The Center makes available a wide variety of services specifically designed for faculty members.
Tutorials come in many forms and serve many purposes. On our Website, you will find short audio and video descriptions about how to find and efficiently use the IRIS resources.
Web Tours offer groups of faculty, professional development providers, state department administrators, and others an in-depth guided look at the IRIS Website. These hour-long Web Tours require participants to connect through their personal computers. To schedule your own Web Tour, contact us at email@example.com.
Webinars focus on a specific topic or education-related issue. Check out Upcoming Events to learn about future Webinars. Visit the Archived Webinars section to access previous events on topics like response to intervention, classroom management, and fidelity of implementation.
Conference Presentations showcase IRIS services and resources for participants at conferences and other state, regional, and national meetings. To learn about future conference presentations, check out Upcoming Events.
Faculty Seminars are intensive, 1.75-day events during which, typically, representatives from a college join others from across a state or region for some hands-on work. Particular focus is on using our Website and instructional resources, embedding IRIS resources into course-management systems, and revising course syllabi. The overarching purpose is to improve beginning teachers’ knowledge and skills about evidence-based practices. Following the seminar, faculty participants can remain connected through an e-community of practice and complete the revisions to their syllabi. Though these events are tailored to meet the needs of individual groups, take a look at our sample Faculty Seminar Agenda and standardized Faculty Seminar Workbook to get a sense of their basic content.
Work Sessions are daylong events specifically designed to assist college programs engaged in revising their entire curriculum or new programs seeking certification. The goal of Work Sessions is to assist in the integration of evidence-based practices and related IRIS resources throughout the targeted program(s). An IRIS mentor is assigned to assist virtually with efforts in the months following the session. Requests for these services should be made directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Symposia are held annually at the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Teacher Education Division’s conference. Symposia bring together doctoral students and junior faculty interested in studying the effectiveness of IRIS resources in applied teacher education or professional development activities. Those interested in taking part can submit proposals for their studies to email@example.com. Applications are available on the IRIS Website at Upcoming Events. Supported individuals receive reimbursement for travel expenses, mentoring services from IRIS research-facilitators while the research is being conducted, and are able to stay connected through an e-community of practice for up to one year of their research activities.
IRIS Materials used in targeted and intensive services are posted on this Website for universal use. These include matrices of national standards and how they align with IRIS resources; concept maps that demonstrate how case studies, information briefs, research summaries, and activities can be used to wrap around IRIS Modules for more in-depth learning; and workbooks for our various seminar offerings, among much else. To find all that we have to offer, please visit For Faculty in our Implementation section.