IRC Conference planned for March 9-10, 2023 in Springfield, Illinois!

Thousand of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from March 9-10, 2023 for the 54th Annual IRC Conference 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.  Early registration ends on February 5th.  If registering after March 1st, onsite registration is recommended.

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 IRC WORKSHOP SERIES HELD ONLINE DURING OCTOBER 2022

The Illinois Reading Council is excited to present the online IRC Workshop Series that will feature 2-hour workshops with Wiley Blevins on High-Impact Phonics Routines on October 18, 2022, Betsy Bird and Anastasia Higginbotham on Who's Afraid of Childhood? on October 19, 2022, and Matthew R. Kay on Structuring Your Dialogic Curriculum on October 25, 2022.  Registration for all 3 workshops is $125 for members or $170 for non-members.  Participants have the option to watch "live" on the night of each workshop or the recordings of all workshops until November 30th!

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OPTION TO PURCHASE PRINT IRC JOURNALS

Due to rising costs of printing and mailing, the IRC Journal will only be sent to members by email after January 1, 2023.  The Fall 2022 IRC Journal will be the last journal printed and mailed to the entire membership.  If members wish to continue receiving a printed journal after January 1, 2023, we will have that option available for an additional $20 per year.  Please watch for this new change on your next renewal form.  If you have recently renewed and would like to add the Option for Printed Journals to your existing membership now, please make sure to sign into your Membership Account and fill out the below form.  Otherwise, you can also send a check for $20 to the IRC Office.

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IRC WEBINAR SERIES

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 membership benefit.

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PADLET

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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FALL 2022 IRC BOOK CLUB

Read, reflect on, and respond to Textured Teaching and/or Stamped book clubs.  IRC Members can earn 15 PD clock hours for each book club.  Register by October 15, 2022.

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DONATE TO THE IRC ANGEL FUND

The Angels Fund’s goal is to ensure that IRC continues to carry out its mission of providing support and leadership to all who promote and teach lifelong literacy.  Please consider becoming an Angels Fund Supporter today.

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