Tag Archives: Scratch

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 […]

Professional Development Gets Personal

Hello World is a free, glossy, well-edited magazine for educators published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gary Stager wrote two featured articles in the first four issues of the publication. His article, Professional Development Gets Personal, shares lessons learned over a decade of Constructing Modern Knowledge.                 Veteran […]

CMK Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is heading south to Chattanooga, Tennessee for our 15th anniversary July 25-28, 2022! Legendary Education Author Alfie Kohn, Hard-History Activist and Scholar Kate Shuster, and Acclaimed Pianist Peter Martin are confirmed as guest speakers! Registration is now open! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 is now history. After losing two years to the COVID-19 catatrophe, Constructing […]

Meet My Friends!

Last week, I spent a glorious day in Reggio Emilia, Italy chatting with one of my sheroes, Carla Rinaldi. For my money, Professor Rinaldi is the world’s most profound living thinker about teaching and learning. It took some convincing on my part, but Carla rearranged her schedule to be with us at Constructing Modern Knowledge, […]

About CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge, July 10-13, 2018 is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event. Rather than spend days listening to a series of […]

Amazing Guest Speakers

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017 is committed to making connections between child-centered learning theories and the creative construction of knowledge with computers. In addition to providing a rich sandbox where educators enjoy the luxury of time to work on personally rewarding projects, there are occasional opportunities to interact with some of the greatest educational minds of our […]

Reflections from CMK 2014 – 2019

Below are a selection of reflective blog posts created by recent CMK participants. You may also enjoy the growing library of CMK project videos. 2019 Tweets from CMK 2019 (people seemed too busy to blog) CMK 2019 Twitter Moments Brian C. Smith’s CMK 2019 Photo Album Josh Burker’s CMK 2019 Photo Album Vlogs and Project Videos […]

Scratch Creator to Host MIT Media Lab Reception at CMK 2014

Visiting the legendary MIT Media Lab, where “the future is being invented,” is an annual highlight of Construction Modern Knowledge. This year our host and guest speaker is Professor Mitchel Resnick, creator of Scratch and the Director of the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group. Resnick hosted our first reception at the Media Lab during […]

Makey Makey Co-inventor Joins CMK 2013 Faculty!

Eric Rosenbaum visited Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 and delighted participants with his new Makey Makey construction kit. The next day, he and Dr. Marvin Minsky played a musical cupcake courtesy of the Makey Makey. This year, Eric joins the remarkable faculty of Constructing Modern Knowledge. His work at the intersection of art, science, music and […]