Educator Alexander's Newsletter
📌 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
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
Reserve your spot NOW and pay LATER: bit.ly/sllaprep
Free Teacher Forms
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
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.
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
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
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:
Texas, check here:
$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.
🌈 Google Updates
A Couple More Google Updates
💻 📱 Tech Certification of the Month
✏️ Commenting to Educator Alexander
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.