Message from Janel Sebeny, IRC President Welcome to the website of the Illinois Reading Council! IRC is one of the foremost literacy organizations in the nation, and the 2017 recipient of the ILA Teacher Empowerment 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. They may apply for one of several grants or awards in order to support member’s literacy work or participate in an online book club or webinar. Join us. We look forward to partnership with you!
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 2017 bookmarks and posters are available now. The next launch and book festival is planned for March 10, 2018 at DuQuoin High School in DuQuoin!
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 Student Conference Stipends CIRP is accepting applications for education majors who attend the 2017 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 apply is September 13, 2017.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Literacy Association