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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 • 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Establishing Writing Routines with Notebooks & Mentor Texts (45 min) LIMITED

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Explore the way one teacher uses notebooks and mentor texts throughout a year to establish a daily routine of writing. Participants will practice classroom strategies, discuss the role of writing routines, and look inside one teacher’s weekly and daily structures for working with a variety of texts or elements. Teachers will walk out with ideas and plans for using mentor texts and notebooks in their classroom.


Courtney Brinker

Language Arts Teacher/Teacher Consultant, Fairfield Schools & The Ohio Writing Project
Courtney Brinker is an 8th grade Language Arts Teacher at Fairfield Creekside Middle School, finishing her 7th year. She is a 2011 Miami University graduate, and received her MAT through the Ohio Writing Project at Miami in 2016. She also works as a Teacher Consultant for OWP, helping... Read More →

Thursday August 1, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
HS 3316