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Deeper Learning Through AIW


Dawn Lanca

on 11 February 2019

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Transcript of Deeper Learning Through AIW

Deeper Learning

Why the 4C's?
Questions and Answers
Tell it like it is!
“Creating schools that enable all children to learn requires the development of systems that enable all educators and schools to learn.”
“There is no solution that can skirt the fact that teaching has to improve if learning is to follow”
Linda Darling-Hammond
Tell it like it is!
“Much of what passes for authentic curriculum and authentic assessment … seems to miss the point by giving in to the search for entertainment and avoidance of boredom rather than in pursuit of clear purposes and powerful learning.”Debbie Meier, 1996
Vision for powerful learning
Authentic Intellectual Work Three Criteria
Construction of Knowledge
Disciplined Inquiry
Knowledge Base In- Depth Understanding
Elaborated Communication
Value Beyond School
Equity Results
Student background need not influence degree of exposure to authentic pedagogy

Achievement benefits of authentic pedagogy are positive and virtually equal for students of all backgrounds

Subjects and Grade Levels Where Research Shows Authentic Pedagogy Benefits Achievement (1991-2013)
Authentic Achievement:
Math (3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 9-12), Science (4, 8, 9-12), Social Studies (4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 9-12), Writing/Language Arts (3, 4, 6, 8, 9-12), PDHPE (4, 8)

Conventional Achievement:
Math (3, 6, 8-10, 10-12), Reading (3, 6, 8), Writing (3, 6, 8), Social Studies (8-11), Science (8-10, 10-12)

What is Required in AIW PD?

How has Authentic Intellectual Work changed my teaching and classroom?
What Does It Look Like?
3500 students
4 Schools
43% poverty
Authentic Intellectual Work

How AIW supports the 4C's?
Is There Evidence of Impact?
5th Grade Social Studies
5th Grade Social Studies
Why AIW?
In your own 4C journey, share ways that you built professional capacity to engage your staff to think and teach critically.

Based on the stories you have heard today from our district, how do you see the work of AIW being a pivotal point with the implementation of critical thinking in your district?
As an educational leader, what supports have you put into place to ensure teachers maintain motivation and embrace the work that is required in the planning and delivering of 4Cs instruction?
Standard 1: Construction of Knowledge
Standard 2: Elaboration of Communication
Standard 3: Value Beyond School
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