many other lives.

*comments taken from the evaluations that participants were asked to complete at the end of the Institute.

Who should attend?

Most people who attend the Logo Summer Institutes are elementary, middle school, and high school teachers, school or district technology coordinators, and technology integrators, but we have had people from all walks of life: scientists, engineers, graphic artists, college professors, computer programmers, and parents who are home schooling their children. We have also had young people attend along with a parent or teacher.

What does it cost?

For the five-day Logo Summer Institutes at High Meadow and Spence the fee is $950per person.

For the three-day Logo Summer Institute at Fort Bend ISD the fee is $570 per person.

There is a 10% discount when three or more people from the same school register together for a Logo Summer Institute.

What do I get?

  • All workshop materials and software, and access to computers, equipment, and tools.

  • Optional recreational activities. In New York City this includes a harbor cruise on the Staten Island Ferry and other sightseeing followed by dinner.

  • Access to resources and support via the course Moodle during the workshop and during the school year

New York City Harbor Cruise


The 2016 Logo Summer Institutes will be hosted by the High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, New York, the Spence School, conveniently located in New York City on Manhattan's Upper East Side, and Baines Middle School, Fort Bend ISD, in Missouri City, Texas.

Travel and housing

The best way to get around in New York City is by public transportation. The workshop site is easily reached by subway and bus. If you do wish to drive we can advise you about parking.

Stone Ridge is a small rural community about 90 miles north of New York City, easily accessible from Interstate 87. The closest airport served by major airlines is Stewart Airport, about an hour away. It is advisable to have a car while you are in town.

Missouri City is in the Houston metropolitan area, just to the south of the City of Houston. It is accessible by major highways. For air travel, fly into either Houston Intercontinental, or Hobby Airport.

For all three locations we can  make some recommendations for housing in various price ranges.

How do I register for the Logo Summer Institute?

Click one of the buttons below to go to the registration page. There are separate registrations for each Logo Summer Institute. Make sure you are registering for the one(s) you plan to attend.

Registration is now closed.

June 20-24, 2016
High Meadow School
Stone Ridge, New York

Registration is now closed.

July 11-15, 2016
The Spence School
New York City

Registration is now closed.

August 1-3, 2016

Baines Middle School
Fort Bend ISD
Missouri City, Texas

Please let friends and colleagues know about the Logo Summer Institutes. We have a poster / flyer that you may distribute freely. Click here or on the image below to download a copy.

  Logo Summer Institute poster


What if I need more information?

For more information about the content of the Logo Summer Institute, and for information about local arrangements in Stone Ridge, Missouri City, or New York City contact us:

Logo Foundation
250 West 85th Street, suite 4D
New York NY 10024
email: info@logofoundation.org
telephone: +1 212 579 8028