Educator Alexander's Newsletter

JUNE NEWS

๐Ÿ“Œ 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.

NEW SLLA WEBINAR ANNOUNCED

SLLA 6990 Test Prep Live Webinar


Friday, June 19 from 9am-4pm

$155 Due Thursday, June 15


Register: bit.ly/sllaprep

The Inclusive STEM & CS Summit is Coming Up

I just registered for this event hosted by @AliciaJohal and @ShanaVWhite!


https://www.inclusivestemcs.com/home


Look at this line up! How can you not attend????

Host Your Own Breakout Game

Learn how to host your own virtual breakout game!


Learn more here!

Want to Present at a Global, Virtual Conference?

#ECGlobal Returns on July 10-11, 2020


We are looking for great presenters about remote/learning, EDU mentorship and professional growth, cultural connections, tech integration, AR/VR/MR, Classroom Management, Device Management or content specific sessions presenting live using Zoom or facilitating a Twitter Chat.


We will have 24 hours of training sessions, so you can choose the times you would like to present and we will try our best to schedule you during your first choice of time.


Important Information

Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) APPLICATION OPEN

Self-nominations for the 2020/2021 cohort will be accepted May 1 - July 15, 2020.


You are welcome to nominate yourself at any time, however, we will only formally announce those in the program at the end of August, 2020 in a blog post and by posting the official list (this is 2019's list).


Apply Here: https://education.microsoft.com/en-us/resource/1703c312

Louisiana A+PEL Members: Flipgrid Contest for Money

This teacher appreciation month contest is specifically for A+PEL Members! We'd love to hear about the impact A+PEL has had in your life. From grants, scholarships, donations, insurance benefits, and pro-bono legal representation, A+PEL is always here for Louisiana teachers.


From May 6- June 5, Please share your story on A+PEL's impact and support for you. Videos should be about 30 seconds long. Everyone who submits a video is entered in a gift card drawing for the following Prizes: (1) $200.00 Cash! (2) $100.00 Cash!


Check your email for the one with the subject Members Only Flipgrid Contest! for more details or email teacher@apeleducators.org for more information.

GREAT 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 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/

๐ŸŽฅ Webinars of the Month

Build an App for Your Classroom by Sarah Kiefer

๐Ÿ˜ FREE Extension of the Month

This extension helps teachers or students read websites better by using translation tools, text to speech, changing background colors, highlighting sentences and so much more.


Click on picture below for more information.

๐Ÿ’ป ๐Ÿ“ฑ Tech Certification of the Month

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

๐Ÿ’ซMICROSOFT SUPPORT

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. Itโ€™s not a trial โ€“ 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!

๐ŸŒˆ Google Updates

Here are some updates from Google!

๐Ÿ’กSee 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.

๐Ÿ’ฏ FREEBIES

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

Click Ctrl F to search the spreadsheet

โœ๏ธ 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

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 Womanโ€™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.