November 13, 2019

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Mark your calendar

Nov 14- Twitter Chat with Dr. Nathalie Henderson

Nov 19- VanWebinar

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GaETC 19 was Epic!

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Mark your calendars

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!

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FCS Tech Competition- Volunteers and Judges needed!

This is the link to sign up to volunteer or judge for the Fulton County Schools Student Technology Competition, we welcome all comers!

Please share this message with anyone you know who might be interested in joining us Saturday December 14th!

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XP Info

Early Bird Stipend is due 11/15/2019: 40 total XP with at least 20XP coming from either mentoring category. The XP Committee will be reviewing submissions on November 1st and reaching out to Vanguardians who are close to the XP total and may just need a little push/reminder to get over the first hump!


We've heard your concerns about needing clarity on what exactly other mentoring XP could look like. Your peers have contributed to a Padlet ( that details some examples of what other mentoring and the rest of the TIMS pillars look like for them. Please feel free to not only view the padlet, but also add to it!

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Carolyn Hutcheson - Ocee ES METI / NELC

Q&A with Carolyn

  1. Strategies you are using to get mentoring and activities done.
    I meet with teachers and/or grade levels to find out what is needed and make suggestions. I also come up with ideas and present them to teachers using standards they are currently working on.
  2. Strategies you are using to remember to log your points.
    Vanguard is a priority of mine and I get so busy that it’s easy to forget to log points. I have two ways that I remember. I note my activities in my calendar and go back and log it onto the platform later. I’ve also found that logging my points within a few days doing the activity works well.
  3. Highlighting anything you have done this year ( special training, helped someone etc)
    I have had a blast mentoring one of our ESOL teachers. It started out with helping her plan the technology component for an ESOL meeting and that evolved into working with SMORE, SeeSaw, and now editing videos. It’s wonderful! Another teacher and I planned a math lesson using base ten blocks and are integrating technology to bring the pictures to life and to give students a voice to explain how and why they solved the problem. Another teacher is studying motion and wanted to give students a visual so we created stop motion videos. I LOVE being a METI.
  4. What is your twitter handle for others to follow?
  5. Favorite Tech tool you like to use.
    Flipgrid is great because it gives students a voice and allows them to see different perspectives in an organized way. Pixie is great for creating any type of graphic design and enhances the whole curriculum with their templates.
  6. A mentoring strategy-
    I believe your message can really inspire others and we hope to hear from you! First of all, I love collaborating with teachers. I strive to make teachers feel at ease with me. I often reach out to teachers first with an idea and we plan from there. Much of our conversations are of me listening to determine how I can best help.
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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

Andrea Powell 11/1

Carlos Sutton 11/3

Sarah Harkins 11/5

Velma Thompson 11/6

Deatrice Mcfadden 11/8

Duane Wilson 11/9

Darcel Hogans 11/21

Jenny Soberanis 11/24

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

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Help us plan the November Webinar!

Help us plan for the November Vanwebinar about Illuminate. Please complete this quick form to suggest topics you would like to be included.

FCS ISTE Certification Course

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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.
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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)

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