All posts by: garystager

5 Things to Know About CMK 2023

#1 We’re Back! July 11-14, 2023 Not only is Constructing Modern Knowledge returning for its 14th summer institute, but it is returning to its ancestral homeland of Manchester, New Hampshire, July 11-14, 2023. Constructing Modern Knowledge is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration, and computing. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in […]

GCDI Hardware Workflow & Software Links

Workflow PDF Created by Kristen Burrus, Innovation Program Manager Global Center for Digital Innovation/STEM School Chattanooga. The software recommended works with the GCDI hardware and is used by Kristen and her students. Most of the software has free trial versions available and it is loaded on the computers in the GCDI. Software Links 3D printing […]

It’s Not Too Late to Register!

I recently discovered a podcast in which the mother of educational computing, my friend Cynthia Solomon, perfectly captures the spirit and mission of Constructing Modern Knowledge. I am humbled by her praise for our annual event. Since the first institute, Dr. Solomon, has been an integral part of CMK. Sadly, Cynthia will not be with […]

A Tech Plan for the Next Half Century

Twenty Things to Do with a Computer Forward 50 – Future Visions of Education Inspired by Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon’s Seminal Work is a recently published labor of love. More than four dozen brilliant educators, inventors, and thinkers contributed essays to a book reflecting on fifty years of practice and celebrating compelling visions for […]

Be Cool!

From the home office in Chattanooga, check out at least ten reasons why we are so excited about Constructing Modern Knowledge 2022!

Team Discounts Supercharge Innovation

Over the years, schools have reported that sending teams of educators to Constructing Modern Knowledge builds camaraderie, develops a shared vocabulary of possibilities, and lays a foundation for sustained progress in the school year ahead. Since CMK is so radically different from most professional learning opportunities, it is beneficial to share the experience with colleagues […]