Nov 27th, 2018

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In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • Apple Avalon Event
  • Early Bird Stipends
  • ACTION ITEMS- January PD Event- Deadline Extended!
  • ACTION ITEMS- FCS Tech Competition- Volunteers needed!
  • School Lead call
  • Twitter Chat
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Shining a Spotlight on Success
  • Learning Opportunities for Microsoft

Mark your calendar

Nov 30- January PD Proposals due- deadline was extended!

Dec 3- New member modules are due

Dec 13th- School Lead Call

Dec 13th- Twitter Chat

Dec 18th- Webinar

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Apple Store Event- December 10th at 3:30 p.m

UPDATE: The orignial post of the VanWeekly had the wrong date. The event is December 10th, not the 12th.

The New Prospect Elementary Vanguard Team invites you to The Apple Store at Avalon on Monday, December 10th at 3:30 p.m. The topic: Apple Clips, a fun new video editing app for iPhone and iPad. You or your students can quickly add video, photos, subtitles, effects, title cards and music using this app. Bring an iPhone or iPad with the Clips app to this free event (or use one of Avalon Apple's devices while you're learning). To get a preview of some ways to use Clips in the classroom, check out

Early Bird Stipends

The first deadline for the Early Bird Stipend has been assessed! Have points questions or concerns? Please complete this form If needed, contact Megan Endicott and Giovanna Allison. Be sure to copy both & any communication.

November 16th - Stipend Deadline: Early Bird Gets the Worm Deadline! ( Not for New Members)

  • Teachers & METIs must earn 35 points by this date to get their stipend in December.

  • Non-Instructional staff must earn 25 points by this date to get their stipend in December

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.

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January PD - Limit Break! DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Good news! There is still time to submit a proposal to present at our Vanguard PD Day on 01/04/19! We are extending the deadline to submit a proposal through Friday so get your proposal in today!

We are still looking for proposals for:

  • IGNITE Sessions (5 minutes)

  • Deep Dive Sessions (90 minutes)

  • Concurrent Sessions (50 minutes)

This Vanguard PD day is powered entirely by Vanguard members so we need YOU! Vanguard members selected to present will be able to submit for XP for their presentation and prep time. Also, presenters will also earn a coveted, limited edition Vanguard badge. AND…All presenters will also be entered into a drawing, and three lucky winners will receive an extra $500 stipend!

Click here: to submit your session proposal today!

2018-2019 FCS Tech Competition

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Carolyn Hutcheson ( is the point of contact for questions about the Technology Fair.

Volunteers Needed for the 2019 Fulton Technology Competition!!

Please fill out the form below if you can help out:

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School Lead Call – Thursday, December 13th at 7:00pm

School Lead Call - December 13th

Don't forget that we have our School Lead Call on December 13th. We will be spotlighting the Post Conference portion of the Coaching Cycle!!!!

Twitter Chat -December 13th

We are looking forward to our December Twitter chat which will feature and spotlight our new members. We hope to see both new and existing members online on December 13th following the school lead call. We will post the Twitter chat questions prior to the chat on the @FCSVanguard Twitter page as well as on Teams. "See" you then!

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 Member Modules

New Members Modules: First Semester Courses are worth 40 points ( all new members must complete the modules and have a total of 40 points)

You can check your points here: New Members Point Tracker

New Members Committee are checking points to make sure members do not have duplicate submissions i.e. members with 50 points.

Modules and Codes are Below





* New Code, due to the old codes expiring. if you completed the modules using the old code you do not need to do the modules again.

At the end of every module complete the Module Completion Form your points will automatically calculate.

All Modules are Due DEC 3, 2018

New Members and Early Bird Stipend

New Members will not receive Early Bird Stipends, even if you have the points. New Members need 50 XP by Feb 1 in order to qualify for the stipend.

DEC 13, 2018 is the NEW MEMBER TWITTER CHAT at 7:30pm

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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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Microsoft PD Opportunity Sign Up Now

We’ve seen a lot of requests for more Microsoft training. Here's a great PD opportunity! Mindy Ramon will be facilitating a self-paced online Beyond Microsoft Innovative Educator course. This course will run from January-May and will cover advanced uses of Microsoft tools to transform learning and support students. Course activities and assignments will be aligned to the Technology Integration Matrix. Please complete this form if you are interested in this course. Participation is limited to 25 teachers. First come first served!

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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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