January 23, 2019

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In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • We need Vanguard Volunteers for FCS Tech Competition- Jan 26
  • Access Email
  • ISTE Vanguard Presenters
  • 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 26- FCS Tech Competition

Feb 7- Twitter Chat

Feb 7- School Lead Call

Feb 23- Edcamp at AHS

Feb 26- Webinar

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Make sure to get meeting reminders!

This info that was communicated at Jan. 4 event. In case you missed it, please make sure you follow the FCS Vanguard team. This should send notifications to your email when Teams meetings are scheduled.

Go to Outlook and find FCS Vanguard in your Groups. If it says "Not Following" at the top right corner, click that button to Follow.

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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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EdCamp February 23- Alpharetta High School

February 23- Alpharetta High School


Please spread the word and invite others at your school.

What is an EdCamp?

  • An organic, participant-driven professional learning experience.
  • A community created by educators, for educators.
  • The leading edge of professional development in education.

Tenants of EdCamp

  • Free
  • Open to everyone
  • Created by participants on the day
  • Sessions facilitated by anyone
  • Reliant on the "rule of two feet” that empowers everyone to find session that meet their needs
  • Vendor-free events

EdCamp 101

School Lead Call - Feb 7th @ 7:00pm

Looking forward to connecting with our School Leads on Feb 7th @ 7:00pm.

Twitter Chat -Feb 7th @ 7:30

Topic is TBA.

Webinar February 26 at 7:30

Will be hosted by the NE Learning Community.

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 2. Information:

The Nearpod Code- XEIQS and use the link

Remember code expires 30 days- due February 1

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

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SHOUT OUT to Jonathan Adel


KUDOS to Jonathan Adel, Assistant Principal at Holcomb Bridge and 4-year Vanguardian veteran, for hosting last week's twitter chat on Personalizing Learning with or without Technology.“ Thank you for sharing your insight on leveraging strategies to support our use of TIM-O's, Personalized Learning, and Standards of Mastery Framework in our Vanguard coaching! You totally rock!

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)

Subs will be paid for by FCS Instructional Tech Department.

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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