How You Can Support Logic Education
Ask your employer to offer logic training
The best way to promote logic education is to demonstrate its value in the workspace. That is the focus of our Center for Logic and Business Communication (CLBC). The most obvious benefit of logic training for businesses is that can enable them to use formal methods to specify requirements for systems. Logic training also supports clearer communication and decision making. Every organization can benefit from clearer communication and better decisions.
Ask your local high schools to teach logic
High school teachers can prepare to teach logic by attending a 5-day workshop at Stanford University. For groups of 6 or more, the Institute offers on-site teacher workshops using the same curriculum at any location. Contact us to learn more about teacher development.
Host or help plan a high school summer camp
The Institute hosts the Logic Rules summer camp for high school students in the Seattle area. We are also seeking partner organizations to host camps in other areas. We provide the curriculum and instructors, and the partner organization provides the students and the venue. We also handle registration processing and promotional material. We offer paid opportunities for teachers at local schools to serve as assistant co-instructors, which can prepare them to teach logic at their own schools. Contact us to help start a logic camp in your area.
Help organize after-school programs
After-school programs introduce the principles of validity, deduction, and logical consequence with age-appropriate instruction for 5th through 8th graders. These skills apply to learning and reasoning in every subject and prepare young students for further study in logic.
Each school district has different policies for after-school programs, so we rely on parents and PTA organizations to help identify opportunities and get programs started. Contact us to help start an after-school program in your area.
Community Logic Literacy
Community logic-literacy clinics are appropriate for students and adults and use the Stanford University curriculum, which has proven effective for high school and college students from diverse backgrounds. We partner with libraries, community centers, and other organizations to host clinics. Contact us to help start a clinic in your community.