Institute for Educational Development

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Desiree Alexander is an experienced secondary teacher and Google Certified Innovator and Trainer. Desiree has received numerous awards for her work in instructional technology including Top 30 Technologist by the Center for Digital Education, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator for her home state and Leader of the Year for her region's Association of Computer Using Educators.

Desiree is passionate about helping fellow teachers discover practical ways to maximize the power of Google Classroom, technology tools, apps, and Chrome extensions to greatly enhance student learning in secondary classrooms. Desiree has co-authored multiple books and is the author of Maximize the Power of GOOGLE CLASSROOM: Using the Best Cutting-Edge Tools to Strengthen Student Learning, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Join Desiree for an outstanding day full of practical ways you can get the most out of Google Classroom to strengthen student learning in your grades 6-12 classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"I loved how everything Desiree shared was applicable! She was fantastic. Best seminar I can ever remember attending!"

"Desiree was awesome, funny and very generous in sharing a ton of great resources with us."

"Dynamic presenter! Desiree captivates the audience with her knowledge and sense of humor."

"Desiree expertly delivered content in an entertaining and engaging manner, all while making us feel confident in our ability to use this technology ourselves when we get home."

"I learned so many tips and tricks that will help me be more efficient. Desiree presented the information in a very user-friendly way. Awesome seminar!"

"This day was organized, hands-on, entertaining, and jam-packed with information that was new to me! Thank you, Desiree!"

"I'm often intimidated by new technology use in the classroom. Desiree did a great job making it doable! Now I'm not so intimidated! I'm so glad I attended today!

"Desiree made Google Classroom seem so easy and doable! I absolutely love her teaching and would absolutely attend another seminar of hers in a heartbeat."

"I had more aha moments in this seminar than I can possibly list! Amazing!"

"Wow, Desiree was great! Her experience as a teacher was evident – she clearly knows what it's really like. I absolutely loved this seminar!"

"Time flew and I enjoyed every minute! I'm even more excited to go back and teach now, and feel much more prepared and less nervous."

"Desiree, was awesome! I learned so much that I can't wait to use in my classroom."