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Don't miss these great summer events!

Taste of Technology - August 3-4-5

Co-sponsored by ICE Chip and ICE Cold, Taste of Technology 2015 will be a three-day PD event on August 3-4-5 at Old Quarry Middle School in Lemont. We are calling for anyone who would like to present.  You can submit your proposal at www.tinyurl.com/tot15presenters.  Each session will be 2.5 hours, so this gives you a little more time to dive deeper into your material.  Also, you will get a stipend for presenting.  If you have any questions please contact Mike McGowan at TeacherMike78@gmail.com. 

ICE Administrator Academies @ Taste of Technology

ICE is pleased to offer the following administrator academy at Old Quarry Middle School in Lemont during the Taste of Technology event. Click the links below for description and registration for the session:

August 3 - Effective Presentations for 21st Century School Leaders presented by Charlene Chausis and Patricia Duggan 

 

A GREAT party at ISTE!

Thanks to everyone who attended #ISTEmidwest
multi-state mega party!
 
 

Thanks to our sister affiliates, ITEC, MACUL, METC, NETA, and REMC for joining us to party with 500+ fabulous ISTE attendees from all over our region.  And thanks to the Field House and our host, Tim, for keeping the yummy food coming and accommodating our many requests. It was AWESOME! 
 

ICE Committees provide great free PD, newsletters and Twitter Chats!

 

May 28 will mark our ninth Twitter Chat.  These quick, one hour "chats" are a great way to connect with your ICE PLN and have attracted folks from near and far.  The chats have offered a wealth of resources that are curated and readily available after each chat through our Storify archived files on theTwitter Chat page on the ICE website.  

If you haven't tried "chatting" yet, consider joining us the last week in May from 8-9 pm.  If you don't know what to expect or how to locate the chat, see our resource links to tutorials and descriptions to get you up to speed.  

You may have noticed that our chats, monthly webinars and newsletters have each focused on monthly themes.  For example, April's theme was literacy.  Our webinar was on Storybird with Megan Ryder.  The April Twitter chat archive features links to all kinds of digital tools and examples of ways technology can enhance literacy instruction and student products.  The April newsletter contains a great article by former ICE Spotlight Speaker, Richard Colosi (ICE 2014) on early literacy activities with iPads as well as features on blogging and .  

Many thanks to our social media and professional development teams for coordinating the webinars, newsletters and chats.  We are grateful to Mike McGowan @MikesTechCloset, our Professional Development Chair for coordinating this year's webinars.  Jen Smith @jmaclaurin, our Social Media Chair, initiated the idea of the Twitter Chats as a way for ICE Twitter followers to connect around the monthly themes, and was quickly joined by Amanda Pelsor @misspelsor, Paul Solarz @paulsolarz, and Carrie Baughcum @heckawesome who became our Twitter Chat team - you will see their individual Twitter contributions in each month's archive file.  Recently, Eric Hansen @linktohansen has joined the social media team and is moderating our Google+ community.  Amanda Pelsor @misspelsor, the ICE Communication Chair, was joined this year by Michael Johnson to serve as Co-Editors of the monthly newsletter ICE members recieve via email.  These ICE volunteers have each contributed many hours of thought and preparation to provide monthly free professional development and opportunities to connect and keep up with topics of interest to our membership.  We are fortunate to have these dedicated volunteers and encourage you to follow each of them on Twitter as a great way to build your ICE PLN!

 

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