Educator Alexander's Newsletter
♥️💥SOOOO MANY UPCOMING EVENTS💥♥️
📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Free Day of Educator Self-Care
Saturday, August 8
All registrants will receive:
- Access to all workshops & workshop recordings, which include:
- Mindfulness and SEL
- Back to School Anxiety Discussion
- Productivity Hacks for You (and your classroom/life!)
- 1 CEU/CEU Hour post-conference
- Discounts & early-bird opportunities for future conferences as part of our community
Apple Releases Discussion Guide and Workbook Taking Action on Racial Equity and Justice
Be a part of the movement.
One of the best ways educators can make an impact on racial equity and justice is to expand the perspectives of their students. We’ve created a guide that helps you create opportunities for courageous conversations about racial injustice and design solutions that lead to lasting social change.
CAMP Book It! ENDS IN AUGUST
Bye-Bye Google Extensions in AUGUST
As of August 15, 2020, the Cast for Education Chrome extension will no longer be available. Classroom offers similar features for sharing resources between students and instructors.
As of August 15th, 2020, Share to Classroom will be discontinued and the extension uninstalled.
Educator Alexander Online, Self-Paced Classes
Google Level 1 Certification
Google Level 2 Certification
Click here to sign up anytime: https://educatoralexander.teachable.com/
TCEA TECH BLOG GOODIES
🎥 Webinars of the Month
Intro to Google Apps includes an Intro to Classroom, Chrome, Drive, Sheets, Slides, Docs, Forms, Sites, Forms as Assessments and Other Apps
😍 FREE Extension of the Month
This extension helps you mute individual Chrome tabs (very helpful while teaching and using Meet Breakout Rooms).
Click on video below for more information.
💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month
Educators Can Get Office 365 for FREE
🌈 Google Updates
A Couple More Google Updates
What impact have recent global events had on education? What have school closures taught us about learning or the resilience of students and teachers? Join The Anywhere School as thought leaders from across the world discuss these topics and more during a global event hosted by the Google for Education team.
The new Certified Coach program offers a free, research-backed curriculum and 5-step model that help instructional coaches work 1:1 with educators and drive impactful technology use in schools. Once certified, coaches will join the Certified Coach community, get access to special PD events, and be featured in our Directory.
Google for Education teamed up with experts at The Conscious Kid to curate a free list of teacher-facing reading materials and evaluation criteria to consider when bringing new resources into the classroom. These resources, organized by grade-level, are intended to help facilitate important conversations about racism, equity and belonging.
💡See Me Here
Click on the pictures below for more information and to register and find more information such as dates, times, room numbers and links to register HERE.
ISTE LIVE will now be November 29-December 5
✏️ Commenting to Educator Alexander
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 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.
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 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, 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 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, 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.