Vanguard Kick-Off

August 27, 2016

THANK YOU!

I can't say thank you enough to everyone who attended, presented, and supported the Vanguard Kick-Off on Saturday. Here's a recap of everything shared throughout the day, including some team tweets!!


Oh....and here are my signs that forgot to make the trip to McNair with me for the event.

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OPENING SESSION

KICK-OFF OPENING SLIDE DECK

Vanguard By The Numbers ~ Leadership Team Introductions

VanChise

NELC Leads Megan Endicott and Andrea Rioux shared their beginnings and work with the VanChise teams at their schools. Be sure to visit our Vanguard website for more VanChise information and view the AMMS video below!


VanChise Information

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BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

APPLE: Presented By David Lockhart

For schools that selected the iPad as their device, or your school has a large number of iPads for student use, check out David's presentation! Creating With iPad

GOOGLE: Presented By Marcus Borders

For schools that have selected the Chromebook as their device, or will be GAFE schools, please review Marcus's presentation materials!


Presentation: The Teacher's Personal Suitcase

Google Classroom Login Page

MICROSOFT: Presented By Darren Clay & Christian Padgett

No matter the device your school selected, Fulton uses and readily supports Office365. View Darren and Christian's presentation to better understand how you can use Microsoft in your schools.


Microsoft in the Classroom

Vanguard Voice

One of our breakout sessions consisted of conversation and comments. Vanguard members shared their thoughts on a number of issues related to the betterment of our team. Those ideas will be shared out later this week. In the meantime, feel free to use our "Vanguard Voice" form to share your own thoughts. (Log-in is not required and answers may remain anonymous, if you choose.)


SHARE YOUR VANGUARD VOICE

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LEARNING COMMUNITY SESSIONS

Essential Vanguard Documents

Learning Community Leads shared the Vanguard team expectations, reviewed upcoming dates, and coaching plans for different Vanguard groups.

LC Leads will be following up with members of their learning community who were unable to attend the Kick-Off. They will review the information and give you an opportunity to ask questions.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE DOCUMENTS:


  • All Vanguard members will need to sign the Vanguard Commitment form to remain on the team for 2016-2017.
  • Cohorts 1, 2, 3 will select AT LEAST two individuals to coach.
  • Cohorts 4a, 4b, & 5 will select AT LEAST one individual to coach.
  • Cohort 5 will not begin coaching until January, and after self-paced training modules are complete.
  • Administrators will follow a slightly different coaching plan.


All of the documents referred to during the meeting are available for download in a Vanguard OneDrive folder. Please bookmark or save the link to the folder!


http://bit.ly/vanteam1617

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GIVEAWAYS

PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES

We had some great prizes to give away at the kick-off event. Here are an assortment of the winners! Consider adding items to your wish list for when it's time to spend your Vanguard stipend!

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CLOSING

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New iPads

Did you receive a new iPad on Saturday? Be sure to enter your information into the form linked below.


Were you scheduled to receive an iPad, but were unable to attend? Your learning community lead will reach out in the near future with pick-up information.

ABOUT US

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.