iriswebinar logo

Outcome-Based PD in Evidence-Based Practices
The focus of these sessions will be on building the instructional and behavioral capacity of school staff to meet the needs of all students.


Positive Behavior Support Series - Selecting Function-Matched Interventions for Addressing Problem Behavior
First, print these instructions, and then click here to self-enroll in Canvas.


Rules Changes: Secondary Transition Webinar
The USBE’s “Special Education Rules Changes in Secondary Transition” webinar is designed for educators, agency providers, families, and student advocates of transition-aged students. The webinar provides a review of the changes regarding secondary transition and graduation, including parent/adult student participation, transition services, age of majority, summary of performance, graduation, and aging out of services.
Webinar Recording:


Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools
The Office of Innovation and Improvement hosted a webinar with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) on the “Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools.” The webinar includes a presentation and brief Q&A of the guidance package.
Webinar Recording:


Supporting Students Who Struggle in Mathematics – Session 3: Mathematics Assessment


Teachers will explore rigorous assessment tasks and question formats that drive sutdents to think about mathematics at a deeper level and help prepare them for statewide tests. These questions will also provide insights into students' understanding to enhance instructional decision making.



Supporting Students Who Struggle in Mathematics – Session 1: Building Proficiency with Rational Numbers and Integers


Learn how to increase students’ number sense and mental computation by teaching games and strategies at a middle grades level. These aren’t just computation drills with a game twist, but rather thoughtfully designed activities for students at all instructional levels, grouped by topic, and have proven to be engaging with real live students.


LRBI Book Club Tier II Recorded Session Series


Session 4 (April 14, 2016): View recorded session | View recorded session with sign language | Download PowerPoint

Video with sign language recorded does not provide visual clarity on the PowerPoint and Chat content. Watch the video recorded session without sign language recorded for clear visual of the PowerPoint and Chat content.


Sustainable Coaching for Science Teachers: Distance-Based Peer Coaching
May 12, 2015: 2:30-4:00pm MST
The online seminar, presented by Gwen Nugent, Gina Kunz, and Jim Houston from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will engage participants to increase their knowledge about a peering coaching research project, Coaching Science Inquiry in Rural Schools. The project examined how professional development and follow-up coaching efforts influence teachers' knowledge and implementation of guided scientific inquiry with science content to help students learn the methods that scientists use to study the natural world. The teachers received coaching via distance technology to support their implementation of inquiry strategies in the classroom. In addition to gauging the impact on teachers' inquiry knowledge, skills and practice, the research study also assessed how the resulting classroom lessons influence students' knowledge of scientific concepts and inquiry principles by documenting students' willingness and ability to engage scientific questions; use the evidence at their disposal; and formulate, evaluate, and communicate proposed explanation.

For more information and to register, follow this link: https://www.relcentral.org/news-and-events/sustainable-coaching-for-science-teachers-distance-based-peer-coaching/



Related Service Providers in Transition Planning and Services
This webinar was presented on January 27, 2015.  It is archived at NSTTAC’s website. The webinar was presented by related service providers (OT, PT, SLT) regarding their critical role in quality transition planning and services. Follow this link to view the webinar: http://www.nsttac.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdf/NSTTAC%20Webinar_1_27_15.pdf


Strategies for Communicating Results
January 28, 2015 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
REL Central and Joshua Thomases will present his experience on using the change to Common Core-Linked Assessments to enhance discussions about instructional practice. TO REGISTER


Building a Better Survey
November 18 1:00-2:30 pm MST
REL Central and Ellen Mandinach will present important information on survey development. TO REGISTER


Think College

Think College sponsors webinars on a variety of topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectural disabilities.  Follow this link for more information on upcoming and archived webinars. http://www.thinkcollege.net/training/webinars


Education & Disability Policy 3 Part Webinar Series

This three part webinar series, hosted by nine national organizations focused on students with disabilities, will be a great fit whether you are a parent, a policymaker, an advocate, or an attorney wanting to learn more about education policy and how it impacts students with disabilities! Visit http://copaa.webex.com and select the “Upcoming” tab to register. Space is limited, but all webinars will be recorded and posted at www.higherexpectationsforall.org

Introduction to Education Policy – Understanding ESEA and IDEA
High Expectations, Assessments, and Quality of Education
Graduation – Considerations and Implications



StopBullying.gov has recently added several new videos to help spread the word about bullying prevention and new resources available to parents and educators. www.stopbullying.gov


Developing Community Action Teams

Archived Webinar

Discover an essential component of establishing partnerships for your agency in learning how to initiate a Community Action Team (CAT) that will focus specifically on securing competitive and integrated employment for persons living with ID/DD.

Offcanvas Module

Our themes are built on a responsive framework, which gives them a friendly, adaptive layout