2015-16 AIW Coaching Cohort Going Strong!

The Center for AIW believes in developing local capacity to sustain the reform work. Once the AIW reform has taken hold at a site, the leadership team may nominate two or more staff to become Local AIW Coaches. Registration for the 2016-17 AIW Coach Cohort will open this winter.

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2015-16 Unit Planning Cohort Registration Now Open

AIW Unit Planning Cohort participants develop and score units, maximizing what AIW has to offer, as well as build more local capacity at schools. The learning is individualized for each participant, through collaboration with others across districts. REGISTRATION CLOSES September 9th. First cohort day is 9/16/2015 in Indianola, IA.

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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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Stacey Hornung Stacey Hornung
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Jeff Tadsen Jeff Tadsen
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Nicole Cote Nicole Cote
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Cathy Jochims Cathy Jochims
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Kelly Borchers Kelly Borchers
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Rachelle Mau Rachelle Mau
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Dana Merfeld Dana Merfeld
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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.

Sarah Brown Wessling, 2010 National Teacher of the Year Award Recipient
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The Center's mission is to fundamentally transform the quality of student learning through teacher professional development by using the AIW framework to foster deep reflective practice—with profound respect for the work and for the people doing it.

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Authentic Instruction and Assessment

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

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