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Nominations for Educator of the Year
´╗┐Due February 26th
Don't miss this opportunity to nominate someone you know that leads, assists, and inspires each day they walk through the school doors! Educator of the Year will be held on Friday, May 4th, at the Q Center in St. Charles and will be a celebration honoring all of the amazing educators and administrators of Kane County.

Nomination materials can be downloaded from the ROE website. All nominees should be skillful, dedicated, and continue to play an active role in education.
Institute Day Registration Closes February 8
Registration for your Institute Day 2018 breakout sessions closes February 9th, please be sure you register soon! You should have received an email with the link to register for individual breakout sessions based off of the host site you had previously registered for.

If you have any questions or concerns while scheduling your breakout out sessions please do not hesitate to contact Shirley LeClere at the Kane County Regional Office of Education: or 630-232-5919, or Kathy Lawson: or 630-444-1133.

The Douglas Hoeft Scholarship is Accepting Applications
Douglas Hoeft, a former Regional Superintendent of Kane County, was committed to education for all students and has a scholarship established in his name to honor his work and commitment to improve the educational system in Illinois. 

Applications for the scholarship are due April 1st, 2018. Applicants must be a graduate of a school or home school in Kane County and must be entering the first year of a vocational/technical program or an institution of higher education.

Last Week to Register for Online 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!

The online book club will be a four week study starting on February 18th and ending March 18th. 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 February 12, 2018.

The Progress Report: An Inspirational Week
Have you ever participated in a Twitter Chat and came away with great resources for your classroom? This recent post from The Progress Report details what a Twitter Chat is and invites you to join in the ROE's upcoming Twitter Chat the week February 26th with the hashtag #leadassistinspire.

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.

Active Shooter Response Training Course
The Kane County ROE and Sugar Grove Police Department have partnered to offer a two-day ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) instructor training course for school administrators, law enforcement, and other workplace administrators.

The course is designed to teach skills and strategies that bridge the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives. The training is on March 12th and 13th at the Sugar Grove Fire Protection HQ. The cost to attend is $595.

Upcoming Workshops
Gathering Evidence During Observations & Conferencing
  Date: February 8th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $150
Teacher Evaluator Retraining:
Student Growth
  Date: February 15th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $150
Recognizing & Assisting Homeless Students
 Date: February 23rd, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $50