Tag Archives: Deborah Meier

Deborah Meier’s “Graduation by Portfolio” video

Thanks to two-time CMK guest speaker, Deborah Meier, for sharing this phenomenal 47-minute documentary from 1993 detailing the process by which Central Park East Secondary School students earned their high school diploma through project-based inquiry and personal portfolios demonstrating habits of mind. You are free to watch, download and share this video with colleagues, but […]

Alfie Kohn’s New EdWeek Article

Educators fortunate enough to attend Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 got to witness an amazing conversation between two of America’s most provocative and accomplished educators, Alfie Kohn and Deborah Meier (watch this site for video in the near future). Mark your calendars for a mind-blowing Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011, to be held July 11-14, 2011. Registration […]

Summer Reading Recommendations from CMK 2010 Faculty

Summer Reading Suggestions Here is a list of suggested reading by written by CMK 2010 faculty or recommended by them. Whether you can join us July 12-15th or not, learning is a lifelong pursuit fueled by the powerful ideas and joy contained within the pages of the following books! James Loewen Constructing Modern Knowledge attempts […]

Alfie Kohn Rejects National Standards

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 Guest Speaker Alfie Kohn has published a stunning new article, Debunking the Case for National Standards: One-Size-Fits-All Mandates and Their Dangers. It should be required reading for anyone concerned with democracy and long-term viability of public education. I’ve often said that national standards, even those thinly disguised under mischievous pseudonyms like […]

Best-selling Author Joins CMK2010 Faculty!

Super Early-bird Registration ends December 20th! Constructing Modern Knowledge is thrilled to announce that best-selling author and history teacher, Dr. James Loewen, will be a guest speaker at CMK 2010, July 12-15, 2009! The addition of Jim Loewen to our faculty further distinguishes Constructing Modern Knowledge from other conferences and professional development events. CMK 2010 […]

MacArthur Genius Deborah Meier to Speak at CMK2010

I am thrilled to announce that for the second consecutive year, Constructing Modern Knowledge will feature one of the greatest living school leaders, education writers and education reformers, Deborah Meier, as a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 – July 12-15, 2010 in Manchester, NH. If you have not read Deborah Meier’s books, I […]

They’re Blogging about CMK 2009!

I am still exhausted from the exhilaration of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009. We enjoyed an incredibly active four days – jam packed full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and project development time. I’ll be sharing some of my reflections (and probably video as well) in the coming days, but in the meantime, several CMK09 participants have blogged […]

Registration Now Open for Amazing Summer Institute!

Registration is now open for the professional learning event of 2009! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 offers a world-class faculty and supportive environment for educators interested in exploring the intersection of creativity, collaboration, computing and powerful ideas. Where else can you spend four days tinkering, collaborating, talking and learning with educators from around the world, plus […]

Summer '09 Institute Dates Announced!

Mark Your Calendars! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 promises to be an even better institute than in 2008. Once again, participants will enjoy a collaborative environment committed to knowledge construction, computing and creativity. World-class guest speakers (to be announced shortly) will join a stellar faculty dedicated to supporting each learner. Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 will be […]