Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Iris Center: RTI (Parts 1-5)

RTI (Part 1): An Overview
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/rti01/)

This Module outlines the differences between the IQ-achievement discrepancy model and the Response-to-Intervention (RTI) approach. It also offers a brief overview of each tier in the RTI model and explains its benefits (est. completion time: 1 hour).

If you would like more information about RTI, please view Part 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the RTI series from The Iris Center.  Additional information can be found at the links listed below.

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RTI (Part 2): Assessment
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/rti02/#content)
(est. completion time: 2 hours).

RTI (Part 3): Reading Instruction
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/rti03/#content)
(est. completion time: 1.5 hours).

RTI (Part 4): Putting It All Together
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/rti04/#content)
(est. completion time: 3 hours).

RTI (Part 5): A Closer Look at Tier 3
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/rti05/#content)
(est. completion time: 2 hours).

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Iris Center: Functional Behavioral Assessment

Functional Behavioral Assessment: Identifying the Reasons for Problem Behavior and Developing a Behavior Plan
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/fba/)

This Module explores the basic principles of behavior and the importance of discovering the reasons that students engage in problem behavior. The steps to conducting a functional behavioral assessment and developing a behavior plan are described (est. completion time: 2 hours).

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Iris Center: Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 1&2)

Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 1): Understanding the Acting-Out Cycle
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/bi1/)

The first in a two-part series, this Module discusses problem behavior in terms of the stages of the acting-out cycle and suggests ways to respond to students in the cycle's different phases (est. completion time: 1 hour).


Addressing Disruptive and Noncompliant Behaviors (Part 2): Behavioral Interventions
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/bi2/)

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
(est. completion time: 1 hour).

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Iris Center: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 2)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 2): Evidence-Based Practices
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/asd2/)

This Module, second in a two-part series, highlights strategies that have been shown to be effective in teaching appropriate behaviors and skills and decreasing inappropriate behaviors with children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It next explores several strategies that are particularly effective with young children, elementary and middle school students, and high school students (est. completion time: 3 hours).

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Iris Center: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1): An Overview for Educators
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/asd1/)

This Module, first in a two-part series, provides information on the early signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), as well as an overview of the difference between a medical diagnosis and an educational determination of ASD. Resources include notes on instructional considerations for teachers who have children and students with ASD in their classrooms, as well as things to keep in mind when working with the families of those children and students (est. completion time: 2 hours).

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Iris Center: What Do You See? Perceptions of Disability

What Do You See? Perceptions of Disability
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/da/)

This Module encourages students to explore their own attitudes and beliefs about people with disabilities. It highlights the abilities of students with disabilities (est. completion time: 1 hour).

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Iris Center: Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of All Students
(https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/di/)


This Module discusses the importance of differentiating three aspects of instruction: content, process (instructional methods), and product (assessment). It explores the student traits—readiness level, interest, and learning preferences—that influence learning (est. completion time: 3 hours).