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📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Breakout EDU FREE Team 10 Minute Building Game!
We’re excited to share a new, easy-to-set-up Breakout EDU game that you can play with parents for your back to school night or open house.
This 10-minute team building game showcases how students will work together in your classroom.
Create an account, sign in and Get the Game: https://platform.breakoutedu.com/game/back-to-school-night-for-parents
SLLA in-Person Test Prep for the NEW 6990 Test
NEW SLLA TEST PREP for the 6990 Educational Leadership Certification Test
October 12 in Shreveport, LA
December 8 in Baton Rouge, LA
Reserve your spot NOW and pay LATER: bit.ly/sllaprep
FREE Calm App for Teachers
Any teacher with a K-12 classroom can gain free access to Calm, the #1 app for meditation and sleep AND get free access to Calm’s paid subscription service available on Android, iOS, and the web – a $59.99 value!
Teachers will score unlimited access to guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, including Calm Kids, which offers programs tailored for age groups from pre-K through high school. The goal of this initiative is to provide teachers with the tools and resources they need to help kids to develop a lifelong capacity for greater self-awareness, concentration, patience, and resilience.
If you’re a teacher, just head here and fill out a simple 30-second form and you’ll be approved within just a few days (it usually takes about 3 days to approve applications). Once you’re approved, you’ll receive a welcome email with further information on how to get started. And then you’ll start receiving tips, suggestions, and best practices to introduce mindfulness to your classroom and to get your students excited about meditation!
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ANNOUNCEMENT: SLLA AND TEXES Educational Leadership Exams Update
If you live in a state that requires the SLLA exam or live in Texas, you want to check your testing websites to see when new exams (and for Texas, other requirements) will become mandatory.
For many states, September 1 is the day that new tests will begin being mandatory.
SLLA States, check here:
Texas, check here:
ARTICLE: Knowing your ‘why’ for tech implementations
Knowing your ‘why’ enables you to have a clear vision for technology usage and gives you the opportunity to consider obstacles of technology usage, such as the digital divide, digital equity, inclusion and digital citizenship.
Find out more from five incredible educators here:https://districtadministration.com/da-op-ed-knowing-your-why-for-tech-implementations/
ISTE Creative Constructor Lab
Our friends at ISTE are coming to New Orleans this Fall!
The ISTE Creative Constructor Lab is a two-day interactive learning experience where you’ll discover how to create vibrant, media-rich learning environments to help grow the next generation of creators!
Join us in New Orleans, October 19-20, 2019. The PD event will be held at NOCCA. Space is limited. More details and registration is available at iste.org/ccl
$100,000 Scholarship for Female High School Student
As Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated prepares to commemorate 100 years since her founding by young visionaries on the campus of Howard University in 1920, we are proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Founders’ Centennial Scholarship. To honor the legacy of the five founding members of the sorority, a $100,000 scholarship will be awarded annually, for five (5) consecutive years beginning March 2020.
Find out more information here.
🌈 Google Updates
💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month
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Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting
Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC and the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She holds various certifications, as well as multiple technology certifications, including, but not limited to, IC3 certification, Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, Apple Teacher 2016, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer. She is a 2018 Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau Finalist, 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, and the 2016 A+PEL Member of the Year among other honors. Learn more: www.educatoralexander.com.