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ICE Conference 2010: A Learning Odyssey

ICE Conference 2010
Dear ICE Member,

Members of the ICE Conference
Committee have been hard at work for the past several months organizing and
planning the upcoming 2010 ICE Conference at the Pheasant Run Resort and
Conference Center in St. Charles, IL. Our conference has evolved into one of
the premier educational technology events in the Midwest, and we are pleased
to announce that online registration is now open. Please see the information
below with links to the conference and registration sites.

Here is a quick overview of the conference events:

Tuesday: Full-day Workshops and Administrator Academies
Wednesday: Full-day Workshops and Administrator Academies
Thursday: Featured Speakers, Workshops, and Breakout Sessions
Friday: Featured Speakers, Workshops, and Breakout Sessions

The selection of workshops is one of the largest that we have ever offered,
with subjects covering a wide range of topics including Web 2.0 resources,
assistive technology strategies, software applications, multimedia tools, web
design, and instructional strategies. Please plan to join us for one or more
of these informative "hands on" sessions and then be sure to
register for at least one of the General Conference days on Thursday and

ICE Conference 2010: A Learning Odyssey
Dates: February 23-26, 2010, at Pheasant Run Resort and Conference Center in
St. Charles, Illinois
Read more about conference registration guidelines at
or click this link to take you directly to the online registration form.
The pre-conference book for
the 2010 conference is now posted on the ICE web site. If you would like to
read the descriptions of the full-day and half-day workshops, learn about the
featured Keynote and Spotlight speakers, or find about new events and
opportunities at the conference, just click the link above to view or
download the book.



Robert Marzano

Keynote Speaker- February 26, 2010

Dr. MarzanoIt is
our pleasure to announce that one of our featured Keynote speakers at the
2010 ICE Conference will be Dr. Robert Marzano, a widely known and respected
author and researcher who has contributed much to the areas of instructional
design, leadership strategies, and innovative uses of technology resources
such as interactive whiteboards.

Dr. Marzano is co-founder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in
Englewood, Colorado. He has become a speaker, trainer, and author of more
than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment,
writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and
school intervention. His books include What Works in Schools: Translating
Research into Action, Designing & Teaching Learning Goals &
, District Leadership That Works, Designing &
Assessing Educational Objectives
, Making Standards Useful in the
, and The Art and Science of Teaching.

Dr. Marzano will be the featured Keynote speaker on Friday, February 26, and
he will also conduct Spotlight presentations later that day. Be sure to mark
your calendar and join us–it is sure to be one of the highlights of the


for ICE Awards

of the Year and ICE Scholarships

year, the Illinois Computing Educators organization recognizes the amazing
efforts and contributions of several ICE members who have done exemplary work
in their schools or who seek to improve their skills by attending workshops
or courses leading to advanced degrees. Deadlines for two of the important
ICE programs are approaching.

Educator of the Year Awards
There are two categories for the annual Educator of the Year awards:

Educator of the Year Award

Classroom teachers

Outstanding Technology Using Educator Award
– Media Specialists,
technology coordinators and school administrators

The deadline to submit forms is December 18, 2009.
If you know or work with an outstanding educator or teacher, please take the
time to nominate this individual for one of these awards. Click here for
nomination forms on the
ICE web site or contact Charlene Chausis for more information about this program.


ICE Scholarships
Also each year, ICE awards several scholarships in amounts up to $1,000 to
assist members pursuing advanced degrees or taking additional for-credit
college courses, members planning to attend professional development
workshops and conferences, and the

sons and daughters of members who are pursuing degrees in

Please visit the ICE Scholarship section
on the web site for more information and links to the online application
forms.  The deadline for submitting applications is April 2, 2010.


Contact Information: Illinois Computing Educators

If you have any questions about the status of your membership
or about any of the programs and benefits that we provide, please feel free
to call the ICE Office or send an e-mail message:


Illinois Computing Educators
777 Army Trail Blvd
Addison, Illinois 60188



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