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.

The IRIS Center Needs Your Help: Resource Development Surveys

The IRIS Center Needs Your Help: Resource Development Surveys

The IRIS Center is currently in the process of updating our What Do You See? Perceptions of Disability Module and creating a new Module on accommodations. To assist with this process, we are hoping that you might take a moment to offer us some suggestions and feedback.

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New Feature: Professional Development Hours

New Feature: Professional Development Hours

The IRIS Center now offers 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. Click the link to visit the IRIS PD Hours Shop and learn more!

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Featured Resource: Sample Professional Development (PD) Activity Collection

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.

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Featured Resource: IRIS Manuals & Answer Keys

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.

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IRIS to Host a Booth at NAEYC

18 Nov 2015 - 21 Nov 2015

The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37203 iris@vanderbilt.edu. The IRIS Center is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Grant #H325E120002. The contents of this Website do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officers, Sarah Allen and Tracie Dickson.

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