January 16, 2019

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In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • We need Vanguard Volunteers for FCS Tech Competition- Jan 26
  • Stipend Info
  • Support XP Form
  • Share your good idea!
  • Twitter Chat
  • School Lead call
  • Webinar
  • New Member Corner
  • Shining a Spotlight on Success
  • Learning Opportunities for Microsoft- Minecraft Education Edition

Mark your calendar

Jan 17th- Twitter Chat

Jan 17th- School Lead Call

Jan 22nd- Webinar

Jan 26th- FCS Tech Competition

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Vanguard ISTE 2019 Presenters


If you had a presentation proposal accepted for ISTE 2019, we want to hear about it!

Please let us know by filling out this form ( by the end of the week.



Don't miss out on earning your stipend. If you did not earn your stipend in December, there is still time. You have until February 1, 2019 to earn your Vanguard stipend. We will not have another disbursement after February, so this is your final chance!

February 1st - Stipend Deadline: Staying the Course Deadline!

  • Teachers & METIs must earn 50 points by this date to get their stipend in February.

  • Non-Instructional staff must earn 35 points by this date to get their stipend in February.

End of the Year Expectations

  • Teachers & METIs must earn 100 points by the end of the year.

  • Non-Instructional staff must earn 50 points by the end of the year.

Support XP Form

Oops! Something is amiss. We have recently become aware that the XP tracker isn't accurately showing the information that has been submitted. Justin Evans is going to work on fixing it, but please be patient with us in the meantime.

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick!

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick!

If you have a technology, instructional strategy/best practice, or coaching tip, etc. please share!

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick here

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School Lead Call - Jan 17th @ 7:00pm

*School lead call has been rescheduled for the 17th.

Twitter Chat -January 17th @ 7:30

Host is Jonathan Adel and our chat this week will focus is on personalized learning, with and without tech, strategies.

Webinar January 22 at 7:30

Vanguard Webinar January 22 at 7:30. Dana Munson, CLC Vanguard member, will showcase how she uses Teams assignments and OneNote with her students.

Interested in hosting, sharing a topic idea, or anything else "Twitter related"? Read below!

We are looking for hosts for our coming Twitter chats! Please let us know if you are interested or know a colleague inside or outside of Fulton County who you believe would make a great host! Have ideas on the perfect topic? Reach out and let me know! Hosts, topics, and all things Twitter can be submitted here:

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New Members- Stipend Info and Modules

Module 1. Information:

The Nearpod Code- FXBKT or use the link

Remember code expires 30 days- due January 25

**Points: New Members with 50 Points by Feb 1 ARE eligible for the stipend!!!

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SHOUT OUT to the New Members of Vanguard!!

We are so proud of your effort and engagement with the New Member courses and Vanguard events. Every single new member has completed their first semester requirements!!! This fervor is essential in upholding the legacy of Vanguard, and we are THRILLED to have you as members of the family. Keep up the amazing work!!!

Don't forget to hashtag #FCSVanguard when sharing your awesome work on Twitter!

Nominate someone or submit your own Spotlight Vanguard Member!

Vanleads, do you see any vanguard members at your school doing something awesome? Were they struggling with a tool before and are now using it? BRAG on our Vanguard members. If you see something awesome, please submit about your team member.

Please share your success stories with us! You may see your "Spotlight" in an upcoming Vanweekly!

Share Your Success!

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Learning Opportunities for You and Others at Your School

Minecraft Education Edition Teacher Academy (2 days total)

Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 23 (Fulton location TBD)

Looking to learn more about how you can implement Minecraft with students? Participate in this 2-day training and become part of Fulton's Minecraft Education Edition pilot group.

Interested in attending? Please complete this form.

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Vanguard Leadership Team

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Fulton County Vanguard Team

Mission: Building the capacity of instructional leaders to transform learning and teaching.

Vision: Through building colaborative relationships and supporting student focused learning, the Vanguard Team will positively impact student achievement.

Pillars: Transform, Innovate, Mentor, & Support (TIMS)


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