The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee develops recommendations regarding the resource center and submits an annual report to the Commissioner of Education. The Advisory Committee will meet on December 5, 2011, February 27, 2012, May 7, 2012 and June 4, 2012.
Minnesota Statutes, section 125A.63, authorizes the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to operate the Minnesota Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Subdivision 3 authorizes the MDE commissioner to establish an advisory committee for the resource center.
The authorizing legislation assigns two tasks to the advisory committee.
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.