REGION 10 COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
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
The Minnesota Mentor Program (MMP) will continue in the 2018-2019 school year to provide research-based support to special educators. During the 2017–2018 school year, 25 mentors and 33 protégés in licensure areas of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI), Developmentally/Cognitively Delayed (DCD), Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH), and Physical/Health Disabilities (PHD) participated in the Minnesota… Continue Reading Minnesota Mentor Program Applications
The Arc Minnesota Southeast Region is pleased to announce the return of our Assistive Technology Expo. Building on momentum from our first-year success, the 2018 expo will feature expanded programs, added attractions and our exciting new partnerships with Destination Medical Center (PMC) Discovery Square and Mayo Clinic disABILITIES Resource Group. ARC AT Expo
Region 9 & 10 STAR Program Training Tuesday, August 14, 2018– Thursday, August 16, 2018 8:30am- 4:00 pm South Central Service Cooperative 2075 Lookout Drive N.Mankato, MN 56003 Region 9 & 10 Low Incidence Projects are hosting the following STAR training: STAR Comprehensive Workshop: Tuesday & Wednesday, August 14 & 15, 2018 Required for those… Continue Reading Region 9 & 10 STAR Autism Training
New Content-Videos Added FY18 MN-2 from Infinitec. Also available Categorical Disabilities for Special Education 101
Intervener Training Series 2019 6 weekends of Training for Interveners Friday 5-9pm (Dinner at 4:30pm) Saturday 8:30am-3:30pm (Lunch will be provided) Weekend Training Schedule October 26 & 27 Introduction to DeafBlindness and Intervention Carolyn Monaco, Intervener Trainer: George Brown College November 16 & 17 Hearing and Vision Loss, Impact of DeafBlindness Dr. Jerry Petroff, Project… Continue Reading Minnesota Deaf Blind Intervener Training 2018-2019
Registration for Minnesota AT Summit Providing Accessible Materials to Students and Stakeholders Day 1 – Audio Supported Reading Audio Supported Reading Audio Supported Reading (ASR) is a technology-based approach to teaching reading that enhances a student’s access to text, whether reading in print or in braille. During this training, participants will explore how Audio Supported Reading… Continue Reading AT Summit June 14-15, 2018
Welcome to Accessible Documents! This is the State of Minnesota’s free e-Learning program on how to create accessible documents. While it focuses on Microsoft Word, you can apply its principles to any digital document creation tool, such as Google Docs. This program is designed to be as interactive as you want it to be. As… Continue Reading Accessible Word Document Training
Forms for Tuition Reimbursement are due no later than June 30th.