a virtual immersion
in creative computing for K12 teachers, parents, and technology
July 26 - August 6, 2021
For more than 40 years, The Logo Summer Institutes have
offered a relaxed atmosphere with small groups of colleagues
and a great deal of personal attention from experienced
workshop leaders. In 2020, this annual workshop was
transformed into a virtual experience, conducted via Zoom
and online discussion groups. Although we did miss being
together for an in-person, shared learning experience, the
virtual format had some advantages. We were able to offer
reduced registration fees, no travel expenses, and a more
flexible schedule. People were able to attend from anywhere
in the world. With continued uncertainty around the Covid-19
pandemic, the Logo Summer Institute will again be virtual in
The Logo Summer Institute offers:
The Logo Summer Institute 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.
The workshop has a flexible schedule, allowing you to
manage other responsibilities during the two-week period.
Sessions are scheduled for the mornings between 9:00 AM and
noon (EDT). Some meetings will be intended for all
participants, but for the most part, you will attend
small-group sessions geared to your own needs and interests.
You will be able to determine which sessions to participate
in and your own best schedule for working independently on
your projects. Many sessions will be repeated so as to offer
you more scheduling options.
The Logo Summer Institute facilitators are classroom teachers and professional development specialists with extensive experience in creative computing and curriculum integration in grades K-12 and in all subject areas. They have also gained experience working with their students remotely as their schools closed during the Covid-19 Pandemic. They bring this experience to the virtual Logo Summer Institute. Since the members of the team each have their own interests and special areas of expertise, you will have support and guidance in a wide variety of project areas and technologies. Everyone on the team is fluent in Scratch and several other programming languages. The team for 2021 is:
Turtle Art - The art of programming, the programming of artBrian Silverman and Artemis Papert
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Twenty Things to Do with a Computer, 50 years laterCynthia Solomon and Brian Silverman
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Remote programming of Hummingbird robotsTom Lauwers
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Programming the new Finch 2 robotTom Lauwers
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Introducing Lynx, a cloud-based programming environment based on MicroWorldsMichael A. Quinn
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