Friday, April 1, 2016


April VanChats

It is time to schedule some April VanChats. The March chats have been wonderful and I've loved the opportunity to sit down and talk face-to-face with people.

For those of you that are new to Vanguard, the VanChats are informal meetings where you have an opportunity to discuss whatever you'd like - Vanguard comments, suggestions, concerns - Personalized Learning - whatever is on your mind!

When signing up for a chat, please look for your learning community and then a MORNING or AFTERNOON designation. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

April VanChats

Schedule one today!

Updated List of New Members

Our list of new Vanguard members has been updated! Please be sure to check it out, so you can congratulate these folks! Welcome to the team, 5A!


COHORTS 1, 2, 3, 4A & 4B - Coaching Log

We've crossed into April, so be sure to complete your March coaching log. The link for the April/May log will be posted following spring break.


VanWeekly Archives

Miss an issue of the VanWeekly? They are all archived on our FCS Vanguard website: Each issue is linked by date distributed and the most recent edition is embedded on the page.

Register to Attend VanCon 2016

If you are a Vanguard member planning to attend VanCon 2016, please be sure to register for the event. As a reminder, it takes place on May 31 from 8:00-4:00 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Vanguard team members should select May 31st. Only select June 1 if you are a Vanguard member AND Learning Architect.

For more information, take a look at this previous Smore.


Roving Reporter

This week's Roving Reporter video comes from Crabapple Crossing Elementary School and discusses Writing Workshop.

There are several more Roving Reporter videos left to come. They've been filmed, but I'm a bit behind in getting them put together and out to all of you! Upcoming videos include the transition of a computer lab, Project-Based Learning, and Bear Creek's school spotlight.

We're working on making the sessions shorter and more concise! This one is only five and a half minutes. :)

Roving Reporter - Writing Workshop

Vanchise Swag

Ridgeview Charter MS got their Vanchise started in style! Check out this awesome shirt they designed for their team!

Happy I get to be a #VanchiseExtra!


PlaydateATL 2016

Looking for a laid back PD event focused on learning and having fun? Then PlaydateATL is for you! This "unconference" is different than traditional conferences because there are no presenters and no agendas. It's just play time.

Join us for this new kind of #EdTech conference to explore, collaborate and, most importantly, PLAY! Visit the link below for more information and to register for this FREE event.

There is no VanWeekly sign-off this week.

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