Monday, October 27, 2008

Registration Now Open for CMK 2009!

How does one possibly top a summer institute where Alfie Kohn, Peter Reynolds, Bob Tinker, Marvin Minsky and an all-star faculty joined educators from around the world to create remarkable learning adventures?

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009
promises to do just that!

Registration is now open for the professional learning event of 2009!

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 offers a world-class faculty and supportive environment for educators interested in exploring the intersection of creativity, collaboration, computing and powerful ideas.

Where else can you spend four days tinkering, collaborating, talking and learning with educators from around the world, plus legendary educators, including the first public school educator to be named a Macarthur Genius, Deborah Meier and Herb Kohl, author of dozens of classic books about education

Learn more about CMK '09 at this site.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

David Thornburg to present at Constructing Modern Math/Science Knowledge

Dr. David Thornburg will lead two workshops at Constructing Modern Math/Science Knowledge January 22, 2009 in Philadelphia prior to Educon 2.1.

Read more and register here

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sneak Peek at Educon 2.1 Preconference Event

Click the graphic above to learn more about this exciting Educon 2.1 preconference event!

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Reflections on Constructing Modern Knowledge 2008

My summer institute, Constructing Modern Knowledge, was one of the most rewarding efforts of my career. I'm already working on how to make next year's event even bigger and better.

Soon, more multimedia from CMK08 will be posted on the the web, but in the meantime a number of thoughtful reflections have been shared via the blogosphere.

Check out the blogs here.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Constructing Modern Knowledge in 3 Minutes

New York City educator made a film documenting my recent Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. I think he did an admirable job capturing the spirit of CMK08, the collaborations between participants and the learning environment we created.

The quality of Michael's effort is especially laudable since he shot and edited the video before the end of the four day event.


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Monday, August 4, 2008

Online Introductory MicroWorlds EX Video Tutorials

Click here for links to MicroWorlds project ideas, plus four video tutorials I created for learning to get started with MicroWorlds EX and to create your first really cool Pacman-stye video game.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

About to begin

After months and months of preparation, Constructing Modern Knowledge is about to begin!

Over the next few days, be sure to keep an eye on this blog site for updates and media files related to my event.

Participants will be tagging photos and blogs with CMK08.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Powerful Ideas from Constructing Modern Knowledge

I've created Constructing Modern Knowledge, a minds-on institute this July 28-31 in Manchester, NH to provide an environment where educators can learn with computers, explore powerful ideas and raise their game.

In addition to personal and collaborative learning environments, the Constructing Modern Knowledge faculty and guest speakers represent some of the most creative educators in the field. Bob Tinker and Cynthia Solomon invented many of the technologies and methodologies we now take for granted. Nobody embodies creativity quite like Pete Reynolds and Alfie Kohn is one of the most prolific and fearless educational advocates alive today.

Go to to read articles by our stellar faculty or visit their web sites.

Click here for more information on registering for Constructing Modern Knowledge!

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Free Software, Computer-rich Learning Adventures & Alfie Kohn!

Only a few days remain for early-bird registration!
Save $50

Attendees get free software from Tech4Learning (Frames, Pixie, ImageBlender, WebBlender, Twist)and LCSI (MicroWorlds EX) in addition to four days worth of immersive project-based learning, world-class guest speakers and terrific social events.

Constructing Modern Knowledge

Hosted by Dr. Gary Stager
July 28-31, 2008
Manchester, NH

For more information, go to

Sponsored by The Constructivist Consortium and the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation

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