Region 10 Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Collaborative: Call for Proposals

7 Mar 2019 11:44 AM | Anne Zaslofsky (Administrator)

Let’s Rally!    Enthusiasm, Energy, and Excellence!

Have you been looking for professional development that is practical, relevant, and meaningful to you? In a collaborative effort, the Region 10 IHE has joined with colleges, universities, and regional special education leaders to provide a high quality, professional development opportunity that will increase your knowledge, skills, and application of effective practices that work in everyday situations.

The Region 10 Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Collaborative’s purpose is to “build collaboration around teacher recruitment, professional development, and retention of qualified special education teachers to develop a common voice for Southeast Minnesota around education topics and take action for lasting impact.”

Never before has something like this been done in Southeast Minnesota!

Participants will leave with the ability to successfully execute the strategies provided throughout the day.

Request for Proposals

( (PDF Version)

50-minute sessions

We are pleased to open the request for proposal (RFP) application process for the 2019 Region 10 Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Conference, Let’s Rally!  Enthusiasm, Energy, and Excellence!  

Proposal Submission Directions

To submit a proposal, please complete the RFP form in its entirety.

Presenters (up to 2) will receive a FREE conference registration.

Proposals will be accepted until midnight CDT on March 10, 2019.

Who should submit proposals?

Special Educators, General Educators, Preservice Teachers, Higher Education Staff/Professors, Itinerant Teachers, Mental Health Staff, County Staff, State Staff, DEED Staff, MDE Staff, anyone making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities!

Accepted presenters WILL need to register and will be provided a discount code.

If you have questions concerning the completion of a proposal or the submission process, contact the Region 10 IHE planning team at: or

Proposals should include experience-based practices (B-21) in one of the pillars;

  • Mental Health
  • Educators’ Self Care
  • Behavior
  • Legal Issues
  • Transition
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Instructional Practices
  • Instructional Coaching

Proposals are to be based on your experiences in improving outcomes for students.


  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 (midnight): Proposal deadline
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019: Applicants notified they are accepted
  • Friday, March 15, 2019: Registration opens
  • Monday, July 22, 2019: Presentation materials due to conference planner
    (Presentation resources:  
    PPT accessibility and Making accessible electronic documents MNIT).  


Presentations need to be formatted to offer accessibility for audience members with hearing or vision impairments. We will have ASL interpreters on the presenter platforms. Video type media needs to be captioned. Projection images (ex: PowerPoints) need to be prepared so they pass the accessibility checker provided by the PPT app. Please see our presentation resources section to learn more about other things to keep in mind as you prepare your presentation. DON’T let this stop you from applying—we are here to guide you through this process.

Presentation resources:  

For questions, please direct them to:

Thank you in advance for your interest, and we hope to see you on August 7, 2019.

Attachments for further information:

Let's Rally Conference RFP (1).pdf


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