Tag Archives: project-based learning

Strategies for Hands-on Learning

At the May 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire, Steve Hargadon interviewed me about learning through making and tinkering. We discussed strategies educators might employ to bring constructionist learning to their classrooms. (Yes, I’m wearing holographic Astroboy t-shirt.) Check out some of the new workshops and seminars I can lead at your school, district or conference. […]

Outstanding Video About Modern Knowledge Construction

I shot this amateur video at the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece. It is a recording of Dr. Mike Eisenberg‘s remarkable plenary address based on his paper, “Constructionism: New Technologies, New Purposes.” Anyone interested in learning, emerging technology, creativity, the arts, science or craft would be wise to watch this terrific presentation. Mike Eisenberg […]

Lilian Katz’s Project Approach Handout

Dr. Lilian Katz is a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012. She is an expert in the project approach to learning. The following is a collection of PDF-based materials designed to help educators implement the project approach. . Handouts The Project Approach for Preschoolers The Project Approach: Anticipating What Children Might Learn The Project […]

A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words

The Creative Educator has published my fifth article in a series on effective project-based learning, A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words. I hope you and your colleagues enjoy it! Previous articles in the series: What Makes a Good Project? Developing Projects That Endure The Genius of Print Less Us, More Them! A Good Prompt […]

Super Awesome Sylvia Joins CMK 2012 Faculty!

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 celebrates computing, creativity and children by adding blog, YouTube and MakerFaire sensation, Super Awesome Sylvia as a guest speaker and faculty member at CMK 2012, July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Sylvia’s enthusiasm, curiosity, ingenuity and passion have inspired hundreds of thousands of children and adults to tinker with cutting-edge […]

Project Approach Guru to Speak at CMK 2012

Dr. Lilian Katz, a pioneer in the “project approach” to teaching and learning, will be a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012, July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, NH! Dr. Katz’s expertise in early childhood education learning through project work will make a significant contribution to CMK 2012. Register today and learn with a world-class […]

Award-winning Filmmaker Casey Neistat to Kickoff CMK 2012!

The Fifth Anniversary Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute, July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, NH. is about action, but once a day, participants get to interact with brilliant thinkers whose work crackles with creativity, commitment and expertise. We’ve featured historians, astronomers, mathematicians, education reformers, MIT professors, early childhood experts and artists over the past four years, in […]

CMK 2011 in < 30 Minutes

Lindsay, Bill, Jorge Nelson and Adam Provost embraced documenting the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 experience as their project. The following 29 minute video does a nice job of capturing the CMK experience and chronicles the amazing variety of projects and speakers enjoyed by participants. The rock band KISS makes an appearance too – yes, really! […]

This is What Learning Looks Like

If you were ever curious about what I believe or do as an educator, my summer institute, Constructing Modern Knowledge, represents me quite well. The energy, creativity, projects developed and guest speakers at last month’s institute makes CMK 2011 one of the proudest accomplishments of my career. Even when we lost electricity for a couple […]

Serendipitous Learning

By Gary Stager, Ph.D. Founder and Director Constructing Modern Knowledge The following is a learning story documenting one project’s development  and the subsequent knowledge constructed. The lessons of this learning adventure embody the values of Constructing Modern Knowledge. Beth Calderone, Dan Trockman and Lizz Buchanan of the Blake School in Minneapolis, attended Constructing Modern Knowledge […]