Tag Archives: Sylvia Martinez

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CMK 2011 in < 30 Minutes

Lindsay, Bill, Jorge Nelson and Adam Provost embraced documenting the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 experience as their project. The following 29 minute video does a nice job of capturing the CMK experience and chronicles the amazing variety of projects and speakers enjoyed by participants. The rock band KISS makes an appearance too – yes, really! […]

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 […]

Tinkering Resources

Tinkering Resources Compiled by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager of The Constructivist Consortium & Constructing Modern Knowledge Recommended tinkering books from the Constructivist Consortium List of  open-ended creativity software and construction materials used at Constructing Modern Knowledge Reggio Emilia books and constructive toys Learning Materials Workshop Project Websites and Communities Howtoons – Comic strip stories […]

Important New “Whitepaper” on New Literacy

CMK faculty member Sylvia Martinez, President of Generation YES, commissioned a study by Dr. Jon Becker and colleagues at Virginia Commonwealth University. The study, Assessing Technology Literacy: The Case for an Authentic, Project-Based Learning Approach (PDF) is an important contribution to the field and should be read widely. From Sylvia’s blog… This whitepaper takes a […]

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 […]

They’re Blogging about CMK 2009!

I am still exhausted from the exhilaration of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009. We enjoyed an incredibly active four days – jam packed full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences and project development time. I’ll be sharing some of my reflections (and probably video as well) in the coming days, but in the meantime, several CMK09 participants have blogged […]

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 […]