Tag Archives: PD

Team Discounts Supercharge Innovation

Over the years, schools have reported that sending teams of educators to Constructing Modern Knowledge builds camaraderie, develops a shared vocabulary of possibilities, and lays a foundation for sustained progress in the school year ahead. Since CMK is so radically different from most professional learning opportunities, it is beneficial to share the experience with colleagues […]

Funding Opportunity for CMK – Deadline January 30th!

We have learned a few lessons from thirteen years of running Constructing Modern Knowledge. Empowered educators, empower children. Educators are capable, competent, and creative. Modern knowledge construction is impossible without access to traditional materials, books, tools, supplies,Ā and cutting-edge technology. Educators profit immeasurably by spending time in the company of brilliant colleagues, faculty, and guest speakers. […]

Professional Development Gets Personal

Hello World is a free, glossy, well-edited magazine for educators published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gary Stager wrote two featured articles in the first four issues of the publication. His article, Professional Development Gets Personal, shares lessons learned over a decade of Constructing Modern Knowledge.                 Veteran […]

CMK Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is heading south to Chattanooga,Ā TennesseeĀ for our 15th anniversary July 25-28, 2022! Legendary Education Author Alfie Kohn, Hard-History Activist and Scholar Kate Shuster, and Acclaimed Pianist Peter Martin are confirmed as guest speakers! Registration is now open! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 is now history. After losing two years to the COVID-19 catatrophe, Constructing […]

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, […]

The Future (of CMK) is Now!

Constructing Modern Knowledge, celebratesĀ its 10th anniversary this July 11-14, and representsĀ the best work of my life.Ā 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 […]

Learning with Living Legends

Educators deserve to learn alongsideĀ experienced experts. Thatā€™s why Constructing Modern Knowledge 2015 has assembled a roster of legendsĀ 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, […]

Reflections from CMK 2014 – 2019

BelowĀ are a selection of reflective blog posts created by recent CMK participants. You may also enjoy the growing library of CMK project videos. 2019 Tweets from CMK 2019 (people seemed too busy to blog) CMK 2019 Twitter Moments Brian C. Smith’s CMK 2019 Photo Album Josh Burker’s CMK 2019 Photo Album Vlogs and Project Videos […]

Bringing Gary Stager to your school or conference

With more than three decades of experience inspiring educators around the world to create learning environments worthy of each childā€™s potential, Gary Stager is poised to bring unique and diverse expertise to your school, district, or event. Contact Gary with booking enquiries   Preparing Schools for their Studentsā€™ Future Having taught everything from preschool through […]