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I had the great privilege of working with Seymour Papert over a couple of decades. No one person shaped my thinking, work or worldview more. On many occasions, Seymour and I would discuss the need to build a bridge to the progressive education community and help them experience how computers are the protean material for constructing knowledge and that our work amplifies their big ideas and breathes life into them in a modern context. THAT is why I created the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute five years ago.
Register for CMK 2012 by December 1st and save $75 as a super early-bird! Educators from Costa Rica and China are already registered!
Constructing Modern Knowledge puts Papert’s powerful ideas into practice by creating a rich learning environment where educators can escape the burdens of teaching for four days and become a learner again. While enjoying the luxury of many hours of project development time and collaboration, some of the most creative, thoughtful, fearless and artistic thinkers of our time join us in conversations you can not experience anywhere else.
Dr. Papert’s fingerprints are all over Constructing Modern Knowledge. Longtime colleagues like Cynthia Solomon, John Stetson, Brian Silverman and myself support your active learning in a constructionist spirit, while the MIT Media Lab, where we will visit with Dr. Leah Buechley, is one of his crowning achievements.
- Read This is What Learning Looks Like and watch the learning stories linked there to see what I mean.
- Learn more about Constructing Modern Knowledge on the Web.
Constructing Modern Knowledgeis back for a fifth consecutive year, July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, NH. This year’s CMK 2011 promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
Guest speakers include award-winning filmmaker Casey Neistat; MIT Media Lab professor and Lilypad Arudino inventor, Dr. Leah Beuchley; Mark Frauenfelder, Editor-in-Chief of Make Magazine, Founder of BoingBoing.net and author of Made By Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World; Expert educator and advocate for “the project approach,” Dr. Lilian Katz and Web phenom, Super Awesome Sylvia.
The Big Night Out in Boston will begin with a reception at the world-famous MIT Media Lab, hosted by Dr. Leah Buechley.