September 23, 2016

Need 2 Know

Welcome New CLC Lead: Chanel Johnson

The Vanguard Leadership Team is happy to have Chanel Johnson joins us as the second lead for the central learning community. Chanel joined the Vanguard team last year while she was a STEM coach for Sandtown MS. She is now a STEM Program Specialist for the Central Learning Community!

If you are a CLC Vanguard member, Chanel will join Justin Evans as one of your contacts!

VanChise Teams

2016-2017 is off to a good start with thirteen different VanChise teams!

Congrats to Shakerag ES, Dolvin ES, Asa G. Hilliard ES, Feldwood ES, High Point ES, Northwood ES, Autrey Mill MS, River Trail MS, Woodland MS, Ridgeview Charter MS, Centennial HS, Riverwood HS, and Langston Hughes HS.

We look forward to hearing about and sharing all of the amazing things you're doing!!

Vanguard GaETC Registration

Vanguard members must complete their registration for GaETC by Thursday, October 6.

Be sure to follow the directions provided to correctly register using our Vanguard code.

PD Options for Non-Vanguard on October 11

In earlier editions of the VanWeekly, we mentioned Co:Writer and Snap & Read. If training is needed, there are some available on the PD day. Please share with colleagues not participating in other professional development.

Co:Writer and Snap & Read Universal: Differentiated Instruction 10/11/16

Teaching Museum North 8:30am - 11:30am


Teaching Museum North 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Conley Hills ES 8:30am - 11:30am


Conley Hills ES 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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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Vanguard T-Shirt Design Contest

Reminder: Entries are due by Friday, September 23 @ 5:00 PM.

Entry rules are in the last VanWeekly!

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09/22/16 - Coaching

A big thanks to NELC lead, Andrea Rioux, for hosting our #fcsvanguard Twitter chat last night. For all of the Vanguard things Andrea does, this was her very first time hosting a chat! Thanks for setting an example of stepping outside of your comfort zone and providing some great PD!

Missed the chat? Check out the transcript and resources!

Next week, Daniel Hodge will host a different kind of #fcsvanguard chat! Stay tuned!

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

Still nervous about participating in a Twitter chat or just looking for some collaborative time with great people? New dates have been selected in the NELC. Anyone interested can attend - you don't have to be an NELC Vanguard member.
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Team Member Showcase

Haven't added your info and picture to our yearbook? Do it today! CLICK HERE!

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Roving Reporter

Flashback Friday

Let's take it back to the beginning of last year when we visited with current Instructional Technology Program Specialist, Heather Van Looy, while she was the tech coach at River Trail. Hear about how Personalized Learning was taking place at River Trail and take a look around Vanguard member Gina Ceely's classroom.

Roving Reporter #2 - Personalized Learning: River Trail MS

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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Smore for Educators

Are you a fan of the format for the VanWeekly and would like to try Smore at a discounted rate? Educators can get 35% off of the educator cost with their back to school sale.

Check it out here!

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