Iowa Shares AIW Evaluation

In September 2007, the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) began the Authentic Intellectual Work project of professional development with high school administrator and teacher teams to enhance the intellectual quality of student work in Iowa schools. March 8, 2013, an addendum was added to this report.

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Center Guiding Principles

The Center developed four guiding principles to help clarify mission, roles and responsibilities.

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  • AIW Learning is best done collectively. 
  • AIW Learning is organic. 
  • AIW Learning is authentic. 
  • AIW learning requires risk-taking.

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2014 Summer Academy Registration Now Open

The 2014 Summer Academies are just around the corner. Last summer yeilded amazing action plans for Implementing AIW virutal postings to share with the Center's collective AIW community, adding a spirited effort to shocase enthusisasm and quality work. Some products included YouTube videos and Facebook postings on the Center website to share their stories with other schools. 

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Primer: Authentic Intellectual Work

Based on years of research, the Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) framework has demonstrated marked results in transforming student achievement.

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Each AIW experience has left me with thought-provoking questions, a clearer sense of my instruction, and the motivation to become a more deliberate teacher.

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Authentic Instruction and Assessment

This seminal work outlines the foundational research validating Authentic Intellectual Work.

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