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 2016 begins at 9 AM on 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 2016 ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 14th. The institute ends with project sharing […]

The Post-CMK Conference Has Been Cancelled

We regret that the post-conference Constructing Modern Knowledge Conference scheduled for July 14-16, 2017 has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. In this crazy year, it was overly ambitious to offer two adjoining events. So, we are focusing on making the 10th Annual Constructing Modern Knowledge institute the best ever. Special guests and exciting […]

Joi de Vivre Personified (Edith Ackermann R.I.P.)

On Christmas Eve (2016), the world lost one of its most profound thinkers when learning theorist, Dr. Edith Ackermann, left us at age 70. Anyone blessed with even the most casual encounter with Edith embraced her as a mentor, collaborator, and friend. She bestowed boundless respect upon anyone trying to make the world more beautiful, just, […]

CMK 17 Guest Speakers Announced

Constructing Modern Knowledge, now in its 10th year, is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants 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 a fantastic event. Rather than spend days listening to a […]

One More Thing…

No event shares more talent, genius, or expertise with educators than Constructing Modern Knowledge! Don’t believe it? Check out this year’s guest speakers or the remarkable experts who have graced CMK over the past eight years. Constructing Modern Knowledge 2016 already features a TV star (Paulie DiMeo), the creator of Scratch (Mitchel Resnick), and perhaps the […]

A Dream Realized – Carla Rinaldi to Speak at CMK 2016

Observe and listen to children because when they ask “why?” they are not simply asking for the answer from you. They are requesting the courage to find a collection of possible answers. – Carla Rinaldi Over the past nine years, Constructing Modern Knowledge has created unprecedented opportunities for educators to spend time in the company […]

Amazing New CMK 2015 Faculty Members

We are thrilled to announce that two old friends will join the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2015 faculty. Dr. Brian Harvey and Dr. Eric Rosenbaum will be with us July 7-10th to help participants realize their personal and collaborative projects. About Brian Harvey Brian Harvey, Ph.D. is a Teaching Professor Emeritus in Computer Science at the […]