Musical Legends Share Their Genius at CMK 2015

Over the past seven years, Constructing Modern Knowledge has become known as the place where educators embrace new possibilities and achieve beyond their wildest expectations. CMK is also where educators get to meet their educational heroes (Deborah Meier, Jonathan Kozol, Alfie Kohn, Lella Gandini, Lilian Katz, Bob Tinker, Edith Ackermann) spend time with living legends […]

Most Consequential Principal of Past Three Decades Coming to CMK 2015!

How many of you owned a personal laptop computer in 1989? Did you know what one was? 1989 is the year that David Loader, Principal of Methodist Ladies’ College (PK-12 school in Melbourne, Australia) committed to every one of his students in grades 5-12 owning a personal laptop computer. This was not just a tech […]

Artist, Engineer, & Activist Leah Buechley In-residence at CMK 2015

Constructing Modern Knowledge is thrilled to announce Dr. Leah Buechley as a guest speaker at CMK 2015, July 7-10,2015 in Manchester, NH.  As is the tradition at Constructing Modern Knowledge, Leah will not just speak, but spend time working with institute participants! Leah Buechley is a designer, engineer, artist, and educator whose work explores intersections […]

Deborah Meier & Edith Ackermann Return to CMK 2015

Lots of education conferences feature speakers who are clever or witty. Constructing Modern Knowledge prefers to highlight wisdom and expertise. As a result, we are delighted that two of our favorite educators will be returning to CMK 2015. This year, Deborah Meier returns for her 4th time at CMK, along with last year’s guest speaker […]

My Teachers, Now Yours – CMK Welcomes Dan & Molly Lynn Watt

Constructing Modern Knowledge at its core is a celebration of learning-by-doing and access to expertise. Each year, educators create projects of remarkable complexity, sophistication, beauty, or whimsy without having been taught to do so. As the number of participants has grown over the past six years, CMK has demonstrated that teachers are competent, learning is […]

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 […]

Bringing Gary Stager to your school or conference

With more than three decades of experience inspiring educators around the world to create learning environments worthy of each child’s potential, Gary Stager is poised to bring unique and diverse expertise to your school, district, or event. Contact Gary with booking enquiries   Preparing Schools for their Students’ Future Having taught everything from preschool through […]

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 […]