Speakers

Information about Constructing Knowledge speakers and faculty

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 […]

Punching Above My Weight

For years, Constructing Modern Knowledge has punched above its weight when it comes to the guest speakers it has featured. It is becoming difficult to top ourselves year over year, but we haven’t given up yet. That’s why I am so excited to announce the first speaker confirmed for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019, Nikole Hannah-Jones. […]

CMK Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is coming back July 13-16, 2021! Free-Range Kids Advocate Lenore Skenazy & Legendary Education Author Alfie Kohn are the first confirmed guest speakers! Registration is now open! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019 is now history. On July 16-19, educators from more than a dozen countries descended upon Manchester, New Hampshire for our eleventh annual […]

Carla Rinaldi’s Questions About Technology & Learning

Click slide to expand There are new questions that documentation can help us to answer: How the learning modalities of children / teenagers change with digital media, if they change? But if learning is to construct meanings in a social context, then we should no longer talk about digital tools but DIGITAL CONTEXT or perhaps a […]

2018 Institute Schedule

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 begins at 9 AM on July 10th at the Manchester, NH Manchester Downtown Hotel. Registration begins at 8:15 AM. PLEASE DO NOT COME EARLY. We will be working until the last minute to make the magic happen. CMK 2018 ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 13th. The institute culminates with […]

Schuyler St. Leger Joins the CMK 2018 Faculty

We have wanted Schuyler St. Leger join the CMK faculty since he was eleven years old! Schuyler St. Leger is an engineer and young maker on a quest for knowledge. His interests include 3D printing, electronics, computers, software programming, robotics, software defined radio (SDR), and technical innovations. Schuyler regularly speaks and teaches on these subjects. […]

Meet My Friends!

Last week, I spent a glorious day in Reggio Emilia, Italy chatting with one of my sheroes, Carla Rinaldi. For my money, Professor Rinaldi is the world’s most profound living thinker about teaching and learning. It took some convincing on my part, but Carla rearranged her schedule to be with us at Constructing Modern Knowledge, […]

Farewell to U.S. History Textbooks!

The great sociologist, history writer, scholar, and Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 Guest Speaker, Dr. James Loewen, has just published a stunning article for the History News Network web site, Farewell to U.S. History Textbooks. In this article, he talks about Pearson trying to unload its textbook division, their well-established record of plagiarism, shady business practices, […]

Jie Qi

Dr. Jie Qi is the co-founder and creative director of Chibitronics, which produces hardware toolkits for educators, artists and designers that blend paper craft with electronics and programming.  (Circuit Stickers, Chibi Chip…) She is also a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School, where she researches open approaches to invention and […]