• Innovation Hall (map)
  • 4220 S Duncan Ave
  • St Louis MO 63103
  • United States

No longer can we work in silos. Educational inequities continue to occur in our schools. To make lasting change, school districts have to address the system. Central Office IS the system. Learn a Systems Thinking approach to address and help dismantle the inequities facing students across our region.


The term systems thinking is a broad description for the process of understanding complex systems behavior. In the context of the STEEP project, systems thinking has been applied to the issue of education and equity.

Systems thinking is based on the idea that the component parts of a system can best be understood in the context of relationships with each other and with other systems, rather than in isolation. A systems thinking approach is grounded in the principle that the only way to fully understand a problematic situation is to understand the parts in relation to the whole.

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