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Available Modules

Professional development certificates are available for the IRIS STAR Legacy Modules listed on this page. You can read a more detailed description of each Module by clicking on its title. When you have selected the Module(s) for which you would like to earn a certificate, click Add to Cart. You will receive an email confirmation after you have completed the checkout process.

If you do not already have a IRIS account, you will be prompted to set one up during the checkout process. When you have done so, a menu will appear in the top right corner of the site, allowing you to view your account. From there, you can take the pre-test to begin your professional development or continue where you left off on a previous visit.

  • Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 1): Understanding the Acting-Out Cycle

    In Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 1): Understanding the Acting-Out Cycle, you’ll learn all about the acting-out cycle, the seven-stage process often enacted by students who exhibit behavioral problems. In addition, the Module contains:

    • A detailed overview of the cycle’s stages and opportunities to practice with each
    • Notes and tips on how to maintain control in the classroom through instances of escalating behavior
    • Video presentations of classroom management in action, including demonstrations of student “triggers”
    • Audio interviews with experts such as Kathleen Lane, Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas, and Joe Wehby, Associate Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University


  • Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 2): Behavioral Interventions

    The second in a two-part series, this Module describes interventions that can increase initial compliance to teacher requests as well as interventions that can be implemented to decrease disruptive and noncompliant behaviors.

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