LATEST EVENTS - Workshops, Online Classes, Academies and Cohorts to support the continued growth of AIW Teachers and Coaches.

Helping Teachers and Districts Succeed Since 2007

Our mission is to fundamentally transform the quality of student learning through teacher professional development by using the AIW framework to foster deep reflective practice – with profound respect for the work and for the people doing it.


    • Develop higher order thinking
    • Demonstrate complex understanding of significant concepts, and
    • Engage in work that has meaning and value beyond school


The 5 Phases of Becoming an AIW School

  • Explore AIW

    The Process starts here. Where you assess where on the reform-ready spectrum your school is.

  • Pilot

    Fosters risk-taking and in-depth learning for 1-2 teams with a certified AIW Coach.

  • Expand

    Builds the collective, as more people join AIW teams until everyone participates.

  • Integrate

    Personalize learning, supporting individual journeys to strengthen the collective.

  • Innovate

    Incorporate in a new reform, while keeping AIW as the backdrop for rigorous teaching.


Ramsey County Attorney Choi’s Intellectual Work is Authentic

By: Dana Carmichael / Nov 16th, 2016 / Feature

Ramsey County Attorney Choi charges officer Yanez with 2nd manslaughter for Castile death. Choi describes the how he and his team constructed their knowledge and engaged in disciplined inquiry to reach a fair conclusion based on the facts.

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Challenging Our Own Assumptions When We Prefer Like-Minded Company

By: Dana Carmichael / Nov 12th, 2016 / Blog

When the stakes are high and the problem is personal, like finding the best doctor or buying a car, we work extra hard to fact check, read blogs, and listen to other points of view. In other words, we eschew confirmation bias and depend on different perspectives to reach new conclusions.

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Collective Authentic Learning

By: Dana Carmichael / Sep 13th, 2016 / Blog

Welcome Back! As AIW educators settle into a new year of rigorous academic learning, several schools are taking learning one step further by launching collective initiatives for¬†staff and students to grow socially and personally, as well as academically. I was struck by one urban school principal’s commitment in her welcome back to school letter: “Central … Continue reading

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