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IRIS Professional Development Options

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IRIS develops and disseminates free online open educational resources (OERs) about evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices. Intended for use in personnel preparation and professional development, these instructional resources are designed to help current and future educators improve the learning and behavioral outcomes of all students, especially struggling learners and those with disabilities.

Open-Access Website

IRIS offers free, easily accessible modules, case study units, course/PD activities, and an array of other online resources and tools. These resources are available under the Resources menu of this website. IRIS resources cover a wide variety of topics of interest to educators, such as:

  • Behavior and Classroom Management
  • IEPs
  • Diversity
  • Accommodations

  • School Improvement/Leadership
  • Assessment
  • Learning Strategies

PD Certificates

Through December 2024, the IRIS Center will offer FREE certificates to verify module completion and effort toward PD hours. Practical, flexible, and built around trustworthy resources, our online IRIS PD Certificates are a terrific option for educators ready to take their professional development to the next level. More than 35 modules are currently available, and more are added all the time. Even better, IRIS Modules can be accessed anytime, anywhere, via any online-enabled tablet, phone, or computer.

School & District Platform

Our School & District Platform is a user-friendly and flexible online tool that can help school leaders to organize and track their teachers’ ongoing professional development activities. Districts can secure yearlong access to customized bundles consisting of any five of our most popular IRIS Modules. Bundles may be assigned to all teachers or different groups of teachers, depending on the schools’ needs. For more information—and to begin your IRIS+ professional development journey—email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 1-800-831-6134.