April 28, 2017
NEED 2 KNOW
EdCamp Fulton is TOMORROW!
If you still need your off-contract time and are looking for some low-pressure learning, attend EdCamp Fulton: Powered by Vanguard will be at Bear Creek MS tomorrow from 8:45 am-12:00 pm! If you're able to attend the event, be sure to RSVP!
For more information, read here.
Coaching Log Submissions
Coaching plan submissions are due shortly. Completed plans should be submitted by Tuesday, May 9.
Cohorts 1, 2, 3: Two complete coaching plans are required.
Cohorts 4a, 4b: One complete coaching plan is required.
Cohort 5, 6: One coaching plan with at least 1 TIM-O and at least two quarters complete OR diffusion assignment emailed to you.
The forms below can be used to submit your plans. Select 4th quarter on the form for all completed plans.
- Northeast LC (Submit to your NELC OneDrive folder.)
- Northwest LC Coaching Form
- CLC Coaching Form
- SLC/AZ Coaching Form
Need the coaching log form? Scroll down to the bottom for the link to ALL Vanguard files.
The Vanguard school lead phone calls have translated into a wealth of information for us to use while revamping the expectations and coaching plans. Shortly, all school leads will receive aa copy of the updated Vanguard activity requirements. They can provide feedback directly or solicit it from teams. Either way, we hope to have the finalized document to everyone before the end of the year, allowing you to percolate on the information.
Registration is Live!
Registration for VanCon is now LIVE on Eventbrite! If you're planning to attend, please be sure to let us know on the registration page. More specifics about the event will continue to be sent out as we get closer!
Where: GaTech Hotel & Conference Center
When: Friday, June 9 from 7:45-3:30
Remember, you get paid AND fed!
Vanguard 2017-2018: Transfers, Exits or Stepping Down from Vanguard
We want to start understanding what positions will be available in the schools next year.
Please do not complete the form unless you have officially confirmed your transfer or exit.
Need an Off-Contract Event?
Have you led/held/presented at a school PD and are still missing an off-contract event?
If you'd like one of those activities considered for your off-contract event, please e-mail me the following pieces of information.
- What was the event?
- Where and when was it held?
- How many individuals attended or were affected by the event?
- How did this event incorporate instructional technology or personalized learning?
Please be sure to send/attach any artifacts, photos, etc. from the event.
BIG NEWS about Nearpod!
TIM Tech Tips
This week's TIM Tech Tip introduces you to the TUPS or Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey. While we won't need to use it with teachers now, it'll be a great tool to return to with your coachees in the fall.
Watch this quick video and feel free to take the TUPS yourself!
Summer Instructional Technology Courses Now Open for Registration in Edivate!
The Instructional Technology Department has put together an exciting collection of course offerings for this summer. With the influx of devices and transition to personalized learning, this summer is an optimum time to take advantage of FREE professional development facilitated by some of Fulton’s finest Vanguard teachers and KSU coaches. Please help spread the word and encourage others in your building to register soon. We anticipate a lot of interest this summer in instructional technology courses and are expecting the classes to fill quickly.
To view the catalog and register:
- Log into the Employee Portal
- Locate the Edivate icon in My Apps
- Click on View All Catalogs (or Click here) in the Catalog card
- Select the Instructional Technology catalog
- Choose the course title (click on the word TITLE in the grey bar to sort alphabetically)
- Click the + icon
- The course will no longer show under Catalog. Instead, it will be under the Transcript tab
PERSONAL PD: #fcsvanguard Chat
Need to Fulfill Your #fcsvanguard Chat Requirement?
Are you unable to chat on Thursday nights? Go back to the #fcsvanguard feed and answer the questions on your own time! Send HEATHER an email to let her know to go back and find them.
Our friends at Flipgrid have seen a tremendous spike in usage in the Atlanta area following the Bear Creek RLC. So they wanna know some of the ways you've been able to use Flipgrid with your students and the impact it's had on student voice. Use the grid below to share your Flipgrid Impact.
Diffusion Simulation Game
To help us prepare for VanCon, we'd love for you to play the Diffusion Simulation Game designed to help you determine steps for getting teachers to adopt an innovation.
Full instructions are found on the main page, so be sure to read them carefully. Let's see how many adopters you can get! When you finish the game, be sure to download and save your game log.
If you think you've been truly successful at getting folks to adopt your innovation, send your game log to Heather. Vanguard will have a prize for the person with the highest number of adopters!!
Find all coaching plans, Vanguard expectations and commitment form, Vanguard logos, and team information.
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.