September 30, 2016

Need 2 Know

Vanguard GaETC Registration

Vanguard members must complete their registration for GaETC by Thursday, October 6. If you have not yet registered, please do so now.

Your ticket will be given away if you do not register in time.

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

Your New Vanguard T-Shirt

The leadership team has voted upon the designs submitted for the new Vanguard t-shirt. Based upon the entries, one shirt stood out among the others. Casey Hall, music teacher at Wolf Creek ES, submitted the winning design.

And, because we love you, every member of the Vanguard team will have their shirt paid for by the Instructional Technology department!

As soon as possible, please give us your information on the form below. You have until Friday, October 7th to provide your shirt size.

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Vanguard $500 Stipend

It's time to start thinking about what you would like to get with your $500 Vanguard stipend. Purchasing will begin at the end of October/beginning of November, so start generating your wish list! We will also share ideas in an upcoming VanWeekly! I ALWAYS love the gear recommended by Tony Vincent!

Until then, be sure to review this infographic with the information you need to know! The infographic covers the following questions:

  • What do I have to do to get my stipend?
  • How do I spend the money?
  • What can/can't I purchase with my stipend?
  • Do the things I purchase belong to me?
  • What does Vanguard recommend I spend my money on?

PD Options for October 11

Getting Started with Office 365

Centennial HS or Westlake HS


OneNote Class Notebook

Centennial HS or Westlake HS


Intro to SAFARI Montage

Ridgeview MS

8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30

Co:Writer and Snap & Read Universal: Differentiated Instruction

Teaching Museum North or Conley Hills ES

8:30 - 11:30 or 12:30-3:30

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Team Member Shout-Outs


We are holding Vanguard interviews and many of them have specifically called out called out Vanguard members or school teams for their support. Whether it was answering questions, encouraging someone to apply, or just being a fabulous colleague, Vanguard members are doing a great job spreading the good word about our incredible team!

The following names were specifically mentioned and I wanted to say a public THANK YOU for encouraging individuals at your schools: Sonya Floyd, Jennifer Evans, Stephen Ashe, the entire Vanguard team at Haynes Bridge, and Ashley Ellis!

You are truly Vanguardians of the Galaxy!!

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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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#fcsvanguard Slow Chat!

We are in the midst of our very first #fcsvanguard slow chat, led by Daniel Hodge. Questions are being posted under our hashtag, so check out the questions and the resources shared by others!

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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? Live chats are taking place in BOTH North Fulton and South Fulton!

Check the graphic for tweet-ups in Johns Creek, and read below for one in College Park!

SLC leads, Christian Padgett and Darren Clay cordially invite you to the first SLC #fcsvanguard Twitter meet-up! We will meet on Thursday, October 6th @ 7 pm at Rev Coffee Shop (3719 Main Street, College Park, GA 30337.) Use this as an opportunity to touch base, share success stories, and learn from each other.

Please RSVP here.

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Roving Reporter

New Prospect ES Students Show Off Their SWAT Team

This week I had the opportunity to talk to some incredible students at New Prospect ES who are supporting their peers and teachers with their tech knowledge! Take a peek at the SWAT team and see how powerful students can really be!

Roving Reporter - New Prospect ES - SWAT Team

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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Nominate Someone (Or Yourself) Today!

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education are now accepting nominations for 2017! This is an incredible opportunity to recognize someone amazing at your school or in our county. In fact, the Vanguard team is FULL of members that would make deserving recipients.

In 2015, Vanguardian Megan Endicott was recognized for the work she's doing at Dolvin ES. Take a look at her feature on their website!

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Helpful Links

VanWeekly Archives

Did you know that EVERY, SINGLE issue of the VanWeekly can be found on our website? If you're ever searching for a past edition, you can be sure it's there!

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About Us

Our mission as a Vanguard team is to build the capacity of FCS educators and leaders to provide innovative instruction which meets the needs, skills and interests of all students.