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.
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 will be added during the 2019-2020 school year.
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 the 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)
- AIW teams meet at primary, elementary, middle, and high school levels
- All teachers participate in AIW PD, reaching all learners
- Grade and course “cornerstone tasks” meet AIW standards for construction of knowledge, elaborated communication, and
value beyond school
- Administrators AND teachers share leadership for ongoing instructional improvement.
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)
- A small urban school of about 300 students, grade 6-12.
- Two interdisciplinary teams piloted AIW.
- AIW enhances the school’s focus on Habits of Mind, Work, and Heart for their diverse learners.
Kelliher Public School (Kelliher, MN)
- Developing a deep understanding of the AIW framework and the scoring process.
- Training local coaches that support AIW implementation with their colleagues through professional learning teams.
- Trained coaches to collect data that guides their work related to AIW.
- Offered targeted training around AIW standards such as Substantive Conversation, Higher Order Thinking and Value Beyond School.
- Facilitated collaboration with other AIW school in the area.
Oconomowoc High School (Oconomowoc, WI)
Oconomowoc High School is a midsized suburban high school located west of Milwaukee, WI. This fall, three 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 are serving as anchors, or facilitators, of the new AIW teams.