Educator Alexander's Newsletter
📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR FREE WEBINAR: Creating Opportunities for Collaboration with Students
Free webinar about what you can do to create a more engaging classroom by helping students collaborate!
Register NOW: bit.ly/eacollab
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR FREE EdCamp nLA
WIN A CHROMEBOOK!
WIN A KINDLE FIRE HD!
WIN SOOOOO MANY DOOR PRIZES...and free breakfast...and learning...and fun!
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Bossier City, LA
Register Today...even if it is the waiting list (many times spots open right before the event)!
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR January Google CLassroom for ELA 6-12 Grade Teachers in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Washington
I love this course...it is a day of fun! Come learn Google Classroom, Chromebook tips, Advanced Classroom, ELA specific tech content...
If you are in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, and Washington, take a look here for your state's button to get more information and to register!
Free Spring Webinars: What do you want to see...what do you want to teach?
What free educational webinars do you want to see in 2020?
Do you want to present or facilitate a webinar in 2020?
(We already have guest, first time webinar presenters in January and February...you can be next...)
Let me know in this ONE question survey: bit.ly/seewebinar
OPENS JANUARY 6: Doodle for Google 2020
Get ready for another exciting year for young artists. Doodle for Google will launch in the US, this coming January 6th, 2020. Check back after the Holiday break for new lesson plans, celebrity judges, and prizes like scholarships and school tech packages.
Find more information here.
DEADLINE JANUARY 16: $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.
Deadline for application is January 16, 2020!
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🌈 Google Updates
A Couple More Google Updates
As we head into 2020, check out recent episodes of EDU in 90 to hear about updates to Google Docs, Chrome, and more.
The Latest, December 2019
To wrap up season five of EDU in 90, Tim and Morgan are back with more updates from Google for Education. Follow along as they share the latest news on Chrome, G Suite, and more!
Keeping up with Docs
What’s up Docs? Quite a lot - get schooled on Google Docs’ new Grammar suggestion tool, streamlined word count feature, and a new suite of typefaces designed to boost reading speed and comprehension.
More Ways to Engage Guardians with Google Tools
Looking for ways to connect with parents and guardians? On this episode of EDU in 90, Morgan and Tim share different resources that educators can leverage to engage parents and guardians. Join them as they dive into the features in Gmail, Hangouts Chat, and Be Internet Awesome.
Innovate with Google Drive
Google Drive is a collaborative tool used by educators and students worldwide to securely save, store, and share their files. On this episode of EDU in 90, join Morgan and Tim as they share innovative recommendations from educators for using Google Drive.
💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month
✏️ Commenting to Educator Alexander
Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting
Ms. Desiree Alexander, Ed.S. is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. She is currently the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She is the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC. She consults with members of several schools/businesses and presents at conferences nationwide.
Ms. 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 2016, 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. She holds a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. She holds a Master of Educational Leadership with a concentration in Educational Technology Leadership from Nicholls State University. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.
She is the 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 A+PEL Member of the Year, 2015 Librarian of the Year for Louisiana Librarian Association, 2014 Leader of the Year for Region 2 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators, and her recent campus's 2015 Teacher of the Year in the Zachary Community School District.
Learn more at www.educatoralexander.com.