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📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
TWO DAYS ONLY: FREE TCEA MEMBERSHIP!
Pear Deck Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Explore our collection of activities and lessons to teach your students about Asian American and Pacific Islander history, contributions, and culture.
SYNC Returns with 16 Weeks of Free YA Audiobooks
Celebrate Student Creators and Change Makers in Your Community with Digital Promise
When an attendee registers for an event, the join link will no longer be displayed on the confirmation page in their web browser. Attendees will find the join link in the email confirmation sent to them as usual. This change will help prevent attackers from obtaining a registration link using an email address they do not control personally and limit unwanted guests from joining meetings or webinars.
EdChange Global Call for Proposals Due May 15
Friday, July 15
7:00 PM -10:00 PM central (#ECGlobal After Dark!)
Saturday, July 16
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM central (#ECGlobal PD Day)
FETC 2023 CALL FOR PRESENTERS DUE June 5
Submit your proposal here by June 5!
FETC invites education technology professionals representing all levels, content areas and specialties, as well as industry leaders and technology experts, to submit an application to present at the 2023 Future of Education Technology Conference. Share your best edtech integration ideas, best practices, effective pedagogies and leadership methodologies at the classroom, school, district or state level!
TCEA 2023 Call for Presenters Open DUE MAY 31
Don’t just join thousands of classroom educators, coaches, campus and district leaders, librarians, ed tech enthusiasts, exhibitors, and more in attending TCEA 2023…join and PRESENT!
Submit to present at TCEA 2023 by May 31, and you’ll hear back by August 2022.
April Autism Awareness Month--But It's Every Month!
**EA missed putting this in our April newsletter, so we are including it now!
April was Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month and Educator Alexander supports and donates to Perfect Fit Autism Foundation.
Perfect Fit Autism Foundation was established in 2019 and is a non-profit organization created from social experiences and concerns with our autistic sons. We decided to establish a foundation that would provide social and recreational opportunities for children affected by autism and their parents/guardians.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at http://www.perfectfitautismfoundation.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Our motto is Connecting is the Key, one piece at a time.
Training to Becoming Microsoft Innovator Educator (MIE) Certified
Join IDEA for an 8-part webinar series to help prepare you for becoming MIE certified. Each webinar has its own registration. We welcome you to join all 8 webinars, but you are not required to attend all to attend one.
May 4 | Session 1: Accessibility and Inclusivity in Microsoft
May 11 | Session 2: Using Minecraft in Education
May 18 | Session 3: Introduction to MIE Expert Cohort and Showcase Schools
May 25 | Session 4: Using Microsoft Teams to Create Equitable Classrooms
June 1 | Session 5: Using Microsoft Teams with Staff
June 8 | Session 6: Why We Keep Choosing Surface
June 15 | Session 7: STEM and Future Ready Skills
June 22 | Session 8: Using Windows in Schools
Did you know? Google Training Series
All sessions start at 10am PT / 1pm ET and run for 30 minutes
- May 3: [Security Part 1] Investigation Tool, Security Dashboard, Security Health Deep Dive
- May 10: Better engage students and save time with new Google Meet features
- May 17: [Security Part 2] Access and Data Controls to Keep Users Secure
- May 24: You can do that with Docs, Slides, and Sheets?!
- May 31: Admin console Management Best Practices
ISTE Certification Informational Webinars
Do you have some questions about ISTE Certification for Educators that you wish a human would answer? Here’s your solution … plus a couple of special deals from ISTE!
Attend one of the 30-minute info sessions with Certification Director Carmalita Seitz for real talk, and real answers to your certification questions.
Choose from these upcoming dates and times:
- Wednesday, May 18, 2022 3:30 PM EDT
- Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
For more information and to sign up, click here!
Sign Up to Test Google Classroom Practice Sets
Google is announcing an upcoming feature in Google Classroom to help students and teachers. Practice sets will give teachers the time and tools to better support their students — from more interactive practice to faster and more personal feedback.
The practice sets beta will be globally available (English only) to the Google Workspace for Education Plus (formerly G Suite Enterprise for Education) and Teaching and Learning Upgrade Editions.
If you’re interested in participating in the beta test, sign up at goo.gle/practicesets-beta.
SUBMIT A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL & REGISTER FOR TCCA
SUBMIT A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL BY MAY 15 & REGISTER FOR EdChange Global
TCEA TECH BLOG GOODIES
🎥 Webinars of the Month
✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month
😍 FREE Extension of the Month
This extension lets quickly try coupon codes on websites when you are shopping online for your classroom (and anytime). You can also earn cash back for shopping!
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
In addition to setting up Google Meet breakout rooms in advance in Google Calendar, meeting organizers can also:
- Turn meeting safety features on or off, such as chat lock, present lock, and more.
- Designate co-hosts before the meeting.
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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 Deputy Director 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 2022 & 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.