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The ROE's 5th Annual Student Photography Contest Begins!
The ROE's annual student photography contest launched this week and we were thrilled with the amount of submissions this week! The top 10 photos will be posted through Kane County Connects on a weekly basis. Congratulations to Nina DiCristofano from Central High School as the week 1 winner!

This is a friendly competition focused on highlighting the academic arts in Kane County. The ROE receives positive feedback every year from teachers and parents noting their students' confidence and efforts improve as a result of this initiative. Please email Matt Muntner at if you have any questions regarding the contest!
Call For Presenters - INSTITUTE DAY!
Kane County Institute Day will be on Friday, March 1, 2019. Due to the positive feedback from last year, we will continue to follow the conference-style format with breakout sessions throughout the day. We are looking for educators who are willing to share their expertise and craft with fellow educators,  please fill out this proposal form   to share your knowledge as a presenter on Institute Day! We want to thank Geneva, Batavia, Central, and Kaneland School Districts for volunteering to be a host site for this year’s event!
New Workshop - "Collective Efficacy"
As educators we have the ability to improve student learning and achievement….but isn’t it easier (and more fun) when working together on a team? When working collaboratively you have the unique ability to hear perspectives and learn from other’s experiences. As a teacher in leadership roles it is important to connect, empathize, and engage in a team approach to improve the climate and culture of your school and increase student achievement! Join Dr. Sarah Mumm as she presents a hands-on workshop on Collective Efficacy on November 8 th . ( Registration )

The Progress Report: Happy Fall Ya'll
Principals are awesome - so let's celebrate National Principals Month! How stressful do you think a principals' life could be? This week's post in The Progress Report dives into a detailed vision of how awesome being a principal can be and how we can value the work they provide for a school. We should all take a moment out of our day to say "thank you" to a principal we know!

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.

Kane County ROE Annual Report 2017-2018
Our 2017-2018 annual report has been published on our website! This report is an overview of the programs, collaborative partnerships and and end-of-year reports from the Kane County ROE.

The ROE is currently hiring!
We are looking for a Youth Outreach Worker to work with our office in Geneva, IL. This individual will work with school representatives, students and parents regarding truants and attendance problems. Training new outreach workers and meeting with Community Youth Leaders are some of the exciting tasks for this position.

If you are interested or know someone who is interested, please visit the job posting for a great opportunity to work for the Kane Country Regional Office of Education!

Upcoming Workshops
PaCE Framework -
Administrator Academy  
Date: October 16th, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $75
School Leader Social Media -
Administrator Academy
  Date: November 5th
Location: Online 
Cost: $175
Blended Learning Model
  60 Day Online Course
30 PD Credits 
Cost: $195
Google Tools
 60 Day Online Course
4 PD Credits 
Cost: $40