The ICE 2013 Call for Concurrent
Session Speakers is out!
Consider joining us in helping educators across Indiana expand their digital toolbox, communicate their innovative learning and teaching models, and share the excellent work they have done in leading other teachers in their buildings and districts. Session proposals have been extended to June 1, 2013.
We look forward to seeing you at ICE 2013 on October 10 and 11 at Marriott East Indianapolis!
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Workshop Descriptions now available!
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Exhibitors and Sponsors
Find out how your business can sponsor ICE 2013 by reviewing our sponsorship page.
|Register soon to attend ISTE 2013 in beautiful San Antonio! ICE is thrilled to be an affiliate member of this fabulous organization, and we hope that you will join us in Texas this summer.
Find out more at http://www.isteconference.org/2013/ - register soon for the best deals!
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Dear fellow ICE members,
I am Michael Hutchison and I have the honor of being the ICE President. I teach social studies at Lincoln High School in Vincennes. I was the 2002 ICE Teacher of the Year, as well as the 2002 ISTE Teacher of the Year. I'm starting my fourth year on the ICE Board of Directors.
For most of us, each new school year means getting ready for the changes it brings. ICE has undergone changes as well. Our membership and newsletter listserv has a new address and delivery system, our contact email address has changed and the ICE office has a new address. Be sure to read the information in this web site for more about the changes.
I know you have many responsibilities at home and school. However, I hope you consider becoming even more active within ICE as well. I hope you'll attend and present concurrent sessions at the annual conference, and volunteer to help us during that time. Also, there are other ways to become involved in the organization. The ICE membership listserv is a great way to collaborate and share ideas, projects, and information. Consider sharing the newsletter with teachers who aren't members of ICE and encourage them to join us by becoming ICE members. After all, membership is free!
And, as vacancies occur, consider applying for seats on the ICE Board of Directors or on the ICE Conference Committee. As members, we already support the use of technology as a teaching tool, so let's work together to get more Indiana teachers working toward that goal.
If you'd like more information, or have ideas to make ICE an even stronger organization, feel free to contact us. The Board and Conference Committee contact information is listed on this web site under the "Web Connections" menu. I look forward to serving as board president and working with all Indiana teachers.
ICE is proud to partner with local, state, and national organizations that support our goals. Check out the information and links below to view our partner web sites!
ISTE stands for the International Society for Technology in Education. This is the premier national organization for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK - 12 and higher education. They have established technology standards by grade level and host an ourstanding conference in June of each year at various locations over the country. The 2013 conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas.
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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. General Information
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 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 ICE Board
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 San Antonio, Texas. 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. Core Values:
- 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. ICE Membership Application