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.
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2015 IRC Conference Early Conference Registration and the Housing System close on August 15, 2015.
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. Watch your email for more details to come soon or email the IRC Office to register.
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 2015 Illinois Reads List is now available.
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.
CIRP offering Stipends to 2015 IRC Conference Up to ten $75 stipends will be awarded to education majors attending the 2015 IRC Conference in Peoria. Applications must be postmarked by September 10th. Winners will be notifed by September 18th.