Feb 20, 2020

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Mark your calendar

Feb 24- Microsoft Monday Webinar @4:30

March 7- EdCamp at Alpharetta HS - RSVP HERE!

June 15th- VanCon at GaTech Hotel and Conference Center

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Hope to see you there!

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edcampFulton is open to all. Bring a friend! The school with the most participants gets to pie Hoke in the face!!

VanCon is Coming!

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VanCon is scheduled for Monday, June 15th at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center!!!! Mark your calendars and change your vacation plans! You don't want to miss this amazing conference experience JUST for FCS Vanguard members!

LAST CALL!!!!!! Today is the deadline: The Event Committee wants your input for VanCon!!! Please complete these few quick questions on the survey link here: Feedback requested by next Wednesday.

  1. What would you like to see at VanCon? (Concurrent Sessions, Deep Dive (longer or full day sessions), a Combination of Concurrent & Deep Dive, or Other).
  2. Describe your idea for presenters. (In-House Vanguard-Led, Outside Speaker/s, or Other)
  3. Do you enjoy having choice & options? (Yes, No, Other)
  4. Do you have any additional comments about VanCon?
  5. Would you be interested in helping with the event? If yes, what capacity?

Calling all Teacher and Professionals of the Year!

Are you Teacher or Professional of the year this year, 2019-2020 ? please share that here.

Microsoft Forms

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All Stipend Funds Transfers are Complete!

All bookkeepers have received a list of eligible Vanguard members and Vanchises, and funds have been transferred to the school's account. If you met the requirements by January 31st, you should see your school bookkeeper about making purchases. Remember, there is a district-wide moratorium on software purchases until the end of the school year. Therefore, you will not be able to use your funds to purchase any type of software. All other purchases must follow FCS procurement guidelines. If you have a question about what may be purchased, you should contact the purchasing department.

Stipend recipients should have received a congratulatory email from Heather Van Looy on Monday, February 10th. If you did not receive an email and you feel that you qualified for the stipend, please email Heather (

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Fulton Virtual School

Fulton Virtual School is currently staffing for adjunct teaching positions for the Summer 2020 term! This year, they are recruiting teachers in the following subject areas 6-12:

  • CTAE – Business, Computer Science, and Healthcare
  • Fine Arts – Art
  • ELA – Middle and High School
  • Math – High School Certification
  • Social Studies – All subjects
  • Science – All subjects
  • World Languages – Spanish and French

For more information, see the attached flyer. Feel free to contact Marcus Vu ( or Steven Moody ( with questions.

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Vanguard Birthdays

Vanguard Wishes A Very Happy Birthday to

Quajulan Wimberly 2/4

Latasha Rutledge 2/5

Malena Bisanti 2/10

Ashley Ellis 2/25

Chanel Johnson 2/28

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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Mrs. Sarah Sansbury, METI River Trail Middle School

Sarah recently teamed up with her 8th grade Social Studies teachers to create an interactive museum that included a makerspace, coding, circuits and 8th Grade SS Curriculum. Check out the results below!

Follow her @salaughs or visit

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TIMS in action!

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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School Lead Info

Thank you for joining us on our February Monthly call! You can find the information in our Teams channel / School Leads / Monthly Calls OR below. Don't forget to redeliver important content to your teammates monthly. Reach out with questions!

Here is the link to this month's slide deck: February School Lead Call.pptx

Key take away items from this month:

The video can be found on our stream channel (soon!) or by clicking here:​​​​​​​

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Attention all Vanguardians!

Attention all Elementary School Vanguardians! Interested in earning a little extra cash?

We are looking for ES Vanguard members, Seesaw Ambassadors, and experts in Standards Mastery Framework to work on a collaboration with Seesaw to help Standards Mastery Framework come alive in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies K-5. This work requires an understanding of how to develop high quality activities in Seesaw aligned to Standards Mastery Framework Learning Targets from the Learning Maps. This work will also include searching through the Seesaw library of activities already created and aligning those activities to our Standards Mastery Framework Learning Targets from the Learning Maps.

Interested candidates should prepare a Seesaw activity aligned to any learning target on the 3.0 scale of the learning map for an FCS priority standard. The activity may be one you created, or one from the Seesaw library, which you have aligned to an FCS Priority Standard Learning Map using any Learning Target from Scale 3.0. Please take a screenshot of the activity in Seesaw and make sure that it has been labeled with the learning target and priority standard (Ex: ELAGSE3RF3_3.0_2). You will submit the activity as a part of your completed application.

Don't wait, apply today! Applications are due March 13th

Becca Goddard is hosting a webinar on February 27 at 3:00 pm to provide more information about this opportunity. Use this link to join:

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 470-705-1712 United States, Atlanta (Toll)

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Upcoming Microsoft Happenings!

Microsoft Monday February 24 4:30-5:00

Upcoming Flipgrid PD options- learn from one of Flipgrid's Innovation Leads and catch the

Flipgrid Fever

Dave Burgess Challenge (Teach like a Pirate)

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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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