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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 […]

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 […]

You’re Invited to a Special Event!

Constructing Modern Knowledge Celebration Day For the first time in thirteen years, we will not be learning, inventing, and loving life together in Manchester, New Hampshire at Constructing Modern Knowledge. This makes me sad. Although it is impossible to recreate the amazing energy and spirit of learning adventures of CMK online, there is a need […]

Two Amazing Ask Me Anything Sessions this June!

Register for Dennis Littky – June 30th – 6 PM Eastern/3 PM Pacific Learn more about Dennis Littky Register for Conrad Wolfram – June 30th – Noon Eastern/9 AM Pacific Learn more about Conrad Wolfram Check out the archives of Gary Stager’s Ask Me Anything sessions

Ask Me Anything with Conrad Wolfram – June 30th (morning)

Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is Strategic Director and European Co-Founder/CEO of Wolfram – the “math company” behind Mathematica, Wolfram Language and Wolfram|Alpha (which powers knowledge answers for Apple’s Siri) for over 30 years. Wolfram pioneers new approaches to data science and computation-based development, with technology and consulting solutions that drive innovation in analytics, […]

Ask Me Anything with Dennis Littky – June 23rd

Dennis Littky is the co-founder and co-director of The Met School, co-founder of Big Picture Learning and founder and President of College Unbound. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban, and rural settings, spanning over 40 years. As an educator, Dennis has a reputation for working up against […]

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 […]

Donorschoose May Be Used to Fund CMK 2020 Participation!

Public school educators may use crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose, to fund their participation in Constructing Modern Knowledge 2020! 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: […]

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 […]