The purpose of the blind-visually impaired advisory committee is to provide specific advice and counsel to the Minnesota Resource Center regarding ways to improve learning results for students who are blind-visually impaired, determine priorities for action, address technical issues and offer counsel on general operations of the Center.
The committee provides general advice and counsel to the Special Education Advisory Panel and the Office of Special Education in the Minnesota Department of Education regarding general procedures for addressing the needs of students who are blind-visually impaired within the context of special education program rules, priorities, procedures, and funding.
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.