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Video of Carla Rinaldi’s Ask Me Anything Conversation

LEGO Prize winner and legendary educator Carla Rinaldi, President of Fondazione Reggio Children, joined Gary Stager in conversation as part of our Ask Me Anything series in November 2021. Professor Rinaldi discussed her new book, In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia and shared profound wisdom regarding the rights of children. The recorded video of the session […]

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The Ask Me Anything session with Carla Rinaldi & Gary Stager will begin at 6:30 AM Pacific – 9:30 AM Eastern time on November 16, 2021. A link to the private Zoom session will be emailed approximately two hours prior to the event. Click here to purchase a copy of Professor Rinaldi’s new book, In […]

New programming environments for learning (September 2020)

Despite the debilitating chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, exciting progress was made in producing new programming environments for learners. The following is a round-up the latest news, opportunities, and learning environments for you and your students. TurtleArt On the Web! You’re likely aware that TurtleArt is our favorite software environment for introducing kids and teachers […]

Ask Me Anything with Dennis Littky – June 23rd

Dennis Littky is the co-founder and co-director of The Met School, co-founder of Big Picture Learning and founder and President of College Unbound. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban, and rural settings, spanning over 40 years. As an educator, Dennis has a reputation for working up against […]

Gary Stager’s Ask Me Anything Archives

Listen to these conversations and other presentations by subscribing to the Constructing Modern Knowledge Podcast! Media If you enjoy these media files and would like to contribute towards their production and future availability, click here. Video from the seventh Ask Me Anything session featuring Alfie Kohn on July 16, 2020 Alfie Kohn bio, books, and […]

Educational Zoom Activity #1

“You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something” – Seymour Papert I find potentially interesting education provocations everywhere. The remarkable generosity of the world’s finest musical artists performing online during this pandemic have kept me safe and sane. I aspire as an educator to possess their level of talent, wisdom, expertise, focus, […]

What’s Your Hurry?

All children should learn to program, not because it may lead to a job, but because it is a new liberal art and grants young people agency over an increasingly and technologically sophisticated world. At a time of rising authoritarianism and science denialism, it seems prudent to provide kids with experiences that develop a systematic […]

STEAM Like You Mean It!

Frequently, educators greet me by announcing, “I’m from a S.T.E.M. school.” I can’t help but wonder what they mean. Did their school not teach math or science last year? Engineering is the only obvious addition to the K-12 curriculum over the past forty years. Since acronyms stop for no man, many schools now seem concerned […]

Funding Opportunity for CMK – Deadline January 30th!

We have learned a few lessons from thirteen years of running Constructing Modern Knowledge. Empowered educators, empower children. Educators are capable, competent, and creative. Modern knowledge construction is impossible without access to traditional materials, books, tools, supplies, and cutting-edge technology. Educators profit immeasurably by spending time in the company of brilliant colleagues, faculty, and guest speakers. […]

Berklee to Host CMK 2020 Boston Reception

After two days of hard fun and project development, it’s time for Constructing Modern Knowledge to blow off some steam during our annual Big Night Out in Boston. Each year’s excursion begins with a provocative educational presentation at a great institution. This year we have a new venue for the first time in a decade. […]