AIW Materials Available for Purchase
Teaching for Authentic Intellectual Work: Standards and Scoring Criteria for Teachers' Tasks, Student Performance, and Instruction
(2009) Fred M. Newmann, M. Bruce King, and Dana L. Carmichael
Teachers who emphasize Authentic Intellectual Work transform student learning. This manual is designed to encourage teacher reflection that carefully considers the kinds of intellectual challenges and expectations they promote in lessons, assignments, and assessments, and the corresponding student work.
The standards and scoring criteria in this manual are based on years of research and work with teachers in schools. They are intended to help teachers to collaboratively discuss, provide feedback, and improve their practice in ways that will build their common understanding and enhance student learning.
(2013) Dana Carmichael, Rita Penney Marten, Jehanne Beaton Zirps, Tina Wahlert, and Susan Peterson
The AIW Journey, A Guide for Reflective Practice is a resource for coaches and teams interested in more reflective opportunities among staff engaged in AIW reform work. The guide is based on the the Center for AIW's four guiding principles as they apply to an AIW team experience, both as an individual and as a group.
This guide is meant to enhance the process of scoring, not replace it. It is a supplement to Teaching for Authentic Intellectual Work: Standards and Scoring Criteria for Teachers' Tasks, Student Performance, and Instruction, the scoring manual used by AIW teams to score their tasks, student work and instruction.
The accompanying book, Teaching for Authentic Intellectual Work, is available here.
(2010) Dana L. Carmichael
This scoring notepad is designed to support a teacher’s analysis of instruction. It is best used with Part III in the Scoring Manual, Teaching for Authentic Intellectual Work: Standards and Scoring Criteria for Teacher’s Tasks, Student Performance, and Instruction.
The purpose of the notepad is to guide the team member’s collection of evidence while watching a recording of one teacher’s instruction. Along with this notepad is a special folder with a pocket to hold the notepad and keep sheets of feedback from team members. It also includes a slot for the teacher’s DVD.
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Authentic Instruction and Assessment: Common Standards for Rigor and Relevance in Teaching Academic Subjects
(2007) Fred M. Newmann, M. Bruce King, and Dana L. Carmichael
What should be the main goal for student learning across academic subjects in a school? The authors’ answer is straightforward—Authentic Intellectual Work. Based on analysis of adults working with knowledge, AIW is defined by three criteria—construction of knowledge, through disciplined inquiry, to produce discourse, products, and performance that have value beyond school.
In this seminal book—referred to as “the Blue Book”—the authors argue that if schools put more effort into teaching in ways that help students perform Authentic Intellectual Work, students will be more engaged in schoolwork and be better prepared to handle intellectual challenges of the modern world, and teachers will benefit from a stronger sense of professional community and find teaching itself more interesting.
Based on research and work in schools over more than 15 years, the authors summarize key studies, present standards and rubrics for the three criteria, and suggest specific activities for teachers and administrators to support implementation.
Learning Team for Growth: A Guide for AIW Coach Reflection
(2012) Edited by Dana L. Carmichael
The Center for AIW’s mission is to fundamentally transform the quality of student learning through teacher professional development by using the AIW theoretical framework to foster deep reflective practice—with profound respect for the work and for the people doing it.
The primary way that we accomplish this mission is through AIW Coaches. Coaches who facilitate the transformation of AIW teams, individual teachers, and administrators affect learning for all their students. It’s a tremendous responsibility.
The purpose of this newly released guide is: (1) to provide a tool for AIW Coaches to de-privatize their work, (2) to help Coaches engage in deeper self-reflection regarding their work in AIW, and (3) to support other Coaches on their Learning Team for Growth journeys.