Cam Perron – Latest CMK 2014 Guest Speaker!

I begin many of my keynote addresses by saying, “I’m not surprised when kids do extraordinary things. I’m surprised when adults are surprised that kids are capable of doing remarkable things. I expect it.” The years kids spend in school are when they become poets, philosophers, politicians, pediatricians, painters, pianists, punters, physicists… In a 2010 […]

Parent and Family Workshops

[easyrotator]erc_38_1395823577[/easyrotator]   Invent To Learn Workshops for Families   Gary Stager and his Constructing Modern Knowledge teammates love working with children and their parents. These hands-on and minds-on workshops create exciting learning experiences in which parents come to value learning-by-making. The emphasis is on action, creative expression, and hard fun! Parents who participate in these […]

Joey Hudy Joins Expert Faculty at CMK 2014!

Constructing Modern Knowledge, now in its 7th year, creates a one-of-a-kind environment in which educators from around the world learn by doing while supported by an amazing faculty. All sorts of tools, technologies, and materials are utilized in the creation of mind-blowing projects over the course of an immersive four days. Over the past few […]

Brilliant Scholar To Speak at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2014

NOTE: Dr. Ackermann will be returning for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2015! Dr. Edith Ackermann is one of the wisest, creative, and most graceful people I have ever met. She is a development psychologist with the intuition of a designer and the sensibility of an artist. Few people are as gifted at explaining the intersection of […]

Scratch Creator to Host MIT Media Lab Reception at CMK 2014

Visiting the legendary MIT Media Lab, where “the future is being invented,” is an annual highlight of Construction Modern Knowledge. This year our host and guest speaker is Professor Mitchel Resnick, creator of Scratch and the Director of the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group. Resnick hosted our first reception at the Media Lab during […]

Master Maker Pete Nelson, CMK 2014 Guest Speaker

Constructing Modern Knowledge is my life’s work. For six consecutive years, we have demonstrated the remarkable competence, commitment and creativity of educators by creating a four day institute filled with a wealth of materials, an incomparable faculty and the most amazing guest speakers featured by any educator event in the world. Constructing Modern Knowledge is […]

“For the Love of Laptops”

Scholastic Administrator Magazine recently published an article, For the Love of Laptops, by Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 founder Gary Stager. The article is one-side of a faux debate with a school principal who holds a much narrower vision of the role computers may play in the intellectual development of children. The proponent of tablets vs. […]

Remarkable Educator Joins CMK 2013 Faculty!

Constructing Modern Knowledge is committed to creating a learning environment rich in objects to think with and an expert faculty committed to supporting the project development of each participant. I am thrilled to announce the addition of Steve Costa to our unrivaled team. I have no qualms whatsoever with stating that Steve Costa is the […]

Video Explains the Origins and Objectives of Constructing Modern Knowledge

CMK Founder Gary Stager, Ph.D. gave a presentation in November 2012 about the philosophy and practice of  Constructing Modern Knowledge. The following video is a recording of that presentation about the institute. Click here to register for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 today!   Tweet This Post

Strategies for Hands-on Learning

At the May 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire, Steve Hargadon interviewed me about learning through making and tinkering. We discussed strategies educators might employ to bring constructionist learning to their classrooms. (Yes, I’m wearing holographic Astroboy t-shirt.) Check out some of the new workshops and seminars I can lead at your school, district or conference. […]