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Meet 8 Nominees for Educator of the Year
With Educator of the Year just a month away, it's time to learn more about our 41 nominees! These nominees lead, assist, and inspire each day they walk into their school and impact the lives of students, parents, colleagues, and their community.

Each week, the ROE will be publishing bios on 8 nominees. Stay up to date with Educator of the Year by following the ROE on Facebook and Twitter and by using #EOTY43 and #leadassistinspire. Join us on May 4th at the Q Center in St. Charles for the 43rd annual Educator of the Year Awards. Tickets for the evening can be purchased through your local district office.
Is Your Licensure Up For Renewal This Year?
For the 2018 Renewal Period, ISBE is staggering renewal periods for educators according to licensure type due to a large amount of licenses up for renewal. The renewal periods are as follows:

  • Educators who hold a PEL and ELS-CTE license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
  • Educators who hold an ELS-PARA license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 15, 2018.
  • Educators who hold a SUB license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning May 1, 2018.

All licenses eligible for renewal must be renewed by August 31,2018. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Kane ROE at 630-232-5955 or
The Progress Report: Making "The Call"
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the latest post in The Progress Report shares a story about the important role educators play as a mandated reported for DCFS.

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.

Scholarship Opportunity For Students Through KEEP
The Kane Excellence in Education Partnership (KEEP) is currently accepting applications for it's Homeless/Unaccompanied Youth Scholarship ($500-$1,000). This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior who is a homeless or unaccompanied youth entering a post-secondary education program. 

Applications for the scholarship are due May 1st, 2018 and the recipient of the scholarship will be decided by June 1st, 2018. The application form can be found on the KEEP website.
Be a Presenter at the Raising Student Achievement Conference
The Raising Student Achievement Conference will be in St. Charles this year on December 3-4, and breakout session proposals are currently being accepted. Presenting at a breakout session is the perfect opportunity to share your expertise with fellow educators.

Breakout sessions should support the conference theme of raising student achievement and reflect current educational trends, educational research, and best practices in education. Proposals are due by May 4.

Upcoming Workshops
Google For Educators
  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
Gathering Evidence During Observations & Conferencing
  Date: April 12th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $150
Teacher Evaluator Retraining:
Student Growth
  Date: April 19th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $150