Tag Archives: Constructing Modern Knowledge

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 […]

About CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge, July 10-13, 2018 is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will 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. Rather than spend days listening to a series of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]