Tag Archives: constructionism

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 – 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! Josh Burker (faculty) My CMK 2017 Reflections […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Your Classroom Needs a DIY Wind Machine!

A great idea classroom inquiry  is a wind machine with which children may mess-about with aerodynamic, motion, gravity and engineering. Best of all, your classroom wind machine is made of a common household fan, embroidery hoops and sheet of plastic! Students use junk, art supplies and recycled materials (berry baskets, paper, string, pipe cleaners, plastic […]