January 30, 2019

In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • Access Email
  • Stipend Info ( Deadline Extension)
  • Support XP Form
  • Share your good idea!
  • Twitter Chat
  • School Lead call
  • Webinar
  • New Member Corner
  • Shining a Spotlight on Success
  • Learning Opportunities for Microsoft- Minecraft Education Edition

Mark your calendar

Feb 7- Twitter Chat

Feb 7- School Lead Call

Feb 23- Edcamp at AHS

Feb 26- Webinar

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Make sure to get meeting reminders!

This info that was communicated at Jan. 4 event. In case you missed it, please make sure you follow the FCS Vanguard team. This should send notifications to your email when Teams meetings are scheduled.

Go to Outlook and find FCS Vanguard in your Groups. If it says "Not Following" at the top right corner, click that button to Follow.

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Stipend 2 Week Extension

Don't miss out on earning your stipend. If you did not earn your stipend in December, there is still time. You have until February 13, 2019, to earn your Vanguard stipend. We will not have another disbursement after February, so this is your final chance!

February 13th - Stipend Deadline: Staying the Course Deadline!

  • Teachers & METIs must earn 50 points by this date to get their stipend in February.

  • Non-Instructional staff must earn 35 points by this date to get their stipend in February.

End of the Year Expectations

  • Teachers & METIs must earn 100 points by the end of the year.

  • Non-Instructional staff must earn 50 points by the end of the year.

XP Tracker Is Repaired

The XP tracker should be up and running! Check your points prior to our Feb. 1st deadline to ensure you have all of your required XP. Reach out to the committee if you have any problems by completing the Vanguard XP Concern Form or email Giovanna Allison, Tammie St. John, and Megan Endicott. For faster response, copy all three committee members!

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick!

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick!

If you have a technology, instructional strategy/best practice, or coaching tip, etc. please share!

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick here

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EdCamp February 23- Alpharetta High School

February 23- Alpharetta High School


Please spread the word and invite others at your school.

What is an EdCamp?

  • An organic, participant-driven professional learning experience.
  • A community created by educators, for educators.
  • The leading edge of professional development in education.

Tenants of EdCamp

  • Free
  • Open to everyone
  • Created by participants on the day
  • Sessions facilitated by anyone
  • Reliant on the "rule of two feet” that empowers everyone to find session that meet their needs
  • Vendor-free events

EdCamp 101

You Are Invited to IT Forum 2019

The IT Forum 2019 will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 (8:30-3:30pm) at the University of West Georgia (UWG) in the Education Center (free parking in Tyus Lot).

The UWG Media Student and Alumni Reunion and Reception with prizes immediately follows IT Forum 2019. All IT Forum attendees welcome, too. (3:30-5pm)

Affordable, relevant professional learning and networking

What is IT Forum 2019?

IT Forum is a one-day professional learning conference for PreK-12 teachers, school librarians, instructional technology specialists, administrators and staff as well as educational researchers and practitioners from diverse settings.

Co-hosted by the Department of Educational Technology and Foundations at the University of West Georgia and the Georgia Association for Instructional Technology (GAIT).

Please share with colleagues and bring your friends! (Twitter - Facebook).

Register here: (Online payment available and checks writable to "GAIT, Inc").

School Lead Call - Feb 7th @ 7:00pm

Looking forward to connecting with our School Leads on Feb 7th @ 7:00pm.

Twitter Chat -Feb 7th @ 7:30

Topic is TBA.

Webinar February 26 at 7:30

Will be hosted by the NE Learning Community.

Interested in hosting, sharing a topic idea, or anything else "Twitter related"? Read below!

We are looking for hosts for our coming Twitter chats! Please let us know if you are interested or know a colleague inside or outside of Fulton County who you believe would make a great host! Have ideas on the perfect topic? Reach out and let me know! Hosts, topics, and all things Twitter can be submitted here:

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New Members- Stipend Info and Modules

Module 2. Information:

The Nearpod Code- XEIQS and use the link

Remember code expires 30 days- due February 1

**Points: New Members with 50 Points by Feb 13 ARE eligible for the stipend!!!

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Spotlight on Success

Westlake Vanguardians have started 15 Minute Mondays where they are sharing not only Tech Tools but also Teaching Strategies with their teachers. Check out Westlake's Smore! Connect with these amazing Vanguardians on Twitter and Teams!

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!

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Learning Opportunities for You and Others at Your School

Minecraft Education Edition Teacher Academy (2 days total)

Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 23 (Fulton location TBD)

Subs will be paid for by FCS Instructional Tech Department.

Looking to learn more about how you can implement Minecraft with students? Participate in this 2-day training and become part of Fulton's Minecraft Education Edition pilot group.

Interested in attending? Please complete this form.

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Vanguard Leadership Team

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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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