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.
ICE Membership Application
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 fifth largest conference of its kind in the nation. The conference has grown in attendance from 16 people at the first conference in 1980, to approximately 1300 people at the ICE 2008 conference, including participants and exhibitors.
The 2008 ICE conference was held in Indianapolis at the Indiana Convention Center January 23-25, 2008. The keynote speaker was David Pogue. David, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correcspondent for CBS News. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 30 titles. David and his wife, Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their three young children. His Web site is www.davidpogue.com. David presented two spotlight sessions in addition to his keynote address which brought rave reviews for all who attended. His book signing in the Exhibit Hall afterwards was a rousing success. For more information about the 2008 conference, check the Past Conference Highlights section of the Website.
The 2009 conference was cancelled due to the weather for the first time in it's 29-year history but planning for the 2010 ICE conference has already begun. The conference will be held on October 14 & 15, 2010, at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis. This conference is planned by the ICE Conference Committee that consists of more than 40 volunteers who meet every two months to make this huge, annual event possible. In addition to the annual conference, ICE publishes a monthly electronic newsletter, InTouch, containing interesting articles, Web resources, and Indiana Department of Education updates. InTouch, is e-mailed to current members.
The ICE Newsletter
The ICE newsletter contains interesting articles, Web resources, Conference information, tech tips, and Indiana Department of Education updates. Itis e-mailed about twice per month to about 2000 people, mostly teachers, who support ICE's goals. You may contact the ICE Communications chair, Paul Brumley, by emailing him at email@example.com
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.
Special Interest Group
The ICE SIG group, Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators (HECC), focuses on issues of importance to leaders in technology coordination/administration. This group of technology leaders sponsors an annual conference each year on topics pertinent to its constituency and has a listserv for members. HECC sponsors a strand of concurrent sessions at the ICE conference. For more information go to: www.hecc.k12.in.us/conference
International Society for Technology in Education
ISTE's 2010 annual conference and exposition (formerly known as the National Educational Computing Conference) will be held in Denver, Colorado, June 27-30, 2010, at the Colorado Convention Center. 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 (SIGs), is $179. For more information or to obtain an ISTE catalog, call 1-800-336-5191, check the Website at www.iste.org