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Introducing ... Inspire!
The 20-21 school year is going to look different this year... so shouldn't your professional development look different too? The Kane ROE has just what you are looking for….a Professional Learning Subscription box delivered right to your house to help educators learn, implement, and reflect on best practices!  

Each box is filled with ready-to-use activities and resources to implement in your classroom/building immediately, not to mention the fun and exciting personal and professional surprises for you within the box….educators work hard – the Kane ROE is here to fill your bucket too! What better way to treat yourself to some inspiration and learning than by subscribing to Inspire? The best part? You can earn up to 8 professional development hours per box.

Inspired by the strategy subscription box from the Burlington Instructional Coaching Team! They inspired us... now can we INSPIRE you?

COVID-19 Walk-Up Testing - 1 DAY OPPORTUNITY
In response to ongoing COVID-19 concerns and cases in the Kane County area, a walk-up testing site managed by the Kane County Health Department will be running on Monday, July 27th from 9am - 5pm, stationed at the Kane County Regional Office of Education, 28 N 1st St, Geneva, IL in the west parking lot . Free street parking is available on Hamilton Street. Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) tests will be provided free to the community. 

The Kane County Health Department reported Kane County’s first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 10, 2020. As of July 21, 2020, 8,473 confirmed cases have been reported in Kane County, including 290 deaths. The Kane County Health Department has created a COVID-19 dashboard to keep you updated and informed with the most up-to-date data. Find that information here.

For trusted information on the COVID-19 pandemic from reputable state and federal sources, visit the State of Illinois , Illinois Department of Public Health , and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites.
Donate to Project Backpack
We are excited to partner with Project Backpack through Elgin Community College this year! Since 2010, this initiative has helped more than 17,000 students in the area.

Due to COVID-19, Project Backpack is accepting monetary donations only for this school year. Join us and make a donation today to help them reach their goal of $20,000.

Donations can either be made online or by sending a check/cash to

ECC Foundation
1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL 60123
Include “Project Backpack” in memo line.

The Progress Report: Are you INSPIRED?
In this week's post in  The Progress Report , the Professional Learning Team launches "Inspire," the new professional development subscription box. Jenna Moller discusses the benefits and advantages to Inspire, and what the box can do for you.

The Progress Report  is a collaborative discussion space for professional learning. If there are any topics that you would like to see a post on or guest write yourself,  please contact Katie Algrim .

New Furniture at the JJC
In June, the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) common spaces received a fresh look! New furniture in study areas will add to the experience in order for students to have a quiet workspace to study and get assignments done.
Student Loan Forgiveness
Kane County ROE, in partnership with Fiducius, offers a voluntary student Loan Relief benefit. It is available to any full-time public sector employee with federal student loan debt including Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford loans, Parent PLUS & Graduate PLUS loans. On average, employees save upwards of $550 on their monthly student loan payment.

For more information and to get started, visit 

New Employees at the ROE
This past month, we welcomed three new employees to our family at the Kane County Regional office of Education.

Jenna Moller, the new Professional Learning Coordinator, comes to us from Harvard District 50, where she served as an Instructional Coach.

Myra Torres, the new Professional Learning Administrative Assistant comes from East Aurora School District 131, where she most recently served as an Attendance Dean.

Molly McQueeny, the new Communications/Website Coordinator, comes from Carthage College, where she recently graduated with degrees in Marketing and Graphic Design. 

We are excited to see what our new employees do in their roles.
Follow our Social Media Accounts for news about #KaneCares!
Starting August 1st, the Kane ROE Office with be launching a 30 day self-care challenge for Educators and Administrators. Going back to school can be stressful, even without a pandemic on hand, so by implementing self-care into your daily routine, you give yourself the grace and the mindset to handle anything that comes your way!
Where Can I Find Information Regarding COVID-19 In Illinois?
ISBE is working in partnership with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to ensure we are providing the most current resources and guidance to support Illinois education communities regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Illinois Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline and email address provides consistent information, answer questions, share facts about symptoms, and provides up-to-date information from the CDC. Call 1-800-889-3931 anytime or email dph.sick@illinois.gov

News and information updates from all around Kane County.

Upcoming & Ongoing Workshops
Illinois Performance Evaluation - Teacher Evaluation Training
August 3rd, 2020
2-Day Course
$400
Principal/Teacher Evaluator Retraining

September 9th, 2020
$175

Growth Mindset

100% Online
$40