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Humboldt PLAEA August 2018 PL - Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) - Using Creativity to Inspire Authentic Work in Classrooms (In-District) (8142)


This course is designed for TLC Consortium participants who are utilizing the AIW (Authentic Intellectual Work) framework to design and analyze tasks, student work and instruction. As a part of this Authentic Intellectual Work, participants will focus on the needs of all students. utilizing data to guide instructional decisions to enhance instruction. In designing lessons and or units, participants will build an understanding of HOTS, Depth of Knowledge, Conceptual Understanding, Construction of Knowledge, Substantive Communication, Elaborated Communication, and Value Beyond School.  Through collaborative opportunities designed around Iowa’s Department of Education's Professional Development Model, participants will analyze tasks, student work and instruction. Throughout the AIW process, participants will engage in reflective practices, supporting the implementation of professional development opportunities aligned with the AIW Framework.



Participants will:

Know: ­­   

  • The principles of Authentic Intellectual Work  

  • How to create tasks, student work, and/or instruction based on specific criteria relative to learning goals  

  • How to use data to select tasks, student work and/or instruction for scoring purposes and guide in depth team conversations and collaboration.

  • How to score tasks, student work, and/or instruction based on specific criteria relative to learning goals  

  • How the AIW process and framework support learning across all content areas and grade levels.

Understand that:

  • Data drives instruction and decision-making

  • AIW research supports a higher level of  student achievement in classrooms where students complete high, authentic, intellectual, quality assignments. (Newman, King, Carmichael, Authentic Intellectual Work. Corwin Press, 2007. p. 21, fig. 2)

  • The AIW process provides a framework for teacher collaboration, self-reflection, and the revision process to support the implementation of new learning

Be able to: ­­  

  • Collaboratively analyze tasks, student work, and instruction.

  • Foster the students’ abilities to recognize the value of their learning beyond the classroom.  

  • Use data, team collaboration, and AIW scoring results to guide personal reflection and revision.  

  • Utilize data to purposefully select tasks, student work, and instruction that enhance authentic learning.

  • Gather and implement a variety of instructional strategies acquired through the team collaborative process.

  • Utilize the 21st century skills to enhance the relevance/value beyond school to increase student engagement

Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For: Teachers Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes:   Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Boyd, Lucinda Presenter: Lucinda Boyd
Registration Begins: 9/12/2018 Registration Ends: 6/7/2019
Payment Methods: Credit Card and External Payment Contact: Lucinda Boyd
Contact Phone: 515 Facility: Other
Location: Humboldt CSD Rubrics File: AIW rubric.pdf

Credits Fees
Licensure Renewal (i) $35.00
Licensure Renewal (ii) $70.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
8/29/2018 2:30pm 4:00pm
9/26/2018 2:30pm 4:00pm
10/24/2018 2:30pm 4:00pm
11/28/2018 2:30pm 4:00pm
12/12/2018 2:30pm 4:00pm
12/19/2018 2:30pm 4:00pm
1/3/2019 8:00am 12:00pm
1/16/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
2/15/2019 8:00am 4:00pm
2/20/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
3/13/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
3/20/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
3/27/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
4/10/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
4/24/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
5/8/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm
5/22/2019 2:30pm 4:00pm

Humboldt PLAEA August 2018 PL - Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) - Using Creativity to Inspire Authentic Work in Classrooms (In-District) (8142)

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Humboldt PLAEA August 2018 PL - Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) - Using Creativity to Inspire Authentic Work in Classrooms (In-District) (8142)

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