International Consortium for Innovation and Collaboration in Learning Engineering

February 2024 Newsletter

ICICLE February 21st 2024 Community Call: Discussion on IRB and Data Sharing: District and Research perspectives led by Phil Vahey and Zarka Ali  

The ICICLE monthly community call is February 21st at 12pm ET. This month’s discussion, “IRB and Data Sharing: District and Research Perspectives” is a follow up to January’s presentation “Conducting Ethical Research with pK-12 Students.” There was a lively discussion at the January meeting about several topics of interest related to the presentation. The February 21st ICICLE meeting will continue the discussion. Phil Vahey and Zarka Ali will facilitate the discussion, along with Kayla Morehead who presented last month.

There are too many topics to discuss in the time allocated. What are you interested in discussing? To direct the conversation, please review the detailed list of possible topics and choose two on this form

We’ll be meeting via Webex for the community call. (See details below with meeting code and password.) It is scheduled for one hour’s length. Full agenda will be posted here.

Call for Proposals for the ICICLE 2024 Learning Engineering Conference, July 22-24, 2024 is open
Have you submitted your proposal for the ICICLE 2024 Learning Engineering Conference? There’s still time! Submissions are due February 29th.  

This year’s conference is being organized by ICICLE in conjunction with ASU Learning Engineering Institute around the theme “Solving Complexity at Scale.” It will take place July 22nd-24th, 2024 in Tempe, Arizona, USA. The conference will have six types of sessions to engage with conference participants, showcase your work and share your excitement around learning engineering.

  • Active Learning Session — (60 minutes) Lead an activity-based learning session.
  • Exploration Stations – (30 minutes) Facilitate a discussion around your passion. 
  • Lightning Talks — (5 minutes) Deliver a very short presentation on a key point.
  • Show and Share – (15 minutes with 5 minutes Q&A) Present on your case study, research, project, process, failures, or lessons learned.
  • Showcase Your Work (aka Poster) session — Spotlight your work in a poster session format, with or without a poster. You can stand by your poster, facilitate a tech demo, or present another type of visual. 
  • Structured Panel — (60 minutes) Moderate a panel of 2-5 experts. Plan for audience interaction with Q&A.

These are the descriptions about the session types and what is on the proposal form. We will have breakout rooms this year and encourage everyone to submit a proposal. Submit your ideas and concepts for a session!


  • Deadline for Proposal submission: February 29, 2024 11:59pm EST
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2024
  • Conference workbook materials submitted: May 31, 2024
  • Presentation materials submitted: July 1, 2024

Information about registration, contributions and logistics coming soon. All are welcome in planning the conference. Please reach out to the conference coordinator if you are interested.

Recently Published by ICICLE community 

Engines of Engagement, an illustrated book by Julian Stodd, Sae Schatz, and Geoff Stead, explores central questions that Generative AI raises within our organisations, from structures and systems to identity, trust, and the nature of truth. 

Center for Curriculum Center launched a new book, Education for the Age of AI: Why, What and How should students learn for the age of Artificial Intelligence? by Charles Fadel, Alexis Black, Robbie Taylor, Janet Slesinski, Katie Dunn. 

What have you recently wrote, edited, created or published? Share it with the ICICLE community! We always want to hear what you are doing in learning engineering. Post in our Linkedin group, add @ieeeicicle to your X (Twitter) posting, or send an email.

Which conferences are important for ICICLE-ists to have a presence at?

We are collecting updated data about conferences in which ICICLE-ists participate, ranking their importance, and conferences which ICICLE should have a presence and/or collaboration. Please complete the conference questionnaire by 15th March. If you participate, we will share the anonymized results with you.

Special and Market Interest Group Work

Special Interest Groups and Market Interest Groups is where much of the work in ICICLE happens. The groups develop resources and document experiences for the learning engineering community. Participate in one, two or all of them.

Please check SIG/MIG page for general information and the calendar and website for updates to meeting days/times. (Times are in Eastern Time.)

We look forward to seeing you at our February 21st community call to discuss IRB and Data Sharing: District and Research Perspectives.” We would appreciate your assistance in completing the two forms: topics for the community call discussion and conference questionnaire.

The next community call is March 21, 2024.