Information about Constructing Knowledge speakers and faculty

Do You Know the Mother of Educational Technology?

Meet Cynthia Solomon, EdTech Heroine & Senior Fellow at Constructing Modern Knowledge There’s chatter from time-to-time within the edtech community about the lack of women in prominent roles. Yet, some of the most important pioneers in the field are ignored, overlooked or marginalized by the very same educators seeking representation and role models. If Seymour […]

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 […]

Video Games and Music Education?

I just came across a terrific YouTube documentary discussing how video game music may be the new popular music canon being transformed into art, just like how songs from Tin Pan Alley and motion pictures became essential elements of modern jazz. The video makes the case for video game music as the new source of […]

Learn WITH the Greats!

In addition to learning with a mountain of materials while supported by our amazing faculty, educators attending Constructing Modern Knowledge have come to enjoy interacting with remarkable guest speakers. The 14th Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute, July 11-14, 2023 is no exception. We want CMK participants to return home able to say, “I spent time with […]

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 […]

During Hard Times, Students Deserve Hard History

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2022 is only a few short months away, July 25-28, 2022 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The annual CMK institute not only distinguishes itself from other professional events for educators with its emphasis on computing-fueled project-development, but by sharing some of the world’s leading thinkers, scholars, and doers with educators assembled from around the […]

Video of Carla Rinaldi’s Ask Me Anything Conversation

LEGO Prize winner and legendary educator Carla Rinaldi, President of Fondazione Reggio Children, joined Gary Stager in conversation as part of our Ask Me Anything series in November 2021. Professor Rinaldi discussed her new book, In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia and shared profound wisdom regarding the rights of children. The recorded video of the session […]