May 1, 2019

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In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • Flipgrid Fever
  • VanCon 2019
  • FCS STEM Day
  • XP Due today!
  • School Lead Applications
  • GaETC Presenter Applications
  • Shining a Spotlight on Success

Mark your calendar

May 1- XP Due

May 1- Flipgrid Fever Twitter Challenge

May 7- VanCon registration due

May 10- School Lead Applications due

June 7- VanCon

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Flipgrid Fever in Fulton- Twitter Challenge

Let's spread some Flipgrid Fever in Fulton! We have a 5 day Twitter challenge and it begins May 1st! Participate and win prizes. Click this link for more information.
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Georgia’s Annual STEM day is May 3, 2019

Schools will engage in STEM activities. The STEM department put together activities for each grade level to participate in. Here is how you can be a part of STEM day

Register for GASTEM DAY

  1. Distribute the grade level activity information below to teachers in time to gather materials and prepare.
  2. On May 3rd, provide time for classes to execute the grade level activities below. If you are unable to do the activities on May 3, they can be completed at any time, but it is fun to have a dedicated STEM Day for students to look forward to.
  3. Share your GA STEM Day experience on our Flipgrid and/ ( students, teachers or both)
    Share your experience on twitter using the hashtags #GASTEMDAY #FCSSTEMDAY

Here is a link to the flyer:

Save the Date- Vancon 2019

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Mark your calendars for VanCon 2019!

When: June 7, 2019

Where: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center (includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks all day)

Time: 8:30-3:30

This event will focus on our four Vanguard pillars: Transform, Innovate, Mentor, and Support. The day's agenda includes a special keynote speaker and various choice concurrent sessions.

There will also be sessions tailored for new members and current and aspiring leaders. You will compensated $100 for your attendance.

Register to attend by May 7!

Registration will be opened up to other FCS educators after that.

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XP Deadline is Today!

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School Lead Applications

School Lead Applications for the 2019-20 school year are open!

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as bridge between Vanguard leadership and your school team.

  • Attending monthly school lead calls (Thursday evenings before Twitter chats).

  • Holding monthly school Vanguard Team meetings, where you share information from your school lead call.

  • Participate in the work of one of our committees (events, communication, XP, new members, and possibly others).

  • A time commitment above and beyond your normal school duties and Vanguard responsibilities.

This is an excellent opportunity to grow in your role as a Vanguardian and contribute more to the team's mission and vision. We will be looking to this group of individuals first when we have any openings on the leadership team.

For the full details and explanation, see the April 17th Van Weekly!

The application window will close on Friday, May 10th. This application is open to all Vanguard members in good standing, i.e. you will meet the XP requirements by the due date in May.

You can access the application here:

Please email Justin Evans ( or any member of the leadership team with any questions you may have.

Call for Presenters for GaETC

GaETC is home to some of the most dedicated professionals in the education industry. Tell your story, inspire change, and gain a new following of experts and peers. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st.

NEW for 2019: Please check back on the GaETC website after September 1st to view your submission status.

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SHOUT OUT to the College Park Elementary School Vanguard Team (Datoria Stanley and Denise Merriell)

Each month the CPES Vanguard team hosts an Appy Hour (EdCamp style) from 3-4pm. They also have a badge program as highlighted in the Tech Talk Monthly Newsletter. Check them out!!

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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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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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