By joining the IRC DISTRICT PD PROGRAM, you can bring high-quality, low-cost professional development to your district!  We understand how hectic the school year can be so we will strive to provide you with effective information in a convenient and easy format.

As a member of the IRC DISTRICT PD PROGRAM, you will receive the following benefits:

1.  Access to TEN WEBINARS with renowned authors, researchers, and educators


2.  Customized onsite PD by an IRCPD EDUCATOR for a half day in your district

IRCPD offers custom programs, exceptional speakers, timely topics, and engaging programs to assist you and your faculty reach all your educational goals. Sessions deal with a range of topics and can be customized to your needs.  The usual fees are full day for $1,500 or 1/2 day for $750.  By joining the IRC District PD Program, this service is provided complimentary for a half day. 

3.  Online subscription to the IRC JOURNAL AND IRC NEWSLETTERS to share with your staff

The Illinois Reading Council Journal is a highly acclaimed journal filled with many topics, issues, and events of interest to educators involved in literacy programs at all levels of education.  Articles include Family Engagement in Literacy, Professional Development, ELL Language Learners, Finding Comment Ground, Insights from Illinois Authors, and more.  As a member of the IRC District PD Program, your district will receive this quarterly journal by mail and online to share with your staff.

4.  Literacy OPPORTUNITIES for your staff including events, book clubs, and classroom grants

As a member of the IRC District PD Program, you will learn about literacy events happening across the state, book clubs, and awards and grants available for your school district.

5.  Discounted registration rates for your staff to attend the annual IRC CONFERENCE

6.  And one comp registration to the ADMINISTRATOR ACADEMY at the IRC CONFERENCE

When the conference opens, your schood district will receive information about registering your educators at the discounted pre-registration MEMBER rate and how to receive your complimentary registration to the Administrator Academy at the annual IRC Conference.

Current Costs of IRC District PD Program
  • $2,500      for 1 - 500 students
  • $4,000      for 501 - 1,000 students
  • $6,000      for 1,001 - 3,000 students  
  • $8,000      for 3,001 - 5,000 students
  • $10,000    for 5,001+ students


TO JOIN IRC TODAY, download and return the IRC DISTRICT PD PROGRAM by mail or fax the form to (309) 454-3512.   We look forward to welcoming you to the Illinois Reading Council literacy family and don't want you to miss these incredible benefits for you and your staff!