IDEA membership is FREE and comes with awesome benefits! Check out a sampling of these benefits below.
We are proud to be an Illinois State Board of Education approved provider for educator licensure professional development hours (PDHs). This allows us, with the help of our dedicated partners, to provide educators with a plethora of professional learning opportunities. As an IDEA member, you will have access to all these opportunities, including member-only events.View PD Opportunities
There are 21 local chapters of Illinois Digital Educators Alliance covering all counties in the state. The members of each chapter hold meetings and events that provide an opportunity for networking and professional development on a local level.
Scholarships are available up to $1,000 for members to pursue an advanced degree, take additional for-credit college courses, or attend professional development workshops and conferences. Children of IDEA members may apply for a scholarship to pursue a degree in Education. Scholarship applications open in early April and are announced each year in mid-May.
The purpose of the Mini-Grant Program is to provide IDEA members throughout the state with funding for educational technology projects that showcase innovation and creativity and directly benefit students in PreK-12 classrooms. Apply for an IDEA mini-grant!