Educator Alexander's Newsletter

January News


Here are some things that you should know! Click on the pictures or words to find out more information about these new things that have been announced.

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:




WIN SOOOOO MANY DOOR PRIZES...and free breakfast...and learning...and fun!

EdCamp nLA

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

This is a day of Google for Middle and High School ELA Teachers in January!

I love this 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 can be next...)

Let me know in this ONE question survey:

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!

New Year, New You: Start Your Brand or Business Webinar


Here is a great way to get support and tips from Microsoft!

Office 365 You Can in :90 Video Series

Have questions about how to use Office 365 Education in the classroom?

You Can in :90 video series is here to help!

Educators Can Get Office 365 for FREE

Students and educators at eligible institutions can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need is a valid school email address. It’s not a trial – so get started today. -- Microsoft Website

Sign up here!

🌈 Google Updates

Here are some updates from Google!

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

Click on the image to find out how to get certified with the featured tech certification of the month.

💡Upcoming Trainings

Here are all of the in-person trainings, online trainings, and webinars that are upcoming! Click on the picture for more information and to register.


Follow the directions for each Freebie!

👀 See Educator Alexander...

Come see me at the following events. Find more information such as dates, times, room numbers and links to register HERE.

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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.

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