Message from Priscilla Dwyer, IRC President Welcome to the website of the Illinois Reading Council! IRC is one of the foremost literacy organizations in the nation, and the 2018 recipient of the ILA Distinguished Council Award, the ILA Award of Excellence, and the ILA Advocacy Award. Members of IRC receive our highly-acclaimed IRC Journal, our quarterly IRC Communicator newsletter, and our monthly e-newsletter, iCommunicate. Members may apply for one of several grants or awards in order to support literacy work or participate in an online book club or webinar. Join us. We look forward to partnering with you!
IRC Wired Wednesday Webinars The Illinois Reading Council will be offering the 2018-2019 webinar series for members only. Members who watch the live or recorded webinar can earn PD hours. Mark your calendars to take part in this convenient, free IRC membership benefit. Members will receive links to register via email. Non-members can join online and than contact the IRC Office to register for the webinars today!
IRC Book Club - Starts October 28, 2018 Join educators from all over the state in an online book club! Choose one or two books! Read, reflect on, and respond to A Novel Approach by Kate Roberts and/or Writers ARE Readers by Lester L. Laminack and Reba M. Wadsworth. These seven-week online discussions, beginning OCTOBER 28, 2018, will help you see the power of whole class novels to build a community in your classroom and/or how a readers’ insights can provide awareness of their own writing. Participants who complete all assignments will be eligible to receive 15 PD hours for each book club.
Illinois Reads Under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council, Illinois Reads is a yearly statewide project to promote reading for all Illinois citizens. Six books in six age bands from birth to adult are selected each year. The work of Illinois Authors is highlighted. Order bookmarks and posters for your students today! The next book festival is planned for March 16, 2019 at Waukegan High School in Waukegan!
IRC Professional Development Services IRC PD offers a cadre of educators available for onsite training and custom programs to assist you and your faculty reach all your educational goals.
CIRP offering Stipends to the 2018 Conference Up to ten $100 stipends will be awarded to education majors attending the 2018 IRC Conference in Peoria. Applications must be postmarked by September 14th and winners will be notified by September 19th.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Literacy Association