August 21, 2017

Vanguard Kick-Off Event

Saturday, Aug. 26th, 9am-12pm

1125 Sanctuary Parkway

Alpharetta, GA

This event is taking place at Microsoft Corporation.

We will get the year kicked-off the right way! If you didn't attend VanCon, we have a gift for you, in addition to some other gifts for those that were there!

Still need to pick up your new iPad? We will have those available for distribution as well!

*This Vanguard event will be held in North Fulton due to events we have scheduled for later in the year that will be held in South Fulton.


RSVP to Attend

Whether you can make it or not, please RSVP for our Vanguard Kick-Off. We have to provide Microsoft with a list of attendees.

Vanguard Kick-Off RSVP

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GaETC 2017 Registration is Now Available!

GaETC is a 3-day event, November 8-10, 2017 at the Georgia International Convention Center (2000 Convention Center Concourse; College Park, GA 30337).

As a member of Vanguard, your attendance is paid for and your substitute is paid for!

You can attend 3 days, 2 days or 1 day. All you need to do is–

Discuss with your Principal. Secure your Sub. Register for GaETC before Oct. 13th.

Chris Olateru will communicate with your school bookkeeper concerning the substitute reimbursement.

Fulton County Vanguard Members have been assigned the Group Code FCVAN350. You must register to attend the conference no later than Oct. 13 so that you will receive your name badge by mail and expedite your check-in onsite.

We must have a completed registration for each person attending the conference. (If you were accepted to present and are listed as the MAIN PRESENTER, you do not need to register through Vanguard.)

Please note: Any registrations already assigned DO NOT have to be re-submitted unless a substitution is needed.

How to Register:

Register @

  3. Enter your email address. SUBMIT Register myself for this event.
    1. If you are in the system, your information from last year will populate – make necessary updates.
    2. If you are NOT in the system, complete the ‘New Registrant” page
  4. Registration Options, select ‘I have a Pre-Paid Group Code’
  5. As you complete the form there is a box - ‘Please select a conference registration type or code’, select FCVAN350– Full Conference
  6. If you register for Pre-Conference Workshops, you are responsible for the cost of the workshop
  7. Payment Options, select ‘Pre-Paid Group Code’
  8. Submit

*****You will receive a confirmation email.

*****Name badges will be mailed beginning Oct. 25th.


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Vanguard Virtual Welcome

If you missed the Virtual Welcome on Thursday night last week, you can access the presentation at:

We did record the event, but the slides stopped showing through Skype. You can access the audio here:

Vanguard Virtual Kick Off
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IMPORTANT - August Checklist

One piece of feedback we received last year was the need for more guidance during the year. We've created a checklist for August with due dates, important events, and tips.

Feel free to save a copy to your computer, download and print, or whatever you might need to do in order to stay on track!

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About Us

Our mission as a Vanguard team is to build the capacity of FCS educators and leaders to personalize learning through coaching and instructional technology.