Tag Archives: maker movement

CMK – Back for an 11th Summer!

We are excited to announce that the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute will be returning for an 11th year, July 10-13, 2018. Discount early-bird registration is now open! Sylvia Martinez and I created Constructing Modern Knowledge more than a decade ago to build a bridge between the learner-centered ideals of progressive educators and the modern knowledge […]

CMK 2017 Wrap-Up

K-12 educators from around the world gathered recently in Manchester, New Hampshire to learn about learning by learning themselves. The 10th annual Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute, July 11-14, was the place where educators could spend four days working on personally meaningful project development combining code, cutting-edge technology, and timeless craft traditions. For a decade, […]

What I Did On My Three Summer Vacations

What I Did on My Three Summer VacationsBy Brian Silverman Illustrated by Peter Reynolds Previously published in Mathematics and Informatic Quarterly (in Bulgaria) prior to this version appearing in the Fall 1998 issue of Logo Exchange. Volume 17. Number 1. We finally did it. We made it through the maze in Montreal’s Old Port in […]

The Future (of CMK) is Now!

Constructing Modern Knowledge, celebrates its 10th anniversary this July 11-14, and represents the best work of my life. Before anyone was discussing the maker movement in schools, Constructing Modern Knowledge created a four-day oasis where educators could learn-by-doing through the construction of personally meaningful projects with digital and traditional materials. From the start, CMK was never a conference. […]

Free New littleBits Code Kit to Pre-CMK Workshop Registrants

Thanks to the enormous generosity of our friends at littleBits, all registrants for the pre-CMK Introduction to Learning with Electronics workshop will receive a the brand new littleBits Code Kit for free! ($299 SRP value) Use the magnetic littleBits elements, including a new display, to design, build, test, and program your own interactive games and […]

The Tweets are In!

Register Today for the Learning Adventure of a Lifetime! Read why previous attendees proclaim that CMK is unlike any other professional learning event! In fact, it’s not a conference at all. Check out some of the amazing learning stories from previous institutes. “CMK was absolutely one of the best learning experiences of my career as an educator. The focused, intense, […]

Maker Movement Pioneer to Speak at CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge is excited to announce that physicist, educator, and inventor of the maker movement, Professor Neil Gershenfeld  will be a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017, July 10-13, 2018 in Manchester, New Hampshire (USA). He joins the ranks of other remarkable guest speakers and a world-class faculty. Back in 2005, Gershenfeld predicted the maker movement […]

Ayah Bdeir to Speak at CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge is excited to announce that artist, inventor, engineer, and business leader, Ayah Bdeir will be a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017, July 10-13, 2018 in Manchester, New Hampshire (USA). She joins the ranks of other remarkable guest speakers and a world-class faculty. Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform […]

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 […]

Learning with Living Legends

Educators deserve to learn alongside experienced experts. That’s why Constructing Modern Knowledge 2015 has assembled a roster of legends unseen at any other professional learning event. In case you were wondering, this revolution will not be streamed. Piaget taught us that knowledge is a consequence of experience and CMK is about experience and expertise. Best of all, […]