I’m heading off tomorrow to Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the fourth year of this summer institute, and my fourth being on the faculty.
It’s been an amazing learning experience for me every year, and I’m looking forward to learning more this year from the participants and speakers.
Constructing Modern Knowledge is a unique professional development opportunity for educators – it’s not lots of speakers talking at you, we have one AMAZING speaker each day, leaving lots of time for project work and of course social activities! In past years, educators have built robots, programmed games, created amazing animated stories and songs, worked with stop motion and time lapse photography, and lots of other interesting projects.
This year’s speakers include: Jonathan Kozol – author, activist and education reformer, Derrick Pitts – astronomer from the Franklin Institute. Lella Gandini of the Reggio Emilia school movement, and Mitchel Resnick – head of the MIT Media Lab. And of course Gary Stager who is organizing and leading the event.
Tinkering resources – books, websites, hardware, software, and projects to encourage learning by tinkering
CMK construction materials (PDF) – open-ended creativity software and construction materials CMK attendees will be using.
Posts about previous CMK events: