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The 4th Annual Kane County Student Photography Contest Continues
The ROE's Student Photography Contest is picking up steam and in four weeks there has been 387 submissions from 12 local high schools! Each week the top 10 photos of the week will be featured in Kane County Connects.

Mark your calendars for the photography reception on December 14 from 6pm-8pm and join more than 100 attendees at Water Street Studios in Batavia for an evening of appetizers, entertainment, and celebration of our amazing student photographers. Want to join this friendly competition? Contact Mike Ademe for more information .

Did You Know Series: Health Life Safety
Did you know that each fall the ROE visits all Kane County school buildings for a yearly health, life, and safety review? The Kane ROE visits all 200 school buildings to ensure that they are safe for students and works with facilities and safety teams year-round to find collaborate on ways to make our schools safer.

Register for the ROE's First Ever Online Administrator Academy
How do you become an iAdministrator? By harnessing the power of Web 2.0 tools in your building. This Admin Academy consists of 4 online sessions starting the week of 11/27 and ending the week of 12/18. Participant will learn how to use web tools to improve student engagement and academic achievement.

Hands-On Makerspace Workshop at IMSA
On December 1st, come to IMSA for a hands-on experience in their Makerspace. Attendees will be able to tour IMSA's Makerspace with the people that manage the space and learn implementation strategies to modify, improve, and implement Makerspaces in their own schools. Only 25 spots are available so make sure to register soon!

Submit Your Institute Day 2018 Proposals by November 17th
Kane County Institute Day 2018 will be on Friday, March 2, 2018 and the ROE is looking for educators to present during breakout sessions throughout the day.

If you would like to share your expertise with fellow educators,  please fill out this proposal form. Proposals are being accepted through November 17th. If you have any questions or concerns about submitting your proposal, please contact the ROE.

IDPH School Health Training For School Nurses in November
The Illinois Department of Public Health is offering a continuing education opportunity for school nurses to learn up-to-date information on adolescent health care and receive updates on important policies that affect school health personnel. There are 5 separate days for the School Health Days Conference open for registration. Dates of the conference range from November 7 to December 5.

The Progress Report: Productivity & Communication
The Progress Report was started with the idea of having educators share their expertise with one another, and that's what the latest posts are all about! Using your downtime productively and interpersonal communication are what the two recent posts are focused on.

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.

Kaneland IGKNIGHT Conference Open To All Districts
Kaneland School District 302 is hosting an in-service day on November 20th that is open to all local school districts. There is no cost to attend this in-service day. A wide variety of workshops are available throughout the day, so there is something for everyone. Registration closes on November 7th.
Illinois DCFS Provides Teaching Tools for Health Education
The Illinois Department of Children & Family Services is reminding schools that they are required to include information about the Newborn Infant Protection Act to be included in health education classes. IL DCFS has created several teaching tools to assist schools in meeting the requirements. The resources can be found on the IL DFCS website.

Upcoming Workshops
Principal Evaluator Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
  Date: November 2nd, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $150
Promoting Family &
Community Engagement
  Date: November 17th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $175
Recognizing & Assisting
Homeless Students
  Date: November 17th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $50
Becoming An iAdministrator
  Date: Nov. 27 - Dec. 18
Location: Online
Cost: $150