About Us 

The Northern Illinois Computing Educators Chapter of the Illinois Computing Educators (NICE) provides support to computing professionals involved in education in northern Cook County, Chicago and parts of surrounding counties. NICE encourages the development, growth and use of technology in all facets of the educational process, and extends an invitation to educators to band together to further this process. It is dedicated to presenting programs meeting the needs and interests of its membership and to providing a forum for informal communication and support. Meetings are held at a variety of times and locations throughout the area.

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Our mission

  • Promote the development, growth, and use on computers and technology in all facets of the educational process.
  • Assist in the professional growth and development of its members and other interested parties in the use of computers and technology.
  • Facilitate the dissemination of information concerning computing and technology

Find us on Twitter @NiceIL

"Like" us on Facebook! @chapterNICE

Our blog: http://ice.typepad.com/nice/ (Retiring 2017)

Download our October 2017 NICE News!

NICE Executive Board: 2017 – 2018 
PresidentTricia Lazzaro
President-ElectBo Warmbold
Recording SecretaryJeremy Wickham
TreasurerJason Meltzer
CommunicationsCharlene Chausis 
Mini-Conference Co-ChairMina Marien, Aliaa Kamara-Ibrahim
Volunteer ChairAngel Villarreal
Past PresidentDavid Chan
Member-at-Large Julie Lettner, Kathy McDonough, Caren Kimbarovsky, Helen Lazzaro, & Maureen Chertow Miller


 Event Listing 

Event NameDate

Share-A-Rama, #pubPD 

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
The Warehouse, 833 Deerfield Rd, Deerfield, IL

Global Connections, Virtual Field Trips, Breaking Down Walls

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Carleton Washburne School, 515 Hibbard Rd.,Winnetka, IL

STEAMY Make & Take Workshop (1/2 day)

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017,
Glenbrook South H.S., 4000 W. Lake Street, Glenview, IL
9 am to Noon

NICE MiniCon

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018,
Location: Evanston Twp. HS, Evanston, IL

Personalized Learning

Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018,
Lincoln Middle School, Park Ridge, IL

Gaga for Google? Sure, but let’s Dig Deeper

Thursday, May 17, 2018,
Evanston Twp. HS, Evanston, IL