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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 […]

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 […]

CMK 2018 Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is coming back July 16-19, 2019! Award winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones confirmed as guest speaker Registration is now open! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 is now history. On July 10-13, educators from more than a dozen countries descended upon Manchester, New Hampshire for our eleventh annual institute. Once again, the variety and quality of […]

Carla Rinaldi’s Questions About Technology & Learning

Click slide to expand There are new questions that documentation can help us to answer: How the learning modalities of children / teenagers change with digital media, if they change? But if learning is to construct meanings in a social context, then we should no longer talk about digital tools but DIGITAL CONTEXT or perhaps a […]

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 […]

Schuyler St. Leger Joins the CMK 2018 Faculty

We have wanted Schuyler St. Leger join the CMK faculty since he was eleven years old! Schuyler St. Leger is an engineer and young maker on a quest for knowledge. His interests include 3D printing, electronics, computers, software programming, robotics, software defined radio (SDR), and technical innovations. Schuyler regularly speaks and teaches on these subjects. […]

Ayah Bdeir’s Conversation at Constructing Modern Knowledge

Constructing Modern Knowledge is known to not only attract creative educators from around the world, supported by a remarkable faculty, but for featuring innovative thinkers, inventors, creators, scholars, and educators as guest speakers. (see our speaker hall of fame) The 10th anniversary Constructing Modern Knowledge in 2017 featured talks by Deborah Meier, Peter Reynolds, Neil […]

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, […]