December 14, 2017

Important Links

Vanguard Activity Points

View your current total or submit new activities.

December School Team Meetings

Local School Vanguard/Vanchise Meeting. Every Team member present should complete this form. Only for the current month.

Vanguard Coaching Information

Everything you need to know about coaching for this year can be found at this link.

December & January Check List

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Leadership Updates

Tanis Ockwell
will be our KSU Support! Welcome back Tanis! We are thrilled to have you working with Vanguard Again!!!


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Vanguard PD Day - Jan 5, 2018

Our first, official Vanguard PD Day will take place on January 5th at the GaTech Hotel and Conference Center. This will include coaching support, Vanguard updates, and make-up presentations from GaETC!

800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

If you belong to more than one Fulton group, please be sure to check on whether or not you will be able to attend. YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS VANGUARD EVENT IF YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE AT A DIFFERENT FULTON TRAINING.

Media Specialists will be at the conference center with us.


Please complete by Tuesday December 19th 11:59PM.

Vanguard Members are REQUIRED to bring their Vanguard iPad to this event!!

iPads will be used for several activities, and we will be checking/updating records as needed.

School Lead Meeting

ATTENTION School Leads!!! We will meet on Jan 5th @7:45AM in Conference B at the Georgia Tech Conference center. Please plan accordingly. Breakfast Snack will be served.
RSVP for Vanguard PD Day

Your name and email will be automatically recorded.

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Vanguard Stipend

The Vanguard stipend will not be issued until the second semester due to the budget freeze, however, we wanted to make you aware that many of you will be in jeopardy of not receiving the stipend.

If you have not received at least 25 Activity Points & Completed the 1st coaching check by December break, you will delay or not qualify for the stipend. If you submit items before the break, that is fine. But they are not guaranteed to be approved before 2nd semester.

*this does not apply to new members. New members must complete the first new member course.

Stipend Ideas 2017-2018

This year we are providing potential items in categories. This Padlet is not complete, but will help you start thinking of ideas. Start planning ahead in case their is a quick turn-around for purchasing.

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Volunteer for the Fulton County Schools Technology Fair!

If you're interested in volunteering for the FCS Tech Fair, please be sure to save the date and click the button to sign up.

Volunteering to support this event will earn FCS Activities points for Vanguard!

Here's more information: "Each year we have a Technology Competition for our students in grades 3 – 12. Students compete in 15 different categories from 3D Modeling, Animation, Robotics, Digital Game Design, and more. Please save the date and consider volunteering. We need judges, room captains, hall monitors, photographers, award ceremony presenters, hospitality people, etc…Believe me, there is a job for everyone and it takes about 200 volunteers to put the event together. We also always need help setting up on Friday night as well."

Questions? Contact Maryelizabeth Ward

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New Member Call - TONIGHT!!

Tonight's Call Details:

Host: Andrea Tseng-Rioux

Time: 7:00 PM

Date: Dec 14

via FreeConferenceCall

  • dial-in number: (515) 604-9510
  • access code: 744554
Follow the agenda & conversation in Microsoft Teams.

*points will be awarded for participating these calls by the completing the form at the end of the call.

New Member Onboarding

Make sure to see the REQUIRED ACTION ITEMS for this week!! Excited to get started with new member on boarding.

The due date for your new member requirements is coming up quickly! Due to the logistical delays in getting the iPads out to everyone who requested one, I am pushing the final deadline back to the end of the day (11:59pm) on NEXT Friday, December 22nd.

I strongly recommend you start now if you haven't already. The information needed to register for the course is found in the New Member Smore (click the button below). If you have any questions, concerns, or issues, please email Justin Evans.

New Member Information

SMORE just for new members with important information!!

New Member Coordinator

Justin Evans will serve as the new member coordinator for all new members. Justin is the math instructional coach at Haynes Bridge Middle School and is passionate about the transformative potential of coaching.

Twitter: @jeevans
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Submit Issues with Activity Points

Please do not send individual emails regarding points. We need to access them on one form. We will be working through these by the end of the semester. Thank you!

FCS Vanguard Team

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