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Join the ROE and Celebrate Our Student Artists at the Student Photography Exhibition
The 4th Annual Kane County Student Photography Exhibition is this Thursday, December 14th from 6pm - 8pm at  Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL ! Join over 100 attendees for an evening of appetizers, entertainment, and celebration of our amazing student photographers.

This year had over 900 photos submitted from 333 high school students and 100 of the photos will be featured at the exhibition. Make sure to come to the event and support students throughout Kane County! For more information on the exhibition, contact Mike Ademe at or view the event on Facebook.

Who Will You Nominate For Educator of the Year?
Mark your calendars for Educator of the Year 2018, held on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at the Q Center in St. Charles! The Educator of the Year Awards celebrate the teachers, administrators, and support staff that work everyday to provide a fantastic education for students throughout Kane County.

Nominations are now being accepted by the ROE through February 26th, 2018. The nomination packet can be found here . All nominees should be skillful, dedicated, and continue to play an active role in education. This year, the ROE has put together a video that explains how to nominate someone for EOTY. If you have any additional questions about Educator of the Year, please contact the ROE .

Did You Know Series: Fingerprinting
Did you know that the ROE provides fingerprinting services for all our Kane County public school districts? Illinois School Code requires all new employees to have both a State and FBI criminal background check. Last year, approximately 4,120 people were fingerprinted. The ROE also partners with Kane County government to fingerprint new employees each year.

The Progress Report: Fermilab & Social Science Standards
Professional learning opportunities are all around and can be found in many different places. The two most recent posts from The Progress Report highlight professional learning opportunities in person and online.

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.

Students Involved With Technology Conference 2018
Do any of your students love using technology in the classroom? The Students Involved with Technology (SIT) Conference could be a great learning opportunity for them! What makes the SIT conference unique is that it is completely prepared & presented by 3rd - 12th graders, truly being an event for students, by students. The event will be February 10, 2018 at Dekalb High School and registration is open until January 21, 2018.

Congratulations to our Illinois State Scholars
The Illinois State Scholars Program recognizes high school students for their outstanding academic achievements and this year over 1,300 students from Kane County were recognized! Congratulations to these students for being honored with this prestigious designation and to their teachers that helped them achieve this academic recognition.

Online Professional Learning
With the temperature dropping and the days getting shorter, wouldn't it be nice to take your next professional learning course in the comfort of your own home? Illinois Online Academy offers over 30 courses that are 100% online, with many offering both PD hours and College Graduate Credits. Check out some of the current course offerings below!