Educator Alexander's Newsletter

August NEWS

♥️💥SOOOO MANY UPCOMING EVENTS💥♥️

📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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.

Edcamp Louisiana

Virtual and Free to All


Saturday, October 10


https://www.lpb.org/education/home/edcamp

Free Day of Educator Self-Care

Saturday, August 8


All registrants will receive:

  • Access to all workshops & workshop recordings, which include:
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness and SEL
  • Self-Care
  • Back to School Anxiety Discussion
  • Productivity Hacks for You (and your classroom/life!)

Plus:

  • 1 CEU/CEU Hour post-conference
  • Discounts & early-bird opportunities for future conferences as part of our community


https://bit.ly/takecareofself

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.


Download the guide as a PDF


Download the guide as an interactive learning journal in Pages

BER Distance Learning in the ELA Classroom Seminar DATE ADDED

DISTANCE LEARNING FOR ELA 6-12 GRADE TEACHERS


Since the 3 sessions this week SOLD OUT, @bureauofed ADDED A DATE!


AUGUST 11, 2020


More info & register: http://bit.ly/addedaugust11

CAMP Book It! ENDS IN AUGUST

Parents, join us for our first ever Camp BOOK IT! and keep rewarding your kids all summer long. Track and reward your kids' reading for June, July and August in our digital dashboard. When they meet their monthly reading goal, they'll receive a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut! We'll also share fun activities and book recommendations each week to keep the fun going throughout the summer!


https://www.bookitprogram.com/book-it-for-parents

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.

Kids Academy Summer Camp for Pre-K-3rd Grade--ENDS IN AUGUST

Pre-K - 3rd Grade Kiddos
​Virtual Summer Camp with Kids Academy

$5 off code for educators and parents: 5offda11


Free for Educators


$20 for Parents

New Distance Learning Help Page

Need practical help with distance learning?


This page is for you!


Click educatoralexander.com/distance-learning to learn more!

Educator Alexander Online, Self-Paced Classes

SLLA Test Prep Certification


Google Level 1 Certification


Google Level 2 Certification


Click here to sign up anytime: https://educatoralexander.teachable.com/

🎥 Webinars of the Month

Intro to Zoom and Google Meet with Dr Desiree Alexander
Let's Team Up Getting Started with Microsoft Teams with Felisa Ford
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Library Communities with Media Center Mavens

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.

Mute Tab Extension

💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month

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

💫MICROSOFT SUPPORT

Here is a great way to get support and tips from Microsoft and stay update by subscribing to their newsletter!

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!

Flipgrid Newest Newsletter with Updates

Click Here to find the newest information on Microsoft's Flipgrid!

🌈 Google Updates

Here are some updates from Google!

A Couple More Google Updates

EDU in 90: The Latest, June 2020


Join us for The Anywhere School, August 11-12

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.


Become a Google for Education Certified Coach

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.


Discover Inclusive Reading Materials

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

Here are all of the in-person trainings that are upcoming! Also, come see me at some of the following events.


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

💯 FREEBIES

Follow the directions for each Freebie!
A Bunch of Freebies from Companies for COVID19

Click Ctrl F to search the spreadsheet

✏️ Commenting to Educator Alexander

If you have taken any professional development from Educator Alexander and/or have taken the SLLA test after attending any of her test prep classes, please click the picture below to leave comments.

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.