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Logo Summer Institute 2015
June 22-26, 2015
The Hewitt School
New York City
 
Save the dates. Registration will be open at the end of September

Spend five days exploring a variety of constructionist technologies and programmable learning environments including:

Scratch

MW

Scratch

MicroWorlds

Turtle Art

 

and robotics with...

LEGO NXT and WeDo

Arduino

Arduino

BeeBot

PICO Board

3D Printing 

Finch

Makey Makey

This workshop for teachers, parents, and technology integrators emphasizes learning through designing and building personally meaningful projects that support computational thinking. Experience this process yourself, and explore how to implement design-based learning with your students.

See how mathematics, art, science, language arts, and other subjects are integrated in multi-media stories, game projects, and robotic creations.

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 five facilitators:
- Hope Chafiian of the Spence School
- Steve Farnsworth of the Dwight School
- Samantha Hott of the Hewitt School
- Erik Nauman of the Hewitt School
- Michael Tempel of the Logo Foundation

 

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?
What do I get?
The workshop fee is $950 per person, which covers:

  • All workshop materials and software, and access to computers and related equipment
  • Ferryboat ride across New York Harbor, and other siteseeing followed by dinner
  • Lunch together on Thursday

 
Passing the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor

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


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. We can also make some recommendations for housing in various price ranges.

Details About Housing and Travel

How do I register for the Logo Summer Institute?
Check back in September to register for the 2015 Logo Summer Institute


Venue
The 2014 Logo Summer Institute will be hosted in New York City by The Hewitt School
, conveniently located on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Find out more:

What if I need more information?
For more information about the content of the Logo Summer Institute, and for information about local arrangements in New York City contact:

Michael Tempel
Logo Foundation
250 West 85th Street, Suite 4D
New York NY 10024
212 579 8028
FAX: 212 579 8013
email:
michaelt@media.mit.edu


Please let friends and colleagues know about the Logo Summer Institute. Here's a poster you can share. Click on the image to download a PDF.

 

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