Making the Case

Why and how to come to CMK

Team Discounts Supercharge Innovation

Over the years, schools have reported that sending teams of educators to Constructing Modern Knowledge builds camaraderie, develops a shared vocabulary of possibilities, and lays a foundation for sustained progress in the school year ahead. Since CMK is so radically different from most professional learning opportunities, it is beneficial to share the experience with colleagues […]

The Opposite of Zoom School

The past year or two (or three) of “online education” has largely been traumatic for kids, teachers, parents, and those of us who advocate for educational computing. The fear and chaos caused by COVID-19, accompanied by an absence of educational vision, too often resulted in the use of technology to reinforce the weakest, most-objectionable, impersonal […]

Educational Zoom Activity #1

“You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something” – Seymour Papert I find potentially interesting education provocations everywhere. The remarkable generosity of the world’s finest musical artists performing online during this pandemic have kept me safe and sane. I aspire as an educator to possess their level of talent, wisdom, expertise, focus, […]

What’s Your Hurry?

All children should learn to program, not because it may lead to a job, but because it is a new liberal art and grants young people agency over an increasingly and technologically sophisticated world. At a time of rising authoritarianism and science denialism, it seems prudent to provide kids with experiences that develop a systematic […]

Donorschoose May Be Used to Fund CMK Participation!

Public school educators may use crowdfunding platform, DonorsChoose, to fund their participation in Constructing Modern Knowledge! 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: $950 […]

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 […]