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The Progress Report

The Progress Report continues with two new posts! This first post is a timely discussion on new ways to set up your classroom as the school year beginsThe second post details how the difference between professional development and professional learning is more than just semantics.

Also, congratulations to Patricia Karner, Anne Pasco, Tonya Forbes, Marsha Sommers, Stepanie Whitecotton, Tim Loversky, Joe Neukirch, Carla Johnson, Katharine Hertz, and Shonette Sims who were the first 10 to respond to the first week’s blog post and won a $25 giftcard to Amazon! Make sure to subscribe to The Progress Report to receive each new post sent directly to your email.

Read the Progress Report: HGTV for Educators

Read The Progress Report: Professional Development vs. Professional Learning

Get Your Middle School Endorsement 100% Online
Are you looking to get your Middle School Endorsement? The ROE and Aurora University have partnered to offer the two courses required for the Middle School Endorsement 100% online. Registration for the courses is now open. For more information on the courses and how to register, view this flyer.
Project Backpack 2017 is this Weekend

Project Backpack will take place Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Elgin Community College. Supplies will be distributed to students within Elgin Community College's district area. For more information on how to volunteer at the event or receive supplies, visit the Project Backpack website. 

Save Lives, Stop for School Buses

The classrooms of Kane County will be filling up with students soon, and that means school buses will be back on the road in the mornings and afternoons transporting students. Make sure to slow down and stop when the red lights are flashing and keep our students safe.

 View the ROE's PSA on School Bus Safety

Earn CPDU and Graduate Credits with Illinois Online Academy
Thinking of your next professional learning opportunity? Illinois Online Academy offers online continuing education courses that are relevant, convenient, and affordable. Both PD Hours and Graduate Credits are available through IL Online Academy.

There are a variety of courses offered to meet your professional development needs. View the full course listing today.
Student Loan Forgiveness Program
If you are searching for a way to lower your monthly student loan payments or make additional degrees more affordable, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) may be an option for you.

Visit and enter code KANE to see if you qualify. You can access the Student Loan Forgiveness packet here.
Upcoming Workshops
School Anxiety & School Refusal 
Date: September 13, 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Kane County ROE
2 CPDU Hours
Cost: Free
School Anxiety & School Refusal -
For Parents
  Date: September 13, 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Kane County ROE 
2 CPDU Hours
Cost: Free