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Institute Day 2018

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. This year's Institute Day will follow the conference-style of last year, with the host districts being Batavia 101, West Aurora 129, District 300, and Kaneland 302.

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.
4th Annual Kane County Student Photo Contest Continues
The ROE is continuing the tradition of the student photography contest, and in just two weeks we've seen a record number of 182 photos from 11 local high schools! Each week, the top 10 photos will be featured in Kane County Connects.

Want to be part of this friendly academic competition highlighting academic arts? New photography classes are welcome to join anytime during the 10 week contest. Contact  Mike Ademe at  for more information on the submission schedule and guidelines.

Last Day to Register for the Communications Skills Workshop
When working in teams, interpersonal and communication skills are key to success. By attending this workshop, you will learn about the 4 primary communication styles and learn strategies on how to manage and work on a team with people of varying styles. The workshop will be on October 25th at the ROE and costs $175.

The Progress Report: Institute Days & Empathy in Education
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! The first post is about sharing your expertise with other educators, and the other is about building empathy with students.

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.

Principals Day is This Friday, October 20th!
The month of October is National Principals Month and this Friday, October 20th, is National Principal Day! From the ROE, thank you to all of the principals in our schools for your time and dedication to both the students and staff in your buildings. Make sure to show your thanks on social media using #ThankAPrincipal.

East Aurora 131 Educators Recognized by ISBE
ISBE has announced the statewide recipients of the 2017-18 Those Who Excel awards and East Aurora 131 has 4 teachers and 1 team being recognized! Congratulations to Angelica Klasinski-Ahng, Lindsay Web, Anne Stock, Deborah Weber, and East Aurora's Jumpstart Team for being recognized on the statewide level.

Early Bird Registration for Raising Student Achievement Conference Ends Soon
The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools presents the  Raising Student Achievement Conference. Join us on December 4-5 in St. Charles, IL. The conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn from educational experts and peers. You will get tips for improving and enhancing instruction and leave with practical ideas you can use the next day in the classroom. The early bird rate of $250 ends on October 20th, so register now!

Help The Kane County Sheriff's Office Celebrate Red Ribbon Week on October 23rd - 31st
Next week is Red Ribbon Week and the Kane County Sheriff's Office is encouraging schools to get involved. Students in fifth and sixth grade can express their creative side by making a Red Ribbon Week work of art themed around a drug-free lifestyle, and submitting them to the Sheriff's Office through this week. The Sheriff's Office will also coordinate with schools that would like to schedule a presentation during Red Ribbon Week.

Don't Forget Oct. 22 is Statewide Bus Driver Appreciation Day!
Each school day, over 1 million children from public and private schools are transported across the state of Illinois. Each year, over 138 million miles are traveled by school buses. Thanks to all of our bus drivers that transport our students safely to and from school! The next time you see a bus driver, make sure to thank them for all that they do!
Upcoming Workshops
  Date: October 24th, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $20
Interpersonal & Team Communication Skills
  Date: October 25th, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $175
Recognizing & Assisting
Homeless Students
  Date: October 27th, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $50
Principal Evaluator Skill Building for Pre-Qualified Principal Evaluators
  Date: November 2nd, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: Kane County ROE 
Cost: $150