IDEA relies on partners to be able to achieve its mission: To inspire, connect and provide the educational community with opportunities that transform teaching and learning through technology.
We have a wide variety of partners who share in our mission in various ways. Whether you are a large corporation, tech start-up, or fellow nonprofit, we welcome you to join our team of partners and help us help our teachers. Check out our partnership page to learn more and become an IDEA partner today!
Each year, Illinois Digital Educators Alliance is proud to recognize and thank the many corporations that join IDEA as a partner. Their support helps to insure the success of IDEAcon and the many other professional learning initiatives we host during the year.
Thank you to our 2021-22 IDEA Partners! Learn more about each one below.
CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare customers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. A Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Index, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs approximately 10,000 coworkers. Visit www.cdwg.com to learn more.
Google for Education strives to help expand learning for everyone: Working to support education through our products, programs, and philanthropy. We believe that everyone—educators and learners at every age and stage—deserve the tools and skills that set them up for success in building the future they want for themselves. For more information, visit edu.google.com.
Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student. We believe limitless potential is within every student, every educator, every school. Together we can unlock this potential by providing technology that empowers educators and inspires students. Learn more at microsoft.com/education.
E2 Services, Inc. is an Accredited Advisor, Provider and Trusted Partner offering a Managed IT Services practice along with Cloud Services, Cyber Security Services, Risk Assessments, Wireless Solutions, Systems Integration, Virtualization and Datacenter solutions. E2’s certified, highly-skilled team delivers solutions that are secure, reliable and affordable for Education, Financial, Healthcare and Enterprise Organizations. Learn more at e2services.net.
Comcast Business is uniquely positioned to provide end-to-end network solutions for education. Our advanced technology services can help your school remain agile and resilient as you improve the quality of education — in the classroom, across the district and in students’ homes. Comcast Business offers a suite of Connectivity, Communications, Networking, Cybersecurity, Wireless, and Managed Solutions to help organizations of different sizes prepare for what’s next. Powered by the nation’s largest Gig-speed broadband network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and one of the leading service providers to the Enterprise market. For more info, click here.
The ICN is managed by the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) and functions as a state-wide communications network serving K-12 schools, higher education, libraries, museums and local and state government. Click here for more information.
DoIT's Illinois K-12 Broadband Network Initiative removes barriers limiting access to secure Internet bandwidth essential in today’s digital learning environment. The key objective is to ensure every Illinois K-12 public school has sufficient and secure Internet access/services to meet the needs of their students, faculty, and administration at no cost.