The 2021 IRC Conference is planned for October 19-20, 2021!

Join IRC at the 53rd Annual IRC Conference as we welcome and learn from a diverse number of featured speakers, presenters, and exhibitors who will help teachers, specialists, and administrators from every grade-level and content area.  The 2021 IRC Conference will be held at the Bank of Springfield Center, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, and the Wyndham Hotel in Springfield, Illinois.

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IRC WORKSHOP SERIES WILL BE HELD ONLINE DURING MARCH 2021

The Illinois Reading Council is excited to present our first-ever online IRC Workshop Series that will feature 2-hour workshops on timely topics with the following outstanding literacy leaders in education.

  • Never Has Conferring Been So Important with Lucy Calkins from 4:00 to 6:15 pm on Thursday, March 11, 2021

  • Teaching Writing in Small Groups for Remote and In-Person Teaching with Jennifer Serravallo from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • Developing Your “Talking Game” with Matthew Kay from 9:00 to 11:15 am on Saturday, March 27, 2021

Participants can earn up to 6 PD clock hours.  If you can't attend the "live" workshops, you will have until April 30, 2021 to view the recorded workshops for clock hours.  Registration is only $75 for members and $120 for non-members that includes 1-year of IRC membership.  There are also discounted registration rates for retired and preservice teachers.

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ILLINOIS READS BOOK FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR MARCH 13, 2021

The Illinois Reading Council proudly announces that the Illinois Reads Book Festival will be held virtually from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 13, 2021.  The Book Festival includes author panels in addition to individual live Zoom sessions with some authors and prerecorded messages from others. Everyone is welcome to participate in this free event – no registration needed! The schedule for the day will be available by March 7th at www.illinoisreadsbookfestival.org.  Simply click on the links for the sessions in which you want to participate.  Don’t forget to follow the Illinois Reads Book Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ILLINOISREADSBookFestival and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ilreadsbookfest/.

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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 IRC membership benefit.  Members will receive monthly links to register via email.

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SPRING 2021 IRC BOOK CLUB

Read, reflect on, and respond to Breathing New Life into Book Clubs and/or The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics.  IRC Members who complete all assignments will be eligible to receive 15 PD clock hours for each book club.  Register by March 15th.

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