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Solving the Achievement Gap Through Equity, Not Equality

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What happens when when we try to fix problems through equality? In education, equality reinforces the achievement gap by applying the same expectations and norms to unequal groups. Instead, we need equity: giving the needed resources to each individual group.

Dr. Lindsey F. Ott is a troublemaker and explorer who has the great fortune to also be a teacher. She brings her rebel attitude into the classroom by establishing relationships with each individual student and designing progressive, inquiry driving assignments to meet the needs of each learner.

In 2015, Lindsey founded Energy Bee, a consulting firm dedicated to promoting career minded educational opportunities in emerging renewable energy fields, project based learning, and technology integration that provide opportunity for success to all students, regardless of ethnicity, social standing, or previous academic performance.

Her most cherished accomplishment is the success of every student, teacher, or soul searcher she meets. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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