Speakers

Information about Constructing Knowledge speakers and faculty

Gary Stager’s Ask Me Anything Archives

Scroll down for audio & video archives of Ask Me Anything sessions…. AMA Resources The following are resources related to the May 21, 2020 Ask Me Anything session with special guest, Dr. Sugata Mitra. Books and Videos by Sugata Mitra Latest Book The School in the Cloud: The Emerging Future of Learning From TED Beyond the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Book About Our Courageous Friend, James Loewen

Sociologist, Dr. James Loewen, was a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge twice, in 2010 and 2018. Loewen is also the author of some of the most popular and influential history books of the past twenty years, including: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader: […]

David Cavallo

Dr. David Cavallo will join Sherry Lassiter as a guest speaker at the MIT Media Lab during Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019. David Cavallo, Ph.D. is consulting Learning Architect to the Fab Foundation and Special Consultant to the Director of the South End Technology Center (SETC). Cavallo concentrates on how digital fabrication and computation can dramatically improve […]

2019 Institute Schedule

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 begins at 9 AM on July 16th at the Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel. Registration begins at 8:30 AM. PLEASE DO NOT COME EARLY. We will be working until the last minute to make the magic happen. CMK 2019 ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 19th. The institute culminates […]

New Book and Great Honor

One great joy of my life has been getting to know and work with so many of my heroes/sheroes. Even greater satisfaction comes from sharing those people with my fellow educators, via books, presentations, and the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. Over dinner thirty years ago, one of my mentors, Dan Watt dropped some wisdom […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones on Meaningful Black History Curricula

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 guest speaker, Nikole Hannah-Jones, is part of a panel discussion in the NY Public Library LibraryTalks podcast, How to Make Black Lives Matter, where she speaks about teaching African American history. Listen here: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Read the Twitter feed related to this podcast Learn more about Nikole Hannah-Jones […]

Huffington Post Features CMK 2019 Guest Speaker for Black History Month

On February 19th, The Huffington Post profiled Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 guest speaker, Nikole Hannah-Jones, as part of its Black History Month “We Built This” series of articles celebrating African Americans making substantial contributions to society. Read We Built This: Nikole Hannah-Jones Has Raised The Bar For Investigative Journalism Learn more about the extraordinary Nikole Hannah-Jones […]