IRC offers a wide range of annual events for educators across the state of Illinois.

Our signature events include Multilingual Illinois, our signature statewide conference for teachers serving linguistically and culturally diverse students, as well as a summit for members of Bilingual Parent Advisory Councils and parents of English Learners, job fairs and networking opportunities, and the Teaching for Biliteracy Summer Institute.

Upcoming events:

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Multilingual Illinois 2020: The 44th Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

December 8 – 11, 2020
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center

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Female High School Teacher Standing By Student Table Teaching Lesson

Teaching for Biliteracy Summer Institute

June 22 – 26, 2020
Crowne Plaza West Loop, Chicago

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“I have been fortunate to have worked with the IRC for more than 10 years! I started as a student taking my ESL/Bilingual endorsement courses and attending critical professional development sessions to support my Dual Language teaching career. Now, as the Director of Multilingual Programs for District 59, I have been able to gain a more global perspective on how this organization positively impacts school districts and the field of education as a whole.”
Griselda Pirtle, Director of Multilingual Programs, Community Consolidated School District 59