Tag Archives: Constructing Modern Knowledge

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 […]

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 […]

Time to Honor a Technology Pioneer!

The enormous contributions made by women to every facet of society need to acknowledged and celebrated. From equal pay, to political leadership, inclusion in history, corporate governance and participation in S.T.E.M. activities, women continue to get the short end of the stick. There are countless efforts to to make progress in the struggle for gender […]

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 […]

What is CMK About?

Constructing Modern Knowledge may be the most important work of my career. For five years, we have demonstrated the competence and creativity of educators who spend four days of their summer vacation learning to learn in the digital age. I marvel at the complexity, sophistication and ingenuity illustrated by the educator’s projects created at Constructing […]

The Sharing of Wonderful Ideas

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 continues the CMK tradition of offering educators intimate opportunities to interact with some of the leading thinkers of our age. This July, legendary educators Eleanor Duckworth and Deborah Meier will engage in a once-in-a-lifetime  conversation titled, “The Sharing of Wonderful Ideas.” You don’t want to miss this stimulating exchange of powerful […]

Constructivist Legend, Eleanor Duckworth, Coming to CMK 2013!

A former student and translator of Jean Piaget, Eleanor Duckworth grounds her work in Piaget and Inhelder’s insights into the nature and development of understanding and in their research method, which she has developed as a teaching/research approach, Critical Exploration in the Classroom. She seeks to bring a Freirean approach to any classroom, valuing the […]