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Founder of Make Magazine and Maker Faire to Speak at CMK 2013

Constructing Modern Knowledge is thrilled to announce Dale Dougherty as the first guest speaker confirmed for CMK 2013, July 9-12, 2013. Proclaimed a “Champion of Change” by the White House, Dale Dougherty is the founder of Make magazine and the creator of the rapidly growing global phenomenon known as Maker Faire. He is currently publisher […]

A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words

The Creative Educator has published my fifth article in a series on effective project-based learning, A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words. I hope you and your colleagues enjoy it! Previous articles in the series: What Makes a Good Project? Developing Projects That Endure The Genius of Print Less Us, More Them! A Good Prompt […]

Jonathan Kozol at Constructing Modern Knowledge

Last July 2011, National Book Award-winning author, educator and civil rights activist Jonathan Kozol was a guest speaker at Constructing Modern Knowledge. Constructing Modern Knowledge is the summer institute for educators where minds-on learning, meets progressive education and a world-class faculty. Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 is July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, NH. There is still […]

Can CMK 2012 Get Any Cooler?

There is simply no better event or opportunity for educators to reinvent themselves this year! In addition to learning with one of the great filmmakers of our time, the inventor of wearable computing construction kits, the godmother of project-based learning, the editor of Make Magazine and Super Awesome Sylvia, the remarkable Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 […]

Casey Neistat’s Excellent Adventure – 1 Million Views in 2 Days

“There is little in life that can take the place of experience.” – CMK 2012 guest speaker and filmmaker extraordinaire Last summer, the first guest speaker I secured for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 was filmmaker Casey Neistat. That was before he produced a witty film for the New York Times comparing his human assistant to […]

Recent Videos by Guest Speaker Casey Neistat

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 has a slate of guest speakers and gifted faculty you will not find at any educational event anywhere else in the world! Our first guest speaker is the extraordinary award-winning and prolific digital filmmaker, Casey Neistat. In addition to producing independent films, starring in his own HBO series with his brother, […]

Casey Neistat’s Film Captures Moment in History

One reason why Constructing Modern Knowledge is gaining a reputation for being the premiere learning event for educators is the opportunity to work with world-class experts and an amazing faculty. Award-winning filmmaker and digital story-telling genius, Casey Neistat is one of the spectacular guest speakers participating in CMK 2012. Casey creates several super creative short […]

NY Times Asks CMK 2012 Guest Speaker to Review New iPhone

The NY Times let CMK guest speaker Casey Neistat have a new iPhone 4s ahead of the rest of us so he could make this delightful film about Siri, the virtual assistant. Can it help him with his girlfriend problem? Is it better than his real assistant? Watch it here and be sure to attend […]

Mark Fraunfelder Joins the CMK 2012 Program

The Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 program is shaping up to be better than ever before. In addition to our amazing faculty of edtech pioneers and world-class educators, CMK 2012 features: Award-winning filmmaker and star of the HBO series, The Neistat Brothers, Casey Neistat MIT Media Lab Assistant Professor and inventor of the Lilypad Arduino wearable […]

Award-winning Filmmaker Casey Neistat to Kickoff CMK 2012!

The Fifth Anniversary Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute, July 9-12, 2012 in Manchester, NH. is about action, but once a day, participants get to interact with brilliant thinkers whose work crackles with creativity, commitment and expertise. We’ve featured historians, astronomers, mathematicians, education reformers, MIT professors, early childhood experts and artists over the past four years, in […]