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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 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Native Americans: Changing the Narrative, Session 1 (45 min) LIMITED

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How we teach Indigenous histories and cultures is undergoing profound changes. Increase your ability to give students better cultural awareness, histories, and the ability to think critically about what they read and hear about Native Peoples. Learn to correct stereotypes in literature and supplement information in standards and textbooks; offer more accurate historical and contemporary representations of Native Peoples. Resources, video clips, curricula, leveled reading lists, Pre K-12. Pair with Session 2. Gifted PD, Competencies B, C. Interactive, brief model lessons. Suited for teachers of all subjects, Pre K-12, administrators, and district curriculum leaders.

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Kate Ramsdell

Gifted Intervention Teacher, Oak Hills Local Schools
Kate Ramsdell has been a Gifted Intervention Specialist, K-12, for many years. Prior to that, she was an MSW clinical psychotherapist and facilitated cultural diversity workshops in schools, businesses, hospitals, and mental health settings. Her interest in Native American studies... Read More →
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Jheri Neri

Project Director, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
Jheri Neri is Diné (Navajo) and Mescalero Apache. He works as the Project Director with the Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently some GCNAC members are working in conjunction with University of Cincinnati to update Ohio curriculum about Native... Read More →
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April Hester

Education Coordinator, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
April Hester is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she has spent most of her life living in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. She is a 2020 graduate of Northern Kentucky University, with a degree in Anthropology and a minor in Native American studies... Read More →

Friday August 2, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
HS 3401