eBook How Schools and Districts Meet Rigorous Standards Through Authentic Intellectual Work: Lessons From the Field, 1st Edition

  • M. Bruce King
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  • ISBN-10: 1506342280
  • ISBN-13: 9781506342283
  • DDC: 371.1
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Educators have long called for more rigor and engagement in classroom work, alongside calls for enhancing equity. Yet classroom practices and student outcomes have been slow to change. A promising solution is the research-backed, real world-tested potential of the Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) framework to meet intellectually challenging standards including Common Core. There is no such thing as a simple formula for school improvement, but the AIW approaches presented in this book will help school- and district-based teams improve the quality of instruction, assessment, and curriculum for more rigorous and more equitable student learning.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editor.
About the Contributors.
1: Improving Instruction for Excellence and Equity: Teaching for Authentic Intellectual Work.
2: Professional Learning for Authentic Intellectual Work: Iowa’s Statewide Initiative.
3: Meeting State Accountability Requirements Through AIW.
4: Focusing on the Right Thing: Using AIW to Build Coherence and Align Initiatives.
5: AIW Transformational Learning: The Pilot Year.
6: Curriculum and Professional Development Practices Transformed Through the AIW Framework.
7: Ensuring the Right Work Within Collaborative Teams: Enhanced PLCs Through the AIW Framework and Protocols.
8: If It’s Right for Kids: Evaluations That Promote Teachers’ Learning and Implementation of AIW.
9: Transforming Professional Development and Student Learning: Evaluating Impact.
10: Schools and Districts Promoting Authentic Intellectual Work.