July 8-11, 2014
Manchester, NH USA
Constructing Modern Knowledge is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event. Pete Nelson and other exceptional thought leaders to be announced shortly are among this year’s guest speakers.
Rather than spend days listening to a series of speakers, Constructing Modern Knowledge is about action. Attendees will work and interact with educational experts concerned with maximizing the potential of every learner.
While our outstanding faculty is comprised of educational pioneers, bestselling authors and inventors of educational technologies we depend on, the real power of Constructing Modern Knowledge emerges from the collaborative project development of participants.
Each day’s program consists of a discussion of powerful ideas, mini tutorials on-demand, immersive learning adventures designed to challenge one’s thinking, substantial time for project work and a reflection period.
The agenda will be shaped by the community, but the following is a list of potential themes for exploration:
21st Century educators need to develop their own technological fluency and understand learning in order to meet the changing needs and expectations of their students.
Constructing Modern Knowledge will help participants enhance their tech skills, expand their vision of how computers may enhance the learning environment and leave with practical ideas to use in the classroom.
Bring your laptop, digital camera/video camera and imagination!
The following are participant reflections from our recent institute. They should help you understand the unique nature of CMK.
- “Making” as Meaningful Professional Development
- A Magical World Where Time Stood Still for Awhile
- Finding Your Courage
- Jazz Music and Constructing Modern Knowledge?
Although the program is not yet finalized for CMK 2014, you make look at last year’s schedule for a sense of the institute organization.
Your CMK 2014 registration fee includes the entire conference program, complimentary creativity software, gala institute dinner and a night on the town in Boston, including a reception at the world-famous M.I.T. Media Lab.
Constructing Modern Knowledge is organized by Gary S. Stager and sponsored by The Constructivist Consortium