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Meet My Friends!

Last week, I spent a glorious day in Reggio Emilia, Italy chatting with one of my sheroes, Carla Rinaldi. For my money, Professor Rinaldi is the world’s most profound living thinker about teaching and learning. It took some convincing on my part, but Carla rearranged her schedule to be with us at Constructing Modern Knowledge, […]

Farewell to U.S. History Textbooks!

The great sociologist, history writer, scholar, and Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 Guest Speaker, Dr. James Loewen, has just published a stunning article for the History News Network web site, Farewell to U.S. History Textbooks. In this article, he talks about Pearson trying to unload its textbook division, their well-established record of plagiarism, shady business practices, […]

Jie Qi

Dr. Jie Qi is the co-founder and creative director of Chibitronics, which produces hardware toolkits for educators, artists and designers that blend paper craft with electronics and programming.  (Circuit Stickers, Chibi Chip…) She is also a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School, where she researches open approaches to invention and […]

Professional Development Gets Personal

Hello World is a free, glossy, well-edited magazine for educators published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gary Stager has written two featured articles in the first four issues of the publication. His latest article, Professional Development Gets Personal, shares lessons learned over a decade of Constructing Modern Knowledge.               […]

Learn with One of TV’s Favorite Makers

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 is pleased to welcome Paul DiMeo, carpenter on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and star of NatGeo’s Building Wild as a guest speaker this July 10-13, 2018 in Manchester, NH.  Learn more about Paul DiMeo  For DiMeo, life is all about finding humor in the little things you do, while keeping a smile […]

CMK – Back for an 11th Summer!

We are excited to announce that the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute will be returning for an 11th year, July 10-13, 2018. Sylvia Martinez and I created Constructing Modern Knowledge more than a decade ago to build a bridge between the learner-centered ideals of progressive educators and the modern knowledge construction opportunities afforded by new technological […]

CMK 2017 Wrap-Up

K-12 educators from around the world gathered recently in Manchester, New Hampshire to learn about learning by learning themselves. The 10th annual Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute, July 11-14, was the place where educators could spend four days working on personally meaningful project development combining code, cutting-edge technology, and timeless craft traditions. For a decade, […]

The Future (of CMK) is Now!

Constructing Modern Knowledge, celebrates its 10th anniversary this July 11-14, and represents the best work of my life. Before anyone was discussing the maker movement in schools, Constructing Modern Knowledge created a four-day oasis where educators could learn-by-doing through the construction of personally meaningful projects with digital and traditional materials. From the start, CMK was never a conference. […]

Free New littleBits Code Kit to Pre-CMK Workshop Registrants

Thanks to the enormous generosity of our friends at littleBits, all registrants for the pre-CMK Introduction to Learning with Electronics workshop will receive a the brand new littleBits Code Kit for free! ($299 SRP value) Use the magnetic littleBits elements, including a new display, to design, build, test, and program your own interactive games and […]

2017 Institute Schedule

The CMK ScheduleConstructing Modern Knowledge 2017 begins at 9 AM onTuesday,  July 11th at the Manchester, NH Radisson Hotel. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. Please don’t come early. We will be working until the last minute to make the magic happen.CMK 2017 ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 14th. The institute ends with project sharing and […]