Dr. Stephen Wolfram speaks with educators at CMK 2018

Stephen Wolfram’s participation in Constructing Modern Knowledge 2024 provides educators with intimate access not only to one of the world’s most prominent experts on artificial intelligence, but a man deeply committed to making computational fluency accessible to school children.

It is impossible to overstate what a big deal this is. Dr. Wolfram literally wrote the book, What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work? (in addition to some of the most important scientific books of the past twenty years).

Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about artificial intelligence and how AI is “revolutionizing education.” Constructing Modern Knowledge 2024 offers educators a rare opportunity to learn with Dr. Stephen Wolfram, one of the world’s most consequential living mathematicians, scientists, thinkers, and inventors. Wolfram is responsible for the tools powering much of the world’s computational innovation. Not only have Dr. Wolfram and his colleagues created Mathematica, WolframAlpha, Wolfram Language, their software gives generative AI systems, such as ChatGPT, the ability to perform calculations and solve a universe of problems computational in nature.

If we want students to use primary sources in their learning, the same should be true for ourselves.

Any educator serious about understanding AI, its educational potential, and the importance of developing computational skills in their students or themselves should participate in Constructing Modern Knowledge 2024. Opportunities like this just don’t exist everywhere. We are incredibly blessed to be able to share Stephen Wolfram with educators at CMK 2024.

Constructing Modern Knowledge isn’t about artificial intelligence, it’s about learning to learn in an increasingly complex and technologically sophisticated world of opportunities to learn, create, make, and do in ways unimaginable just a few years ago. That is why our other guest speakers are diverse and equally remarkable. Each speaks to the creative possibilities within us all.

  • Tricia Tunstall – Author, music educator, and expert in the pedagogical philosophy of El Sistema, an approach to democratic education emerging from the remarkable Venezuelan youth orchestra movement
  • Melissa Walker – Grammy-award winning singer, educator, and founder of JazzHouse Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating rich musical experiences for young people

Amazing guest speakers are only part of the equation!

Constructing Modern Knowledge is about action! Spend four glorious days inventing, making, tinkering with a mountain of materials, enthusiastic peers, and supported by a world-class faculty. Super fun social activities, including a gala Brazilian churrasco dinner, minor league baseball game, and project pajama party are also included in the institute.

Can you believe this lineup?