Deborah Meier & Edith Ackermann Return to CMK 2015

Lots of education conferences feature speakers who are clever or witty. Constructing Modern Knowledge prefers to highlight wisdom and expertise. As a result, we are delighted that two of our favorite educators will be returning to CMK 2015. This year, Deborah Meier returns for her 4th time at CMK, along with last year’s guest speaker […]

Making vs. School “Reform” – beta

The worldview of self-proclaimed school reformers vs. makers Download a PDF of the table Comments are welcome! Tweet This Post

Oh, The Stuff You Might Learn With at CMK 2013

Educators fortunate enough to attend Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 will be greeted by an amazing faculty, world-class guest speakers, a mountain of LEGO, a plethora of electronics, piles of art supplies, a fully stocked library, assorted toys, tools and countless other objects to think with. The goal is to have anything a learner might need […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Makers & Tinkerers

Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures. Be sure to click on the links at the bottom of this list for additional materials you’ll want under the tree. All of the recommended products are affordable and may […]

The Sharing of Wonderful Ideas

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 continues the CMK tradition of offering educators intimate opportunities to interact with some of the leading thinkers of our age. This July, legendary educators Eleanor Duckworth and Deborah Meier will engage in a once-in-a-lifetime  conversation titled, “The Sharing of Wonderful Ideas.” You don’t want to miss this stimulating exchange of powerful […]

Deborah Meier – Returning Champion!

MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and veteran school reformer, Deborah Meier, returns to Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 for the third time! Deborah W. Meier is currently on the faculty of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, as senior scholar and adjunct professor as well as Board member and director of New Ventures at Mission Hill, director […]

A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words

The Creative Educator has published my fifth article in a series on effective project-based learning, A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words. I hope you and your colleagues enjoy it! Previous articles in the series: What Makes a Good Project? Developing Projects That Endure The Genius of Print Less Us, More Them! A Good Prompt […]

Jonathan Kozol at Constructing Modern Knowledge

Last July 2011, National Book Award-winning author, educator and civil rights activist Jonathan Kozol was a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge. Constructing Modern Knowledge is the summer institute for educators where minds-on learning, meets progressive education and a world-class faculty. Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 is July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, NH. There is still […]