Accommodating Success: Resources on Student Accommodations from the IRIS Center
*VIDEO NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS SESSION*
This session is for educators and school leaders who wish to learn more about the free online OERs about accommodations for students with disabilities developed and made available by our U.S. Department of Education-funded technical assistance center. More than ever, school personnel are responsible for providing high-quality instruction to all students. The Every Student Succeeds Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act have increased the expectation that students will participate in the general education classroom to the greatest extent possible. More, all students—including those with disabilities—are expected to take part in state and district testing. Despite these heightened expectations, students with disabilities often face challenges or barriers that inhibit or restrict their ability to access and demonstrate learning. In this session, representatives of our center will lead a guided tour of our interactive learning module on student accommodations.
Download Session Materials
- IRIS Accommodations.pdf
- IRIS_Powerful_Resources Under One Online Roof.pdf
- IRIS Personalized Learning.pdf
Tanya Collins serves IRIS as an indispensable member of the center’s resource-development team. In this role, Tanya works with content experts, writes and reviews instructional resources, and presents at conferences both locally and nationwide. Tanya brings to the IRIS team 18+ years of diverse experience working with K-12 public schools as teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. Her professional experience prior to joining the IRIS Center includes working with state systems to enhance and improve their professional development and instructional design. With a masters in Curriculum and Instruction focused in Literacy working toward her PhD, both Tanya’s career path and interest have focused on how districts braid both behavior and academics in school-wide Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports.
Since 2002, Kim Skow has coordinated the production of IRIS Center resources and online tools about the evidence-based instructional and behavior practices of greatest concern to today’s educators. These include interactive online learning modules, case study units, fundamental skill sheets, wrap-around resources (e.g., activities, interviews), and many others. As one of IRIS’s lead resource developers, Kim works with top researchers and content experts in the field, translating their work into practical information that educators can put to work in their own classrooms. Her co-authorship of an introductory special education textbook gives her the breadth and depth of knowledge across age groups and disability areas necessary to oversee the broad topics covered by the IRIS Center’s various product lines.