Transforming instruction and assessment is extremely challenging work. Meaningful teacher
learning, collaborative work, and changes in practice take time. AIW PD must be sustained over
multiple years, and expansion within a building to all teachers must be carried out with adequate
support. We prefer schools commit to at least three to five years of sustained AIW professional
AIW Institute Professional Development Process includes:
The AIW Institute Coaches work with administrators and teachers to support effective implementation of the AIW Framework. During multiple visits to the partner schools, AIW coaches help establish team norms, model the AIW scoring process, and engage teachers in critical conversations about improving instruction. Before and after each visit, coaches engage with administrators to clarify goals and to ensure that the team meetings run as smoothly as possible.
The graphic below demonstrates the cycle: