Constructing Modern Knowledge 2008

Logo for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2008If this visual strikes your teacher-imagination, then you need to check out the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2008 event, organized by Gary Stagger.  His faculty includes Cynthia Solomon (Monsignor Haddad Middle School), Melinda Kolk (The Constructivist Consortium), David Wagner (Tech4Learning), Sylvia Martinez (Generation YES), and John Stetson (..finest educator I’e ever met – GSS).  Attending would also give you a chance to hear Peter Reynolds, Bob Tinker (a personal hero of mine), and Alfie Kohn.

I like that this appears to be an attendee driven event, but Stager suggests that among the possible topics will be:

  • Creativity and learning
  • Constructivism and constructionism
  • Project-based learning
  • 1:1 Computing
  • Problem solving across the curriculum
  • Student leadership and empowerment
  • Reinventing mathematics education
  • Computer science as a basic skill
  • Storytelling
  • School reform
  • Tinkering
  • Effective professional development
  • Sustaining innovation

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.