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Leveling the playing field requires first addressing the many issues affecting children
EQUITY VS EQUALITY
While the terms equity and equality may sound similar,
the implementation of one versus the other can lead to dramatically different outcomes for marginalized people.
Equality means each individual or group of people is given
the same resources or opportunities. Equity recognizes
that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach
an equal outcome.
developing LIfe skills
When all students have access to high quality STEAM learning, more opportunities are open to them after K-12.
SmartLab students learn skills and habits that will serve them for a lifetime, no matter what careers they choose.
See students at work in SmartLabs all over the country:
Who it helps
Equality in education means giving each student the exact same thing regardless of their needs, whether it be time, money, or classroom resources. Equity, on the other hand, means that each individual student receives exactly what they need in order to succeed.
Equitable classrooms and curriculums are designed to serve students no matter their race, gender, income level, or ability by personalizing learning to their unique needs. Schools that take an equitable approach to education strive to:
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Set and Accomplish Goals
Students define goals, identify problems they want to solve, and manage their time to accomplish their goals.
Embrace Inquisitive Learning
Learners think critically, ask questions, find answers, and creatively develop effective solutions.
Work in Teams
Students work in pairs, where teamwork is as important as the project outcome.
Gain Communication Skills
Students hone their communication skills by sharing their learning with their peers and teacher.
Share Insights and Connections
Students share insights and, through self-reflection, connect what they’re doing with what they’re learning and record it in their portfolio.