Will County Reading Council
March 8, 2019
WCRC - President's Message
Spring...what a lovely word and thought as we bring a close to our very chilling winter! So much to look forward to for ourselves and our students! The Will County Reading Council recently sponsored our "Spring Professional Development" at Lewis University with featured speaker, Lou Ferroli. Lou shared his extensive experience and knowledge about Dyslexia. In addition, we had a host of professionals share a wide range of knowledge and experience for attendees. Our next event and Spring Board meeting will be April 3rd at Lewis University's Tinley Park campus. Join us as we host an IRC webinar and Twitter chat. Open up the attached links for more information about upcoming events and awards from WCRC. Have a great Spring Break everyone! - Donna Herman
Spring Professional Development Event was a Success!
Illinois Reads Book Festival
Saturday, March 16th, 10am
2325 Brookside Avenue
About Illinois Reads
A statewide project promoting reading for Illinois citizens, ILLINOIS READS annually selects six books in each of six different age categories ranging from read-to books for infants to adult readers. A variety of topics and themes are chosen for each age group, with an emphasis on selections written by authors with ties to Illinois.
The Event Schedule
9:15 Doors Open – Free to the public
10:00 Opening Ceremony
· Meet the Authors and Illustrators
· Hear the Essay Contest Winners read their selections
· Enter the raffle!
10:50-11:20 Session I Author Panels (by age/grade band)
11:25-11:55 Session II Individual Author Session
12:00-12:30 Session III Individual Author Session
12:30-2:00 Visit our vendors and enjoy activities
ILLINOIS READS authors’ and illustrators’ books will be available for purchase (cash or credit cards accepted.)
Concessions will be available for snacks, lunches and drinks
Will County Reading Council Awards
The WCRC Reading Scholarship is granted to a member pursuing a graduate degree in reading. These candidates have demonstrated dedication to the profession through continuing professional development. The recipient will receive two hundred and fifty dollars and recognition of this honor at the spring event.
The WCRC Local Literacy Award is bestowed upon an individual who has made a significant contribution to literacy at any level, regardless of membership. This award is not limited to professional educators nor is it limited to a certain level of education. The candidates must merely have given their time and effort to assist others towards literacy.
The WCRC Literacy Educator of the Year is awarded to a teacher who has made inroads into the education of children. These candidates have helped others on a path to lifelong learning. They have inspired their students to become readers and have served as models for other teachers.
Please use the forms below to nominate yourself or others for one of the three awards described above. Please submit your nominations by Tuesday, March 26. If you have questions, please contact Deb Augsburger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday Wired Webinar Discussion on “The Summer Reading Slump”
Wednesday, April 3rd, 6:30pm
18501 Maple Creek Drive
Tinley Park, IL
Will County Reading Council will host a discussion on the Wired Wednesday Webinar from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Come learn how easy it is to get connected to online PD and have professional conversations. We will also participate on the IRC Twitter Chat following the program.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
WCRC Board of Directors are looking for Volunteers
SAVE THE DATE: MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 7am
Peoria, IL, USA
LITERACY IN THE SPOTLIGHT
October 3 - 4, 2019
Thousands of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from October 3 - 4, 2019 for the 52nd Annual IRC Conference, Literacy in the Spotlight, at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Illinois.