Educator Alexander's "Newsletter"
JANUARY MINI NEWSLETTER
🎉New Year, New Book Contest🎉
See Educator Alexander at These Conferences
10 Spring Semester Webinars
2 BER Sessions
New Book (And First Book)
📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
ATTENTION GOOGLE ADMINS AND GOOGLE EDU USERS
Dear Edu Administrator,
Starting on January 23, 2023, we will begin rolling out updates to the default settings for shared drive storage limits and shared drive creation for all Google Workspace for Education customers. With the pooled storage policy continuing to roll out, these defaults make it easier to manage the way users in your institution can utilize storage and reduce the likelihood of unexpected storage growth via shared drives.
The current default shared drive experience allows anyone in the organization to create unlimited shared drives with no limits to the amount of content that can be stored within them. Starting in January, 2023, we will begin rolling out the following changes:
- If there is no existing limit already set by an admin at the top-level Organizational Unit (OU), a limit of 100GB per shared drive will be applied at the top-level OU.
- Shared drive creation will be disabled at the top-level OU if the setting has not been previously updated by an admin at the top-level OU.
Apply to the KQED Youth Media Challenge
Encourage your students to think critically about local and national issues and create media voicing their perspectives and advocating for change. PBS Member Station KQED’s Call for Change Youth Media Challenge is currently open for student submissions. Submissions accepted through June 2023!
Apply to the PBS LearningMedia Pilot Testing Program
Calling all educators! PBS LearningMedia is currently seeking ELA and Social Studies educators in grades 6-12 to pilot test educational materials created for the Ken Burns in the Classroom collection. This paid opportunity will require implementing materials in your class, providing sample work, and when possible, allowing classroom observation by a member of the PBS LearningMedia team. Apply Here.
ISTE Certification Informational Webinars
Do you have some questions about ISTE Certification for Educators that you wish a human would answer? Here’s your solution … plus a couple of special deals from ISTE!
Attend one of the 30-minute info sessions with Certification Director Carmalita Seitz for real talk, and real answers to your certification questions.
Choose from these upcoming dates and times:
- Thursday, January 26, 2023 12:30 PM ET
- Tuesday, February 21, 2023 8:30 AM ET
- Wednesday, March 22, 2023 4:30 PM ET
For more information and to sign up, click here!
Dr. Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting
Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC and the Deputy Director for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She consults with members of several schools/businesses and presents at conferences globally.
Dr. Alexander is lifetime certified in Louisiana in Secondary English Education, as a Reading Specialist, as a School Librarian, as an Educational Technology Facilitator, as an Educational Technology Leader and in Educational Leadership 1. She is certified in Texas as a Principal, in English Language Arts and Reading for grades 4-8 and grades 8-12, as a Reading Specialist for grades EC-12, and as a School Librarian. She holds multiple technology certifications, including, but not limited to, IC3 certification, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, Apple Teacher, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer and Expert.
She holds a Bachelor, a Master + 30, and an Education Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University, a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology Leadership from Nicholls State University. She also holds a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
She is a 2022 & 2021 Texas Computer Education Association Featured Thought Leader, 2020 International Society for Technology in Education Featured Voice, 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference Featured Presenter, 2019 Customer Commitment Award Honoree from Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards for Ethics, a 2019 Shreveport National Pan-Hellenic Council Mover and Shaker, a 2017 Young Professional Initiative 40 Under 40 Awards Honoree, 2017 Center for Digital Education Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers, 2017 PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator for Louisiana, 2016 Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana Member of the Year, 2015 Librarian of the Year for Louisiana Librarian Association, 2015 Campus Teacher of the Year in the Zachary Community School District and 2014 Leader of the Year for Region 2 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators.
Learn more at www.educatoralexander.com.