IRC will be offering the 2018-2019 Wired Wednesday Webinars for members only. Each webinar begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by an IRC Twitter Chat from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at @ILReadCouncil#IRCPDEdChats. Participants who watch the live or recorded webinars can earn professional development clock hours. Mark your calendars and register to take part in this convenient, free IRC membership benefit. Registration will open 3 weeks prior to each webinar. Please feel free to share the Wired Wednesday Webinar Flyer and encourage your colleagues to join IRC!
September 5, 2018 Constructionism in the Reading Workshop: Technology to Enhance Collaboration, Creation and Conversations with Nick Giacobbe
October 10, 2018 Innovation and Global Learning with Technology Tools with Sheila Ruh and Sherry Sejnost
November 7, 2018 Oral Language Groups: How to Help our Youngest Readers Before They are Ready for Guided Reading with Anne Cassidy
December 5, 2018 Creating Rigorous Learning in Secondary Classrooms with William Dwyer
January 2, 2019 Discovering the 2019 Illinois Reads Books with Becky Anderson
February 6, 2019 I Like Me! Building Self Esteem in Black Students Through Children’s Literature with Patricia Starks Howard
March 6, 2019 A Novel Approach: Striking a Balance Between Whole Class Texts and Student Centered Teaching with Kate Roberts
April 3, 2019 CAFE Instruction Model: Assessment Through Instruction Gail Boushey and Allison Behne
May 1, 2019 Introduction to Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for ALL Learners with Regie Routman
June 5, 2019 Informational Texts Across the Curriculum with Karen Biggs-Tucker and Brian Tucker
PAST WEBINARS: Recorded Webinars and PDFs are available for viewing.
The Illinois Reading Council is an approved Illinois State Board of Education Professional Development provider. IRC members will earn one (1) professional development clock hour for watching the entire 60-minute webinar.
If you plan to watch the "Live" webinar, you must register and be logged on for the entire webinar as the webinar service tracks your individual participation. Please be prepared to receive the Participation Pass Code and record the Webinar Questions that are given at the end of the webinar. Participants will be required to provide this information with the ISBE Evaluation Form following the webinar.
IRC members can watch the recorded webinars from the 2018-2019 series (current year only) for PD clock hours. Participants will still be required to enter the Participation Passcode and answer the Webinar Questions on the ISBE Evaluation Form before clock hours will be given.
If you have any questions, please contact the IRC Office.
CLICK HERE to view webinars from 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 on Unlocking Opportunities, 2014-2015 on Culturally Relevant Instruction, and 2013-2014 on CCSS in Speaking and Listening.Please note that PD clock hours are not available for viewing past years.
Illinois Reading Council an affiliate of the International Literacy Association