Educator Alexander's Newsletter

April 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: Be the Master of Your Craft: What SPED Teachers Need to Know

Free webinar about teaching SPED.

Register NOW:

Submit Questions for Panel Here:


Maximize the Power of Google Classroom: Using the Best Cutting Edge Tools to Strengthen Student Learning


ALL SECONDARY TEACHERS WELCOME and will get a certificate of attendance, and Peoria, Chicago North and South teachers can earn 5 IL CPDUs too!

Specifically for ALL teachers of Grades 6-12

Chicago South, IL

Peoria, IL

Chicago North, IL

Click on your area to see more information!

FETC and TCEA Conference Proposals Open

Apply to present at two conferences:

FETC (Due May 10)

TCEA (Due May 31)

Get tips for presenting at conferences and writing proposals here:

New YouTube Playlist: 5 Minute Tips by Educator Alexander

I have a new YouTube Playlist!

5 Minute Tips by Educator Alexander

There are many to help with distance learning and more on here. I upload new videos every week!

To subscribe, CLICK HERE and hit the red Subscribe button (you will have to sign in with your Google account). Then click the bell, and choose all so you can be notified when a new video is uploaded.

New Distance Learning Help Page

Need practical help with distance learning?

This page is for you!

Click to learn more!


Enroll in A+PEL's Classroom to get recordings of Free webinars!

Beyond Google Classroom: Using Google for Complete Distance Learning Lessons

Creating Engaging Lessons Using Videos for Online Learning

Google Classroom Basics

Enroll here:

Submit Questions for SPED or ADMIN Panels

We are accepting questions to ask the two upcoming webinar panels in April and May.

Click here to ask a question to the panel:

Be the Master of Your Craft: What SPED Teachers Need to Know on April 18 at 11am central

Real Talk from Education Administrators on May 9 at 11am central

Register at

Educator Alexander Online, Self-Paced Classes

SLLA Test Prep Certification

Google Level 1 Certification

Google Level 2 Certification

Click here to sign up anytime:

🎥 Webinar of the Month

Epic Apps and Websites for Google Classroom (or any Classroom) with Charlotte Britt Rogers

😍 FREE Extension of the Month

This extension helps teachers or students create amazing pictures through screenshots. You take a picture of your screen, blur things out, point to things, draw on it and so much more! Use these pictures to create handouts, brochures, instructions and more.

Click on picture below to download and video below to see how to use.

Awesome Screenshot

💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month

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


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!

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

Distance Learning

G Suite Distance Learning Strategies

As illness and other factors prevent students from attending school in-person, educators can leverage G Suite's powerful tools to extend learning to home environments. Find tips and suggestions for addressing distance learning challenges on the Teacher Center.

Distance Learning Resources for Educators and IT Leaders

Educators and IT administrators can use our new resource website to find materials, resources, and training for distance learning.

Enable Chromebooks for Distance Learning

School admins can quickly and securely prepare their school's Chromebooks to go home with students. Find out how to do so in Google Admin Console and best practices from the Chrome team.

Preparing Chromebooks for at Home Use

IT Administrators may be preparing schools for remote learning due to COVID-19. We’ve put together a checklist of questions, tools, and Google Admin console settings for preparing Chromebooks for students to use at home.

💡Upcoming Trainings & See Me Here

Here are all of the in-person trainings, online trainings, and webinars 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.


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.

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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