Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work.

What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the programs you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?

- Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Author, Curriculum 21

Resources for Teaching

Understanding by Design (UbD)


Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI)


Project Based Learning (PBL)

Rigorous projects help students learn key academic content and practice 21st Century Skills (such as collaboration, communication & critical thinking)
Dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges
Encourages students to leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve real-world problems
Free and engaging lessons, teaching strategies and resources, designed to spark students’ interest in STEM
Free non-fiction and literary content to support reading comprehension and vocabulary. 
Free online interactive reading selections, lessons and formative assessment tools
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