UW-Madison’s Bruce King and Laura Lang conducted four days of workshops in Tel Aviv, Israel, with regional teacher leaders, as well as leaders from the Mofet Institute, the Ministry of Education, and the Yad Hanadiv Foundation.
The workshops were designed to introduce Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) and to enhance teacher leaders’ capacity across three districts in Israel to implement the framework and accompanying professional development processes.
King is a faculty associate with the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and has also been a researcher with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), where he contributed to studies focused on Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW).
Lang received her Ph.D. from the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2012 and is an associate faculty associate with the School of Education.
AIW is an instructional framework initially developed by Emeritus Professor of Curriculum & Instruction Fred Newmann and colleagues in WCER in the 1990s. The framework consists of three criteria that are essential to high-quality learning experiences for students: construction of knowledge, disciplined inquiry, and value beyond school.