Illinois Computing Educators (ICE)

ICE is dedicated to being the leader in supporting and promoting innovative education for all.

We strive to offer and promote innovative practices to the educational community.

We believe learning can be enhanced through the use of technology.

The Benefits of ICE Membership

  • Professional Development and Other Resources: ICE members have the opportunity to participate in additional professional development opportunities throughout the year. Be sure to check our website and follow us on Twitter @ice_il, Facebook @ICE.Illinois and Instagram @ice.illinois for updates!
  • ICE Conference: ICE sponsors the annual ICE Conference. Every year, well over 3000 educators convene to learn and share ideas with each other regarding the effective use of technology in education. The multi-day conference includes hands-on workshops, breakout sessions, snapshots, and many other networking and learning opportunities. 140+ vendors exhibit their wares and services, featured speakers inspire attendees, and hundreds of educators present sessions on how they use technology to engage students and foster academic achievement.
  • TECH 20XX: This annual event is held at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. Hundreds of students come from schools throughout the state to present the most comprehensive and diverse student demonstration of classroom technology in the Midwest. TECH 20XX demonstrations allow lawmakers, business leaders, teachers, and administrators from Illinois schools to see firsthand how technology is used in classrooms throughout the state.
  • ICE Chapters: ICE has local chapters scattered throughout the state. Individual chapters hold regular meetings that provide local area members an opportunity for networking and professional development. Many chapters sponsor workshops and mini-conferences to members.
  • Newsletter: Members receive an online ICE CUBE (ICE Computer Update Bulletin for Educators) filled with articles on topics such as technology leadership issues, classroom ideas, new technologies, etc. 
  • Technology Educator of the Year Award: Each year, two awards are given to outstanding educators throughout the state. The ICE Technology-Using Educator Award is designated for individuals such as media specialists, university and college staff, technology coordinators, computer coordinators, etc., while the ICE Technology-Using Classroom Teacher Award is targeted for Pre-K-12 classroom teachers.
  • ICE Scholarships: This program is open to all ICE members in good standing and their children attending college. Scholarships are available from $100 on up for members to pursue an advanced degree or to take additional for-credit college courses. This scholarship program can also be used to attend professional development workshops and conferences. Children of ICE members may apply for a scholarship to pursue a degree in Education.
  • ICE Mini-Grants: The purpose of the ICE Mini-Grant Program is to provide ICE members throughout the state with funding for educational technology projects that showcase innovation and creativity and directly benefit students in Pre-K-12 classrooms.
  • NEW in November 2017: ICE members who participate in ICE webinars by our partner Hoonuit, will receive a complimentary individual account to the Hoonuit solution for the 90 day period between the quarterly webinars. If you attend all four webinars, you will then receive access for the entire year!