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Constructing Modern Knowledge is Back!

The premiere project-based learning institute returns in July 2022 to a new location! Excited to announce that Constructing Modern Knowledge will celebrate its 15th anniversary July 25 – 28, 2022 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. After a two-year pandemic hiatus, CMK brings a world-class faculty, inspirational speakers, cutting-edge learning-by-doing, to the state-of-the-art Global Center for Digital […]

New programming environments for learning (September 2020)

Despite the debilitating chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, exciting progress was made in producing new programming environments for learners. The following is a round-up the latest news, opportunities, and learning environments for you and your students. TurtleArt On the Web! You’re likely aware that TurtleArt is our favorite software environment for introducing kids and teachers […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Free download – “Ten Considerations for Teaching Coding to Children”

Download the chapter “Ten Considerations for Teaching Coding to Children“ by Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez from the book, Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools: A Practical Guide to Cross-Curricular Teaching. Download – Ten Considerations for Teaching Coding to Children (PDF) Buy the book on Amazon   Come to Constructing Modern Knowledge 2020 – July 13-16, […]

Funding Opportunity for CMK – Deadline January 30th!

We have learned a few lessons from thirteen years of running Constructing Modern Knowledge. Empowered educators, empower children. Educators are capable, competent, and creative. Modern knowledge construction is impossible without access to traditional materials, books, tools, supplies, and cutting-edge technology. Educators profit immeasurably by spending time in the company of brilliant colleagues, faculty, and guest speakers. […]