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.

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    IRIS Resource Locator

    The IRL is your gateway to our modules, case study units, activities, and so much more. From accommodations to transition and everything in between, the IRL lets you tailor your search by topic area, resource type, media element, or age group and grade level.

  • Professional Development

    Love our free resources but need PD hours? IRIS has you covered. For a nominal fee, IRIS offers a trio of PD options. IRIS Professional Development allows educators to pursue PD certificates, engage our powerful School & District Platform, or earn IRIS Micro-credentials, PD units focused on discrete instructional skills and practices.

IRIS Stories

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    IRIS in Kentucky: Hybrid Trainings on High-Quality IEPs

    "We initially chose IRIS because of the past experiences and their credible research-based, high-quality modules that align with specific areas of growth and need to support a state-directed corrective action plan in our region."

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        [Title] => IRIS in Oklahoma: Boot Camps to Address Teacher Shortages
        [Content] => "IRIS Center Resources play a significant role in helping us tackle the teacher shortage issue here in Oklahoma. Like many states, special education teachers are in low supply and high demand."
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    IRIS in Oklahoma: Boot Camps to Address Teacher Shortages

    "IRIS Center Resources play a significant role in helping us tackle the teacher shortage issue here in Oklahoma. Like many states, special education teachers are in low supply and high demand."

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        [Title] => Using IRIS to Mentor First-Year Teachers
        [Content] => "My teachers really utilized the IRIS Modules in order to become the next level of an educator that they felt like they needed to be."
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    Using IRIS to Mentor First-Year Teachers

    "My teachers really utilized the IRIS Modules in order to become the next level of an educator that they felt like they needed to be."

    Read More