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. 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 2017-2018 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 contact the IRC Office to register for the webinars today!
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!
Illinois Young Authors' Conference The annual conference is planned for Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Normal Community West High School, Normal, Illinois. Designed as a celebration to honor exceptional writing by students in grades Kindergarten through 8th, the conference provides an opportunity for young writers to meet published authors and to hear how the authors themselves create the characters and stories that have become their books. Register by April 13th.
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