Friday, October 30


Need Vanguard Information?

If you are ever at a loss for a link or other Vanguard information, check Everything Vanguard related is added to the site. From stipend ideas, to past issues of the VanWeekly, it's all there for you to access whenever you need!
Vanguardians of the Galaxy

The hoodie is once again available! Be sure to order it before it's gone again! Click on the link above!

Vanguard Stipend Ideas

There are some great ideas for how to spend the $500 from Vanguard. The folks who viewed the Ignite session at AHS came up with more items that have been added to the Padlet page. Click the button above to view!

Free Classroom Account on Powtoon!

There's a limited amount of time left, but PowToon is offering free classroom accounts! If you're interested, visit their webpage and sign up! Act fast before the offer is gone!

Vanguard Tasks

Coaching Reflections

Be sure to complete your October coaching reflections (as well as your August/September, if you need to)!



Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 7:30am to Friday, Nov. 6th, 1pm

2000 Convention Center Concourse

Atlanta, GA

Take a look at the program and download the GaETC app! It's time to get prepared in order to make the most of your conference experience! We will plan a few informal meet-ups throughout the conference. Stay tuned to Twitter and #fcsvanguard to know where we'll be and when!
GaETC = VanCon

Vanguard and KSU Coaches are taking over GaETC. Check out the amazing daily map created by Vanguard member, Karen Artis, to see where your colleagues will be presenting! Click the button above to access it!

BrainPOP at GaETC

Certified BrainPOP Educator and Vanguard member, Amanda Smith, will be assisting in the BrainPOP booth during GaETC. Stop by and see her when you're there! You may even find Moby!

Showcasing the Work

Transformative Collaboration

Bear Creek AP, Darren Clay, and Bear Creek 7th grade SS teacher, Aaron Avera, have created the middle school Yammer group SKIT: Sharing Knowledge through Instructional Technology. Like Farhat Ahmad's high school group and Tatum Roberts's elementary group, these collaborative feeds can help you improve your professional practice and find support for your projects! Way to go, Vanguard members!! Links for all of the Yammer groups can be found here!

Roving Reporter

Roving Reporter - Elementary STEM
This week I visited Cindy Goodwin at River Eves ES to talk about their STEM certification. As a treat, I also had the chance to speak with several students! Hope you enjoy!

#fcsvanguard Chats!

Professional Development

Webinar - Angela Maiers

Liberating Genius in the Classoom!

Join Angela Maiers as she shares ways educators and parents can come together to encourage students of all ages to seize their potential and change the world. #youmatter

Tuesday, November 17 @ 2:00 p.m. Reserve your spot!

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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.