May 3, 2018

Hello Vanguardians!!

I have been in prep mode all week! I am so excited for the Vancademy Awards this weekend! Deliveries are coming in today for the SWAG bags... I can't wait for everyone to get their stuff!

Please read all the way through this VanWeekly lots of important details!

Talk with everyone on the Twitter Chat tonight! It's worth 6 VanPoints if you are still in need of getting the last few points.


PS- Can't wait to see all of you at the VANCADEMY AWARDS in 3 days!!
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Please review these link regularly to ensure you are in good standing.

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

  • Twitter Chat- Principal Charles Gardner.... TONIGHT
  • School Leads Call............................................TONIGHT
  • iPad Return: VanSmooze...............................Sunday, May 6th
  • Vancademy Awards........................................Sunday, May 6th
  • Vanguard Device User Agreement
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School Leads Call- Tonight

Time: 7:00 PM

Date: May 3rd

via FreeConferenceCall

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

Upcoming call May 10th-

Topic- Summer Retreat

*points will be awarded for participating in these calls.


Topic: Creating a Culture of Innovation

Hosted By: Principal, Chick Gardner @charleswgardner

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: May 17

Be prepared for the participation link at the VERY END! #VanPoints (6 VanPoints)

ALL Things Vancademy Awards

Vancademy Awards are THIS SUNDAY!!

The VanSmooze

5:00- 6:00

John Creek Auditorium Lobby

The Award Celebration

6:00- 8:00

Johns Creek Auditorium

**Cocktail Attire

iPad Return: VanSmooze- May 6th

You will be able to pick up your iPad during the "VanSmooze" Welcome Reception. If you are not able to attend the event, we will have other opportunities for you to pick up your iPad in the weeks to follow.


In order to pick up your iPad, you will need to sign the FCS Vanguard Device Agreement. Please take a moment to review the agreement below. You can either sign it ahead of time or there will be kiosks set up to sign prior to getting your iPad at the event.

Please be aware that if you do not sign the agreement, you will not be issued your iPad.

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Previously... In the VanWeekly

  • Points! Need Them? Here's How to Get Them!
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Points! Need them? Here's How to Get Them!

We are so excited about the number of people who are working to finish up their points that we decided to continue to offer points into the next month. Please see below the upcoming ways you can still earn points.

However, any points accumulated after April 30th won't count towards the competition for the trip to ISTE.

Activity Points Possibilities:

  • Twitter Chat- May 3rd (6 points)
  • Attend the Vancademy- May 6th (15 points)

Coaching Points

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New Member Corner

Thanks everyone for your hard work this semester!

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