Message from Stephanie Benson, President Welcome to the website of the Illinois Reading Council! IRC is one of the foremost literacy organizations in the nation. Members of IRC receive our highly acclaimed IRC Journal, our quarterly IRC Communicator newsletter, and our monthly e-newsletter, iCommunicate. Members have access to empowering literacy webinars throughout the school year and opportunities to participate in online book clubs. Members may also apply for one of several grants or awards in order to support literacy work. Join us. We look forward to partnering with you!
IRC Book Club Join educators from all of the state in an online book club! Read, reflect on, and respond to Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman and/or We Got This by Cornelius Minor. Registration for the Fall Session ends on October 15th!
IRC Wired Wednesday Webinars The Illinois Reading Council will be offering the 2019-2020 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!
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 14, 2020 in Oglesby!
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 2019 Conference Up to ten $100 stipends will be awarded to education majors attending the annual IRC Conference in Peoria. Applications must be postmarked by September 16th and winners will be notified by September 20th.