Metro Specific Learning Disability Project Components

State-Initiated, Federally Funded Special Education Programs

Project Components

Consultation is available to metro area districts

This is related to the goals of the project around implementation of quality procedures to assist in the appropriate identification of students with Specific Learning Disabilities, as well as  to increase instructional outcomes for students with mild disabilities. More Info >

Staff development support and assistance

This available to metro area districts related to information presented in the SLD Training Modules.  These modules of training are available metro-wide 3-4 times per year through Metro ECSU.  This training is also available to individual schools and districts, in components more specifically tailored to their staff development needs and timeframe. More Info >

Building District Capacity/Networking Opportunities

This project supports districts in building the capacity of their own staff by training teams in their organization to be knowledgeable presenters of the SLD Training modules content.  These teams increase flexibility for district staff development training by being able to adjust the content components, length and form of delivery to meet individual district needs.  This also develops expertise and leadership opportunities for metro district staff and teams.  When possible, we recommend teams be made up of school psychologists, SLD teachers and Speech Language Pathologists as well as other related staff.

Networking opportunities are provided for these training teams to work with and share expertise with other metro districts, state regions, other state trainers and institutions of higher education. These trainers also have access to additional training opportunities and materials. These metro area trainers are our “Metro SLD Leadership Team”.

Current Metro SLD Participating Districts/Charter School Organizations and SLD Leadership Team Members List will be available soon!

This initiative is made possible in part with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding CFDA 84.027A Special Education—Grants to States.

Contact Information

For more information about support for your district or having a team become part of this metro SLD Leadership group, contact:
Jan Parkman, Region 11 (Metro Region) SLD Coordinator
612 638-1556 |

Centers of Excellence

We offer a variety of regional workshops providing the opportunity to learn with educators from other schools and districts around the region. For more information go to the Centers of Excellence page.

MN Low Incidence Projects

Our Projects are designed to assist school districts across the state in fulfilling federal requirements in the areas of implementation of the IDEA. For more information go to the MN Low Incidence Projects page.

Metro Specific Learning Disability Project

Metro ECSU, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education, provides support and assistance to students with Specific Learning Disabilities. For more information go to the Specific Learning Disability Project page.

Metro ECSU Online Registration

View all listings and events offered by Metro ECSU and register at our Event Calendar page..

Event Calendar & Registration

Greater Minnesota Launch PAD

AGM Launch PAD is a program that provides culturally affirmative psychological assessments to students (ages 0-21) who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind, who live in Greater Minnesota (outside the 7 county metro area) and attend a Minnesota public school.

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Judy Wolff Library

Lending Library Materials are available September through June for Minnesota residents only. Please contact the library to reserve items well in advance of time needed.

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