Information and Innovation Team
Kent Denver's Information and Innovation Team and the Duncan Center itself exist to provide access to appropriate learning resources, spaces and experiences for all members of our learning community. IIT cultivates opportunities to explore, curate and create employing processes of research, iteration and reflection.
Vetted educational technologies are one of the cornerstones of Kent Denver’s modern approach to learning. IIT helps ensure technology functions as it should, delivers or facilitates desired outcomes and—because learning is not confined to the classrooms here—is easy to use both at school and at home.
In addition to managing the Duncan Center learning facility, IIT is responsible for maintaining the school’s computer network and telephone system, overseeing our technology purchase decisions, spearheading our one-to-one laptop program and supporting student, faculty and staff computer repair needs via an authorized, on-site Apple repair office.
Kent Denver's One-to-One Laptop Program
Having access to a computer has become essential to students at every grade level. In the classroom, Kent Denver teachers leverage computer-based activities to enhance the overall learning experience. Outside of class, students are able to access the internet via our secure, filtered and monitored Wi-Fi network to continue relevant educational pursuits.
Additionally, Kent Denver uses an intuitive online learning management system called Canvas that allows teachers to post course descriptions, homework assignments and other relevant information online and empowers students to ask questions after school, upload homework quickly, easily—and always on time..
Kent Denver School is pleased to offer a One-to-One laptop purchase program that allows families to purchase a computer that meets their academic needs at a competitive price.
A laptop purchased through the Kent Denver program will come with all site licensed software required for our courses. In addition to the discount purchase option, Kent Denver has Apple-certified technicians on site to offer hardware and software support for all laptops purchased through our laptop program.
Duncan Center: A 21st Century Academic Facility
The Duncan Center is more than a library. It is the information and innovation hub of the school, and it is also an interactive and collaborative learning commons. This space includes:
Innovative Technology Experiences
- Virtual Reality
- Design floor: Laser cutting, 3D printing, Maker supplies
- Technology projects that integrate with and support curriculum
Research and Technology Help
- Information and digital literacy instruction
- 30 databases for academic research
- Access to 110,000 e-books
Books and Magazines
- Fiction and graphic novel collection for independent reading
- Access to 100 Colorado libraries
- Over 30 print and online magazines and newspapers
Library and Technology Resources
Technology Use Resources for Kent Denver Parents & Guardians
Technology is a wonderful tool—however its effect is significant. Technology use forms many of our subconscious daily routines and often removes our decision making control.
Adolescents form technology use habits as they also explore their identity, desiring independence and pushing boundaries. Social media takes this experimentation and creates a public, permanent, searchable archive that can be accessed with the push of a button. Yet this public sandbox is attractive to adolescents in ways we do not always understand.
Fortunately, there are steadily improving resources to help families, educators and adolescents be more intentional about their technology and media use. Common Sense Media is one such nonprofit committed to providing resources. Their mission is to “help kids thrive in a world of media and technology.”
Kent Denver has curated some of Common Sense Media’s best resources and contextualized them for our setting. These resources are divided into four categories: understanding the technology, developing family agreements, having ongoing conversations, and asking questions.
Meet Our Information and Innovation Team
B.A. - Physics
"From teaching to programming to leading our student teams, my job never feels monotonous and always presents me with new opportunities to grow and learn."
Mr. Clement says teaching constantly requires him to master new tools and technologies. "One of the many reasons I enjoy teaching at Kent Denver is the great diversity of opportunities afforded to me," he says.
B.S. - Broadcast Communications
M.A. - Library and Information Science
"I love being a librarian at Kent Denver because my job allows me to work with students, teachers, administrators, staff and parents."
Ms. Daniel provides a wealth of information and resources to students and faculty in her role as a librarian and educational technologist for both the Middle and Upper schools.
Prior to joining Kent Denver's Information and Innovation team, Ms. Daniel worked as a television producer, writer and editor.
B.S.E. - Electrical Engineering
M.A. - Educational Technology Leadership
"Students have amazing ideas about the world, and I enjoy exploring and developing many of these ideas with them."
At Kent Denver, Mr. Ehrenfried has the opportunity to work with the global leaders of tomorrow, and that's what motivates him to come into work every day.
B.S. - Computational Biology
"I enjoy teaching because I truly believe that everyone can benefit from experience with computer science and computational thinking!"
As an Institute of Technology and Design advisor, computer science teacher, robotics coach and Middle School elective leader, Mx. Haynes has a huge impact on students across all grades Kent Denver.
Before coming to KDS, Mx. Haynes taught English in Japan for two years with the Japan Exchange and Teaching. A past competitive fencer, Mx. Haynes currently runs marathons for fun!