About Indiana Connected Educators

The Indiana Connected Educators is a 501(c)3 registered 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, as the Indiana Computer Educators, or "ICE" for short. It 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. We are deeply thankful to the many wonderful educators who have helped us along the path to pioneering education in the classroom for all students in Indiana. 

General Information

Today, the Indiana Connected Educators (#INConnectED) has more than 5000 members who are K-12 educators, administrators, or higher education professionals. The #INConnectED 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 annual conference, held every October!

The Indiana Connected Educators Newsletter 

Our newsletter contains interesting articles, Web resources, Conference information, tech tips, and Indiana Department of Education updates. Click below to join the list!
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Indiana Connected Educators Board 

Our Board members meet regularly throughout the year, and the 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 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 held yearly.  This 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.

Discounted Educator Memberships for Affiliate Members are available, which include a year's subscription to the ISTE Magazine, access to online professional development and print materials, and your choice of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), is $79. You can add research journals for an additional fee. Make sure you tell them you're a member of Indiana Connected Educators when you sign up! 
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Mission

To provide for sharing and exchanging ideas, techniques, materials, and procedures to further learning through the use of technology, and to transact any and all lawful business for which corporations may be incorporated under the Act. As an affiliate organization to the International Society for Education (ISTE), the Corporation seeks to build cooperation within the state of Indiana by furthering the ISTE mission of providing leadership and service to improve teaching and learning through the effective and meaningful use of technology. The Corporation’s chief purpose is to provide a statewide mechanism for collaboration and cooperation in pursuit of this mission.

The objective of the Indiana Connected Educators shall be:

1. To provide for sharing and exchanging ideas, techniques, materials and procedures to further learning through the use of technology.

2. To provide a statewide mechanism for collaboration and cooperation in pursuit of our mission.

Membership in Indiana Connected Educators is free! For no cost to you or your organization, you will receive a semi-quarterly online newsletter with up-to-date news about our activities, notes and opportunities from the world of educational technology, a tech tip or two, and classroom humor. Although not free (but close!), we sponsor an outstanding 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 here to join the Indiana Connected Educators officially and ensure that you never miss our communications!


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Laurenda Whitcomb
Administrative Assistant

PO Box 318
Michigantown, IN 46057-0318
ice@iceindiana.org