Local Events

Throughout the year I volunteer at different events — everything from EdTech to disc dogs. Keep tabs on local opportunities here!

This is one area that will be added to in the upcoming months. Please check back frequently for updates and be sure to review the original sites for any changes.


Upcoming Events for 2019-2020

NICE is now the Northern Suburbs chapter of IDEA

NICE is now the Northern Suburbs chapter of IDEA


NICE/North Burbs PD

  • FREE PD! Light bites and Professional Development Hours provided

  • 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • Casual and laid back - PD for all, not just “tech people”

  • Register online to help with food ordering counts

  • October 29, 2019: Assistive Technology and Differentiating with Technology @ Hyde Park Day School in Northfield, IL

  • Future meetings:

    • December 7 or 14, 2019 - Exploring Google Certification

    • January 25, 2020 - MiniCon @ ETHS (small fee)

  • Past meetings:

    • September 25, 2019: Share-a-Rama @ Lake Forest Country Day School


I am excited to host this October meeting! Please stay tuned for more as the calendar is confirmed. Note that ICE has changed their name to IDEA (Illinois Digital Educators Alliance) recently. NICE, the chapter serving the northern suburbs of Chicago in Cook and Lake counties, is now called the “Northern Suburbs” chapter.

Sit Conference

  • Registration opens Fall 2019, closes January 2020

  • February 22, 2020

  • Location TBD

  • Students are presenters and attendees

  • Open to grades 3-12

  • Families/schools register kids

  • Adults can sign up to volunteer (link live once available)


Updated logo to be added when available

Past Events (2018-2019)

Sit Conference


NICE MiniCon

  • January 26, 2019

  • Evanston Township High School

  • $10 registration (after party optional $5)

  • EdTech Professional Development for teachers

  • Includes Student Innovation area with student presenters

  • Check the website to learn more about attending or volunteering

Pop Up Innovation

Partnership between Lake Forest Country Day School (LFCDS) and Northern Illinois Computing Educators (NICE).

  • April 6, 2019 and TBD for any additional sessions

  • Lake Forest Country Day School (Lake Forest, IL)

  • Free PD!

  • PDU hours available

  • Register online to confirm your spot and get an accurate count for food ordering