IRIS Professional Development: Affordable, Reliable, Trusted

Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.54.25 AM “It is our collective responsibility to make sure that the 3.2 million teachers in America’s classrooms have the tools, time, and professional development to be the very best they can be.” – Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, 2013 

It’s a question every school leader must answer: How can I provide the most effective, most affordable professional development for my teachers?

The answer is IRIS…

For sixteen years, the IRIS Center has been one of the nation’s most highly respected and trusted developers of resources covering the issues teachers care about:

  • Classroom behavior management
  • Universal design for learning
  • Cultural and linguistic diversity
  • Secondary transition
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Effective early childhood environments
  • And much, much more!

Headquartered at Vanderbilt University’s celebrated Peabody College and supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the IRIS Center now offers online research-validated professional development opportunities that won’t break your district budget. Through our customizable District-Level Professional Development Dashboard, you will be able to add new teachers, monitor teacher PD progress, sort tracking results, and send reminder and update emails. Even better, teachers can access their assigned IRIS Modules anytime, anywhere, using any online-enabled tablet, phone, or computer. Teachers who complete a pre-test, work through the Module’s main content, and then finish with a post-test can then download or print a certificate to verify their effort toward their new PD. Thirty Modules are currently available, and more are added all the time.

Beginning September 1, two pricing options will be available. For $199 per teacher, districts will secure yearlong access to every online IRIS Module available in the PD Hours Store. A second option—the price of which will be individually determined—will allow districts to select and assign specific Modules or groups of Modules to accommodate their unique needs.

For more information—and to begin your IRIS professional development journey—email us at or give us a call at 1-800-831-6134.

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The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37203 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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