October 7, 2016

Need 2 Know

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Vanguard Virtual with Skype for Business

As a reminder, all Vanguard members not participating in required district training should participate in the Vanguard Virtual PD Day.

Information was emailed this week but can also be found on the Vanguard website.

Did you know? Information about all Vanguard events can also be found on the website? Take a look!

1st Nine Weeks - Vanguard Touch Point

Vanguard members in cohorts 1, 2, 3, 4a & 4b, should be finishing their TIM-Os and entering the data onto the coaching log.

Cohorts 1, 2, 3 should submit at least two TIM-O/coaching logs for the 1st nine and cohorts 4a & 4B should submit at least one.


  • By 10/18, submit a screen shot of each coaching plan (see below) to your Vanguard school lead.
  • By 10/21, school leads will combine all screen shots into a document and send to one of their learning community leads.
  • By 10/26, LC leads will upload all documents into a shared folder.

As a reminder, if you are cohort 1, 2, 3, 4a or 4b and do not complete your TIM-Os and coaching plan, you will not be eligible to receive your $500 stipend.

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Team Member Shout-Outs

Welcome Cohort 6!

This week's shout-out goes to all of our new Vanguard members! We are thrilled to bring another group of incredible educators on-board to join our already amazing crew! They will be joining us at GaETC to get off on the right foot!

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Big congratulations are in order for Pamela Sanford, River Eves Vanguard member! Pamela was just award a $2500 grant from the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium and their Innovation Grant Program!

We are thrilled for you and look forward to the results of your project!

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EdCamp Fulton

Just a reminder that EdCamp Fulton: Powered by Vanguard will be taking place on Saturday, October 22.

All are invited to attend, so let your friends know and enjoy some free PD! Check out the link below for more information!

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Last Night's Chat: Homework

Zena Brown, KSU iTeach coach, led a great chat about homework last night. If you weren't able to participate, take some time to read through the transcript, or just look at the questions and answers!

Participate Learning: #fcsvanguard Homework Chat

Sign-Up to Host a Chat for #fcsvanguard!

You don't need to host it alone. Partner with a friend and run the chat as a team!

Upcoming Live Tweet-Ups

Next week the NELC leads will host another live tweet-up on Thursday, 10/13 at 5 Seasons on Old Milton Pkwy. Arrive at 7:15 pm to get ready for the chat at 7:30!

For questions about the event, contact Andrea Rioux or Megan Endicott!

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Roving Reporter

Blended Learning in Elementary School

Patricia Thomas, Evoline C. West Vanguard member, tells us how she used to blend learning in her elementary school classroom!

Roving Reporter - Evoline C. West - Blended Learning

Please consider signing up to showcase your work and/or your school. We would like to highlight all areas of the county, all academic levels, and all personalized learning principles. You're doing great work! Share it with others!

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Vanguard $500 Stipend

It's time to start thinking about what you would like to get with your $500 Vanguard stipend. Purchasing will begin at the end of October/beginning of November, so start generating your wish list! We will also share ideas in an upcoming VanWeekly! I ALWAYS love the gear recommended by Tony Vincent!

Until then, be sure to review this infographic with the information you need to know! The infographic covers the following questions:

  • What do I have to do to get my stipend?
  • How do I spend the money?
  • What can/can't I purchase with my stipend?
  • Do the things I purchase belong to me?
  • What does Vanguard recommend I spend my money on?

Nominate Someone (Or Yourself) Today!

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education are now accepting nominations for 2017! This is an incredible opportunity to recognize someone amazing at your school or in our county. In fact, the Vanguard team is FULL of members that would make deserving recipients.

In 2015, Vanguardian Megan Endicott was recognized for the work she's doing at Dolvin ES. Take a look at her feature on their website!

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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.