Free professional development micro courses are provided by IRIS for modules running through the end of 2019, thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. (Most modules require between 1-3 hours to complete.)
I recently completed the modules in Accommodations: Instructional and Testing Supports for Students with Disabilities and Universal Design for Learning: Creating a Learning Environment that Challenges and Engages All Students. I found them easy to navigate, challenging, and absolutely worthwhile–some of the best-designed micro courses I’ve ever taken.
You can also choose from micro courses on:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Overview for Educators
- Classroom Diversity: An Introduction to Student Differences
- Cultural and Linguistic Differences: What Teachers Should Know
- Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing the Learning of All Students
and many other topics.
Go to the complete list of Available Modules for more details.
You can register to take these modules and find out more on PD Certificates for Teachers.
Brian Bergen-Aurand is an Instructional Designer in eLearning and Faculty in Arts & Humanities. He specializes in questions of Quality Standards (QOI, WASBCTC Checklist, QM), peer course review, and questions of the ethics of digital learning.
Last Updated October 24, 2020