Educator Alexander's Newsletter

February NEWS


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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.

📢Louisiana Educators...GET FREE MONEY!

If you are an educator in Louisiana, you have until FEBRUARY 15 to apply for a Professional Development Grant through A+PEL.

You do not have to be a member to apply! Apply HERE.

Many more grants and scholarships available. Check them out HERE!

4.0 is Hiring 3 New Roles

4.0 is excited to announce we’re continuing to grow our team by hiring for four new positions: Curriculum Specialist, Talent Director Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Program Officer:

  • Talent Director (full-time): The Talent Director will help build a 4.0 employee and alumni experience that is second to none as part of the 4.0 Human Resources and Talent Team. Your main responsibilities include monitoring recruitment procedures, from sourcing to hiring, managing the entire process and identifying high-potential candidates. Applications are due 2/12
  • Chief Program Officer (full-time): The CPO will be the Curator of the 4.0 Program Team and a member of 4.0’s Executive Team. Your team focuses on providing coaching, community, curriculum and cash to promising leaders to test learning models with students and families in their local communities. Applications are due 2/19
  • Chief Operating Officer (full-time): The COO will collaborate with the rest of the 4.0 senior leadership team to drive the CEO’s vision of excellence. Additionally, they will oversee the operations team which includes the finance, office management, and research and data team. Applications are due 2/19

You can learn more about all of these roles and apply at

New Google Classroom Video Series Featuring Me

I am proud to contribute a video to Google's new Google Classroom Video Series! Solve key teaching and learning challenges with Google Classroom with these videos in 9 languages.

Check out the series HERE.

Check out my video HERE.

UPDATED Distance Learning Help Page

Need practical help with distance learning?

This page is for you! It is constantly updated as GREAT things are shared!!!!! More sections than before. Check it out.

Click to learn more!

🎥 Webinars of the Month

A New Year, A New You Self Care for Resiliency with Tanya C Griffin
Organize Your Google Life with Jen with Jen Leban
If There's a Problem...#SolveiT with Nyree Clark
Writing, Coding and Sharing for All Grades with Elementari with Nicole Kang
Adjusting ELA Lessons in a 4 x 4 World for High School Teachers by Anitra Walker

✔👀👌😘5 Minute Tips of the Month

Text to Speech Video Creation with RazorArts
Solution to Copying Google Classroom Google Forms Issue
Add Picture to Zoom App

😍 FREE Extension of the Month

This extension helps you turn your phone or tablet into a clicker for Google Slides!

Click on picture below for more information.

💻 📱 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 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

Watch Here: EDU in 90: The Latest, January 2021

**Tour Builder will be retired, links to tours will no longer function and all user data will be deleted after July 15, 2021. Learn more here.

**Starting June 30, 2021, Google Expeditions and Tour Creator will no longer be accessible.

Join us for Learning with Google

In the past year, the education landscape has been tested by complex, unprecedented circumstances. For all its challenges, it has given all of us the opportunity to reimagine what education can look like. Join us on February 17 & 18, as we look at how teaching & learning around the world has evolved and share what we have in store for the coming year. Registration is now open.

Announcing the 2021 Google for Education services offer
US or Canada-based educational institutions who purchase G Suite Enterprise for Education or Chromebooks and Chrome Education Upgrade in 2021 may be eligible to receive free deployment, educator training, or analytics services.

💡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.


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

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✏️ 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 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 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.

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