Welcome to the IRIS Center™
The IRIS Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.
Coming Soon: Professional Development Hours
A new section of our Website will offer certificates for professional development hours. Through this feature, practitioners can work through a wide variety of our Modules and—after completing a pre-test and post-test—receive verification of completion and an indication of the number of hours it typically takes users to complete that Module. Visit us soon for the unveiling of our IRIS Professional Development Hours Shop.
Featured Resource: Sample Professional Development (PD) Activity Collection
Our Sample Professional Development (PD) Activity Collection is designed to serve as a resource to PD providers creating training events both for practicing educators and beginning teachers engaged in induction experiences. In this collection, users will find examples of the ways in which information about evidence-based practices, delivered through IRIS resources, can be integrated into PD activities about all children and students, especially those with disabilities.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE RESOURCE >
Featured Resource: IRIS Manuals & Answer Keys
Handy guides for college and university faculty and for professional development providers who wish to build on their knowledge of IRIS resources prior to classwork, these resources include answers to the Assessment questions included in our Modules, Case Study Units, and in a select group of Activities. Manuals and Answer Keys can be found in our Using IRIS section under both For Faculty and For PD Providers.VISIT THE USING IRIS SECTION >
Webinar: Early Childhood Behavior Management
On Tuesday, April 14, in conjunction with the Technical Assistance Coordination Center (TACC), we took part in a Webinar covering our recent Module on early childhood behavior management. Presenters Mary Louise Hemmeter, Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University; Jessica Hardy, Research Associate at Vanderbilt University; and Amy Harris, Program Manager and Module developer at the IRIS Center guided participants through the resource and addressed questions. The presentation is now archived at the link below.CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBINAR >
Recent News & Events
04 Jun 2015
07 Jun 2015 - 10 Jun 2015