Tag Archives: creativity

Join Howard Gardner and Gary Stager in Conversation on December 2, 2020

Constructing Modern Knowledge is thrilled to share one of the most profound thinkers of our age with educators during our December 2nd Ask Me Anything session with Professor Howard Gardner. Register here, if you have not already done so. Dr. Gardner is the author of a delightful new book, A Synthesizing Mind: A Memoir from the Creator of Multiple […]

Donorschoose May Be Used to Fund CMK Participation!

Public school educators may use crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose, to fund their participation in Constructing Modern Knowledge! The entire registration fee may be crowdfunded via DonorsChoose. Food, travel, and lodging may be partially funded. Matching funds are automatically available if this is the first time you have used DonorsChoose. Successful DonorsChoose Projects will cover the following costs: $950 […]

School Administrators Make the Case for Teams at CMK

If you want teachers to truly increase student learning in the classroom, they need to (re)experience how those students actually learn. The power in the CMK conference is directly related to amount of time teachers spend learning as students. After reconnecting to that process, our teachers walked away from CMK with a newfound energy and […]

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. […]

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 […]

Casey Neistat’s Excellent Adventure – 1 Million Views in 2 Days

“There is little in life that can take the place of experience.” – CMK 2012 guest speaker and filmmaker extraordinaire Last summer, the first guest speaker I secured for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 was filmmaker Casey Neistat. That was before he produced a witty film for the New York Times comparing his human assistant to […]

Choice, Duh!

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 ended just a few days ago and I’m exhausted, but in the words of David Letterman, “It’s a good kind of tired.” CMK 2011 stands as one of the highlights of my career. Not only was I able to create a productive learning environment for approximately 90 educators from Australia to […]

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 […]