Constructing Modern Knowledge 2022

Where educators invent the future

WHEN July 25 - 28, 2022
WHERE Chattanooga, TN Global Center for Digital Innovation

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2022 is back!

Where STEM, PBL, & creativity collide for 4 exciting days of learning-by-doing

New state-of-the-art setting to supercharge your learning adventures!

Constructing Modern Knowledge, July 25-28, 2022 is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event.

While our outstanding faculty is comprised of educational pioneers, bestselling authors, and inventors of educational technologies we depend on, the real power of Constructing Modern Knowledge emerges from the collaborative project development of participants.

Each day’s program consists of a discussion of powerful ideas, mini tutorials on-demand, immersive learning adventures designed to challenge one’s thinking, substantial time for project work, and a reflection period.

For the first time in fifteen years, Constructing Modern Knowledge will be hosted in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our host, the Public Education Foundation welcomes CMK to the new state-of-the-art Global Center for Digital Innovation at Chattanooga Community College.

Participants will enjoy access to a remarkable fab lab, library of books, cutting-edge electronics, art supplies, tools, toys, craft materials, and a host of surprises to support their project-based learning.

Quite simply, there is no other professional learning experience quite like Constructing Modern Knowledge!

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Learn with remarkable guest speakers!

Engage with world-class expertise

Not a Conference!

Educators gather from around the world to create amazing projects

"If this is what learning can feel like, surely we all deserve to learn this way."
- Kelly Watson. 5th grade teacher. Geelong, Australia.
Rather than spend days listening to a series of speakers, CMK 2022 is about action. Attendees work on personally meaningful projects and interact with educational experts concerned with maximizing the potential of each learner.

Animation, robotics, engineering, filmmaking, music composition, 3D printing, programming, wearable computing, Arduino, BBC micro:bits, microcontrollers, storytelling, and photography are all part of the CMK 2022 mix. The learning environment is filled with stimulating “objects to think with,” including a library, art supplies, and a mountain of tools & materials for tinkering.

The setting for CMK 2022 is a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory (fab lab), featuring a wealth of cutting-edge hardware including: 3D printers, lasercutters, CNC machines, programmable embroidery machines – all in a flexible learning environment perfect for mind-blowing project-based learning.

Constructing Modern Knowledge, now celebrating its 15th anniversary, is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration, and computing. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out a fantastic event.

See what makes Constructing Modern Knowledge unique by checking out the CMK wrap-up from a recent institute.

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2022

15th anniversary summer institute - July 25 - 28, 2022


Save My Spot!

At my previous school, we sent a team of teachers to CMK every year for 7 years.  It was the best professional development for my teams. We worked and learned together and with educators from around the world. We pushed out of our comfort zones and met challenges, and we discovered we could really shift our practices in school in meaningful ways.

- Amy Dugré – Director of Curriculum Innovation and Technology – The International School of Düsseldorf

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