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Register for the Kane ROE Adaptive Schools Seminar Series
How do you develop and build the capacity of your school's members to meet the challenges within school-wide improvement? Learn this and more at the Kane ROE's Adaptive Schools Seminar Series! Attendees can expect to learn skills and techniques that will help them build adaptive teams that are collaborators, inquirers, and leaders.

The Adaptive Schools Seminar Series will be taught by Carol Brooks-Simoneau, an educator with over 20 years of experience who has received the Kansas State Department of Education Distinguished Educator Award. The four sessions will be on September 13-14 and February 7-8 at the Kane County Cougars Stadium in Geneva. The cost to attend all four sessions is $500.

Come to the Kane County Back to School Book Fair on August 25
Join the Kane County Regional Office of Education in kicking off the 2018-19 school year! Attend the Back to School Book Fair to have the opportunity to win gift baskets for your classroom, meet Harry Moon author Mark Poe and get your book signed, meet costumed characters, donate school supplies for local homeless/neglected students, and much more. Plus, all teachers that come with their Teacher ID can register to receive a 20% discount on all purchases!

The event will be on August 25, 2018 from 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in the Geneva Commons on Randall Road. A percentage of each purchase during the book fair will go towards the Kane Excellence in Education Partnership and the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center School Library. Follow the ROE on Facebook and Twitter , and look for posts with #ROEBookFair for exciting updates leading up to the event!

Back to School Month in Kane County
August is here, and that means that the 2018-2019 school year is starting soon! All nine school districts in Kane County will be starting their school year between August 14 through August 22. Below is a list of the starting dates for each school district, with links to their websites that contain school supplies lists for students and parents.

KIDS Implementation Training on August 30th
Are you new to the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)? This assessment tool was designed by ISBE to assess kindergarteners for readiness during the initial weeks of the school year.

The Kane ROE will be hosting a training for teachers and administrators on August 30th. At the training, you can expect to learn the layout of KIDS, participate in reviewing/reflecting on evidence, and more as you prepare to implement KIDS into your kindergarten classrooms.

The Progress Report: Summer Summary
While summer is a time for students to relax, educators are continuing their professional learning and coming back with new strategies to implement in their classroom for the next school year. This week's post in The Progress Report shares knowledge from various PD events that occurred over the summer.

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.

Take Your Professional Learning Online With IL Online Academy
With the school year starting up soon, 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
Assessment Literacy -
Administrator Academy
  Date: September 18, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $75
PaCE Framework -
Administrator Academy
  Date: October 16th, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $75
Assessment Tools
  60 Day Online Course
4 PD Credits 
Cost: $40
Growth Mindset
 60 Day Online Course
5 PD Credits 
Cost: $40