Tuesday, August 13, 2019

IRIS Center: CSR

CSR: A Reading Comprehension Strategy (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/csr/)

This module outlines Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a strategy for helping students to improve their reading comprehension skills. In CSR, students work together in small groups to apply comprehension strategies as they read text from a content area, such as social studies or science. 


(est. completion time: 1 hour)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

IRIS Center: Teaching English Language Learners

Teaching English Language Learners: Effective Instructional Practices  (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/ell/

This module helps teachers understand second language acquisition, the importance of academic English, and instructional practices that will enhance learning for English Learners.

(est. completion time: 2 hours)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

IRIS Center: SRSD

SRSD: Using Learning Strategies To Enhance Student Learning  (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/srs/)

This module features the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model, which outlines the six steps required to effectively implement any instructional strategy and emphasizes the time and effort required to do so.

(est. completion time: 1 hour)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

IRIS Center: SOS

SOS: Helping Students Become Independent Learners  (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/sr/)

This module describes how teachers can help students stay on task by learning to regulate their behavior. The four strategies discussed are self-monitoring, self-instruction, goal-setting, and self-reinforcement.

(est. completion time: 1.5 hours)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

IRIS Center: Cultural and Linguistic Differences

Cultural and Linguistic Differences: What Teachers Should Know  (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/clde/)

This module examines the ways in which culture influences the daily interactions that occur across all classrooms and provides practice for enhancing culturally responsive teaching.

(est. completion time: 1 hour)

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

IRIS Center: Classroom Diversity

Classroom Diversity: An Introduction to Student Differences (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/div/)

This module offers a broad overview of how diversity (i.e., culture, language, exceptionality, and socioeconomic status) affects learning and how teachers can better meet the needs of all of the students in his/her classes.

(est. completion time: 1 hour)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

IRIS Center: IEPs

IEPs: Developing High-Quality Individualized Education Programs  (https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/iep01/)

This module details the process of developing high-quality individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. The module discusses the requirements for IEPs as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) with implications of the Supreme Court's ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District *.

(est. completion time: 3 hours)