Knowledge Building Summer Institute (KBSI)*

Knowledge Building Summer Institute (KBSI)*

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The annual Knowledge Building Summer Institute (KBSI), formerly the Knowledge Forum® Summer Institute/Workshop, aims to extend the community of knowledge builders, to set a course for future developments. Newcomer and veteran knowledge builders view and discuss the work of innovative practitioners, researchers, and engineers from around the world. Participants work spans elementary to tertiary education, health care, professional communities and businesses.

KBSI is organized by the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT) and Knowledge Building International (KBI), formerly the Knowledge Society Network (KSN), located at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)

Conference History:

Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2019 workshops
Theme: Knowledge Building Practices and Technology for Global Hubs of Innovation

    Knowledge Building Summer Institute, November 26-30, Aeres University of Applied Science, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Conference Theme: Knowledge Building Advanced Learning Analytics and Knowledge Forum (User-interface design week!)
    Workshops: Hackathon-design; Use of learning analytics for teachers and students

    (CANCELLED?) Knowledge Building Summer Institute, June 17-20, 2019, Lyon, France

    Knowledge Building Summer Institute, April 7-9, 2019, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    (In conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Apr 5-9, and the Knowledge Building International (KBI) Business Meeting, Apr 7)
    Conference Theme: Plan to establish the Knowledge Building Research Institute (KBRI)

    (CANCELLED?) Knowledge Building Summer Institute, March 17-20, 2019, Hiroshima, Japan

    Knowledge Building Summer Institute, March 15-16, 2019, Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
    Workshops: Design, Implement, and Evaluate Knowledge Building Courses in K-12 and Higher Education; Setting the Stages for Idea Improvement in Knowledge Forum

    Knowledge Building Summer Institute (Singapore), March 12-13, 2019, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE/NTU) & St. Hilda’s Primary School, Singapore
    (in conjunction with Knowledge Building Network Learning 2019; organized by the Knowledge Building Community (Singapore))
    Conference Theme: Knowledge Building Practices and Technology for Global Hubs of Innovation

22nd Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2018, August 14-17, 2018, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Knowledge Building: A Place for Everyone in a Knowledge Society
Workshops: Design Experiments; Collaboratory Workshop (Part 1: Demo, Part 2: Design Hack); Idea Thread Mapper Workshop – Teacher & Engineer Design Hack

21st Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2017, June 18-22, 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
(in conjunction with the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Jun 18-22)
Conference Theme: Making a Difference: Knowledge Building Communities
CSCL Pre-conference Workshops: New Forms of Technological Support for Knowledge-Building Communities (CANCELLED)
CSCL Symposia: Making a Difference: Analytics for Quality Knowledge-Building Conversations; Scripted and Unscripted Aspects of Creative Work with Knowledge; Toward a Multi-Level Knowledge Building Network
CSCL Sessions: Broadening participation within and across communities; Examining knowledge building practices and communities

20th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2016, June 20-24, 2016, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
(in conjunction with the International Conference of the Society of the Learning Sciences (ICLS), Jun 20-24)
Conference Theme: Multi-Level Knowledge Innovation Networks
ICLS Symposia: Beyond Tried and True: The Challenge of Education for Innovation
ICLS tracks: Knowledge Building Practitioners’ Track
ICLS short paper sessions: Knowledge Building

Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2015 events
Theme: Share the Excitement: Knowledge Building Innovations Around the World

    Knowledge Building activities, December 6-8, 2015, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
    (in conjunction with the 6º Simpósio Hipertexto e Tecnologias na Educação e 2º Colóquio Internacional de Educação com Tecnologias / 6th Symposium on Hypertext and Technologies in Education and the 2nd International Colloquium on Education with Technologies, Dec 7-8)
    Conference Theme: Educational Technology: Open and Flipped Learning

    19th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2015, September 9-10, 2015, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    (in conjunction with the 10th anniversary National Congress of the Collaborative Knowledge Building Group (CKBG), Sep 9-12)
    Congress Theme: Innovazione e Tecnologie digitali: tra continuità e cambiamento / Innovation and Digital Technology: Between Continuity and Change

    Knowledge Building event, July 17, 2015, University of Auckland, Aukland New Zealand
    (in conjunction with the International Study Association on Teachers and Teaching (ISATT) Conference, Jul 13-17)
    Conference Theme: Hubs of Innovation

    Knowledge Building Communities (KBCs) Symposium, July 9-10, 2015, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Conference Theme: Teachers as Knowledge Creators: Future-Oriented Professional Learning and Development
    (co-organized by the University of Otago and the Knowledge Building New Zealand group)

    Tomorrow’s Innovators—students leading the way with Knowledge Building, June 12, 2015, University of Toronto/ University of Prince Edward Island, Toronto / Charlottetown, Ontario / Prince Edward Island, Canada
    Conference Theme: School-University-Government Partnerships to Foster Innovation

18th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2014, August 12-15, 2014, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Conference Theme: Building Knowledge in an Open Informational World
(Co-organizers: Technology for Advanced Collaboration Among Teachers (TACT) and Remote Networked Schools (RNS))
Workshops: ?

17th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2013, August 6-9, 2013, Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico
Conference Theme: Crossing the Educational Chasm: From the Basics to Creative Work with Ideas
(Co-organizers: Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT) Mexico)
Workshops: ?

16th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2012, August 7-10, 2012, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Building Cultural Capacity for Innovation
Workshops: Embedded Phenomena for Knowledge Communities: Supporting complex inquiry practices and interactions in the elementary science classroom; IDEAS/IDEES – Idea Development, Engagement, Educational Achievement, and Systemic Change; Visit to the iDAPT Research Centre of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute; SENSEER: Le modele de l’ecole eloignee en reseau et les communautes francophones du Canada / The Quebec Remote Networked School model and Francophone communities across provinces; Faculty Adaptations of Open Educational Resource as a Collaborative Knowledge Building Space; Understanding and Using Knowledge Forum’s Analytic Tools; How do we build a common foundation of understanding in order to tackle the complex, interrelated challenges of the 21st century in a coherent and effective way?

15th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2011, July 6-12, Hong Kong & Guangzhou, China
Part 1: Knowledge Building Stream (Symposium & Sessions) @ CSCL, July 6-8, 2011, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
(in conjucntion with the 9th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Jul 4-8)
Part 2: Knowledge Building Summer Institute, July 9-12, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China
Conference Theme: Learning Sciences & Educational Innovation: Policy, Practice & Performance
Workshops: Next-generation Knowledge Building Environment

14th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2010, August 3-6, 2010, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: New Assessments and Environments for Knowledge Building
Design Sessions: Open Learning Initiative and Knowledge Forum: Toward making any web object an object of Knowledge Building; Planting the Seeds for Growth in Knowledge Building and Teacher Transformation for Math and Science in Ontario Public Schools
Workshops: Getting Started with Knowledge Building and Knowledge Forum; Development of Formative Assessment Tools for Knowledge Building

13th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2009, August 29 – September 2, 2009, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
(In conjunction with the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) Conference)
Conference Theme: Knowledge Creativity in Teacher Education – Education for Knowledge Creation
Workshops: (1) Getting Started with Knowledge Building Creation methodology: workshop for beginners; (2) Bridging minds for Knowledge Creativity: innovating communicative approaches in a global world. Multilingual and intercultural attitudes for dealing with cultural and personal diversity; (3) Knowledge Building in an international context. Tomorrow’s Innovators: workshop to experience knowledge creativity

12th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2008, August 5-8, 2008, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Keeping Idea Improvement Alive in a Worldwide Knowledge-Building Community
Workshops: Getting Started with Knowledge Building and Knowledge Forum; Analysis, Reflection & Tour; Tomorrow’s Innovators: Reflections and How to Begin
Co-located: Tomorrow’s Innovators; Business Meeting: Progress Toward an International Association

11th Knowledge Building Summer Institute 2007, August 7-10, 2007, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Building Knowledge for Deep Understanding
Workshops: What is Knowledge Building? Part 2; Introduction to Knowledge Forum 4.7 & The Summer Institute database “SI 2007”; Open Sourcing Knowledge Forum; Customizing the Analysis Tools for Non-English Contexts
Co-located: Tomorrow’s Innovators – Students and teachers from Quebec and Hong Kong

10th Summer Institute on Knowledge Building 2006, August 8-11, 2006, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Democratizing Society’s Innovative Capacity
Workshops: Introduction to Knowledge Forum 4.6 & the Summer Institute database “Innovators 2006”
Co-located: Tomorrow’s Innovators (launch of the Knowledge Building International Project (KBIP))

9th Summer Institute on Knowledge Building 2005, August 9-12, 2005, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Creating Knowledge to Drive Knowledge Creation

8th Summer Institute on Knowledge Building 2004, August 10-13, 2004, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Knowledge Building Discoveries & Innovations
Workshops: ?

The Scandinavian Summer Cruise at the Baltic Sea, June 18-21, 2004, Stockholm (Sweden), Visby (Sweden), Tallinn (Estonia), Birka Cruises (Baltic Sea)
(Jointly organised by: Karolinska Institutet – Department of Learning, Informatics Management and Ethics, Centre for Cognition, Understanding and Learning, the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Special Interest Group (SIG) Higher Education, and the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT))
Conference Theme: Motivation, Learning, and Knowledge Building in the 21st Century
Tracks: Knowledge Building (Invited symposia, Interactive symposium, Interactive round tables)

7th Summer Institute on Knowledge Building 2003, August 12-15, 2003, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Beyond Best Practice
Workshops to follow up on ideas and issues arising from the poster session

6th Summer Institute on Knowledge Building 2002, August 7-9, 2002, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Breaking barriers
Conversations and tutorials, Computer Labs, pre-Institute workshop (Aug 6)

5th Knowledge Forum® Summer Institute 2001, August 21-24, 2001, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Knowledge Forum® Workshops, Problem Solving Sessions, Knowledge Building Principles Studio, Open Lab

4th Knowledge Forum® Summer Institute 2000, August 9-12, 2000, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

3rd Knowledge Forum® Summer Institute 1999, August 11-14, 1999, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Theme: Creating a Knowledge Society Network

2nd Knowledge Forum® Summer Institute 1998, August 12-15, 1998, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Knowledge Forum® Workshop 1997, July 23-26, 1997, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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