In this episode, Matt and Amber Heffner talk about the ICE and ISTE Conferences, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards, the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) organization's mission and projects as well as the importance of networking for educators.
Amber Heffner is the Executive Director of Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional opportunities to educators throughout Illinois. ICE is the Illinois affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®), the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. Amber has a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Science in Counseling and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership. Her background as a coach, a teacher, a counselor, and a school administrator created experiences from which she draws from in her role today. Amber strives to empower educators with support, valuable professional development, resources and networking opportunities that support their personal growth to be the best they can be for students.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN EPISODE:
Illinois Computing Educators
Illinois Computing Educator Calendar of Events
Illinois Computing Educator ISTE Standard Training
Amber on Twitter: @amber_heffner
ICE on Twitter: @ICE_IL
ICE Twitterchat: #iceilchat (last Thursday of the month except for Nov. and Dec.)