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.
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.
Constructing Modern Knowledge is built upon the Piagetian admonition that “knowledge is a consequence of experience.” If we wish for educators to teach and lead differently, they need to experience learning in the fashion they aspire to for their students.
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. Beginners and advanced technology-using educators can all benefit from this experience. Bring your laptop, digital camera/video camera and imagination!
CMK is hosted by Gary Stager, who founded the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute in 2008. CMK is a unique model of professional development that honors the learner as the center of the learning experience.
The following are participant reflections from our recent institutes. They should help you understand the unique nature of CMK.
Your CMK 2021 registration fee includes the entire conference program, a gala institute dinner and a social event.
Constructing Modern Knowledge is organized by Gary S. Stager and Constructing Modern Knowledge, LLC.