ICESI - E-Blast

January 21, 2016 (Vol. 1, Issue 1)

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The ICE-SI Chapter is back after a reorganizational meeting was held on January 14, 2016, in West Frankfort to bring the group back to active status. Officers were elected (see below) and a list of 2016 events will be released monthly in the ICESI E-Blast. Thanks to everyone that participated in our first meeting. Let's put southern Illinois tech educators back on the map!

(Be sure to share our monthly ICESI E-Blast in your school)

Why Join ICE?

- Network with other tech educators
- Attend great tech conferences & events
- Learn about new digital tools
- Share your student success stories
- Be the LEAD LEARNER in your school

Join or Renew ICE Membership Here

2016 ICE-SI Officers

Find Us On Twitter

You can now follow us on Twitter at @ICESItech. Share your tech resources and great ideas with the #ICESItech hashtag.

Learn More About ICE-SI on the #SiEdChat

Do you want to learn more about the Southern Illinois Chapter of the Illinois Computing Educators? Join us at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27th on Twitter for the Southern Illinois Ed Chat as we discuss the benefits of joining ICE-SI. We'll be answering questions, sharing ideas and discussing digital tools for the classroom. Just follow the chat with the #siedchat hashtag.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 9 - Intro to Google Classroom: Go Paperless! (At West Frankfort)
  • Feb 23-26 - ICE Conference (At St. Charles)
  • May 10 - TECH 2016 Showcase (At Springfield)
  • June 24 - e-Learning Symposium (At Marion High School)
  • July 11 - EdcampWF & Edcamp Leader (At West Frankfort)

ICE-SI Events

Introduction to Google Classroom: Go Paperless!

Frankfort CUSD #168 will host the region's first ICE-SI event for 2016 on Tuesday, February 9th at Central Jr. High School. Click the link below to register. (CPDU's will be provided).


Christy Haynes, Marion High School

Kelly Richart, Marion High School

(This is a BYOD Event)

Introduction to Google Classroom: Go Paperless!

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Central Jr. High School

Register Here

Save The Date - June 24, 2016

Marion HS To Host e-Learning Symposium

Marion CUSD 2 is hosting an e-Learning Symposium with many digital learning topics & "how to" sessions on Friday, June 24 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Jason Markley, Principal of Leyden 212 High School, Franklin Park is the featured Keynote Speaker. Leyden 212 is a nationally known digital learning leader.

Early Bird Registration is NOW AVAILABLE. Follow this link for more information and to reserve your seat. Marion CUSD 2 e-Learning Symposium Invitation

ICE Mentor Minute

Mentor Minute #8 PLNs are Powerful
Mentor Minute #7 Get Out of the Way!

Share Your Digital Learning Day Activities

What do you have planned in your classroom for Digital Learning Day? Share your pictures and great ideas with the #ICESItech hashtag and you just might see your class featured in the next edition of the ICESI E-Blast.
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