Illinois Computing Educators

Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) is a statewide 503(c) non-profit organization dedicated to leadership in education through technology.  Formed in 1986 by a group of 30 educators, ICE has grown to over 12,000+ members comprised of teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, administrators, higher education representatives, school support staff and other stakeholders in Illinois education.  ICE continues to reach out to educators and partners who share the philosophy and dedication of developing leadership in education technology through the support and development of professional learning opportunities that provide growth and use of technology in all facets of the educational process.

Illinois Computing Educators is the state affiliate of ISTE, the International Society of Technology Educators. ISTE is the home to a passionate community of global educators who believe in the power of technology to transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education. ISTE inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learners by delivering: practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events and the ISTE Standards. In June 2018, ICE was the host state to the annual ISTE conference which drew more than 24,000 people from 87 countries who gathered in Chicago for a week of phenomenal learning opportunities.

Illinois Computing Educators has 13 chapters located regionally across the state of Illinois. These chapters provide local professional development opportunities that meet the needs of educators within those regions. As an IL State Board of Education state approved provider for educator licensure professional development hours, ICE, is able to provide educators the credits they need for licensure renewal. ICE also partners with other organizations, across the state and the nation, to provide additional learning opportunities to educators. Check out the many professional learning opportunities offered through ICE.

Illinois Computing Educators also hosts the annual ICE Conference in February as well as TECH 20xx, a student technology showcase that is held at the State Capitol every May.

Membership to ICE is free. Be sure to join ICE today.