Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Illinois Computing Educators

What is ICE

I thought I would write a Blog about are next-door neighbors Illinois Computing Educators. Last March I took a trip with some other educators to Ohio Department of Education to find out what Ohio was doing as it relates to consolidated network centers and also there state wide computer network. I think it is very useful to-do site visits to other schools and state to see what is happening around us. I have learned a great deal from these experiences. I would encourage you to make appoint to visiting your next-door school district or state to see what innovative ideas that they may have to share with you.

Here are some details about Illinois Computing Educators (ICE).

ICE's Mission:
The mission of Illinois Computing Educators is to lead the educational community in enhancing learning through technology.

ICE's Vision:
Illinois Computing Educators is the leader in supporting and promoting innovative education for all.

ICE's Goals:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Support and provide professional development opportunities in educational technology through collaborative communities.

ADVOCACY:
Build relationships with other organizations by being the premier education technology visionary and voice for Illinois.

LEADERSHIP:
Forge partnerships to advance 21st century digital literacy.
MEMBERSHIP/CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT: Increase ICE membership by creating new chapters and affiliations, attracting new members, and strengthening existing chapters.
OUTREACH/EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS: Become the recognized educational technology portal.

FUNDING/SPONSORSHIPS:
Increase funding through partnership, sponsorship, membership and grant writing.

COLLABORATION/INTERNAL COMMUNICATION:
Improve collaboration and communication for members through print and interactive tools.

ICE Office:
Welcome to the Illinois Computing Educators organization (ICE). ICE is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). If you would like more information about ICE, please contact:

Dick Marchessault
Executive Director
777 Army Trail Blvd.
Addison, Illinois 60101
Phone: 630-628-1088
Fax: 630-628-5388
Sara Taylor

www.iceberg.org

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