October 5, 2017

Vanguard Activity Points

View your current total or submit new activities.

October School Team Meetings

Local School Vanguard/Vanchise Meeting. Every Team member present should complete this form.

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Welcome New Members!!

We had a VERY difficult and competitive round of applications and interviews for 2017-2018. It was incredibly hard to narrow down our selections. Please join the Vanguard Leadership team in welcoming the following individuals!
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We're getting down to the last few notifications for GaETC registration!! You have until OCTOBER 13th if you plan on having Vanguard cover your registration and substitute.

Here are some things to note:

  • Full registration directions can be found on this VanWeekly.
  • You CAN NOT transfer your Vanguard registration to another person.
  • Vanguard will pay for your substitute if your position is a sub-eligible position. The payment cannot take place until after the absence has occurred. Chris Olateru will communicate all of the necessary information with your school's bookkeeper.
  • You do not have to attend every day, however, subs will be covered only for the days you attend.
  • Your principal is permitted to prevent you from going (though I hope that does not occur.)
  • Those who are accepted into Vanguard after the upcoming interviews will get a chance to register for GaETC as soon as they've been added to the team.
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There are more than 350 observations in the TIM system that have not been published. Please log in to the system, select Observation Tool and look to see whether your observations are listed as "UNPUBLISHED" or "PUBLISHED." If they do not say PUBLISH, please click that button.
TIM System Updates

If adjustments need to be made to your TIM school list, please enter that information here.

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EdCamp Fulton: October 21

Our first EdCamp Fulton of the school year is on Saturday, October 21st. It'll take place at Autrey Mill from 8:45am-12:00pm. Vanguard members who attend will receive 15 Activity Points.

This is an event open to anyone - Vanguard, non-Vanguard, Fulton teachers, non-Fulton teachers - ANYONE who wants to learn a bit more about EdTech!

Learn more about an EdCamp and RSVP to attend on October 21.

*Future EdCamp Fulton events will take place at different locations within Fulton. Save the Dates Feb 24 & Mar 24.

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Using Microsoft Teams

Please remember to try and sign-in/open Microsoft Teams every day. If you have questions, put them on Teams before emailing Heather.
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School Lead Monthly Call - TONIGHT!

Leads- You should have received an email from Heather.

Tonight's Call Details:

Host: Andrea Tseng-Rioux

Time: 7:00 PM

Date: Oct 5

Via Skype

Save the Date: Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 3

*points will be awarded for participating these calls.

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#FCSVanguard Twitter Chats - TONIGHT!

September 21 Topic: Ebooks

Hosted By: Beth Valentine @bivlms

Remember, all of your tweets need to contain: #fcsvanguard

This year twitter chats will be twice a month on Thursday at 7:30PM.

1st Semester: Oct 5 &19, Nov 2 & 16, Dec 7

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Cool Tool

Duet Display

So....the app might cost $15,'s so worth it!

"Duet is the first app that allows you to use your iDevice as an extra display for your Mac using the Lightning or 30-pin cable."

When you download the app on your iPad and then on your Mac/PD, you can turn your iPad into an extended screen and use anywhere and anytime!! Check it out!!

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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.