Jul 31, 2002 — This week the Best Western in Canton hosts the 10th annual Constructivist Conference. It sounds like a gathering of philosophers. But it's really educators from all over New York State practicing what they call "learning-centered" teaching skills. In learning-centered classrooms, the focus is on doing things, discussing things, not reading and lecturing about them. David Sommerstein reported from last year's conference, which was held at St. Lawrence University.