Materials and links of interest to creative educators
[easyrotator]erc_38_1395823577[/easyrotator] Invent To Learn Workshops for Families Gary Stager and his Constructing Modern Knowledge teammates love working with children and their parents. These hands-on and minds-on workshops create exciting learning experiences in which parents come to value learning-by-making. The emphasis is on action, creative expression, and hard fun! Parents who participate in these workshops become […]
The worldview of self-proclaimed school reformers vs. makers Download a PDF of the table Comments are welcome!
Educators fortunate enough to attend Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 will be greeted by an amazing faculty, world-class guest speakers, a mountain of LEGO, a plethora of electronics, piles of art supplies, a fully stocked library, assorted toys, tools and countless other objects to think with. The goal is to have anything a learner might need […]
A great idea classroom inquiry is a wind machine with which children may mess-about with aerodynamic, motion, gravity and engineering. Best of all, your classroom wind machine is made of a common household fan, embroidery hoops and sheet of plastic! Students use junk, art supplies and recycled materials (berry baskets, paper, string, pipe cleaners, plastic […]
One of my favorite ideas for a classroom inquiry center is a marble maze made of a simple pegboard, scraps of molding, tubes and other recycled materials. The web site for San Francisco’s phenomenal Exploratorium features an educational rationale for the marble maze, examples and a fantastic PDF complete with building instructions and classroom ideas. […]
Scholastic Administrator Magazine recently published an article, For the Love of Laptops, by Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 founder Gary Stager. The article is one-side of a faux debate with a school principal who holds a much narrower vision of the role computers may play in the intellectual development of children. The proponent of tablets vs. […]
Constructing Modern Knowledge is committed to creating a learning environment rich in objects to think with and an expert faculty committed to supporting the project development of each participant. I am thrilled to announce the addition of Steve Costa to our unrivaled team. I have no qualms whatsoever with stating that Steve Costa is the […]
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!
YouTube Filmmaker Casey Neistat delivered a terrific and inspirational presentation at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012. Video of that fantastic session will be uploaded here in the near future. Subscribe here to be alerted when that video becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy a recent TEDx Talk by Casey.