Message from Patricia Tylka, IRC President Welcome to the website of the Illinois Reading Council! IRC is one of the foremost literacy organizations in the nation, and the 2016 recipient of the ILA Community Engagement Achievement 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 with children and young adults in both public and privage educational settings. Join us. We look forward to partnership with you!
IRC Wired Wednesday Webinars IRC will be offering the 2016-2017 Wired Wednesday Webinars for members only. Each webinar begins at 7:00 p.m. and focuses on Unlocking Opportunities. Participants who attend webinars can earn professional development clock hours. Mark your calendars and register to take part in this convenient, free IRC membership benefit.Send an email to IRC to register!
Illinois Young Authors' Conference The annual conference is planned for Saturday, May 20, 2017 at ISU in 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 1st.
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