For Independent Learners

For those engaged in independent learning, the IRIS Center has a number of services to offer. Read on to learn more about each of them.

Tutorials 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

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.

IRIS Materials used in targeted and intensive services are posted on this Website for universal use. These include matrices of national standards and how they align with IRIS resources; Concept Maps that demonstrate how Case Studies, information briefs, research summaries, and Activities can be used to wrap around IRIS Modules for more in-depth learning; and Workbooks for our various Seminar offerings, among much else. To find all that we have to offer, please visit For Independent Learners in our Using IRIS section.

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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 #H325E170001. 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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