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Mark Your Calendars for the 4th Annual Kane County Student Photography Reception
The 4th Annual Kane County Student Photography Reception is on December 14th from 6pm - 8pm at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL ! Join over 100 attendees for an evening of appetizers, entertainment, and celebration of our amazing student photographers.

The ROE's Photo Contest is experiencing it's most successful year and has seen over 540 photos submitted from 235 local high school students in 6 week. The contest goes until the week of December 4th and there's still time to join the friendly competition. Contact Mike Ademe for more information .

Institute Day 2018 Proposals Due Friday
Kane County Institute Day 2018 will be on Friday, March 2, 2018 and the ROE is looking for educators to present during breakout sessions throughout the day.

If you would like to share your expertise with fellow educators,  please fill out this proposal form. This is the last week to submit your proposal! If you have any questions or concerns about submitting your proposal, please contact the ROE.

Register for the ROE's First Ever Online Administrator Academy
How do you become an iAdministrator? By harnessing the power of Web 2.0 tools in your building. This Admin Academy consists of 4 online sessions starting the week of 11/27 and ending the week of 12/18. Participants will learn how to use web tools to improve student engagement and academic achievement.

The Progress Report: Literacy & Data
The two most recent posts in the Progress Report are focused on integral parts of the classroom. The first is about having a balanced literacy curriculum and the second is on using data to drive classroom instruction .

The Progress Report is a collaborative discussion space for professional learning. Each post is written by Katie Algrim, the ROE's Director of Innovative Professional Learning. If there are any topics that you would like to see a post on, please contact Katie Algrim.

Did You Know Series: Alternative Education Services
Did you know that the ROE works with local school districts to develop and implement Alternative Education Programs? In the 2016-2017 school year almost 900 students in Kane County were served through these programs. These programs offer a broader range of academic, behavioral, and social/emotional interventions designed to help students succeed in the classroom.

Upcoming Workshops
Promoting Family &
Community Engagement
  Date: November 17th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $175
Recognizing & Assisting
Homeless Students
  Date: November 17th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $50
Becoming An iAdministrator
  Date: Nov. 27 - Dec. 18
Location: Online
Cost: $150