Find answers to common questions about Learning Lab Wichita.
Learning Lab is a co-learning space and collaborative hub for education entrepreneurs who are seeking to advance innovative education models and ideas.
Education entrepreneurs are developing creative models and ideas to solve the problems they identify in education, but, like any entrepreneur, they encounter barriers. Learning Lab seeks to minimize those barriers and provide support, so these education entrepreneurs can focus their efforts on developing, refining and launching their ideas.
Currently, educators spend most of their time within the confines of their one education setting. Learning Lab creates a place where educators come together to share knowledge, resources and support. We recognize that when education improves across the board, it benefits all learners.
Learning Lab Wichita is focused on education entrepreneurs seeking to transform education. These edupreneurs can be working in any type of education setting: public school, private school, homeschool, learning pods, microschools and more. We believe that empowering education entrepreneurs is the best way to empower learners. (See the Education Entreprenuers section for more information.)
Individualized learning is a personalized learning experience that helps each learner discover, develop and apply their innate talents and gifts. All learners are unique, and learning experiences should be as unique as they are.
• Edupreneurs will lead the way in developing, launching, and scaling innovative, individualized learning solutions to establish more, different and better education options.
• Learners will be cognizant of their talents and gifts and seek future pathways that help them realize their full potential and live meaningful lives.
• Parents and families will be exposed to innovative learning models and become champions for change.
At Learning Lab Wichita, we equip edupreneurs with classroom infrastructure needs:
• resources and equipment
• support services
We empower the development of edupreneurs’ education models through:
• community collaboration
• support connecting educators to local and national partnerships
• learning opportunities for educators and learners in our open and accessible spaces
We elevate edupreneurs’ transformational work through:
• marketing and communication channels
• supporting research efforts
We will provide a secure facility that will require badge access to enter. Each adult member will undergo a background check. All visitors will have their IDs scanned upon entry. A security officer will be present when learners are in the space.
We provide support for education entrepreneurs to create their own education models, which means they select their own curricula and generate their own instruction. Our facilities and community enhance the education they are providing to their learners.
Education entrepreneurs are educators with a creative, problem-solving mindset. They see that education is not perfect, and they consistently are working to improve the situation. This might look like: educators creating new models; educators innovating within their current schools; educators creating options outside the typical school day to serve learners; educators with knowledge and expertise seeking to share with peers.
Any individual who is focused on K-12 learners and who is innovating in their own space. We are seeking education entrepreneurs who are curious, humble, collaborative, open to learning and believe every learner is capable of amazing achievements.
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The best community partners see the value in Learning Lab's mission. They offer complementary capabilities to our education entrepreneurs and can support the needs of our learners. Our partners want to provide experiences for learners, like job shadowing, internships and other types of learning. Learning can happen anywhere at anytime, and our partners help facilitate that learning.
Providing our children with different ways to learn creates a more diverse, educated workforce. Increase your civic participation, and be a part of education innovation, benefitting all learners.
Why join with us?
Be on the forefront of education innovation.
Learning Lab encourages collaboration and creativity in the learning space. To empower all learners, we need participation from education entrepreneurs, learners and you!