INGHAM IMPACT PODCAST
Technology is constantly changing, and there is a lot of behind the scenes activity you never see that keep our systems operating smoothly. Our Information Technology Services (ITS) team has a big job to make sure the tools needed to support students and staff are in place. In addition to staying up-to-date on the latest software and hardware and trouble-shooting technology issues, they also provide technology services to some of our local districts reaching thousands of students across the service area. No day is the same. Each day ITS staff remains flexible to provide the best customer service possible. Thank you for all you do, much of which we don’t see. You rock! #inghamimpact
Ingham ISD itinerant staff members work tirelessly with their teams to meet student needs in local districts, public school academies and Ingham ISD programs. Staff members work full-time or part-time and may be assigned to one district or multiple districts and programs. The goal of these student support services is to increase student outcomes and research has shown that providing supports to students with disabilities at a younger age increases the success of the student. We have an awesome itinerant team and we are very proud of all you do for students and families. You rock! #inghamimpact
In our first podcast for the 2016-17 school year, you will hear about Ingham Academy and Malcolm Williams School. Ingham Academy is a school for court placed youth. Ingham County Circuit Court, Ingham Intermediate School District, and Highfields have been working together since 2007 to educate and support Ingham Academy students to receive their high school diploma. Malcolm Williams School is for students who are placed in the Highfields residential program. This partnership between Ingham ISD and Highfields has been in existence since 1974, providing students the educational foundation to return to their local school district. We hope this podcast will help you see the amazing work of our staff and the impact they have on students and their future.
We are on an journey using a successful approach to improve student results. New technology allows educators to proactively use data and identify the needs of individual students. Research is used to make decisions about what we teach and how we teach it. This is how students advance in a system of supports, known as Multi-Tiered System of Supports or MTSS. This provides intensified interventions to support students based on their needs.
Our Early Childhood staff support teachers and families from pregnancy to Kindergarten. Early Childhood provides home visits, special education programs, play groups, instructional support and comprehensive preschool options for students throughout the Ingham ISD service area. Collaboration takes place between elementary instruction and early childhood staff to build systems and best practices which help student read proficiently by grade 3.
Evergreen serves students in Kindergarten through grade 8 and the Secondary Learning Center serves high school students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Our staff have amazing skills and patiently work with families to meet the individual needs of each child and create a personal environment in which learning happens. Check out how your teammates are having a positive impact on students!
CACC provides career and technical courses for high school juniors and seniors from Ingham ISD service area school districts. Students in Lansing, Fowlerville, and Eaton or Clinton counties can attend CACC programs through a tuition arrangement. The CACC offers 18 program choices, the opportunity to earn high school elective and core academic credit, college credit, and state or national certifications.
Students with disabilities who participate in transition programs can become gainfully employed and make meaningful contributions to their community. Transition programs and services prepare students on a self-directed pathway through job training and life skills with the ultimate goal of positive social inclusion. The most important outcome is to prepare students to become integrated community members living purposeful lives.
Heartwood School is a center-based program located on our campus in Mason, serving students with moderate and severe cognitive impairments, severe multiple impairments, autism spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injuries.
Ingham ISD proudly presents our first podcast! On the second Thursday of each month, we will deliver a new podcast highlighting our programs and services. We want to share with one another and our community members how our team impacts families each and every day.