March 22, 2018

Hi Vanguardians!!

The best part of Vanguard for me, is learning from all of you!! My favorite way to learn from you is #edcampFULTON!! Please come join me this Saturday at Ridgeview MS in Sandy Springs. If hanging out with me and learning isn't enough of an incentive... we have great door prizes!

It is almost Award Season!! Vancademy Awards!!! Beyond thrilled to get to celebrate all the work of the Vanguard team! The work you do everyday in Fulton Co. Schools is INCREDIBLE. Let's Celebrate the wonderful things. We want to showcase some of the amazing work you are doing, consider presenting at the event. Also, take time to nominate yourself, others or both below in the nominations section.

iPad Inventory Audit. Please Please Please... Make sure you know what is going on! Here is the link to the information.


PS- #edcampFULTON is this weekend! Come hang out with me!!

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New INFO This Week in the VanWeekly

  • Twitter Chat TONIGHT!!
  • edcampFulton- SATURDAY!!
  • iPad Inventory Audit
  • Date CHANGE for Vancademy Awards to May 6th
  • Vancademy Award Nominations


Topic: Student Engagement During Stressful Times

Hosted By: SLC/AZ Yazmin Hicks @YazzyKORS

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: Apr. 12 & 26, May 3 & 17

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

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March 24 | edcampFulton Information

Information for March 24 Ridgeview Middle School Event.

EdCampFulton Challenge

Our next EdCamp is This SATURDAY 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.

Vanguard iPad Inventory Audit information

Use the link below to access the iPad Inventory Audit information.


Save the NEW Date! Vancademy Awards May 6th!

Date: May 6th

Where: Johns Creek High School

When: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Formal Invitation to follow

Vancademy Award Nominations:

The Vancademy Awards will be a time to celebrate the work Vanguard members are doing around the district. We are very excited to have many surprise guests for this event to share in the festivities!

Now is your time to nominate yourself and others!

The categories and descriptions are listed below:

School Culture Award: Has your Vanguard Team changed your school culture affecting the building as a whole? (Maybe through communication with parents, interactions with students, etc.) Submit evidence of how you believe your Vanguard has earned the title of School Culture Award.

Student Agency Award: Do you have a group or team of student technology leaders in your building? Are your students demonstrating innovation in technology? Submit evidence of how you believe your students are making a difference at your school in the field of technology.

Technology Master Submission: Submit evidence to support your nomination consideration for technology master that shows best use of technology integration in a unit, project, or lesson that fosters a transformative learning environment.

Vanchise of the Year: Submit evidence of how you believe your Vanchise has earned the title of Vanchise of the Year.

MVP Award: (Nominated by Principal) Most significant impact on school through coaching.

MVP Award - Nominated by Principal

If you would like to be nominated for this award, please share the link to the submission form with your principal.

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Previously... In the VanWeekly

  • Vancademy Showcase Presenter Sign-up .......................... April 16th
  • 3D Printing Jedi needed

How have you been a Vanguardian?

Vanguard(n): A group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas.

Call for Vancademy Showcase Presenters!!

Hopefully the beginning of a Vanguard staple at events, we are putting out an all-call for Vanguard members who are willing to showcase the great work they are doing at their school.

Dynamic Format:

During this fast-paced, high energy, showcase you will have two minutes to share your story. We encourage accompanying AV support, which is encouraged, but not required.

If you are interested in applying, please send in a 30-seconds to a 1-minute video explaining the work you want to showcase. Don't over think it, this is just to let us know what you want to talk about.

Video application Due: April 16th by 6PM


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

Reminder! New member call tonight at 7pm.

Phone number: 515-604-9510

Access code: 744554

I’ll be reviewing the remaining assignments and taking your questions. A recording will be posted to Teams shortly after we wrap up.

Unless you’ve made special arrangements with me, plan on having all of your work done by Spring Break!

Keep an eye on Teams for information on when the last two assignments will go live.

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.

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