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 […]

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 […]

Constructing Modern Mathematics or is it History? English?

Chicago middle school English teacher extraordinaire, Kate Tabor, returned to Constructing Modern Knowledge for the second consecutive year. In 2010, Kate spent her time at CMK using MicroWorlds to program randomly generated Shakespearean insults. Computer programming and mathematical thinking were used to explore linguistics and literature in a whimsical fashion. Read her recollections from CMK […]

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, […]

CMK 2011 Reaches for the Stars!

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010, a minds-on institute for educators, has confirmed Dr. Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer and Planetarium Director at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute! Dr. Pitts joins our interstellar faculty and intergalactic guest speakers, Jonathan Kozol, Dr. Lella Gandini and Professor Mitchel Resnick. About Derrick Pitts Dr. Pitts has been named as one of the 50 […]

Best-selling Author Joins CMK2010 Faculty!

Super Early-bird Registration ends December 20th! Constructing Modern Knowledge is thrilled to announce that best-selling author and history teacher, Dr. James Loewen, will be a guest speaker at CMK 2010, July 12-15, 2009! The addition of Jim Loewen to our faculty further distinguishes Constructing Modern Knowledge from other conferences and professional development events. CMK 2010 […]

Registration Now Open for Amazing Summer Institute!

Registration is now open for the professional learning event of 2009! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 offers a world-class faculty and supportive environment for educators interested in exploring the intersection of creativity, collaboration, computing and powerful ideas. Where else can you spend four days tinkering, collaborating, talking and learning with educators from around the world, plus […]