Dec 19th, 2018

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In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • ACTION ITEMS- Register for Jan PD Day
  • Support XP Form
  • Points Concern
  • School Lead call
  • Action Item- Volunteer for Tech Competition
  • Twitter Chat
  • Webinar
  • New Member Corner
  • Shining a Spotlight on Success
  • Learning Opportunities for Microsoft

Mark your calendar

Jan 8th- New Members Call

Jan 10th- Twitter Chat

Jan 10th- School Lead Call

Jan 22nd- Webinar

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January 4th PD Event, Limit Break! Register NOW

We are thrilled to share with you, that the agenda has been built for our upcoming January Professional Development, Limit Break, on January 4th at the GA Tech Hotel and Conference Center. In addition, registration is now open! Please follow the directions on the "special edition" smore dedicated to the event to register today. The smore includes information about the keynote speaker, the agenda, and locations. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Click here for all the info and registration directions-

Support XP Form

We had a minor error with the Support XP form due to an incorrect shared link in last week's Twitter chat. This error has caused miscalculations with the XP totals on the tracker. Justin plans on working on an update over the break. We will let you know as soon as everything is back up and operational! Thank you for your patience.

Points Concern?

Have points questions or concerns? Please complete this form If needed, contact Megan Endicott and Giovanna Allison. Be sure to copy both & on any communication.
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Carolyn Hutcheson ( is the point of contact for questions about the Technology Fair.

Volunteers Needed for the 2019 Fulton Technology Competition!!

Please fill out the form below if you can help out:

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Twitter Chat -January 10th @ 7:30

We are looking forward to our January Twitter chat. The topic and questions will be announced in January.

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:

School Leads

School Leads have two separate forms that need to be completed. One is the committee intent form ( that was due December 18th for XP and Events/PD. The other is the school lead redelivery information ( that was communicated via Teams by Megan Endicott. Both forms are due by the close of business on December 20th. Reach out to Megan if you have questions! We appreciate you and look forward to seeing your responses. Thank you!

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New Member Modules

We Made it! First Semester Is Finally Complete.

We wish all of you’re a restful break and thank you for your hard work and participation.

All Modules were due 12/3/2018

New Members Modules: First Semester Courses are worth 40 points ( all new members must complete the modules and have a total of 40 points)

You can check your points here: New Members Point Tracker

New Members the codes will change every 30 days these are the codes for the modules

Module 1: JROGU

Module 2: HUCGZ

Module 3: SKWDM

Module 4: XHOQM

At the end of every module complete the Module Completion Form your points will automatically calculate.

If you are experiencing any issues with the codes, modules or need to get in contact with us please continue to reach out in Teams to Christian Padgett, Pam Kelly or Chanel Johnson ( make sure to tag our names so that we can receive a notification that someone is contacting us) example below:

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New Members will not receive Early Bird Stipends, even if you have the points. New Members need 50 XP by Feb 1 in order to qualify for the stipend. New Members will have opportunities to receive 50 points by the deadline.

New Members attending the January Professional Development, Limit Break, on January 4th at the GA Tech Hotel and Conference Center. We Will have a special session for you by Pam Kelly and Christian Padgett. The New Member Session will provide a deep dive into second semester, the expectations, an opportunity to preview the first module, and for you to ask any questions. Please read the "special edition" smore to register.

New Members that have other obligations and can't attend the Jan 4th PD, The New Members Team will have a call Jan 8, 2019 at 6pm

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New Prospect Elementary School Vanguardians -Robert Foster, Diana Anderson, Laura Lamaster, and Kati Searcy

Shout out to New Prospect Elementary School Vanguardians (Robert Foster, Diana Anderson, Laura Lamaster, and Kati Searcy) for hosting an Apple Event at Apple Avalon on December 10th!! Apple provided a free PD on CLIPS- an iOS app for making and sharing fun videos with text, effects, graphics, and more.


Check them out in Action!!!

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!

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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Student Focused Learning with Technology

Learning Opportunities for You and Others at Your School

Looking to learn more about effective uses of technology and experience a deep dive into the Technology Integration Matrix? Instructional Technology has a learning opportunity for you! Click this link to learn more about this upcoming 2-day course combined with 6 hours of personalized coaching from a KSU iTeach coach. There is only room for 24 people (elementary and middle school teachers) to participate, so apply today!

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Beyond Microsoft Innovative Educator- Spaces Still Left

We’ve seen a lot of requests for more Microsoft training. Here's a great PD opportunity! Mindy Ramon will be facilitating a self-paced online Beyond Microsoft Innovative Educator course. This course will run from January-May and will cover advanced uses of Microsoft tools to transform learning and support students. Course

activities and assignments will be aligned to the Technology Integration Matrix. Please complete this form if you are interested in this course. Participation is limited to 25 teachers. First come first served!

January 4 Microsoft Teams Training- Help Spread the Word

There are several Microsoft Teams training sessions scheduled for the January 4 workday. Please help spread the word to others at your school that would be interested in attending.

Microsoft Teams: Support for Personalized Learning

Attend this session to learn more about Microsoft Teams- one stop shop to create a digital hub for your classroom and streamline your teaching workflow. Learn to create individual assignments, provide personalized feedback, track student progress via a OneNote notebook, meet online, engage student voice/choice, and more.

Microsoft Teams: Support for Effective PLCs

Attend this session to learn more about Microsoft Teams- one stop shop for communication and collaboration. Educators will learn how PLCs can use Teams to save time by organizing all work in one hub. Learn strategies for more efficient communication via the chat, conversations, video calls, and more. Discover how to use a shared document library or OneNote notebook for tracking student data, meeting notes, lesson planning, and other PLC tasks.

These sessions will be held at Bear Creek Middle School and Centennial High School. Register in Edivate in the Professional Development Days catalog.

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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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