Illinois Valley Reading Council

2019 Winter Newsletter

Brain Based Learning

Please join us for a professional learning opportunity presented by Marilee Sprenger, aka the "brainlady." Merilee is a highly regarded educator, presenter, and author who has taught students from prekindergarten through graduate school. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and stays on top of the latest brain research. She is passionate about brain research-based teaching strategies. Illinois Valley Reading Council invites you to come and learn ways to "wire the brain for success" in literacy learning.

What: "Wiring the Brain for Reading"

Who: Marilee Sprenger

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Where: Advent Lutheran Church, 1211 S. Main St., Morton

Time: 4:30-5:00 p.m. Registration and Light meal served

5:00-5:15 p.m. IVRC Business meeting

5:15-6:15 p.m. Presentation


Professional development - 1 hour available - bring IEIN #

"Webinar at the Theater"

Mark your calendars for a viewing of an upcoming IRC Webinar at the Morton Cinemas. On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, IVRC has rented a theater for a group showing of the webinar " CAFE Instruction Model: Assessment through Instruction" by Gail Boushey and Allison Behne. Wear your comfy clothes and enjoy concessions while learning with friends. Registration will begin at 6:00, webinar at 7:00, along with a pre- and post viewing discussion session. Professional development of 2 hours will be available.

IVRC Executive Positions

Please consider running for an office for the Executive Board of Illinois Valley Reading Council. Serving on this board is rewarding and offers valuable opportunities to make a difference in the world of literacy. Offices available for 2019-2020 program year include vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and membership chairperson. Nancy Brush, current vice-president, will serve as the President of IVRC in the next term. Join the team and be a part of something great! Contact Regetta Wharram, current IVRC President, if you have questions or are interested in one of the offices: