IRC Conference planned for March 10-11, 2022 in Springfield, Illinois!

Thousand of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from March 10-11, 2022 for the 53rd Annual IRC Conference, Literacy in Bloom:  Growing Readers and Ideas, at the Bank of Springfield Center, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, and the Wyndham Hotel in Springfield, Illinois.  Join IRC as we welcome and plan to learn from our diverse list of featured speakers who will help teachers, specialists, and administrators from every grade-level and content area.  Take time to peruse the Preliminary Program.  Early registration ends on February 5th.  If registering after March 1st, onsite registration is recommended.

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The Illinois Reading Council Election Ballot will open on January 15, 2022.  IRC Members will receive an email with a direct link to the online ballot provided by Balloteer, Inc.  The email will contain a Voter ID Number and Password.  This will be your opportunity to vote for the Vice President of IRC, to become President-Elect in 2023-2024 and President in 2024-2025, and the Secretary of IRC, who will serve until July 2024, and the Director of Membership of IRC, who will serve until July 2024.  The election will run from January 15, 2022 until February 15, 2022The voting site will close at 5:00 p.m. CST on February 15, 2022.

IRC Members can cast your vote!



IRC Professional Learning Committee is working on a new resource bank of teaching and literacy tools to support the best practices in literacy learning.  Please take some time to check out this new and exciting resource.

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IRC offers monthly webinars for members only.  Members can watch the live or recorded webinars to earn PD clock hours.  Mark your calendars to take part in this convenient, free IRC membership benefit.

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Read, reflect on, and respond to Passionate Readers and/or Welcome to Writing Workshop book clubs.  IRC Members can earn 15 PD clock hours for each book club.  Register by January 15, 2022.

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