Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Iris Center: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 2)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 2): Evidence-Based Practices

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

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

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

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).

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Iris Center: Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning: Creating a Learning Environment that Challenges and Engages All Students 

This Module examines the three principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and discusses how to apply these principles to the four curricular components (i.e., goals, instructional materials, instructional methods, and assessments) (est. completion time: 2.5 hours).