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Educator of the Year 2018 is Friday!
The 43rd Kane County Educator of the Year Awards is this Friday, May 4th! The excitement is building and the ROE is hard at work preparing for big night. By the end of the evening, one of the 41 nominees will be crowned Kane County Educator of the Year!

Be part of the conversation during the evening by following the ROE on Facebook and Twitter and using #EOTY43 and #leadassistinspire. Curious about who the nominees are this year? Make sure to read the #EOTY43 bios that the ROE has published.

Is Your Licensure Up For Renewal This Year?
For the 2018 Renewal Period, ISBE has been staggering renewal periods for educators according to licensure type due to a large amount of licenses up for renewal. All licensure types with an expiration date of 6/30/2018 are now eligible for renewal.

If your license is eligible for renewal, you must renew it by August 31,2018. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Kane ROE at 630-232-5955 or
Join Illinois Online Academy's Online Summer Book Study
Want to be part of a unique professional learning opportunity and receive PD hours? Join Illinois Online Academy's  online book study of "The Unlearning Leader" by local superintendents Michael Lubelfeld and Nick Polyak!

Back by popular demand, the online book club will be a four week study starting on June 4th and ending July 2nd. Each week, participants will participate in an online assignment through Illinois Online Academy. Participants will receive 8 PD hours from participating in the book club. The cost to join the book club and receive the PD hours is $20 and you must register before May 29, 2018.

The Progress Report: Opportunities
New opportunities come our way each day and what you do with these opportunities can impact how you grow, learn, and flourish. This week's Progress Report is all about seizing those opportunities and offers a special opportunity for readers regarding their professional learning .

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.

Upcoming Workshops
Assessment Tools  
Online Course
60 Days at Your Own Pace
Cost: $40
Teaching In A Blended Learning Model
 Online Course
60 Days At Your Own Pace 
Cost: $195
Principal Evaluator Competency
Skill Building
  Date: June 15th, 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $150
Collaborative Learning
Leadership Workshop
  Date: June 21st, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: Free