October 9, 2019

Big picture

Mark your calendar

Oct 10-GaETC Registration Due

Oct 15- Vanwebinar

Oct 22- BONUS Vanwebinar on Flipgrid's Newest Features

Oct 28- Microsoft Monday

Nov 5- GaETC Pregame PD event at Georgia International Convention Center

Nov 6-8- GaETC

Nov 14- Twitter Chat with Dr. Nathalie Henderson

Big picture

GaETC Registration is Due Oct 10th!!

Are you presenting at GaETC? Let us know!

Join the Mentoring Support Team in Teams

Big picture
Big picture

GaETC Pregame Event- Nov 5th

Register in Frontline. More info coming soon!

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Get points and learn Flipgrid!

Big picture

Vanguard now has a channel on "Flipgrid" called the VanChannel.

We are using the Channel as a way for Vanguard members to connect with one another, share goals and ideas and for you to amplify your voice!

The Channel is on a tab in our Teams or the direct link is

Password to enter the grid: Vanguard

Our first topic is the Vanguard Yearbook.

  • Introduce yourself and share your edtech goals this year.
  • Have fun with your Flipgird ( use the filters and emojis)
  • Password to enter the grid: Vanguard

In Spirit of Collaboration

Please respond to 2 videos of Vanguard Members.

Sample responses can be

1. If you have experience in their goals offer tips

2. If you want have a similar goal, share that in the response.

Need Help with Flipgrid? Check out this interactive educator's guide or

Checkout this video made for you -Microsoft Stream

Big picture
Big picture

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!

Vanguard Birthdays

Vanguard Wishes A Very Happy Birthday to

Allyson Baker 10/6

Marquise Delaney 10/7

Katie Pardee 10/10

Marisa DiSano 10/17

Elizabeth Blount 10/17

Heather Van Looy 10/27

Michelle Ragghianti 10/31

We want to celebrate our Vanguardian family. If you would like for us to recognize your birthday, please click this link.

Big picture

Oct 15th VanWebinar: Microsoft Tools for the Inclusive Classroom

We've had a topic change. Mindy Ramon from FCS Instructional Technology and Gigi Whiteside, FCS Assistive Technology Specialist will facilitate. They will be sharing all about the new tools in Office 365 that support all students especially struggling readers, writers, and communicators

Big picture

Mark your calendars

October 22nd- We have a BONUS Webinar this month on Flipgrid's Newest Features hosted by Jornea Erwin, Flipgrid Education Innovation Lead.

November 14th- Mark your calendar is our next Twitter chat! We were trending last Thursday! Let's keep up the hype! Our next host is the one and only Dr. Nathalie Henderson, Central Learning Community Area Superintendent, discussing mentoring!

Interested in Microsoft/Office 365 training?

Want to stay current with the latest and greatest tools? Sign up for one of these upcoming workshops or webinars. Please share the flyer with others at your school.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Here is this month's slide deck for redelivery! October School Lead Call.pptx

Key take away items for redelivery:

  • Let's all think about how to focus on job embedded work to submit for XP. Our goal is to work "smarter" not "harder". Take time to promote this topic with your team. Also, encourage teammates to enter their XP.

  • The XP Committee will be sharing ideas for XP activities and mentoring ideas. (Coming soon!)

  • The Event/PD Committee is creating a checklist resource (to take or leave) to help with the Coaching Cycle. (Coming soon!)

  • The Flipgrid channel is up! Encourage your team to participate by adding a video and engaging with others. Password: Vanguard

  • School Leads Only - We encourage you to enter ideas into the Padlet wall! Let me know if you have ideas for creating resources to share out to help others with our initiative.

  • School Leads Only - Let us know if you - OR - your team would like to host any type of "meet-up" for your learning community. Connect with your Learning Community Lead! I hope we empower you to increase your voice and leadership while serving as a member of this community.

The video from this month's call can be found on our stream channel or by clicking here:

Big picture

Vanguard Feedback

If you have ideas or feedback with anything related to Vanguard, we would love to hear from you! Responses are anonymous, but if you would like for us to contact you, please leave your name and email.
Big picture

Vanguard Leadership Team

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)

Big picture