Tag Archives: Cynthia Solomon

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 […]

Constructing Modern Knowledge is Back!

The premiere project-based learning institute returns in July 2022 to a new location! Excited to announce that Constructing Modern Knowledge will celebrate its 15th anniversary July 25 – 28, 2022 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, CMK brings a world-class faculty, inspirational speakers, cutting-edge learning-by-doing, to the state-of-the-art Global Center for Digital […]

New Book and Great Honor

One great joy of my life has been getting to know and work with so many of my heroes/sheroes. Even greater satisfaction comes from sharing those people with my fellow educators, via books, presentations, and the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. Over dinner thirty years ago, one of my mentors, Dan Watt dropped some wisdom […]

Exceptional Faculty

One of the most rewarding aspects of Constructing Modern Knowledge is the ability to work with some of the world’s leading educational technology experts on personal project development. Cynthia Solomon, Brian Silverman, Gary Stager, Brian C. Smith, Dan Lynn Watt, Molly Lynn Watt, Sylvia Martinez, Claudia Urrea, and Brian Smith have unrivaled experience and expertise […]

Post-CMK 2011 Resources

As an amazing Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 comes to a close, I want to thank all of the fantastic educators who made it a success and share resources to use when you get home. You should subscribe to the CMK blog by clicking this link! News Feed Subscribing will let you know when CMK 2012 […]

Cynthia Solomon, EdTech Heroine

There’s chatter from time-to-time within the edtech community about the lack of women in prominent roles. Yet, some of the most important pioneers in the field are ignored, overlooked or marginalized by the very same educators seeking representation and role models. If Seymour Papert is the “father of educational computing,” then Dr. Cynthia Solomon is […]

Marvin Minsky Interviewed at Media Lab’s 25th Anniversary

Three-time Constructing Modern Knowledge guest speaker the great scientist, Dr. Marvin Minsky, was interviewed this past weekend at the commemoration of the M.I.T. Media Lab’s 25th anniversary. There are some really interesting ideas in this 11-minute conversation, including: When I meet someone who says something interesting, I’ve got this habit where I don’t ask them, […]

You Should Know Cynthia Solomon

I was a pretty crummy student. My math and science grades were below average. Junior and senior high school were excruciating experiences made tolerable by my love of computer programming and fantastic music teachers. * By the time I got to college, I took Algebra every time I needed to satisfy a math requirement and […]

Summer '09 Institute Dates Announced!

Mark Your Calendars! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 promises to be an even better institute than in 2008. Once again, participants will enjoy a collaborative environment committed to knowledge construction, computing and creativity. World-class guest speakers (to be announced shortly) will join a stellar faculty dedicated to supporting each learner. Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 will be […]