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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 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Phonological Awareness and Phonetic Development Through Real Writing Opportunities (90 min) LIMITED

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Meaningful writing provides valuable learning opportunities for kindergarten writers. Daily sharing in morning meeting time helps to develop oral language, phonological awareness, phonics skills, word learning and writing mechanics that lead to independent writing. Participants will view classroom videos to demonstrate this process with time to think-pair-share about the learning taking place.

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Carolyn Helmers

Kindergarten Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Carolyn Helmers has taught kindergarten at Maddux Elementary for 27+ years. She spent 14 of those years being a Reading Recovery teacher or a Reading Specialist in the morning and half day kindergarten in the afternoon. She helped to research, design and implement the all day kindergarten... Read More →

Carrie Foltz

Kindergarten Teacher, Forest Hills School District
Carrie Foltz has taught for 8 years in elementary with experience in grade K-2. The last 2 years have been kindergarten at Maddux Elementary. She has her masters in Reading and Curriculum Instruction.

Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
HS 2411