Joi de Vivre Personified (Edith Ackermann R.I.P.)

On Christmas Eve (2016), the world lost one of its most profound thinkers when learning theorist, Dr. Edith Ackermann, left us at age 70. Anyone blessed with even the most casual encounter with Edith embraced her as a mentor, collaborator, and friend. She bestowed boundless respect upon anyone trying to make the world more beautiful, just, […]

CMK 17 Guest Speakers Announced

Constructing Modern Knowledge, now in its 10th year, is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out a fantastic event. Rather than spend days listening to a […]

Maker Movement Pioneer to Speak at CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge is excited to announce that physicist, educator, and inventor of the maker movement, Professor Neil Gershenfeld  will be a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017, July 11-14, 2017 in Manchester, New Hampshire (USA). He joins the ranks of other remarkable guest speakers and a world-class faculty. Back in 2005, Gershenfeld predicted the maker movement […]

Ayah Bdeir to Speak at CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge is excited to announce that artist, inventor, engineer, and business leader, Ayah Bdeir will be a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017, July 11-14, 2017 in Manchester, New Hampshire (USA). She joins the ranks of other remarkable guest speakers and a world-class faculty. Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an award-winning platform […]

One More Thing…

No event shares more talent, genius, or expertise with educators than Constructing Modern Knowledge! Don’t believe it? Check out this year’s guest speakers or the remarkable experts who have graced CMK over the past eight years. Constructing Modern Knowledge 2016 already features a TV star (Paulie DiMeo), the creator of Scratch (Mitchel Resnick), and perhaps the […]

Imagine If These Were Your Teachers

Learn WITH Innovators Constructing Modern Knowledge, now in its 9th year, has a proven track record of providing opportunities for working educators to be in the company of their heroes, experts, and thought leaders. (see our Hall of Fame). Our remarkable faculty supports your project work while guest speakers don’t just make a PowerPoint presentation and […]

A Dream Realized – Carla Rinaldi to Speak at CMK 2016

Observe and listen to children because when they ask “why?” they are not simply asking for the answer from you. They are requesting the courage to find a collection of possible answers. – Carla Rinaldi Over the past nine years, Constructing Modern Knowledge has created unprecedented opportunities for educators to spend time in the company […]

The CMK Speaker Hall of Fame

Since 2008, Constructing Modern Knowledge has created a space in which educators can interact with their heroes, confront powerful ideas, and spend time in the company of genius. Despite any institutional support, sponsorships, or vendors, has been able to do the seemingly impossible. In addition to our brilliant faculty, the following speakers have been part […]

Musical Legends Share Their Genius at CMK 2015

Over the past seven years, Constructing Modern Knowledge has become known as the place where educators embrace new possibilities and achieve beyond their wildest expectations. CMK is also where educators get to meet their educational heroes (Deborah Meier, Jonathan Kozol, Alfie Kohn, Lella Gandini, Lilian Katz, Bob Tinker, Edith Ackermann) spend time with living legends […]