Ingham ISD's Educational Audiologists serve as a part of the Itinerant Services team. The Audiologists work with children starting at birth and continuing up to age 26 to make sure they can access sound in an educational setting. The Audiologists work closely with Teacher Consultants for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to conduct evaluations, consider needed accommodations, and teach students about their hearing loss. Although their role is specific to school, they also partner with audiologists in the medical community to provide seamless hearing assistive technology for students across settings. Thanks for all you do!
As part of our strategic planning process we talked with key stakeholders and staff to identify terms that could be considered core values for Ingham ISD. We then asked staff to select the top five core values and those are collaboration, compassion, innovation, integrity and student-focus. Core Values are intended to be the guiding principles by which we work at Ingham ISD. We all have a responsibility to live these core values as we work to support families, students, local districts, community members and one another.
A special shout-out to our Culture Workgroup volunteers for rolling out the new Core Values. Check it out!
Public Relations and Communications provides leadership for creating, executing, and supporting strategic and multi-faceted communication efforts between Ingham ISD and its many constituencies. The team works to advance the ISD’s role and reputation as an authoritative voice in the educational arena.
The Facilities Department at Ingham ISD is dedicated to providing and maintaining a safe, clean and purposeful learning and work environment for students, staff and community. This team works year-round to preserve and care for the three buildings on campus, district grounds and to lend support to our offsite program locations. In addition, they are leading all safety initiatives here at Ingham ISD and are coordinating safety efforts with law enforcement and our local districts.
Our Human Resources team works tirelessly behind the scenes to support all Ingham ISD staff. From recruitment and fingerprinting to payroll and benefits they handle it all. In addition to Ingham ISD, they provide similar services to some of our local districts.
The MOVE Program at Heartwood School is based on the MOVE International model.
MOVE is a philosophy...a way of life and proven practice in which individuals with multiple disabilities can learn to:
SIT to eat, participate in activities, study, and even work;
STAND for activities such as washing at a sink and food prep;
WALK to move to participate in play or complete tasks (with and without support);
TRANSITION from bed to chair, sitting to standing, etc.
Children and adults with multiple disabilities, and their care providers and educators, benefit from innovative techniques and training provided as part of the MOVE program. Many individuals who had little hope now have opportunities for inclusion within families, agencies, schools and centers, and communities.
Thank you to our Heartwood staff who have integrated MOVE into everyday activities to improve student outcomes. #inghamimpact
The Early College at Lansing Community College (LCC) offers students in our local districts an opportunity to start college while they are still in high school. Students commit to extend their high school graduation by one year and attend high school and college level courses all day on LCC’s campus. By the time they graduate, students will have earned up to 60 college credits at no cost. We are offering innovative programs for students each and every day, and this is one of the many ways we support student achievement. Thank you to our talented team of instructors at The Early College. You rock! #inghamimpact
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.