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Register for The School Leader's
Guide to Social Media
How can you use social media to share your school’s message with your community? This online Administrator Academy will equip you to lead your school into the social media world.

Join this 100% online Administrator Academy! The academy will be led by Dr. PJ Caposey, Superintendent of Meridian School District. The academy consists of 3 hours of live online work on November 5th, with 3 additional hours of pre/post work.

Make Sure Your School Is In The 2018 Kane County Student Photography Contest
Back by popular demand, the ROE will be facilitating a 10-week student photography contest this Fall! The contest starts the week of  October 3rd  and each week will see 10 submitted photos featured in  Kane County Connects . If your High School has a photography class that would like to participate,  contact Phil Morris at for details on how to participate.
School Districts Looking For Substitute Teachers and Bus Drivers
With the school year fully underway, there's always opening for part time positions in school districts. Schools are always looking for more substitute teachers and school bus drivers to add to their roster.

Do you know anyone that would like to have a rewarding part-time job interacting with students and serving the education community of Kane County? Encourage them to contact their local school district to learn more about becoming a substitute teacher or school bus driver!

The Progress Report: Humanizing the IEP
When talking about data points and statistics, how do you maintain the unique and individual human element in the conversation on IEPs for students? This week's post in The Progress Report shares tips on how you can humanize the IEP process so that you team can set up the student for educational success.

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.

Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning Program
Are you prepared to lead your school in personalized and digital learning? The Leadership in Personalized and Digital Learning (LPDL) program offers a job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare you to lead a personalized learning transition in your school.

This program is a series of 5 trainings throughout the 2018-19 school year, facilitated by Katie Algrim from the Kane ROE and Lauren Lipsey from the Lake ROE. They will be at the Lake County High School Technology Campus in Grayslake, IL. The cost to register is $150, and an additional $25 to earn Administrator Academy credit.

Take Your Professional Learning Online With IL Online Academy
With the school year now in session, taking your next PD course will be easier than ever with Illinois Online Academy ! IL 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.

With 50 courses available and more being added frequently, there is a professional learning course for everyone. All courses are 100% online and self-paced, allowing you to take your professional learning with you anywhere you go.

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