Important message from the AIW Institute: The AIW Institute supports and stands with those protesting the murder of George Floyd and the ongoing systemic violence against Black Americans. We recommit ourselves to collaborative work that advances social equity in and through education, by advocating for pedagogy that confronts the racism that still exists within schools.
Do students construct new knowledge through higher order thinking?
Do students build on prior knowledge to develop in-depth understanding, expressed through elaborated forms of communication?
Do students apply knowledge to real world problems or issues of personal relevance?
Using AIW's rubrics, teacher teams analyze instructional artifacts and build shared understandings. AIW coaches support each team's unique learning journey.
The AIW framework articulates criteria for high-level authentic intellectual work, based on over 20 years of research in varied school contexts.