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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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Friday, August 2 • 11:45am - 12:15pm
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This toe-in-the-water session focuses on learning, experiences, and initial success with Mastery Learning. Teachers will share research and their personalized approach to Mastery Learning, with a strong focus on the development of learning targets with appropriate DOK levels and formative assessment. Examples of kindergarten through 6th grade work will be shared.

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Adam Renard

Teacher, Forest Hills
Adam Renard is a passionate teacher whose quest to be great has made him fearless for his learners. A 5th grade Math and Science Teacher at Mercer Elementary School in the Forest Hills School District, he seeks every avenue to engage learners using problem solving skills, gamification... Read More →
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Minoli Burch

5th Grade Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Minoli Burch is a passionate teacher who has embraced mastery learning. She is a teacher of 17 years at Mercer Elementary in the Forest Hills School District. Minoli teaches 5th grade math and science and has focused her recent work on Mastery Learning. Her teaching is driven by the... Read More →
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Jill Martin

Gifted Specialist, Forest Hills School District
Jodi, BS in Education, University of Cincinnati, MA Northern Kentucky University; Gifted Endorsement Miami University. 32 years in Forest Hills, 25 of those in gifted education.
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Jodi Davidson

Principal, Forest Hills School District
Jodi Davidson serves as the principal at Mercer Elementary School. She believes deeply in shared leadership and empowering teachers to take risks to improve learning for all students. Mastery Learning has taken hold in her building and her team is excited to share their experiences... Read More →
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Kimberly Beard

Learning Design Specialist, Forest Hills School District
Kimberly has been in education since 1995 and taught a variety of grade levels and content areas. She is currently an Instructional Coach in the Forest Hills School District.
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Ellen Watters

2nd Grade Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Ellen Watters is a 2nd grade teacher in the Forest Hills School District. She is an enthusiastic educator and collaborator that is eager to help her students grow both personally and academically. She encourages students to ask questions about the world around them and explore new... Read More →

Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm EDT
HS 2304