How Schools and Districts Meet Rigorous Standards Through Authentic Intellectual Work : Lessons From the Field, Paperback / softback Book

How Schools and Districts Meet Rigorous Standards Through Authentic Intellectual Work : Lessons From the Field Paperback / softback

Edited by M. Bruce King

Paperback / softback

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Meet challenging standards by promoting students' authentic intellectual workEducators 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.

This book providesRichly detailed case studies of successful AIW implementation at the statewide, districtwide, and individual school levels Illustrations of collaborative teaming to advance higher-order thinking, disciplined inquiry, and value beyond schoolExemplars of how AIW transforms professional development and evaluations and increases coherence and alignment of initiativesThere 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"It is inspiring to read these educators' testaments to the profound personal and professional impact of their efforts to promote students' authentic intellectual work."-Fred M.

Newmann, Emeritus ProfessorUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison"AIW is an instructional game changer.

It has brought coherence across our district's schools as we help our teachers help students become 21st-century learners."-Michael Duncan, SuperintendentPike County Schools, GA

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