Educator Alexander's Newsletter

October News

📌 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.

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR OCTOBER SESSION for in-Person Test Prep for the NEW 6990 Test

NEW SLLA TEST PREP for the 6990 Educational Leadership Certification Test


October 12 in Shreveport, LA

December 8 in Baton Rouge, LA


$155


Reserve your spot NOW and pay LATER: bit.ly/sllaprep

Free Teacher Forms

We are constantly creating forms for something!


Visit Teacher Tools and click on Forms and Letters!


You can find forms for everything you want to do in your classroom and at your school (ans some forms will give you ideas for new routines and procedures)!


FOR FREE: http://www.teachertools.org/

Sale Alert on VR Headsets

Check out your local Wal-Mart for $1 plastic VR Headsets that are perfect for Google Expeditions.


Of course, buy one and test it for yourself!


You cannot buy them online, but if you have a local Wal-Mart, check them out.


https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=0&query=onn+vr+headsets

PBIS Help for Free

Get help with positive interventions in your classroom or on your campus!


Visit PBIS World.com!


https://www.pbisworld.com/

BULB DIGITAL PORTFOLIO OFFERS FREE PREMIUM ACCOUNTS TO TEACHERS


bulb announced last week that their premium account, bulb+, normally valued at $30/year, is now free to teachers. With the free account, teachers can:

  • Create personal collections, curriculum, and resources.
  • Track professional development and display badges and credentials earned.
  • Establish professional learning plans to meet goals and standards.


More Information: http://bit.ly/bulbfree


Website: https://www.bulbapp.com/


App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bulb-app/id1362188918

Going to FETC? Here is a DISCOUNT!

Get a 10% Discount Off Registration!


Promo Code FETC20ALEXANDER


Register and More Info at https://www.fetc.org/

TCEA Educator Awards and Scholarships Due this month

Nominate yourself, or a colleague, for TCEA's Educator Awards and Scholarships!


Nominations are now open and will run through October 31, 2019.


All finalists will be honored, and recipients announced, during a formal awards ceremony on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, as part of the 2020 TCEA Convention & Exposition in Austin, TX on February 3-7, 2020.


TCEA Educator Awards finalists and recipients are awarded $500 and $1,000, respectively, and scholarship winners will receive between $500 and $1,000 based on the scholarship.


Access the nomination forms here.

ISTE Creative Constructor Lab

Our friends at ISTE are coming to New Orleans this Fall!


The ISTE Creative Constructor Lab is a two-day interactive learning experience where you’ll discover how to create vibrant, media-rich learning environments to help grow the next generation of creators!


Join us in New Orleans, October 19-20, 2019. The PD event will be held at NOCCA. Space is limited. More details and registration is available at iste.org/ccl

ANNOUNCEMENT: SLLA AND TEXES Educational Leadership Exams Update

INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN EDUCATIONAL LEADER?


If you live in a state that requires the SLLA exam or live in Texas, you want to check your testing websites to see when new exams (and for Texas, other requirements) will become mandatory.

For many states, September 1 is the day that new tests will begin being mandatory.

SLLA States, check here:
https://www.ets.org/sls/states/

Texas, check here:
https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Educator_Initiatives_and_Performance/Principal_Certification_Redesign/

Teacher Discounts

Want to save money?


Check out Coupon Chief


They have a massive collection of teacher and educator discounts!


bit.ly/teachercoupon

ISTE Certifications

ISTE Certification trainings are happening across the nation!


Learn more here: https://www.iste.org/learn/iste-certification

$100,000 Scholarship for Female High School Student

As Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated prepares to commemorate 100 years since her founding by young visionaries on the campus of Howard University in 1920, we are proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Founders’ Centennial Scholarship. To honor the legacy of the five founding members of the sorority, a $100,000 scholarship will be awarded annually, for five (5) consecutive years beginning March 2020.


Find out more information here.

Fast Hacks Using Microsoft for Productivity

💫MICROSOFT SUPPORT

Here is a great way to get support and tips from Microsoft!

🌈 Google Updates

Here are some updates from Google!

💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month

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

💡Upcoming Trainings

Here are all of the in-person trainings, online trainings, and webinars that are upcoming! Click on the picture for more information and to register.

💯 FREEBIES

Follow the directions for each Freebie!

👀 See Educator Alexander...

Come see me at the following events. Find more information such as dates, times, room numbers and links to register HERE.

✏️ 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. 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 holds various certifications, as well as multiple technology certifications, including, but not limited to, IC3 certification, Google Certified Trainer, Google Innovator, Apple Teacher 2016, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer. She is a 2018 Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau Finalist, 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, and the 2016 A+PEL Member of the Year among other honors. Learn more: www.educatoralexander.com.