Speakers

Information about Constructing Knowledge speakers and faculty

Join Howard Gardner and Gary Stager in Conversation on December 2, 2020

Constructing Modern Knowledge is thrilled to share one of the most profound thinkers of our age with educators during our December 2nd Ask Me Anything session with Professor Howard Gardner. Register here, if you have not already done so. Dr. Gardner is the author of a delightful new book, A Synthesizing Mind: A Memoir from the Creator of Multiple […]

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 […]

Gary Stager’s Ask Me Anything Archives

Click here to jump to audio & video archives of previous Ask Me Anything sessions…. AMA Resources Deborah Meier’s books 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 […]

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 […]