PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL EDUCATORS
Lounge & Learn – Webinar Series for Educators
Join us for web-based professional development from the comfort of home, and learn amazing strategies for immediate success while fulfilling continuing education requirements. Click below to find out more.
Webinar Series for Parents
Join us for one-hour webinars to help parents, grandparents, foster parent, adoptive parents, family members, and caregivers support children struggling with a variety of needs. We will give you important information, tips, handouts, and resources to help an important child in your life. Click below to find out more.
Supporting Grieving Children/Youth
Supporting Youth Who Self-Injure
Supporting Children Diagnosed with ADHD
At INcompassing Education we strive to support educational leaders by helping to identify needs, build capacity, and promote growth to ensure that all students are able to meet their maximum potential.
“Last summer our PBIS team attended your training. You shared with us a video from the Sumner School District, we were so impressed with it that we have spent all year creating our own. I wanted to share it with you and say thank you for helping inspire us to create it.”
Brian Johnson, Principal Green Meadows Intermediate
Matthew Miller, Principal Tri-Central Elementary
“I would highly recommend Dianne McKinley as an educational consultant for your school. Dianne was instrumental in leading our school from a letter grade of “D” to a letter grade of “A” in just over a year’s time. Her knowledge and professionalism is second to none. Dianne has a wealth of experience, including her work with the Indiana Department of Education. Her depth of knowledge will enhance your school’s best practices and leadership practices.”
Denise Gulley, Fayette County School Corp.
“Our presenter, Avery, was amazing! Love how down to earth she was and she get it. [Elizabeth] was very inspiring.”
Kimber Goddis, Mays Community Academy
“[Elizabeth] did wonderfully, was responsive to questions, and gave/allowed real-world examples. [I am] learning to look at things through a trauma-informed lens.”
Callie Herrenbruck, Perry Township Schools
“Kandi Henriott provided an expansive amount of key information for those working with students with social skill deficits through her professional development course titled: 5 Social Skills ALL Teachers Can Teach. Her course “spoke” to me as a speech-language pathologist. She first provided me with the background knowledge and understanding of social competence, including thorough overview of the neuroscience behind it. After attending her professional development course, I felt confident in implementing the strategies she taught to increase social competence and explaining to other professionals and paraprofessionals, as to why I was implementing those strategies. My biggest take-away from her course was, “When we can recognize physical signs of emotions in ourselves, we are better able to recognize them in others.” This took my therapy sessions from looking at picture cards of strangers expressing a variety of emotions to speaking with my students about what they are feeling and how their body is showing it.”
Lucetta Sabo, 4th Grade Teacher, Rosa Parks Elementary
Dr. Jake Allen, Assistant Superintendent Mooresville Consolidated School Corp.
Dr. Danny Mendez is one of the most passionate educators that I have met in my 20 years in the field. Danny has shown amazing success with some of the most challenging student demographics; his knowledge, experience, and energy will undoubtedly benefit your leadership and improve student learning in your district. Dr. Mendez is truly one of the best!
Mrs. Lora Hansell, Principal in Perry Township Schools
“As a school administrator I have had the privilege of working alongside Dr. Danny Mendez for six years and experienced firsthand the impact of his leadership. He is a very passionate educator that works tirelessly to put student-centered systematic approaches in place to positively impact student achievement. Dr. Mendez has a passion for growing strong leaders and has helped many school leaders effectively implement the technical and cultural change necessary to increase their school’s student achievement. Danny is an amazing educator that has made it his life’s work to help others lead successful schools.”
Kim Corsaro, Asst. Superintendent of Fayette County Schools
“[Amanda gave a] great presentation and information. [She is] very knowledgeable and came with a lot of great ideas.”
J.P. Mayer, Teacher at Hauser Jr-Sr High
“[Amanda is] speaking from experience and we appreciate that. [She] definitely gave me some strategies for the classroom and that’s exactly why I came today. Thank you!!”
Lauren A., Elementary EL Teacher
“The change from LAS Links to WIDA was overwhelming, especially with the introduction of the new English Language Development Standards. Lynette’s professional development was organized and informative for our teachers and allowed them to relax during the implementation. She was very knowledgeable about the changes coming and walked our teachers through the steps necessary to connect the English Language Development Standards to the Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards in our general education classrooms.”
From our Blog…
The school year is up and running, and you’re probably preparing for the first set of assessments for your class. By now, you’ve likely determined which students need extra…extra help on assignments, extra attention from you, extra activities to keep them challenged and, of course, EXTRA help with behavioral issues! And, then there’s the elusive kid who needs EXTRA of all of the above! So the question is, are you proactive or reactive with your classroom management?
Not everyone can be an excellent educator. It takes a special kind of person to genuinely love a child like they are your own, because that is truly what it takes.
Supporting Educators’ Mental Health- How Education Has Changed Over the Years, Why Support is Needed, and How You Can Help
As the new school year kicks off, students arrive to newly decorated classrooms and (mostly) refreshed and reenergized educators approaching yet another new year armed with new ideas and the optimism only a new school year can bring! “It’s going to be a great year, our best year yet!” we all whisper to ourselves believing that the lessons learned from past classes paired with the information we gained from books and seminars over the summer will be the true difference makers we hope they’ll be! And we’re right on many levels. Things will be different, better, and more student-focused. However, each year, like a mother forgets the pain of childbirth, we, teachers and school staff, forget the physical and mental fatigue that inevitably comes with doing this job well. Alas, it is my suggestion that part of our strategic plan this year from school boards and superintendents to building administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals includes a preventative plan to ensure we care for ourselves, for one another, and strive to protect school staff’s mental health and prevent burnout. In this post, we will walk through how education has changed, why support is needed, and how both administrators and educators can help.