FCS Vanguard Special Edition

We are very excited for our June PD, VanCon 2019! VanCon will be held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, June 7th, 2019.

This event will focus on our four Vanguard pillars: Transform, Innovate, Mentor, and Support.

The day's agenda includes a special keynote speaker, various choice concurrent sessions and poster sessions! There will also be sessions tailored for new members and current and aspiring leaders!

VanCon 2019

Friday, June 7th, 8:30am-3:30pm

800 Spring Street Northwest

Atlanta, GA

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Registration Now Open!

Please use the following form to let us know if you will attend VanCon 2019!

We are looking forward to an amazing day of learning and collaboration!

Note: All off-contract Vanguardians will receive a $100 stipend for attending VanCon 2019!

Presenters Needed!

Interested in presenting at VanCon 2019? We are looking for Vanguard members who are willing to share their knowledge related to the following topics. If you are interested, please fill out the Session Interest form by Friday, April 26th.

As we did for the January PD event, we’ve got something special in store for all VanCon 2019 presenters! Anyone who is accepted to present will be entered into a drawing for a brand new Vanguard Exclusive laptop. The Lenovo Yoga X1 is a high end laptop that will replace your current FCS teacher laptop. Its fast processor, 360 degree hinge, touchscreen, HD display, and built in stylus will be the envy of all your teacher friends!

Sessions Ideas:

Have an alternative idea? Submit it! We will consider other topics as long as they fit under one of the categories below.



• Maker Spaces

• Global Collaboration

• Empowering Student Voice


• Building Capacity

• Different ways to deliver PD

• Digital Badging

• On-going Professional Development


• Coaching Tips and Tricks

• Coach/Mentee Relationships

• Coaching: How to start the year strong

**We are also looking for Vanguard members to present Poster Sessions! We want these sessions to focus on transformative student projects.