September 2, 2016
NEED 2 KNOW
IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR GaETC!
It is now time to register for GaETC! Hopefully you've already secured your sub! It is VERY IMPORTANT that you take the time to read and follow the directions below.
If you were accepted to present at GaETC and are listed as the MAIN PRESENTER, do not register through the directions below. Your registration is covered by the conference.
GaETC is a 3-day event, November 2-4, 2016 at the Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337).
As a member of Vanguard, your attendance and your substitute is paid for!
You can attend 3 days, 2 days or 1 day. All you need to do –
- Discuss with your principal.
- Secure your sub.
- Register for GaETC before Oct. 6th.
Carla Mendes from Instructional Technology will communicate with your school bookkeeper concerning the substitute reimbursement.
How to Register: Register @ www.gaetc.org1. REGISTER NOW
2. ONLINE REGISTRATION
3. Enter your email address. SUBMIT Register myself for this event
a. If you are in the system, your information from last year will populate – make necessary updates.
b. If you are NOT in the system, complete the ‘New Registrant” page
4. Registration Options, select ‘I have a Pre-Paid Group Code’
5. As you complete the form there is a box - ‘Please select a conference registration type or code’, select FCVAN400 – Full Conference
NOTE: If you register for Pre-Conference Workshops, you are responsible for the cost of the workshop
6. Payment Options, select ‘Pre-Paid Group Code’
*****You will receive a confirmation email
****Name badges will be mailed beginning Oct. 19th
IF YOU REGISTER FOR PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF THE WORKSHOP.
VanCon 2016 Resources
At our Vanguard Voice session recently, individuals asked about the obtaining access to the resources, presentations, etc. from the event.
All of the materials from VanCon are housed in a OneNote notebook for everyone to view. If you have questions about a particular presentation, contact the presenter!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Did you know that our currently scheduled Vanguard events are posted on our website? Go ahead and mark your calendars now, so you're ready when they arrive. Vanguard Dates & Events: 2016-2017
- October 11, 2016 - Vanguard PD Day: This is a county-wide professional development day for teachers. If you are not assigned to attend PD for another group (i.e. Learning Architects, Special Areas, etc.), you are required to attend PD for Vanguard.
- October 22, 2016 - EdCampFulton / Powered By Vanguard: Hosted by NELC leads Megan Endicott & Andrea Rioux and Vanguard Storyteller, Karen Artis, this EdCamp is open to ALL - Vanguard and non-Vanguard. Next week you'll receive more information in the VanWeekly!
Our #fcsvanguard Twitter chats are returning next week - Thursday, September 8 @ 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.! Your Vanguard lead, Heather, will get things started with a conversation that's still TBD.
Never participated in a chat before and have no idea where to begin? Enter Vanguard Personalized PD - Twitter Edition!
READ: Teacher Challenges features this article on how to Participate in Twitter Chats.
WATCH: Check out this short video Woodland MS METI, Robbie Barber, made to guide participants through the process! If you need a bit more, take a look at this longer video by KSU iTeach Coach, David Lockhart.
INTERACT: For the first time ever, Vanguard is offering a face-to-face opportunity to learn about and participate in a Twitter chat for anyone interested - Vanguard or not! Join NELC leads, Megan & Andrea, at 5 Seasons on Old Milton Pkwy. from 7:15-8:30. Enjoy a brief evening out while learning about and participating in our first chat of the year. More F2F sessions will take place throughout the year and in different parts of the county! If you think you might join them, let us know on this form so the restaurant can be prepared. :)
Vanguard Team Commitment Letter
If you did not attend the kick-off, or you have not downloaded the team commitment letter, please do so. You will have until Monday, September 12th to submit it.
Where can I find the Vanguard expectations and commitment form? All documents are linked in a OneDrive folder for you. Please bookmark the folder. bit.ly/vanteam1617
What if I have questions before I sign? Feel free to contact one of your LC Leads if you have questions about the expectations or commitment form.
Microsoft Forms Feedback
A big shout-out to Fulton County and all of the Microsoft Forms users! There is no other district who has Office 365 who is using Forms more than Fulton. Because of that, they want our feedback. Please take this BRIEF survey so we can share our thoughts with them.
TEAM MEMBER SHOWCASE
- Vanguard Cohort 2
- Transition Services @ Creekside HS & Westlake HS
- Contact LaSchunn for help with Nearpod, Tech Tools, or Office 365!
FULTON TOOL SPOTLIGHT
"Office Mix is an easy way to take your PowerPoint presentations and bring them to life as interactive online lessons. From recording audio or video of yourself giving a lecture, to directly writing in the presentation as you would at your whiteboard, to quizzing, to sharing, to seeing how it all worked - Office Mix helps you do it all simply."
FROM LAST WEEK'S ISSUE
Vanguard Application is Open
Just a reminder that the Vanguard application is available until Monday, September 12.
If your team already has at least four members, please do not encourage people to apply. Instead, consider forming a VanChise! More information about VanChises will be shared at the kick-off.