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IRC WORKSHOP SERIES 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. 

Lucy Calkins

Thursday, March 11, 2021
4:00 to 6:15 pm

Never Has Conferring Been So Important

In today’s world, it is all-important that teachers have opportunities to listen to kids’ writing, to rally them to work with dedication, to give them feedback that matters. This practical session will help you find efficient, powerful ways to confer with writers, and in so doing, to accelerate their skills and their commitment to literacy and to social justice.

Participants also have the option to watch the recorded workshop for a limited time.

Special thanks goes to Crossland Literacy who will be giving away four (4) – $50 Heinemann professional book gift certificates to registered workshop participants. The names of the winners will be announced at the end of the workshop.

Jennifer Serravallo

 

Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:30 to 8:30 pm

Teaching Writing in Small Groups for Remote and In-Person Teaching

Drawing from Jennifer Serravallo’s newly-released Teaching Writing in Small Groups, this session will show you how just a few minutes of purposeful, responsive teaching can have a big impact with your students whether you are in-person or teaching remotely. The emphasis will be on essential practices for optimizing small groups that will help you value each child’s language and literacy practices, develop relationships with your writers, teach with efficiency, improve independence, and more. The engaging videos and Jen’s ability to break down complex concepts into actionable, doable steps will equip participants to be able to try out the ideas right away.

Jennifer will be presenting for 90-minutes followed by Katie Russell sharing some of Jennifer's strategies.  Participants also have the option to watch the recorded workshop for a limited time.

Special thanks goes to Crossland Literacy who will be giving away four (4) – $50 Heinemann professional book gift certificates to registered workshop participants. The names of the winners will be announced at the end of the workshop.

Matthew Kay

Saturday, March 27, 2021
9:00 to 11:15 am

Developing Your “Talking Game”

Develop the communication skills needed to lead meaningful classroom race conversations. Matt expands on tips from chapter two of his book, Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom. Expect to walk through classroom race discussion scenarios that demand each participant's best facilitation, communication and—yes—conflict management skills.

Participants also have the option to watch the recorded workshop for a limited time.

Special thanks goes to Stenhouse Publishers for sponsoring this workshop!

 

Registration Details Include

  • Registered participants can earn up to 6 PD clock hours for the IRC Workshop Series. 
  • Registered participants will have the option of watching the recorded workshops until April 30, 2021 for clock hours. 
  • Registration for all 3 workshops is $75 for members or $120 for non-members that includes 1-year of IRC membership.  There are also discounted registration rates for retired and preservice teachers. 
  • If participants would like to register for the March 2021 IRC Workshop Series and the October 2021 IRC Conference, IRC is offering a savings of $50 off of the combined registration rate. Please contact the IRC Office for more information.
  • For school districts wanting to register multiple educators, you can use the Group Registration Form to submit by fax to the IRC Office. 

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Special thanks again to our sponsors!

       

 

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