Message from Pat Braun, 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 March in Springfield, 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 and a quarterly 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, newspapers in education, and legislation 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.
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.
Young Authors' Conference ILLC's 39th Annual Illinois Statewide Young Authors Conference is planned for May 18, 2013 at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. The Guidelines are available. Registration forms are due by April 5, 2013.
2014 IRC Conference Student Stipends CIRP is accepting applications for the Student Conference Attendance Support Stipends for the 2014 IRC Conference. Applicants must be full-time education majors attending a college or university in Illinois. Up to fifteen $100 stipends will be awarded. Winners will be notified by email by January 30, 2014.
RtI/Common Core Committee The RtI/Common Core Committee has posted many resources to help in the transition to the Common Core State Standards and implementation of RtI.
IRC Legislative Issues Review the latest news from the IRC Legislative Committee including how the SEQUESTER DEBATE will affect Education Funding and the ACTION ITEM proposed by ISBE to change the regulatory language related to Special Education posted on April 5, 2013 and upcoming opportunites to focus on advocacy available with IRA as of April 12, 2013.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Reading Association