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IRIS at TN CEC

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On October 27, IRIS will make a trio of presentations at the annual meeting of the TN CEC to be held in Franklin, Tennessee. Our sessions will focus on our resources related to secondary transition, juvenile corrections, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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The DEC Seal of Approval

The DEC Seal of Approval We are proud to announce that two IRIS Modules have received the official endorsement of the Division of Early Childhood (DEC). In fact, Early Childhood Behavior Management: Developing and Teaching Rules and Early Childhood Environments: Designing Effective Classrooms were the very first resources to receive approval as DEC Recommended Practices[…..]

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IRIS @ TN-CEC

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IRIS @ TN-CEC On October 27, the IRIS Center will appear at the annual conference of the TN-CEC in Franklin, Tennessee, where we will make a pair of presentations on our latest online resources and materials! Visit the TN-CEC Website for further information and an updated schedule of events as the conference grows nearer. http://community.cec.sped.org/tn/home

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May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!

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Join us this May as we observe Better Speech & Hearing Month and raise awareness about speech and hearing disabilities. Click the link to visit the Website of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to learn more and to download a wide variety of free resources. May is Better Hearing & Speech Month!

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IRIS Is Honored!: 2017 Exemplary Program Award

The IRIS Center is proud to be honored as a 2017 Exemplary Program by the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES). The award recognizes programs that have “demonstrated outstanding accomplishments related to rural special education.” Our sincere gratitude to ACRES and to Kevin Miller from Buffalo State College who accepted the award on our behalf.

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IRIS at TED

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Join us at this year’s Teacher Education Division national conference in Lexington, Kentucky (November 8-11), where we will make a pair of presentations about IRIS resources! Early Childhood Education: Teaching Rules, Creating Environments, Supporting Diverse Learners This session is designed for those interested in resources about early childhood education. During the session, we will focus on[…..]

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IRIS at DEC

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Join IRIS at this year’s Division of Early Childhood 32nd Annual International Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, where we will be presenting on our latest free online resources about early childhood behavior management, effective early childhood environments, and more! Date: October 20 Time: 1:30–2:30 PM Location: The Combs Chandler Room, Suite Tower Second Floor, Galt House Hotel, Louisville,[…..]

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Teacher Appreciation Week

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Join all of us at IRIS in celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6! Learn more and discover ways to thank a teacher.

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IRIS at PIE

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Join us at the Partners in Education Conference (PIE) on January 30–February 2 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where we will be dispensing information about all the latest IRIS resources and our new IRIS online PD Hours Store!

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Webinar: Early Childhood Environments: Designing Effective Classrooms Module and Website Tour

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4:30 pm ET This session will overview the IRIS Center Module Early Childhood Environments: Designing Effective Classrooms. Presenters Amy Harris (IRIS Center), Rob Corso (Vanderbilt University), and Ilene Schwartz (University of Washington) will provide details about the interrelated physical, social, and temporal components of effective early childhood environments, as well as information on the ways[…..]

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