We will be hosting the ICE 2014 Conference on October 16 and 17, 2014. It's time to get ready to get excited about a brand NEW ICE for 2014, complete with a NEW venue, and new, LOWER registration fees! It's a win for every educator in our state. You don't want to miss this amazing chance to get together and learn with fabulous educators.
Location: Noblesville High School - 18111 Cumberland, Noblesville, IN Dates: October 16 & 17 (with a special $35 preconference dinner and workshop featuring Maker Movement champion Sylvia Martinez at Connor's Prairie on Wednesday October 15 - seats are limited!) Fee: $60 per day or $100 for 2 days (save $20!) Hotels: Fairfield Inn Noblesville and Super 8 Noblesville (low conference rates available!)
This year's keynote speakers kick off a fabulous lineup of presenters!
Thanks to all of our members for making ICE 2013 a very successful conference! Everyone who registered and attended are automatically members of ICE, so don't forget that you will receive a bimonthly newsletter with up-to-date news about ICE and our activities, notes and opportunities from the world of educational technology, technology tips, and classroom humor. You also will have access to the ICE Members listserv where you can post questions and respond to your peers about using classroom technology.
Want more? Check back soon for resources and more from our concurrent and workshop speakers. Also, follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for many more resources posted by presenters and members!
I am Anastasia (Staci) Trekles, and I am the new ICE President for 2014. I am entering my sixth year as a board member with ICE, and have been volunteering at the conference since 2004. I am honored and thrilled to be working with such a terrific bunch of educators, many of whom have been friends for many years. We have amazing educators in Indiana, with many great ideas and passions. It is thrilling to know that each of the students that I work with on a daily basis at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Indiana will become part of this awesome network when they graduate with their degrees in Teacher Education. In fact, here is a photo of me (on the right there) with two of my college students, educators who graduated with master's degrees in Instructional Technology just in December of 2013. These terrific ladies will go on to lead their own students through exciting new experiences and engaging lessons in their classrooms, and some of their students may go on to great teaching careers themselves someday. I can only imagine what kinds of great technologies will be there to brighten and enlighten the minds of those future teachers!
But, we cannot capture that passion and enthusiasm for education in our young people without having it ourselves. That is why organizations like ICE are here, to engage educators and help them make a difference in the lives of their students. By connecting with others from around the state, we can all learn from one another, and share our experiences and lessons out there with the rest of the world. We live in an increasingly connected, collaborative, and social world, and ICE is here to support you in all of your goals, dreams, and visions for a better education for your students.
We know you have many responsibilities, interests, and needs, but we hope you consider becoming taking advantage of all that ICE has to offer, and has had to offer for 30 years(!), both during our annual conference in October and throughout the year. After all, membership is FREE! Through our newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets, we are sharing what we know with the rest of you all the time, and we are learning from you as well. Keep in touch and maintain your connection to your fellow educators in Indiana, and help us make education stronger, more engaging, more valuable, and more FUN for every student in our great state. You make the difference, and we wouldn't be here without you!
If you'd like more information, or have ideas to make ICE an even stronger organization, feel free to reach out to us. Our social media is always open and we love hearing from you. And on behalf of the entire ICE Board of Directors, I look forward to learning from you, working with you, and teaching with you over the next few years.
Anastasia M. Trekles, Ph.D. ICE Board of Directors President
The Indiana Computer Educators (ICE) is a non-profit, volunteer group of professionals whose mission is assisting educators to enhance learning through the use of technology. David Flowers of the Fort Wayne Community School Corporation founded this organization in 1980. In 1980, ICE was a user group of forty-three people that were interested in computers, met two or three times each year, and published a newsletter. The first ICE Conference included six hardware vendors.
Today, ICE has more than 2,500 members who are K-12 educators, administrators, or higher education professionals. The ICE conference is Indiana's premier educational technology conference for K-12 teachers, administrators, and school technology leaders and is the one of the largest conferences of its kind in the nation. We also work toward advocating for technology in the classroom, and are always happy to lend Indiana educators a helping hand in their efforts. We hope to see you at the next ICE Conference, held every October!
The ICE Newsletter
The ICE newsletter contains interesting articles, Web resources, Conference information, tech tips, and Indiana Department of Education updates. It is e-mailed about twice per month to about 2000 people, mostly teachers, who support ICE's goals. You may contact ICE at email@example.com requesting to be added to the mailing list.
There are fifteen ICE Board members who meet six times each year. This Board is made up of technology coordinators, educators, a higher education member and two ex-offico members. Those ex-offico members include a representative from the Indiana Department of Education and the ICE administrative assistant who coordinates all communication between the Board, Conference Committee, and membership. This Board sets the direction of the organization and plans all the events for the year.
International Society for Technology in Education
ISTE sponsors an annual conference and exposition (formerly known as the National Education Computing Conference) to be held in Atlanta, GA. The conference provides a forum for exchanging ideas about using computers at all grade levels and in all types of education.
ISTE supports its members by offering books, courseware, professional development services, government and legislative representation, a monthly newsletter, periodicals (including Leading and Learning With Technology), Organization Affiliates, Special Interest Groups, and other benefits.
The cost for Standard Membership for an Affiliate Member for one year, which includes a year's subscription to Learning & Leading with Technology and your choice of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), is $79. You can add research journals for an additional fee. The one-year Premium Membership for an Affiliate Member, which includes ALL periodicals, Webinar archives, and your choice of Special Interest Groups, is $179. For more information or to obtain an ISTE catalog, call 1-800-336-5191, check the Web site at www.iste.org
ICE will assist the educational community to promote learning through the appropriate use of technology.
To provide quality education for members regarding the use of technology in education and make available the latest research regarding the use of technology.
To include all, not just members, who provide education through technology and those who support that technology.
To promote planning and future building of technology in education.
To network with other organizations whose interests involve the use of technology in education.
To make use of technical tools to make pertinent information available to members and allow them ease of response and inquiry.
To promote understanding and the necessity of technology usage in education and planning for such on the local and state level.
To promote the best use of the role of technology in education by rewarding models of such.
To conduct all business demonstrating a deep concern for the highest ethics and citizenship that behooves a professional educator.
Membership in ICE is free! For no cost to you or your organization, you will receive a newsletter or two per month with up-to-date news about ICE and our activities, notes and opportunities from the world of educational technology, a tech tip or two, and classroom humor. You also will have access to the ICE Member's listserv where you can post questions and respond to your peers about using classoom technology. Although not free, we sponsor a yearly conference with a variety of concurrent sessions, workshops, and nationally-known speakers where you can gain information, classroom techniques and tips, and interact with your Indiana peers. Click on the link below to and follow the instructions with the document to join ICE.
With school budgets being reduced, it is more important than ever to utilize as many free and inexpensive resources as possible to support educational technology in the classroom! Your Indiana Computer Educators is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing several ways to for our membership to become more informed. Here are a few:
Membership is free.
Monthly newsletter keeps you up-to-date about upcoming activities.
Newsletter provides articles about technology integration, grants, and free/inexpensive resources from the Big Deal Book.
Newsletter provides classroom tech tips and grins.
Yearly conference with outstanding keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and workshops at a bargain price.
Sensitive to your needs as we all are or have been Indiana teachers.
Interactive, members-only listserv to pose technology questions and receive answers from Indiana teachers.
Join today by filling out and emailing the membership form found under the "Membership" tab in the middle of this page.