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New Book and Great Honor

One great joy of my life has been getting to know and work with so many of my heroes/sheroes. Even greater satisfaction comes from sharing those people with my fellow educators, via books, presentations, and the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. Over dinner thirty years ago, one of my mentors, Dan Watt dropped some wisdom […]

Professional Development Gets Personal

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

Nikole Hannah-Jones on Meaningful Black History Curricula

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 guest speaker, Nikole Hannah-Jones, is part of a panel discussion in the NY Public Library LibraryTalks podcast, How to Make Black Lives Matter, where she speaks about teaching African American history. Listen here: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Read the Twitter feed related to this podcast Learn more about Nikole Hannah-Jones […]

Huffington Post Features CMK 2019 Guest Speaker for Black History Month

On February 19th, The Huffington Post profiled Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 guest speaker, Nikole Hannah-Jones, as part of its Black History Month “We Built This” series of articles celebrating African Americans making substantial contributions to society. Read We Built This: Nikole Hannah-Jones Has Raised The Bar For Investigative Journalism Learn more about the extraordinary Nikole Hannah-Jones […]

Beat the Winter Blahs with Classroom Making Books

It’s time to beef-up your classroom making library Here’s a chance to spend your Amazon gift cards and brighten your classroom with kids learning by making. The following is an assortment of recent discoveries to inspire independent reading, making, tinkering, and engineering in your classroom. There are beautiful project books filled with how-to advice, fun […]

It’s a Book!

I’m thrilled to announce that our publishing company, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, has released a new and expanded second edition of our book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. The new book is available in softcover, hardcover, and Kindle editions. Sylvia Martinez and I are enormously proud of how Invent To Learn has […]

Punching Above My Weight

For years, Constructing Modern Knowledge has punched above its weight when it comes to the guest speakers it has featured. It is becoming difficult to top ourselves year over year, but we haven’t given up yet. That’s why I am so excited to announce the first speaker confirmed for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019, Nikole Hannah-Jones. […]

CMK Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is coming back July 14-17, 2020! Free-Range Kids Advocate Lenore Skenazy & Legendary Education Author Alfie Kohn are the first confirmed guest speakers! Registration is now open! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 is now history. On July 16-19, educators from more than a dozen countries descended upon Manchester, New Hampshire for our eleventh annual […]

2018 Institute Schedule

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 begins at 9 AM on July 10th at the Manchester, NH Manchester Downtown Hotel. Registration begins at 8:15 AM. PLEASE DO NOT COME EARLY. We will be working until the last minute to make the magic happen. CMK 2018 ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 13th. The institute culminates with […]