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EOTY 2019 Nomination Forms
Mark your calendars for Educator of the Year 2019, held on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at the Q Center in St. Charles! The Educator of the Year Awards celebrate the teachers, administrators, and support staff that work everyday to provide a fantastic education for students throughout Kane County.

Nominations are now being accepted by the ROE through March 4th, 2019. The  nomination packet can be found here and the physical forms will be sent out later this week. All nominees should be skillful, dedicated, and continue to play an active role in education. The ROE has  put together a video  that explains how to nominate someone for EOTY. If you have any additional questions about Educator of the Year,  please contact the ROE.

Kane County Student Photography Exhibition
We are pleased to announce the Kane County Student Photography Exhibition is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at a new location this year! The event will be held at the  Batavia Fine Arts Center , 1201 Main St. in Batavia, IL. More details will follow in the coming weeks, but please distribute this around and help get the word out!

Please email Matt Muntner at if you have any questions regarding the contest!

Past Few Weeks:
Institute Day 2019
Kane County Institute Day will be on Friday, March 1, 2019. We are searching for educations to present and share their expertise and knowledge with fellow educations at this year's Institute Day!

We had awesome success with last year's event and would love to keep the trend continuing through 2019. Due to the positive feedback from last year, we will continue to follow the conference-style format with breakout sessions throughout the day.

The Progress Report:
This week's post in The Progress Report is a topic regarding perspective friends. Katie shares how different perspectives impact our lives and those who surround us.

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.

Illinois Online Academy - Online Learning
With the temperature dropping and the days getting shorter, wouldn't it be nice to take your next professional learning course in the comfort of your own home? Illinois Online Academy offers over 30 courses that are 100% online, with many offering both PD hours and College Graduate Credits.

Upcoming & Ongoing Workshops
Improved Crisis Decision Making for Safer Schools -
Administrator Academy
  Date: December 6th
Location: Kane ROE 
Cost: $175
Blended Learning Model
  60 Day Online Course
30 PD Credits 
Cost: $195
Google Tools
 60 Day Online Course
4 PD Credits 
Cost: $40