Message from Lou Ferroli, IRC President Welcome to the website of the Illinois Reading Council! We are thrilled to be among the most vital literacy organizations in the country and hope that, if you are not a member, you will consider joining. In addition to a highly successful literacy conference that our organization hosts each year, we work hard throughout the year to support local reading councils across the state in providing a rich variety of resources and programs for educators. Members receive our highly acclaimed journal, a quarterly newsletter, and a monthly e-newsletter. Both of these publications are packed with relevant and interesting articles. The Illinois Reading Council has an exceptionally strong grant program in place -- one that allows us to provide funding to support our members' work with children and young adults in both public and private educational settings. IRC has a variety of committees focusing on topics as varied as international projects, family literacy, educational media, and advocacy just to name a few. Explore this website to learn more about the Illinois Reading Council or call our office at 1-888-454-1341 to learn more about literacy and service in Illinois. We look forward to working with you to promote lifelong literacy.
IRC Wired Wednesday Webinar Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn with Becki Cohn-Vargas and Dorothy Steele April 13, 2016IRC Wired Wednesday Webinarwith Dana Stachowiakon Reaching and Writing with a Critical Social Justice Literacy Framework
Wired Wednesday Webinars IRC and WSRA will be offering webinars on Culturally Responsive Instruction. Only IRC Members can take part in this unique PD opportunity. Register today by emailing the IRC Office.
CIRP Student Conference Stipends CIRP is accepting applications for education majors who attend the 2016 IRC Conference. Applicants must be full-time education majors attending a college or university in Illinois. Up to ten $75 stipends will be awarded. Deadline to appy is September 9, 2016.
Illinois Reads Under the auspices of the Illinois Reading Council, Illinois Reads will be a yearly statewide project to promote reading for all Illinois citizens. Six books in six age bands from birth to adult will be selected. The work of Illinois Authors will be highlighted. The 2016 Illinois Reads List is now available. Plan now to attend the Launch on April 2, 2016 at Brown County Middle School in Mt. Sterling.
IRC Professional Development Services IRCPD offers a cadre of educators available for on-site training and custom programs to assist you and your faculty reach all your educational goals.
ILLC's Young Author's Conference Plan now to attend the 42nd Annual Young Author's Conference on May 14, 2016 at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Conference guidelines and registration forms will be available in October.
Read and Feed Event IRC participated in the Read and Feed Event with the ILA, National Title I Association, and West Suburban Reading Council. Enjoy the video from the program.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Literacy Association