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Welcome to the 2019 High AIMS Summer Institute! 

High AIMS is a consortium of 30 public school districts in southwest Ohio. Fairfield City Schools will serve as this year’s host to 2,000+ educators for our 6th annual Summer Institute. We will offer two nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and 250 breakout sessions as teachers and administrators immerse themselves in dynamic and inspiring professional learning.


                                          August 1-2, 2019                                                                                            Held at Fairfield High School
                                          8:30 am - 4:00 pm                                                                                           8800 Holden Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                   Fairfield, OH 45014

Keynotes:        August 1 - Hall Davidson
                         August 2 - Ron Clark

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Thursday, August 1 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Amplify Creativity! (45 min) FULL

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What is creativity? What makes something "creative"? How can creativity be fostered in the classroom? Particiipants will explore ways to AMPLIFY creative confidence with learners, implement strategies to infuse creativity into lessons, and investigate ways to build an environment that fosters, strengthens and promotes creativity for ALL learners.
Amplify Creativity! will aim to meet the following gifted competencies:
a) The ability to differentiate instruction based on a student’s readiness, knowledge and skill level, including using accelerated content, complexity, depth challenge, creativity and abstractness;
b) The ability to select, adapt or create a variety of differentiated curricula that incorporate advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, distinctive and complex content;
c) The ability to provide an extension or replacement of the general education curriculum to modify the learning process through strategies such as curriculum compacting and to select alternative assignments and projects based on individual student needs.

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Liz Dooley

Learning Experience Designer, Mason City Schools
Liz Dooley is a Learning Experience Designer on the Personalized Learning team for Mason Cit Schools. She previously taught 4th grade gifted in Mason City Schools. For ten years prior, she taught 4th grade language arts in Oak Hills Local School District and was the Lead Elementary... Read More →
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Erin Chesar

Gifted Intervention Specialist, Mason City Schools
Erin Chesar is a 3rd grade Gifted Intervention Specialist in the Mason City School District. Erin previously worked for Forest Hills School District as a 5th grade math teacher before leaving to re-enter the gifted classroom. She presented at the summer 2018 High Aims Learning Series... Read More →

Thursday August 1, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm EDT
HS 3314