Making the Case

Why and how to come to CMK

Scintillae – A Special Workshop from Reggio Emilia

Constructing Modern Knowledge is thrilled to offer a rare learning adventure as a pre-institute workshop, from Reggio Emilia, on July 10, 2023, Scintillae – Play and Learning in the Digital Age. Observe and listen to children because when they ask “why?” they are not simply asking for the answer from you. They are requesting the […]

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 […]

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, […]