The purpose of this site is to offer guidance for designing story lines and units (including task, instruction, and student work) that are grounded in the Authentic Intellectual Work research base. The professional learning will build collective capacity to engage all students in meaningful, challenging work. Units will be closely aligned to state standards.


1. Develop an understanding of the unit design process

2. Build coherent course story lines that guide the unit building process.

2. Build a rigorous, engaging unit grounded in the AIW Framework and based on content standards

Unit Process

Authentic Intellectual Work Framework

TS Educational Leadership Consultants

Susie Peterson and Tina Wahlert

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