It's time to make plans for summer 2018. There will be Logo Summer Institutes at University of Texas at Austin, Fort Bend ISD in Sugar Land, Texas, and the Spence School in New York City.

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June 11-14, 2018
University of Texas at Austin

 Registration for this location is now closed

June 18-21, 2018
Fort Bend ISD
Sugar Land TX

 Registration for this location is now closed

July 9-12, 2018
The Spence School
New York City

 Registration for this location is now closed

Check back for dates and locations of the 2019 Logo Summer Institutes

The Logo Summer Institute is an intensive immersion 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 after-school programs and other informal settings as well as in classrooms.

Our approach to teaching and learning is progressive and learner-centered. This means that we accommodate the interests, learning style, and needs of each participant. So, whatever your educational philosophy and teaching circumstances, your Logo Summer Institute experience will be tailored to your personal and professional requirements.

Learn to code as you explore and create projects using Scratch, Makey Makey, Hummingbird, Arduino, and a variety of 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.

Click here for a detailed course description.

And click here to take a look at the Logo Summer Institute Resources website.

Our team of facilitators include classroom teachers and professional development specialists with extensive experience in creative computing and curriculum integration:

- Tiffany Achiu of Fort Bend ISD
- Fred Benitez of Eanes ISD
- Heather Brown of the University of Houston
- Hope Chafiian of the Spence School
- Gianna Colson of La Feria ISD
- Leila Cubriel of Fort Bend ISD
- Steve Farnsworth of the Dwight School
- Lan Heng of the Ethical Culture School
- Samantha Hott of Georgia Tech
- Sean Justice of Texas State University, San Marcos
- Jeannie Langston of Fort Bend ISD
- Tracy Leavitt of the High Meadow School
- Efrain Lopez of Laredo ISD
- Lisa McMillan of Fort Bend ISD
- Marcos Ybarra Mendoza of Balmorhea ISD
- Erik Nauman of the Hewitt School
- Ike Shaw of the High Meadow School
- Ronald Somera of Plano ISD
- Michael Tempel of the Logo Foundation
- Ryan Torbey of Code in Common

Here's a brief video showing highlights of the 2017 Logo Summer Institute in Fort Bend ISD

Spend four days immersed in creative computing, 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 it enables one to create significant projects such as games, animations, stories and reports, multimedia presentations, and simulations related to various curriculum areas or based on personal interest.

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


Interest Groups form throughout the week. Facilitators propose some of the topics while others are  initiated by participants or emerge as work progresses during the week. Participants join the ones that appeal to them. Here are some of the possible topics for these Interest Groups.

- Focus on curriculum areas – math, language, art, music, and others
- Programming for artists with TurtleArt and Light Logo
- Connecting Scratch to the outside world with Makey Makey and Funkey
- Physical computing and robotics with Hummingbird and micro:bit
- Wearable Computing with Lilypad and Turtlestitch
- Advanced programming with Snap!
- Modeling with StarLogo Nova and NetLogo
- Robots that require no building, just programing – BeeBot, Finch
- Self-contained robotics packages – VEX, LEGO NXT, WeDo, EV3,
- Robo Expo Ramp Up – prepare for the Exhibition and Challenges in this annual robotics event for students.
- 3D programming with BeetleBlocks; ScratchX 3D
- Programming the Arduino with Scratch and Snap!
- Other Microcontroller Boards – micro:bitGoGoRaspberry Pi
- Just for Little Kids – BeeBot, Scratch Jr, WeDo
- Integrating programming and physical computing into interdisciplinary projects
- Turtle Geometry
- Visual programming and text-only programming – choosing what's appropriate
- 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!

I liked the blend of focused mini-lessons with independent explorations.

I came with zero knowledge and going home with a truckload of new ideas. I am so excited to share these with my colleagues and students.

The differentiation of the technologies was brilliantly orchestrated when you consider the wide spread of experience levels.

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.

Awesome Workshop!!!

*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 Logo Summer Institutes in Fort Bend ISD and at the Spence School in New York City the registration fee is $790 per person with a 10% discount when three or more people from the same school or organization register together.

The registration fee for the Logo Summer Institute at University of Texas, Austin is $400 per person.

What do I get?

- All workshop materials and software, and access to computers, equipment, and tools.
- Access to online resources and support during the workshop and throughout the school year


The 2018 Logo Summer Institute in New York CIty will be hosted by the Spence School, conveniently located in New York City on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The 2018 Logo Summer Institute in Fort Bend ISD will be hosted at a facility within the district, which is just to the southwest of Houston.

The 2018 Logo Summer Institute at the University of Texas at Austin will be hosted by Park Crest Middle School in Pflugerville, Texas.

How do I register for the Logo Summer Institute?

Click one of the Register Now buttons below to go to the registration page for the Logo Summer Institute you wish to participate in.

June 11-14, 2018
University of Texas at Austin

 Registration for this location is now closed

June 18-21, 2018
Fort Bend ISD
Sugar Land TX

 Registration for this location is now closed

July 9-12, 2018
The Spence School
New York City

 Registration for this location is now closed

What if I need more information?

For more information contact us:

Logo Foundation
250 West 85th Street, suite 4D
New York NY 10024
telephone: +1 212 579 8028

Here's a poster/flyer about the Logo Summer Institutes that you
can download and share with colleagues and friends. Thanks.