Tag Archives: Reggio Emilia approach

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 […]

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, […]

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.               […]

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 […]

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 […]

About CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge, July 10-13, 2018 is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will 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 the fantastic event. Rather than spend days listening to a series of […]

Impossible!

Constructing Modern Knowledge begins with a ritual intended to kickoff four days of project-based learning. I learned a version of this brainstorming technique in the 1980s from my mentors, Dan and Molly Lynn Watt. I ask participants to take over their teacher hat and put on their learner hat; to spend a few days learning […]