Speakers

Information about Constructing Knowledge speakers and faculty

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 […]

Learn with One of TV’s Favorite Makers

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 is pleased to welcome Paul DiMeo, carpenter on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and star of NatGeo’s Building Wild as a guest speaker this July 10-13, 2018 in Manchester, NH.  Learn more about Paul DiMeo  For DiMeo, life is all about finding humor in the little things you do, while keeping a smile […]

What I Did On My Three Summer Vacations

What I Did on My Three Summer VacationsBy Brian Silverman Illustrated by Peter Reynolds Previously published in Mathematics and Informatic Quarterly (in Bulgaria) prior to this version appearing in the Fall 1998 issue of Logo Exchange. Volume 17. Number 1. We finally did it. We made it through the maze in Montreal’s Old Port in […]

MaKey MaKey Co-Inventor, Eric Rosenbaum, Joins All-Star Lineup at CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017 is thrilled to announce that Dr. Eric Rosenbaum will be joining our 10th annual summer institute, July 11-14 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Eric, one of the most prolific inventors of creative play materials for learners (MaKey MaKey, Beetleblocks, Singing Fingers, Coloring Cam – to name a few) will provide CMK 2017 participants […]

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 10-13, 2018 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 10-13, 2018 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 […]