JULY 2017
Your monthly news & updates
It’s the middle of July already and ICE has been as active and exciting as the recent weather. 

With summer comes a time for rejuvenation for many educators. Summer is also a time for educators to reflect on their practice and engage in opportunities to grow. ICE and it’s state-wide chapters have offered a variety of PD opportunities this summer including our first ever ICE Book Study. Kim Darche, our PD Co-Chair, led wonderful online book discussions over the course of five weeks focused on Joy Kirr’s book, Shift This! Participants were actively involved sharing their own shifts, fears, and ideas. We were thrilled to have Joy Kirr engaging our group throughout the book study with great resources and encouragement. Across the state ICE members have had the opportunity to engage in the annual TechFeast in Bloomington with IllinICE or the @entICE_il and @icechipIL sponsored participation in International #PatioPD Day as well as a few #coffeeEDU events hosted by @spice_IL. Over the next few weeks members can participate in the @DeICE_IL MiniCon, the annual Taste of Tech #tot17, and the @entICE_IL AMP UP event.

If that isn’t busy enough for you, the members of the ICE Office and ICE Executive Board have been busy preparing for the upcoming year. The hard working ICE staff has been preparing for the transition to the Schaumburg Renaissance Center, the new home of the ICE Conference. Our ICE staff and conference co-chairs, Amy Lamberti and David Chan, have been thinking through every detail in order to create engaging and innovative new experiences for our conference attendees, presenters, and sponsors. Beyond ICE Conference planning, a group of ICE leaders spent their ISTE experience learning the ISTE ropes as they prepare for Chicago to host the 2018 ISTE Conference. 

With the start of July, the ICE Executive Board welcomed Tim McIlvain as our new Treasurer. Returning to the board are Past President, Nicole Zumpano; President Elect, John Closen; Secretary, Mike McGowan; and I, Briana Allen, am honored to serve as the 2017-18 ICE President. As a board we strive to offer quality PD for members, be an advocate locally and nationally for educational technology, and work to engage new educators in order to build stronger educational networks. 

We look forward to an amazing year filled with firsts, new ideas, eagerly anticipated events, and your participation. Throughout the year we hope to hear from you, our members, about how ICE can best support you as an educational technology leader!

Bask in the remaining summer sun (or rain). Kayak down your neighborhood street, pop into an ICE event, or join us online for a Twitter Chat - our next one is this Thursday 8pm CST at #ICEilchat. Most of all, rejuvenate and reflect! 


Briana Allen
ICE President
Upcoming Events
July 27th, 2017
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

July 31st-August 1st, 2017

August 7th, 2017
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

August 9-10th, 2017

July 27th #ICEILchat will focus on Summer PD

We're gearing things up for back to School! Join us for our next ICE Twitter Chat - #ICEilchat! On Thursday, July 27th from 8pm - 9pm CST, will be chatting about what you learned over the summer and how to incorporate all those great ideas into this school year. After this #ICEilchat, you'll wish school started next week! (gasp!)

Don’t know how to Twitter Chat but always wanted to try? This is the chat for you! Stay and observe or jump right in. Here is a great resource for you "How to Participate in a Twitter Chat". 

Check out a few of the questions, we will be asking: 
  • What is something interesting that you want to learn more about in 2017-18?


Be sure to join us this Thursday, July 25th at 8pm CST #ICEilchat

ICE Leader You Should Know... Angie Sutherland

We are pleased to introduce our new Awards Co-Chair on the ICE Governing Board, Angie Sutherland.


Angie will be starting her sixth year in the role of instructional technologist for Batavia School District 101. Prior to that, she worked as a middle school teacher in Batavia and in Elmhurst. Angie is a person who is passionate about all things she does. In the classroom, she worked diligently to seamlessly integrate technology into lessons, giving students the opportunity to creatively hone their “tech savviness” in order to build not only classroom skills, but life skills. Her passion has lead her in the direction of crafting meaningful professional learning opportunities for staff that have a direct impact on student learning, foster innovation, and build student and teacher efficacy.


Angie is also passionate about lifelong learning. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Technology in Education from National Louis University. She continues her quest for knowledge and improvement through a vast PLN that includes local contacts as well as learning partners from around the world.


Her PLN has grown tremendously through her experiences as a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, a GEG Chicago leader, Seesaw Ambassador, and ICE Conference Committee member. Presenting at several conferences such as ISTE, ICE, AIMS, and NCTE has allowed her to make connections with thought-leaders who challenge her to expand her knowledge as an educator, learner and innovator. She is thrilled to be serving as the Awards Co-Chair on the ICE Governing Board and to connect with those who empower others to lead with passion!


You can find Angie on Twitter @sutherland60510.


#ICE18 Update
#ICE18 Presenter Proposals

The #ICE18 Conference Planning Team is hard at work solidifying our most amazing lineup of speakers to date. A "super team" of presenters worthy of "Lollapallooza" proportions will be featured on February 26-28, 2018, and you have a chance to be a part of the lineup. The  Call for Proposals is now open, and the featured speakers and keynote presenters will be announced soon.

Submit your proposal by  September 25  for a chance to share and learn with our attendees.
Super early bird registration pricing begins this fall, and significant discounts are available for those that attend multiple days. All this to say - you won't want to miss #ICE18, at our new home, the  Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center. Stay tuned!
#ICE18 Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitor registration is now open for the 2018 ICE Conference to be held February 26-28, 2018. Exhibit at #ICE18 and showcase your product to more than 3,600 unique education professionals in and around Illinois.


Register for your exhibit space before August 15, 2017 and enjoy special rates.

We want to thank our 2017 ICE Corporate Partners for their support.
Job Listing for Interested ICE Members
Park Campus, a K-8 elementary school, is looking for a Technology Specialist to begin the 17-18 school year. Ideal candidates will possess a TESP endorsement at the middle grade level and some kind of primary level endorsement as well. This position will also perform K-5th grade integration. Interested and qualified candidates should complete an online application at  http://ww2.d46.org/district/careers.asp

​Questions? Please call Jane Landers at  847-543-5320.​
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