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From the home office in Chattanooga, check out at least ten reasons why we are so excited about Constructing Modern Knowledge 2022!

Team Discounts Supercharge Innovation

Over the years, schools have reported that sending teams of educators to Constructing Modern Knowledge builds camaraderie, develops a shared vocabulary of possibilities, and lays a foundation for sustained progress in the school year ahead. Since CMK is so radically different from most professional learning opportunities, it is beneficial to share the experience with colleagues […]

The Opposite of Zoom School

The past year or two (or three) of “online education” has largely been traumatic for kids, teachers, parents, and those of us who advocate for educational computing. The fear and chaos caused by COVID-19, accompanied by an absence of educational vision, too often resulted in the use of technology to reinforce the weakest, most-objectionable, impersonal […]

What Could Possibly Replace Meat on Swords?

Constructing Modern Knowledge is designed top-to-bottom to be unlike any other professional learning experience. The frenzy of activity, luxurious time to work on personally meaningful projects, personal interactions with legends, mountain of materials, choice, flexibility, and absence of instruction are all quite deliberate and combine to transform educators’ lives. (That’s what they tell us.) The […]

During Hard Times, Students Deserve Hard History

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2022 is only a few short months away, July 25-28, 2022 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The annual CMK institute not only distinguishes itself from other professional events for educators with its emphasis on computing-fueled project-development, but by sharing some of the world’s leading thinkers, scholars, and doers with educators assembled from around the […]