Membership

ICE is an organization of volunteers dedicated to leading the educational community in enhancing learning through technology. ICE provides education, leadership and an environment where caring individuals can support and promote innovative education for all.

 

Members of ICE receive the following benefits:

  • Access to events and resources provided by local chapters across the state
  • Eligibility for ICE Scholarship Program
  • Eligibility for special ICE awards including the Educator of the Year awards
  • ICE Cube newsletter published online monthy
  • Big Deal Book of Technology
  • Common Sense Graphite Monthly "Top Picks" along with Reviews and Ratings for websites
  • NEW! ICE Member discount codes on registration for events with ICE Partners such as Flipped Learning, EdTech Team Summits, etc. - eligible events will be advertised in ICE e-blasts and discounts will vary.

 

Professional Development

ICE Conference: The annual 4 day conference includes 2 days of pre-conference hands-on workshops, over 100 vendors, key note speakers, and breakout sessions covering innovative and current best practices in educational technology. 

Newsletter: The ICE Newsletter is now published monthly and delivered to members' email boxes.  It is available online with archived editions hosted on our website.  The ICE Newsletter contains relevant information on best practices, standards based learning, and resources for your educational environment to successfully integrate technology and learning.

Big Deal Book of Technology: This is an easy-to-use, biweekly resource of grants, timely articles of interests, interactive Web sites and free materials.

Common Sense Graphite: Access to their blog and their monthly "Top Picks", reviews and ratings of applications and sites focused on helping educators. 

 

Local Chapters

Members can receive support and professional development opportunities through ICE’s collaborative communities. Nine local chapters meet throughout the state at regular times during the year to share ideas and explore new instructional technology resources.  From our annual ICE Conference to regional mini-conferences, blogs, nings, wikis and other tools, ICE members stay current with educational technology.  Local chapters provide additional opportunities for professional development through Web sites, blogs, meetings, and mini-conferences.

 

Scholarship

The ICE Scholarship program supports ICE members and their children in advancing their degree, registering for workshops or taking on-line classes.  ICE scholarships awards annual scholarships in the following categories:

  • ICE members pursuing advanced degrees
  • ICE members attending professional development workshops and conferences including online conferences
  • ICE members’ children pursuing a degree in education

 

Awards and Recognition

ICE presents awards annually at the ICE Conference including ICE Technology Educator of the Year, Outstanding Contributor to Technology Award, Making It Happen Award from ISTE, Chapter Recognition Awards, and more.  For additional information about nominating or qualifying for these awards, please visit the ICE Awards and Grants Web page.

 

Advocacy

TECH 20XX is a not-for-profit initiative supported by ICE and a broad range of education and business organizations. Since 1990, students and teachers have set up demonstration tables at the Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois to show elected officials, business leaders, and the general public how technology is being used in schools.  Its purpose is two-fold: 1) to raise awareness of the critical role technology plays in preparing students to succeed in today’s world; and 2) to show the need for increased funding for classroom technology

 

Partnerships

ICE has built partnerships with other educational organizations by being the premier education technology visionary and voice for Illinois.  This includes ISTEISBEISLMAIETL and IASBO.  ICE also has professional partnerships with many organizations including leading businesses in education, communications and technology

 

ICE members enjoy many benefits as part of their membership package.   E-mail us any time with your questions, suggestions, or visit our website resources for ideas.

 

Membership Application

ICE Membership is now FREE for new and renewing members! Please go to our JOIN NOW page and become a member today!