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Video Explains the Origins and Objectives of Constructing Modern Knowledge
CMK Founder Gary Stager, Ph.D. gave a presentation in November 2012 about the philosophy and practice of Constructing Modern Knowledge. The following video is a recording of that presentation about the institute. Click here to register for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 today! Tweet This Post
What is CMK About?
Constructing Modern Knowledge may be the most important work of my career. For five years, we have demonstrated the competence and creativity of educators who spend four days of their summer vacation learning to learn in the digital age. I marvel at the complexity, sophistication and ingenuity illustrated by the educator’s projects created at Constructing […]
Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Makers & Tinkerers
Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures. Be sure to click on the links at the bottom of this list for additional materials you’ll want under the tree. All of the recommended products are affordable and may […]
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 […]