Three-Day Academy
Tuesday - Thursday
July 10, 11, & 12, 2018

 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Eastern
Registration opens at 7:30 AM on July 10


North Andover High School
430 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA 01845

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Questions? Need more information?
Trisha Layden, Event Coordinator 
Silver Strong & Associates 

Cost Details

$599 per person
includes lunch and materials

Registration will close at  
11:59pm Eastern on July 3, 2018


Understanding by Design® and The Thoughtful Classroom™ present... 

 The Academy for 
Curriculum Design & Instructional Delivery

with Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver


Join educational leaders and best-selling authors Jay McTighe and Harvey Silver as they connect the renowned Understanding by Design framework for curriculum and instruction design with the practical instructional tools of the Thoughtful Classroom.

No set of skills matters more in the classroom than the skills of designing curriculum and delivering instruction. This three-day academy brings together the top experts in curriculum design and instructional delivery for an intensive learning and working session.

Designed for beginning to experienced teachers, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, curriculum directors, and school/district administrators, this academy will help you raise student achievement in your classroom or school by focusing on what matters most: crafting dynamic units and bringing them to life in the classroom.


In this academy, participants will learn…

  •  How to plan curriculum so that it develops understanding and the ability to transfer learning.

  • How to design instruction and assessment around authentic tasks that promote meaningful learning.

  • How to actively involve students in the assessment process from beginning to end.

  • A set of classroom-ready instructional tools that build students' thinking and literacy skills—and that integrate seamlessly into teachers' curriculum designs.

  • How to use a collection of powerful web-based resources.

Participants will also...

  • Work with fellow educators to plan lessons and units for current and upcoming learning sequence

  • Receive feedback and coaching from Jay and Harvey on their curricular instructional designs. 

Bring lesson- and unit-planning resources to this session and leave with powerful instructional designs that you can implement immediately!


Need to register with a PURCHASE ORDER?  Download Registration Form

If you would like to register by PO, please click  on "Download Registration Form" link above and fill out a form for each participant. Then fax all completed forms and your PO to 201-652-1127.

Presenters subject to change