Constructing Modern Knowledge 2021

Where educators invent the future

WHEN stay tuned for new dates
WHERE Manchester, NH DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2021

Educators gather from around the world to create amazing projects

CMK 21 in July has been postponed due to COVID-19

Are you ready for a 4-day learning adventure?

Constructing Modern Knowledge, July 13-16, 2021 is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participant have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event.

While our outstanding faculty is comprised of educational pioneers, bestselling authors and inventors of educational technologies we depend on, the real power of Constructing Modern Knowledge emerges from the collaborative project development of participants.

Each day’s program consists of a discussion of powerful ideas, mini tutorials on-demand, immersive learning adventures designed to challenge one’s thinking, substantial time for project work and a reflection period.

Our Big Night Out in Boston will again begin with a reception and at the world famous Berklee College of Music, a cutting-edge center of art, technology, and educational innovation. Our institute dinner will be at an all-you-can-eat Brazilian churrascaria. 

Participants have access to a library of books, cutting-edge electronics, art supplies, tools, toys, craft materials, and some surprises to support their project-based learning. Register!

Not a Conference!

4-days of learning-by-doing

"If this is what learning can feel like, surely we all deserve to learn this way."
- Kelly Watson. 5th grade teacher. Geelong, Australia.
Rather than spend days listening to a series of speakers, CMK 2021 is about action. Attendees work on personally meaningful projects and interact with educational experts concerned with maximizing the potential of each learner. Animation, robotics, engineering, film-making, music composition, 3D printing, programming, wearable computing, Arduino, BBC micro:bits, microcontrollers, storytelling, and photography are all part of the CMK 2021 mix. The learning environment is filled with stimulating “objects to think with,” including a library, art supplies, and a mountain of tools & materials for tinkering. Constructing Modern Knowledge, now in its 13th year, is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration, and computing. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out a fantastic event.

See what makes Constructing Modern Knowledge unique by checking out the CMK wrap-up.

Learn with remarkable guest speakers

Stay tuned for more speaker news!

A Very Special Pre-CMK 2021 Workshop

Join master educators from Reggio Emilia only at Constructing Modern Knowledge!

Seize a rare opportunity to learn with two master educators from Reggio Emilia, Italy. Through the generosity of Fondazione Reggio Children and the LEGO Foundation, we are proud to announce Scintillae – Play and Learning in the Digital Age, as a full-day pre-institute workshop on July 12th.

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2021

13th annual summer institute - July 13 - 16, 2021 - optional workshops on July 12th


Bring a Team and Save!

Our team discounts allow learning and collaboration to last throughout the school year

Team Discount

Watch a CMK project come to life!