Educator Alexander's Newsletter
♥️💥SOOOO MANY UPCOMING EVENTS💥♥️
LAST CHANCE WEBINARS THIS MONTH
********UPCOMING FALL EVENTS********
AND HERE'S MORE...
📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Common Sense Ambassador Application Open
As a Common Sense Educator, you are invited to apply to be part of an exclusive and innovative group of Common Sense Education Ambassadors around the world. Ambassadors help amplify and elevate Common Sense Education resources, provide feedback to our team and support fellow educators as they support students to become learners, creators and leaders in this digital age.
Consider how you will act as an advocate. We periodically offer opportunities for our Ambassadors to present but we also ask that you seek your own opportunities to present in various settings.
Apply here! We will review all applications by September 15th.
PBS Learning Media FREE Resources
Print and post a set of early childhood posters to support your young learners. From counting 1-10, to identifying feelings, to naming the days of the week, use these posters to support a school-to-home connection.
Cut through the hype surrounding controversial topics in the news to find out what's really going on. Find resources for starting conversations and creating a safe place for middle and high school students to investigate controversial topics and share their voices.
The resources in this collection will help you explore the concepts introduced in Donkey Hodie with activity ideas, video clips, and digital games. The learning goals focus on self-regulation and executive function skills, with an emphasis on resilience, persistence, and problem solving for young learners.
Explore the wide range of interactive lessons available to students and teachers on PBS LearningMedia. Each interactive lesson lets you work at your own pace while you learn—using media and engaging tools that save your work in the lesson.
Louisiana Educators: The LDOE Wants YOU!
LDOE is currently recruiting amazing Louisiana educators for the LEAP Connect Content Bias Review committee.
FILL OUT the interest survey by Sept. 6 https://tinyurl.com/krvw8jv7
SHARE SHARE SHARE with other Louisiana teachers and leaders!
Apple Teacher Creativity Challenge
What will you create?
Discover exciting new ways to use iPad for teaching and learning. Made by educators in the Apple Teacher community, each challenge below is designed to spark creativity for you, your colleagues, and your students. Learn new ways to enhance your lessons using iPad. Then share your creations using the hashtags #EveryoneCanCreate and #MadeOniPad to inspire others.
Learn more about it here.
TCEA TECH BLOG GOODIES
🎥 Webinars of the Month
✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month
😍 FREE Extension of the Month
This extension lets you bold, underline and more
rich text formatting in Google Forms and Twitter!
Click on picture below for more information.
💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month
Educators Can Get Office 365 for FREE
🌈 Google Updates
A Couple More Google Updates
**Big Changes Coming to EDU Accounts by September 1: Control access to Google services by age
💡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.
✏️ 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 the Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC and the Regional Director of North Louisiana for the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana. She consults with members of several schools/businesses and presents at conferences globally.
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, 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 2021 Texas Computer Education Association Featured Thought Leader, 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, 2015 Campus Teacher of the Year in the Zachary Community School District and 2014 Leader of the Year for Region 2 Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators.
Learn more at www.educatoralexander.com.