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Amazing Guest Speakers

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017 is committed to making connections between child-centered learning theories and the creative construction of knowledge with computers. In addition to providing a rich sandbox where educators enjoy the luxury of time to work on personally rewarding projects, there are occasional opportunities to interact with some of the greatest educational minds of our […]

Derrick Pitts Videos

Educators who attended Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with noted astronomer and planetarium director, Dr. Derrick Pitts. Below is video of his talk at CMK 2011 and a University of Wisconsin Big Learning Event where he talks about curiosity and how school beats it out of kids.  

Derrick Pitts Explains New DNA Discovery on MSNBC

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 guest speaker, Dr. Derrick Pitts, was once again featured on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss the recent NASA discovery of how arsenic may replace phosphorous as a building block of life. Spend time with Dr. Pitts at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011

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 […]

About John Stetson

According to Gary Stager, “John Stetson is the finest educator I’ve ever met and a tireless champion for powerless children.” For more than a decade, John Stetson has worked as a daily volunteer teacher, collaborator and advocate for incarcerated teenagers within Southern Maine’s juvenile prison. He worked side-by-side with Seymour Papert, Gary Stager and MIT’s […]