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Meet the Educator of the Year Nominees
The  44th Kane County Educator of the Year Awards  is quickly approaching the two week timeline! The excitement is building and the ROE is hard at work preparing for the evening. These nominees lead, assist, and inspire each day they walk into their school and impact the lives of students, parents, colleagues, and their community.

Stay up to date with Educator of the Year by following the ROE on Facebook and Twitter and by using #EOTY44. Join us on May 3rd at the Q Center in St. Charles for the 44th annual Educator of the Year Awards. Tickets for the evening can be purchased through your local district office or by calling the Kane County ROE.

This past Tuesday, April 16th, was the first "Meet the Nominees" series through Kane County Connects. We are publishing an article every Tuesday as a 3-week series introducing the nominees for Educator of the Year 2019.

School District Event's - D303 INCubator Final Pitch Night
This is the first year of the INCubator program in D303 and are very much looking forward to showcasing their wonderful student entrepreneurs. Student teams will be pitching their business ideas to our team of Sharks for the opportunity to receive funding for their businesses in the second year of the program, ACCELeratoredu.

Advanced Digital Threat Assessment One-Day Training
Participants will leave with a concrete understanding of how to find and curate relevant digital information as is typically represented in a real-life digital threat assessment data gathering scenario.

This workshop will take place on April 23, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Kane County ROE.

The Progress Report: My Failure Resume
This week's post in The Progress Report talks about Katie's life lessons in failure and how to create a "failure resume" to overcome your failures into success stories! In addition, Katie talks about Illinois Online Academy's course titled, "Growth Mindset" that will not only benefit current educators but students as well!

The Progress Report is a collaborative discussion space for professional learning. If there are any topics that you would like to see a post on or guest write yourself,  please contact Katie Algrim.

Presenter Forms for Raising Student Achievement Conference - REMINDER!
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 Friday, May 17th.

Juvenile Detention Educators Conference
Come join other Illinois educators from juvenile detention centers to hear keynote speaker, Craig Boykin. Other sessions will include roundtables, Compassion Fatigue, trauma, and a Fine Arts demonstration.

Community Events: Exploring eSports
Northern Illinois University is hosting an "Exploring eSports" event on April 14th from 6-8 PM at the Sugar Grove Public Library in Sugar Grove, IL. All teens are welcome to attend this free event. Topics covered will be, "What skills do you need to compete in eSports?" and "How can eSport skills help players in their academics and careers?"

Upcoming & Ongoing Workshops
AA#2001 – Illinois Performance Evaluation – Teacher Evaluation Training
Dates: July 16th & 17th | August 5th & 6th | September 12th & 13th
Location: Geneva District, Kane ROE
Cost: $400
Making Questions Count
 60 Day Online Course
8 PD Credits 
Cost: $40