March 8, 2018

Hi Vanguardians!!

It is March! Spring is in the air! I love the warmer weather, however this also means the school year is rapidly coming to a close. Please make sure you are keeping up with your coaching activities. 35 points are required AND you have to complete 15 points from the optional sections.

Next Thursday, Joe Cambre will be hosting a 1 hour OneNote tips and tricks session. Look for more information in TEAMS early next week.


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Switching from buttons that take up lots of space... Hopefully, it is still just as effective :-)

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New INFO This Week in the VanWeekly

  • EdCamp Challenge
  • School Lead Call
  • #FCSVANGUARD Chat Tonight
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School Lead Call- TONIGHT

Time: 7:00 PM

Date: March 8th

via FreeConferenceCall

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

Save the Date: Mar 8, Apr 12, May 3

*points will be awarded for participating in these calls.


Topic: Personalized Professional Development

Hosted By: Hamilton Holmes Elementary Vanguard Team:

Crystal Walton @_readingrocks and Heather Ford @fordfusion81

Remember, all of your tweets need to contain: #fcsvanguard
This Semester we will continue Twitter chats twice a month on Thursday at 7:30 PM.

Dates: Mar. 8 & 22, Apr. 12 & 26, May 3 & 17

Be prepared for the participation link at the VERY END! #VanPoints
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EdCampFulton Challenge

Our next EdCamp is on March 24th at Ridgeview Charter.

We are issuing a challenge for all Vanguard members to bring a co-worker, friend (or friends), or any other EDTech enthusiast with them to the next EdCamp. The more the Merrier!

For each person you bring as a #VanGuest, you will receive 2 bonus points.

RSVP Below:

March 24 | edcampFulton Information

New Site with updated information for March 24 Ridgeview Middle School Event.

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Previously... In the VanWeekly

  • Save the Dates
  • 3D Printing Jedi needed
  • Microsoft Training Opportunity.....................March 3
  • School Leads Call ...............................................March 8th
  • Stipend Deadline............................................... March 20th
  • EdCamp Fulton: Ridgeview Charter...............March 24th
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Save the Dates!

We have a bunch of incredibly fun and exciting things coming up that you will want to put on your calendar so you don't miss out!

Please add these dates to your calendar now. More details to come in a future VanWeekly!

  • March 24- edcampFULTON Ridgeview Charter
  • April- Vanguard iPad collection for inventory audit - Don't worry, they won't be gone long!
  • May 10th- Vancademy Awards Ceremony
  • June 13-15- School Lead Summer Training

Are you the ObiWan of the 3D Printer world?

Are you someone who is a master of the 3D printer?

Do you have any students up for a design challenge?
Can you help design something with Tinkercad?
Then we need you!

We are interested in having something 3D printed and need your help. We will supply the filament we just need the help designing and printing.
Please reach out to Chanel Johnson


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New Member Corner

Hey new members,

Assignment 7 is now live in iTunes U! This week you will be completing a “baseline” TIM-O on your coachee. See iTunes U for more details and Teams for support. The finish line is in sight! We’ll be wrapped up by Spring Break - keep up the amazing work!

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.

Leadership Team

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