New CMK Features

We take the unique design and experience of Constructing Modern Knowledge seriously. We also try our best to be responsive to the needs of the diverse learners who participate in our institute. Based on feedback and success at last year’s institute, we have decided to add two new features to the CMK 2017 experience. Optional […]

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 […]

Reflections from CMK 2014 – 2017

Below are a selection of reflective blog posts created by recent CMK participants. You may also enjoy the growing library of CMK project videos. 2017 Blog Posts Kelly Watson Breakthrough Moments Maggie Barth Not a conference… From nothing to something… July 17th, 2017 Samantha Scutieri Yes, I’m a Maker! 2017 Reflection Videos Andrea Brothman We Became […]

Oh, The Stuff You Might Learn With at CMK 2013

Educators fortunate enough to attend Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 will be greeted by an amazing faculty, world-class guest speakers, a mountain of LEGO, a plethora of electronics, piles of art supplies, a fully stocked library, assorted toys, tools and countless other objects to think with. The goal is to have anything a learner might need […]

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

Outstanding Video About Modern Knowledge Construction

I shot this amateur video at the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece. It is a recording of Dr. Mike Eisenberg‘s remarkable plenary address based on his paper, “Constructionism: New Technologies, New Purposes.” Anyone interested in learning, emerging technology, creativity, the arts, science or craft would be wise to watch this terrific presentation. Mike Eisenberg […]

Super Awesome Sylvia Joins CMK 2012 Faculty!

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 celebrates computing, creativity and children by adding blog, YouTube and MakerFaire sensation, Super Awesome Sylvia as a guest speaker and faculty member at CMK 2012, July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sylvia’s enthusiasm, curiosity, ingenuity and passion have inspired hundreds of thousands of children and adults to tinker with cutting-edge […]

Project Approach Guru to Speak at CMK 2012

Dr. Lilian Katz, a pioneer in the “project approach” to teaching and learning, will be a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012, July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, NH! Dr. Katz’s expertise in early childhood education learning through project work will make a significant contribution to CMK 2012. Register today and learn with a world-class […]

On the Move at CMK!

Take a peek into the learning environment created at Constructing Modern Knowledge and you’ll find the computers, cameras, toys, junk food, books, building materials, tools, art supplies, MIDI keyboards, drawing tablets, software and expertise that comprise the modern learning environment. It’s a four-day “lifelong kindergarten” if you will – a workshop, a library, a classroom, […]