April 14, 2017


EdCamp Fulton TOMORROW at Heards Ferry

EdCamp Fulton: Powered by Vanguard will be taking place TOMORROW (Saturday, April 15) at Heards Ferry ES from 8:45-12:00. It doesn't matter what Learning Community you teach in, you're welcome to attend any and all Vanguard events! Think you can make it? RSVP now! :) For more information, check out this Smore.

CLC EdCamp: RSVP Here

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Don't Forget EdCamp Fulton on April 29th!

If you still need your off-contract time and are looking for some low-pressure learning, attend EdCamp Fulton: Powered by Vanguard when it arrives at Bear Creek MS on Saturday, April 29th! If you're able to attend the event, be sure to RSVP!

For more information, read here.

VanCon 2017: Making the Switch

As I've mentioned in previous editions of the VanWeekly, we're looking to get back to basics and focus on three major themes for VanCon 2017: Coaching - Conversation - Community.

We're back at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center on Friday, June 9 from 8:00-3:30. You'll be able to start registering for this FREE and amazing PD. (Also, you get paid to be there and fed all day!!)

Vanguard 2017-2018: Transfers, Exits or Stepping Down from Vanguard

If you have a CONFIRMED transfer, you will be leaving Fulton County, for any reason, OR you have decided to step down from the Vanguard team for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete the following form as soon as possible.

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.

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Flipgrid Feedback!

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.

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TIM Tech Tips

This week's video shares some of the new features found when you complete a TIM observation. This video is recommended/encouraged for ALL Vanguard members, regardless of cohort!

TIM Tech Tips - New Observation Features

School Support for Office 365: Class Notebook, Sway, Mix, & More

In taking notice of all the amazing work being done in the county around technology in education, Microsoft has assigned a Microsoft in Education ambassador for Fulton. Our ambassador, Aja Kweliona, is here to offer support in anyway you or your school may need with Office 365. Whether you or others at your school have questions or concerns, need one more person to help facilitate a training or PD, or just want someone there for "office hours" for people who want to drop in for additional support, please do not hesitate to reach out to her. You can reach her at or 646.287-5378.

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!!

Diffusion Simulation Game

You'll need to create an account the first time you play!

PERSONAL PD: #fcsvanguard Chat

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The first time hosts have been doing a great job this year! Thanks to Pam Kelly, NWLC Lead, for hosting our chat about Personalized Learning in the Media Center. It was great to think about different ways our FC media centers can support teachers, students and personalized learning!

Need to Fulfill Your #fcsvanguard Chat Requirement?

If you haven't had an opportunity to fulfill your Twitter chat requirement yet, you'll want to do so soon!

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.

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Vanguard Files: 2016-2017

Find all coaching plans, Vanguard expectations and commitment form, Vanguard logos, and team information.

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