Joi de Vivre Personified (Edith Ackermann R.I.P.)

On Christmas Eve (2016), the world lost one of its most profound thinkers when learning theorist, Dr. Edith Ackermann, left us at age 70. Anyone blessed with even the most casual encounter with Edith embraced her as a mentor, collaborator, and friend. She bestowed boundless respect upon anyone trying to make the world more beautiful, just, […]

Imagine If These Were Your Teachers

Learn WITH Innovators Constructing Modern Knowledge, now in its 9th year, has a proven track record of providing opportunities for working educators to be in the company of their heroes, experts, and thought leaders. (see our Hall of Fame). Our remarkable faculty supports your project work while guest speakers don’t just make a PowerPoint presentation and […]

A Dream Realized – Carla Rinaldi to Speak at CMK 2016

Observe and listen to children because when they ask “why?” they are not simply asking for the answer from you. They are requesting the courage to find a collection of possible answers. – Carla Rinaldi Over the past nine years, Constructing Modern Knowledge has created unprecedented opportunities for educators to spend time in the company […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reflections from CMK 2014 – 2016

Below are a selection of reflective blog posts created by recent CMK participants. You may also enjoy the growing library of CMK project videos. CMK 2015 photos may be viewed here. CMK 2014 photos are gathered here. Here are even some ye olde recollections from CMK 2010 attendees. CMK GO! is a mobile, augmented reality game created at #cmk16 […]

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 […]

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 […]