Horace Mann Middle School (Neenah, Wisconsin)
Horace Mann Middle School serves over 500 Students in Grade 6 (and a Grades 4-5 Magnet Program) in the Neenah Joint School District. An interdisciplinary team of 13 teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators began AIW professional learning in 2019-20, with plans to involve all staff in 2020-21. Consistent with AIW, Horace Mann is dedicated to helping their students become independent problem solvers using a real world, relevant curriculum.
Mofet Institute (Tel Aviv, Israel)
The AIW Institute partners with the Mofet Institute, with support from the Yad Hanadiv Foundation, to train regional facilitators and building-based teacher leaders to implement the AIW framework. Based in Tel Aviv, the Mofet Institute’s Hashkafah project supports teacher leadership development across the country. Leaders from Mofet, Yad Hanadiv, the Ministry of Education and other supporting organizations have also participated in in-person AIW training and collaborate with AIW coaches regularly via video conferencing.
Concordia University Chicago (River Forest, IL)
Concordia University Chicago (CUC) is a private, Lutheran university located near Chicago, IL that offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. In January of 2020, CUC began a partnership with the AIW Institute to facilitate and support 2 AIW pilot teams, with the goal of bringing undergraduate and graduate instructors together to improve their disciplinary literacy practices and vocational instruction.
Oregon High School (Oregon, WI)
Oregon High School is a midsized suburban school located south of Madison, WI. In the spring of 2018, a group of OHS teachers and coaches participated in a 6-session Intro to AIW workshop. During the 2018-2019 school year, 3 interdisciplinary AIW teams were formed. These teams meet weekly to share and score instructional artifacts and to discuss how to support the learning of all students. Additional AIW teams were added during the 2019-2020 school year, and team facilitators participated in additional training through the AIW Institute's Leading & Learning Cohort.
Central District 301 (Hampshire, IL)
30 teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators participated in professional learning to serve as anchors to their interdisciplinary AIW teams that include all secondary teachers. In Central District 301's two middle schools and high schools, AIW work is also integrated into department-based teams to support unit planning and common assessments.
Verona Area High School (Verona, WI)
Verona Area High School is a comprehensive high school located near Madison, WI. During the fall of 2019, 2 interdisciplinary AIW pilot teams were developed. These teams are currently meeting regularly to share and score instructional artifacts, both on their own and with an AIW Institute coach.
Mansfield Public Schools (Mansfield, CT)
Mansfield is a K-8 district. In 2018-19, the district leadership team worked with the AIW Institute to develop an understanding of the framework and to plan for its use in teacher teams in the 4 schools. AIW will support the district’s initiatives with 21st Century Learning, project-based learning, and performance-based assessments.
Pike County School District (Pike County, Georgia)
A long-time AIW Institute partner, Pike County School District supports AIW teams at the primary, elementary, middle and high school levels. All teachers participate in AIW professional development, and administrators and teachers share leadership for ongoing instructional improvement. Within the district, grade-level and course "cornerstone tasks" are designed to meet AIW standards for construction of knowledge, elaborated communication and value beyond school.
Green Lake School District (Green Lake, WI)
Green Lake School District is a rural district in Wisconsin that offers a PreK-12 IB program. Teacher teams use the AIW framework and scoring process to improve their IB units and lesson plans. In the summer of 2016, Bruce, Laura, GLSD’s superintendent and a HS English teacher presented about this collaboration at IB’s Conference of the Americas in Toronto, Canada.
Wadleigh Secondary School (New York City, NY)
Wadleigh Secondary School is a small, urban school in New York City, with a focus on performing and visual arts. Housed in the first public high schools for girls in NYC, it serves approximately 300 students in grades 6-12. Interdisciplinary AIW teams scored and revised artifacts, with the goal of enhancing the school's focus on Habits of Mind, Work and Heart for their diverse learners.
Kelliher Public School (Kelliher, MN)
Kelliher is a small, rural district in north central Minnesota that has developed a strong understanding of the AIW framework and scoring process, collaboratively working to build authentic units of study. A number of Kelliher educators are AIW trained coaches who also participate with other AIW schools in the area.
Oconomowoc High School (Oconomowoc, WI)
Oconomowoc High School is a midsized suburban high school located west of Milwaukee, WI. During the start of their partnership with the AIW Institute, 3 pilot teams were trained to use the AIW framework and scoring process to help improve their instruction and support the goals of Universal
Design for Learning (UDL). Because feedback from participating teachers was so positive, AIW was introduced to the entire faculty during the second semester. The pilot team members served as anchors, or facilitators, of the new AIW teams.