Our Services

Our ServicesThe IRIS Center provides a wide range of tiered services designed to assist college faculty and professional development (PD) providers to integrate information about effective evidence-based practices into their courses and training activities. IRIS services also are designed to help practicing educators who are working independently to upgrade their skills and knowledge with the goal of improving outcomes for struggling learners, particularly those with disabilities.

Navigation Videos 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 iris@cgu.edu

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.

Seminars are 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 sample PD Seminar Agenda, as well as our 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). A sample agenda can be viewed here. 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 iris@cgu.edu

For a detailed description of our services categorized by intended audience, visit the Services section in the main menu bar above.

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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 Officer, Sarah Allen.

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