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.

Updated IRIS Module

Updated IRIS Module

Newly revised and expanded, our High-Quality Mathematics Instruction: What Teachers Should Know Module describes the components of high-quality mathematics instruction, including a standards-based curriculum and evidence-based practices. It also highlights a number of evidence-based practices--for example, explicit, systematic instruction; metacognitive strategies; visual representations; and schema instruction--as well as other classroom practices that teachers can use to teach mathematics.

New Resource: IRIS Micro-credentials

New Resource: IRIS Micro-credentials

Recognized by a growing number of state and district professional development systems for recertification and continuing education credits, micro-credentials allow teachers to master discrete skills at their own pace and in their own classrooms. Every micro-credential earned comes with a digital badge that can be posted on professional social network sites. The IRIS Center now offers micro-credentials in partnership with Digital Promise. Click the link below to learn more!

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A New IRIS Center

A New IRIS Center

The IRIS Center is thrilled to announce another round of funding by the U.S. Department of Education! Our sincerest gratitude to IRIS users everywhere for your support, enthusiasm, and the creative ways you make use of IRIS resources in your courses, professional development, and independent learning! Click the link below to discover everything that IRIS has to offer.

Now Available: IRIS District-Level Professional Development

Now Available: IRIS District-Level Professional Development

The IRIS Center is proud to offer our new school- and district-level professional development hours platform. This online solution to district PD needs provides a high degree of flexibility for teachers and customization and affordability benefits for administrators. Click the link below to learn more and to get started!


News & Events


IRIS and National Charter Schools

17 Jun 2018 - 20 Jun 2018


New IRIS Website

01 Apr 2018

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 #H325E170001. 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 Officer, Sarah Allen.

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