January 4, 2018
I have spent the break with family up north. It was beyond cold so as you can imagine I was not thrilled to see the extra cold temps this week! It was good to be with family to relax and refresh. I hope all of you have been able to enjoy the break and are ready to take on 2018!
The next two days will be filled with Professional Development all over the district. Use this time to grow as educators and prepare for the upcoming semester.
Please take time to read all the way through this VanWeekly. Lots of information!
Local School Vanguard/Vanchise Meeting. Every Team member present should complete this form. Only for the current month.
Everything you need to know about coaching for this year can be found at this link.
December & January Check List
Vanguard PD Day - Jan 5, 2018
800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
If you belong to more than one Fulton group, please be sure to check on whether or not you will be able to attend. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS VANGUARD EVENT IF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE AT A DIFFERENT FULTON TRAINING.
Media Specialists will be at the conference center with us.
ALL VANGUARD MEMBERS NEED TO RESPOND TO THIS BRIEF FORM/RSVP.
If you have not received at least 25 Activity Points & Completed the 1st coaching check by December break, you will delay or not qualify for the stipend. If you submit items before the break, that is fine. But they are not guaranteed to be approved before 2nd semester.
*this does not apply to new members. New members must complete the first new member course.
This year we are providing potential items in categories. This Padlet is not complete, but will help you start thinking of ideas. Start planning ahead in case their is a quick turn-around for purchasing.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Volunteer for the Fulton County Schools Technology Fair!
Volunteering to support this event will earn FCS Activities points for Vanguard!
Here's more information: "Each year we have a Technology Competition for our students in grades 3 – 12. Students compete in 15 different categories from 3D Modeling, Animation, Robotics, Digital Game Design, and more. Please save the date and consider volunteering. We need judges, room captains, hall monitors, photographers, award ceremony presenters, hospitality people, etc…Believe me, there is a job for everyone and it takes about 200 volunteers to put the event together. We also always need help setting up on Friday night as well."
Questions? Contact Maryelizabeth Ward
Save the Date!!!
Bearcreek Middle school - February 24th
Ridgeview Middle School- March 24
Open the link below for details.
RLC Call for Presenters
It’s that time of year again! Yup, you guessed it…the Bear Creek Redefining Learning Conference 3.0 presenter application is live. Last year’s RLC 2.0hosted over 1600 attendees and has gained international attention the largest school-led Microsoft Showcase Schools event in U.S. History. We hope Vanguard members consider applying to present innovative practices at our annual conference.
Here are quick facts regarding the application process:
- Application Link: http://www.bearcreekpd.com/rlc-presenter-app.html
- Presentation Length: Each presentation should be developed for a 50 minute session
- Application Due Date: January 5, 2018
- Application Status Notification Date: No later than February 4, 2018 (via email)
- Application Requests from RLC Committee: We simply request that the presentation is Innovative!
- Conference Date: March 9, 2018
- Conference Location: Langston Hughes High School-7510 Hall Road, Fairburn, GA 30213
Please do not send individual emails regarding points. We need to access them on one form. We will be working through these by the end of the semester. Thank you!