Educator Alexander's Newsletter

July 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 Before You Begin School: Classroom Management (and Beyond)

To register, click here.

Or just show up to the webinar on July 20 at 11am-1pm cst:

Teacher Discounts

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They have a massive collection of teacher and educator discounts!

Free Digital Subscription to Story Monsters Ink Magazine

To see a sample issue and to sign up for a free subscription for teachers/librarians, visit this site and enter the code STORYMONSTERTEACHERS at checkout. The one-year digital subscription includes 12 issues with the best news in books downloaded right to your device.

Introducing Digital Literacy Lessons from Be Internet Awesome

Pear Deck is excited to continue to be a part of Be Internet Awesome and to help bring these new lessons and activities to classrooms all over the world. You can check out the full curriculum on the Be Internet Awesome official website.

Giveaways for Classroom Libraries

James Patterson and Scholastic have teamed up to help classroom libraries.

Enter until July 31!

4,000 Teachers Will Each Win $250 and 250 Bonus Points*

500 New Teachers Will Each Win $500 and 500 Bonus Points*

Apply for the Diversity Program Stipend

Diverse individuals are invited to apply for a chance to present a literacies focused program at its 2019 YA Services Symposium in Memphis, TN. The program will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3rd. If selected, the recipient must become a YALSA/ALA member and will be provided $1,500 to offset that cost, as well as registration, travel, lodging, and meal expenses at the symposium. Funds for the stipend are generously provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Learn more and apply by Aug. 1.

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

Introducing The ETS Accelerate Program

This accelerator is a three-month program designed to help early-stage edtech entrepreneurs begin the foundational work of finding product-market fit.

Founders participate in a residential program where they are immersed in a community of like-minded professionals, experts, and resources both at LearnLaunch Accelerator's Headquarters in Boston, MA and the ETS Headquarters in Princeton, NJ.

ISTE Certifications

ISTE Certification trainings are happening across the nation!

Learn more here:


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Starting April 25 SYNC free audiobooks available @

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Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program for Kids (Summer 2019)

The Barnes and Noble summer reading program for kids gives kids a free book when they read 8 books over the summer.

Find out more here.

Get your reading journals ready to turn in in August.

$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

Here are some updates from Google!

💻 📱 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.

Google Level 2 Certification Class Coming in Fall 2019


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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: