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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
Blogging with Book Clubs (45 min)[Repeated 8/2@1:15pm] FULL

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Participants who are looking for ways to provide student choice in reading while maintaining a culture of high expectations, need to attend this session. Book clubs provide students with the opportunity to choose literature of interest, engage in a classroom community, and participate in academic conversations. Participants will learn how to effectively facilitate book clubs with blogs and a classroom website.


Amanda Graf

Curriculum and Technology Specialist, West Clermont Local Schools
Amanda Graf taught math for ten years (in Lancaster and Waynesville, Ohio) before taking a position as a technology integration specialist in West Clermont. She is passionate about formative assessment and engagement, especially in mathematics classrooms. Amanda has presented at High... Read More →

Courtney Heikenfeld

teacher, West Clermont Local Schools
Courtney Heikenfeld has been an English teacher for 15 years and is always looking for new and innovative ways to engage students in reading and writing while still maintaining a high level of rigor.

Friday August 2, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm EDT
HS 2203