Personalized is Right

From Planning to Practice Event Information

Vanguard Personalized PD Day

Friday, Jan. 6th 2017 at 8am-3pm

9310 Scott Road

Roswell, GA

Please be sure to mark your calendars!


NEED: 5 participants

Brief, 5-minute presentations. 20 slides which auto-advance every 15 seconds. (See more at the link below).


IGNITE Interest

Write a quick paragraph sharing how you know that PERSONALIZED IS RIGHT.

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From Planning to Practice

NEED: At least ONE moderator per room/principle.

CONCEPT: Members will choose one or more sessions to attend based upon the principles selected by their school. Vanguard members/METIs should come prepared to share examples, work, ideas during this time, as well as learn from others.

MODERATOR JOB: Begin the conversation in the room and work to keep it flowing. Be sure to have a relatively firm understanding of the principle(s) for the room. Come prepared with a few examples to share with the group.


  1. Varied Strategies - Workshops, station rotations, PBL, STEM, etc.
  2. Choice/Voice and Choice in Demonstrating Learning
  3. Just-in-Time Direct Instruction
  4. Flexible Pacing and Co-Planning Learning
From Planning to Practice - Pick Your Principles

If you are interested in moderating one of these sessions, please indicate on the form which principle(s) you are most comfortable with.

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App Knockout

NEED: 14 participants

CONCEPT: Seven rounds of head-to-head competition. There will be two new Vanguard members for each round, each one getting 90-seconds to defend the app of their choice in the assigned category.


  1. Learner Choice & Voice
  2. Co-Planning & Goal Setting
  3. Flexibility
  4. Just-in-Time Direct Instruction
  5. Data & Feedback
  6. Personal Professional Development
  7. Wild Card Round (You will not know the category ahead of time.)
App Knockout - Category Selection

Pick the category/categories you feel like you could defend with no trouble!

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Personalized is Right: Game Show

NEED: To be determined.

CONCEPT: Daytime game shows aren't for sick days and skip days anymore. You could be the next contestant on Personalized is Right... Sign up to show off your knowledge of all things PL and EdTech.

Contestant Entry - Game Show

The next best thing to the Price is Right.

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About Us

Our mission as a Vanguard team is to build the capacity of FCS educators and leaders to provide innovative instruction which meets the needs, skills and interests of all students.