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The Region 10 Community of Practices works together for:

  • Collaborating with regional colleagues
  • Problem Solving
  • Solution Based Thinking (each CoP develops goals and objectives to meet the individual needs for their specific needs on an annual basis) Requesting information
  • Seeking out experiences of others
  • Professional Development
  • Developing consistent practices throughout the Region
  • Developing and providing technical assistance

About the Low Incidence Projects

Region 10 Low Incidence Projects are sponsored by two federal grants:  Low Incidence (LI) & Regional Comprehensive System for Personnel Development (R-CSPD). The projects are fiscally hosted by the Zumbro Education District, and serve all districts in SE Minnesota. These schools are located in the following counties: Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, Freeborn, Rice, Goodhue, Winona, Wabasha, Houston, Fillmore, and Mower.

Minnesota Low Incidence Talking Points


  • Support equitable and accessible educational services by utilizing a multi-tiered system of support, including Universal Design for Learning to meet academic standards for all learners, with a specific focus on those with low incidence disabilities.
  • Support licensed and certified educational staff serving students with low incident disabilities in all eight regions by building local capacity through high-quality retention and recruitment.
  • Collaborate with MN stakeholders to improve outcomes on the State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators in the following areas: grad rates, dropout rates, performance and participation in statewide assessments, suspensions/expulsions, Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), early intervention and preschool outcomes, parent involvement, transition and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
  • Support access to equitable educational services across all eight (8) regional low incidence projects.
  • Through professional development, support staff and parents have access to effective implementation for evidence-based practices.

About the MN Regional Low Incidence Projects

Minnesota Mentor Program

The Minnesota Mentor Program (MMP) will continue in the 2019-2020 school year to provide research-based support to special educators. Of the 60 educators who benefited from mentorship through the MMP in the first three cohorts (2015-2016, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018), 95% were still teaching in Minnesota’s schools during the 2018-2019 school year. During the 2018–2019 school year,… Continue Reading Minnesota Mentor Program

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