January 9, 2019

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In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • Welcome New NELC Lead- Renee Morris
  • Stipend Info
  • Support XP Form
  • Twitter Chat
  • School Lead call
  • Webinar
  • New Member Corner
  • Shining a Spotlight on Success
  • Learning Opportunities for Microsoft

Mark your calendar

Jan 8th- New Members Call

Jan 17th- Twitter Chat

Jan 17th- School Lead Call

Jan 22nd- Webinar

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Important Announcement

Thank You Trisha Myers!

It with much gratitude that we thank Trisha Myers for stepping up to serve as the Vanguard NELC lead this past year to help aid in supporting the Vanguard vision and mission. At this time Trisha would like to transition away from her leadership role while continuing to serve as a Vanguard member and is “only an email away”. We are grateful for her service and look forward to seeing all of her wonderful contributions to Vanguard through her work with the district.

We are very lucky to have a candidate from our fall interviews ready and willing to lead the charge for the NELC with Tammie St. John. Congratulations Renee Morris and welcome to the team!

Warm Welcome to New NELC Lead- Renee Morris

Hello, Vanguard! My name is Renee Morris and I am currently the Curriculum Support Teacher at Findley Oaks Elementary. Prior to beginning my role at Findley Oaks this year, I was a classroom teacher and Administrative Assistant at Dolvin Elementary. I have worked in Fulton County for the past fifteen years, and I have been a member of the Vanguard team for the past four years. I really enjoy working with and supporting teachers on innovative ways to increase student engagement and achievement. I have presented at many district PD events and GAETC. I have a passion for showing others how to effectively use technology to enhance teaching and student learning. I look forward to working with all of you in this new leadership role!


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.

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School Lead Call - Jan 17th @ 7:00pm

*School lead call has been rescheduled for the 17th.

Twitter Chat -January 17th @ 7:30

We are looking forward to our January Twitter chat, rescheduled for the 17th. The topic and questions will be announced before then.

Webinar January 22 at 7:30

Vanguard Webinar January 22 at 7:30. Dana Munson, CLC Vanguard member, will showcase how she uses Teams assignments and OneNote with her students.

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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Vanguard Forms of Communication- Stay in the Know

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New Members- Stipend Info and Modules

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

**You will be receiving a the link to complete on Monday.

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Vanguard "Limit Break" PD Day!

Shout out to the Vanguard Leadership Team and ALL of the presenters at the Vanguard "Limit Break" PD Day! Special Thanks to Allison Townsend, fellow Vanguardian and Georgia's 2019 Teacher of the Year, for her inspiring story!

This was one of the best PD events to date!!!

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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Learning Opportunities for You and Others at Your School

Student Focused Learning with Technology

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. Deadline to register is January 11.

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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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