The Centers at Kent Denver
Because quantum leaps in education are possible!
What would happen if teachers felt empowered to brainstorm, create, test, refine—and even launch—projects designed to improve student experiences and outcomes? How quickly could education quality improve if inspired practitioners and innovative thinkers collaborated on education's most pressing issues?
The Centers at Kent Denver were created to provide the connections, resources and encouragement educators need to improve student experiences and course outcomes both at Kent Denver School and in programs and at schools throughout Colorado, across the nation and, potentially, around the world.
Centers staff accomplish this work in two ways: (1) They attract and connect diverse talent, ideas and capital, thereby creating a robust, stable hub that fosters networking, collaboration and innovation. (2) They actively curate The Centers' dynamic portfolio of educational projects, ensuring access to work that strengthens partnerships, accelerates growth and expands the reach of each effort's impact beyond its initial scope.
What Inspires Us
Books, Articles and Presentations
In his book, Hassan proposes we have social labs to solve our most pressing social challenges just as scientific and technical labs research and solve pressing scientific and technical challenges. In the same vein, we see the Centers at Kent Denver an educational lab, working to tackle educational issues. In no small part, Hassan’s three characteristics of socials labs— social, experimental and systematic—inspired the Centers’ values of strengthening partnerships, accelerating growth and catalyzing impact.
— Michael Ehrenfried, Chief Innovation Officer
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Thank you to all who have volunteered to share their professional expertise with students and fellow educators. Knowledge transfer is an invaluable step in our shared effort to improve the quality of education in the United States and beyond.