Illinois Digital Educators Alliance takes pride in its relationships with organizations who share in its mission to support the use of technology in the curriculum. We partner with educational associations and media organizations in an effort to increase outreach, showcase the partnership of technology, administration, and curriculum and provide valuable resources to our members. Thanks to the following organizations for being IDEA Association Partners!
AISLE (Association of Illinois School Library Educators) advances the school library media profession in the state of Illinois by advocating for libraries and students and offering professional developments for school librarians. Librarians are in the job of offering resources for learning and discovery. Technology has become one of those resources that students and teachers need to create, collaborate, build and learn. Librarians are on the front lines when it comes to introducing and teaching technology tools. Find out more about AISLE at www.aisled.org.
Big Deal Books are print and electronic publications that offer invaluable resources for educators. In each edition, educators find content-rich sources of grants and other attainable funding for their special programs and plans, rich resources for 21st century skills, professional development training opportunities, free and inexpensive finds including standards-based lessons, inexpensive materials and help with research and assessment. For more info, please visit their site at www.bigdealbook.com and check out the latest IDEA & Big Deal Newsletter here.
Common Sense Education provides high-quality digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and school communities. Together, we work to empower students to harness technology for learning and life. Our free resources include ratings and reviews of digital tools, a comprehensive K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, ready-made lesson plans, videos, webinars, and more. the most effective technology solutions for your school, office, or home. Visit their site www.commonsense.org/education.
CS4IL is a coalition of stakeholders dedicated to ensuring that every student has access to a world-class computer science education, in every K-12 school in IL. Our work spans on-the-ground individualized contact with and guidance for school leaders all the way to advocacy work toward helping ISBE and legislative stakeholders provide the foundational framework necessary to truly scale computer science education across the state's 852 districts. Find out more about CS4IL at www.cs4il.org.
EducationSuperHighway is the leading nonprofit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America. We believe that digital learning has the potential to provide all students with equal access to educational opportunity and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality. For more information, visit www.educationsuperhighway.org.
Future Ready Schools® helps K-12 public, private, and charter school leaders plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential. Check out the personalized professional learning opportunities including virtual events, readiness assessments, mentoring, and free resources at futureready.org.
IARSS supports the role of Regional Superintendents of Schools and Assistant Regional Superintendents, Regional Offices of Education, Intermediate Service Centers, and their Directors in Illinois, personally and professionally, in their efforts to promote quality education for the school children and citizens of Illinois, to provide educational leadership, to impact public policy, and to deliver educational services effectively for the benefit of Illinois school districts, other educational entities and educational system clients of all ages. Follow IARSS on their website iarss.org, Twitter @iarssil and Facebook IARSS Illinois.
Founded in August 2014, the Illinois Educational Technology Leaders is a professional association for school technology leaders in Illinois. IETL is committed to connecting members, supporting professional advancement, and promoting professionalism in school technology leadership. IETL was created through the combination of two professional organizations: Illinois Chief Technology Officers (ILCTO) and the Education Technology Council of Illinois (ETC-IL). Find out more info on IETL at www.iletl.org.
IPA is a membership organization that serves 5,400 educational leaders across the state. The three pillars of our services are Professional Development, Advocacy and Community Building. The mission of IPA is to develop, support and advocate for innovative educational leaders. Follow IPA on their website www.ilprincipals.org. Twitter @ilprincipals and Facebook Illinois Principals Association.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world. ICE is a valued affiliate of ISTE and connects with more than 70 other affiliates to share best practices, increase service to members, and strengthen impact in their local education communities.
The Learning Technology Center is an Illinois State Board of Education program that supports all public K-12 districts, schools, and educators through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities that further four main focus areas: digital teaching, learning, and leadership; network and technology infrastructure; student data security and safety; and equity and access. The LTC's goal is to maximize school districts’ access to technology and enhance districts’ use of technology to improve educational opportunities for the students of Illinois. Find out more at ltcillinois.org.
The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in 1975 dedicated to assisting the education community through support, promotion, and leadership in the effective use of educational technology. MACUL is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). IDEA is an ISTE Certification Authorized Provider for MACUL.
The Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) is a grassroots organization open to everyone interested in sharing information about using technology in the educational process. NETA is an organizational affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). IDEA is an ISTE Certification Authorized Provider for NETA.
Project B3 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating students and parents on how to safely navigate the web and social media. Our unique program doesn’t limit internet usage but rather gives kids the tools to use the internet safely and responsibly. Our goal is to have every child Be Safe. Be Smart. Be Kind. Find out more at projectb3.org.