Tag Archives: progressive education

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The New Constructing Modern Knowledge Podcast is Here!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Constructing Modern Knowledge Podcast. There are nine episodes currently available with others to be added in the near future. We promise to improve audio quality going forward, but the content is priceless. Audio recordings of our recent Ask Me Anything  conversations and the Virtual Constructing Modern Knowledge […]

This is Our Moment!

I hope that anyone reading this is healthy and sane during this period of uncertainty. Teachers and kids alike are grieving over the loss of freedom, social interactions, and normalcy. Many families, even those never before considered at-risk, are terrified of the potential for financial ruin or catastrophic health risks. Since I’m all about the […]

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 […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones on Meaningful Black History Curricula

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 guest speaker, Nikole Hannah-Jones, is part of a panel discussion in the NY Public Library LibraryTalks podcast, How to Make Black Lives Matter, where she speaks about teaching African American history. Listen here: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Read the Twitter feed related to this podcast Learn more about Nikole Hannah-Jones […]

It’s a Book!

I’m thrilled to announce that our publishing company, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, has released a new and expanded second edition of our book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. The new book is available in softcover, hardcover, and Kindle editions. Sylvia Martinez and I are enormously proud of how Invent To Learn has […]