October 28, 2016

Need 2 Know


GaETC is right around the corner! If you haven't received your badge yet, don't fear! If you do not receive it at home before the conference, you'll simply check-in and receive it then.

The new Vanguard shirts have not yet arrived. Until we share otherwise, we will still plan on having them available for pick-up on Wednesday morning at GaETC between 7:00 am and 8:45 am outside of the opening keynote session.

New to GaETC and unsure about what to do? Check out the YouTube Live recording from last night for tips and tricks to navigating this awesome event!

A schedule of Vanguard sessions will be available very soon!

EdCamp Fulton

Last Saturday was the inaugural EdCamp Fulton! Thanks to the hard work of NELC leads, Andrea Rioux and Megan Endicott, the event was a huge success! Take a look at some of the tweets from the event feed!

Dolvin ES had the most teachers attend and their prize was getting to pie Hoke in the face! Enjoy the event recap and video of the pie-ing!

Mark your calendars now because EdCamp Fulton is back on February 25th!

EdCamp Fulton PIE HOKE!

First Nine Weeks Information

As a reminder, the first TIM-O and section of the coaching plan should have been completed and sent to your Vanguard school lead. School leads should be sending the compiled information to one of their Learning Community Leads.

Cohort 1, 2, 3: You will need to be sure and submit the coaching plan for at least two individuals.

Cohort 4a, 4b: You need to submit the coaching plan for at least one individual.

Cohort 5 and 6 Vanguard members should be working to complete the TIM module.

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Professional Development

Want to Become a BrainPOP Certified Educator?

Take a look at this info from BrainPOP:

"The Certified BrainPOP Educator Program is a free certification program offered to teachers who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to and creativity using BrainPOP resources with students. The Fulton educator code is: LLPV8259

See last week's edition for more details!

Technology Integration Matrix

Throughout the next few editions of the VanWeekly, we will share a short video on the Technology Integration Matrix. While not required, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you view the video to get a better understanding of the TIM.

This week's video concerns the TIM and the Observation Tool

Tech Integration Matrix: TIM-O

This video is 5 minutes and 35 seconds long.

If you're interested in more information regarding these trainings,

please contact Mindy Ramon.

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Last Night's Chat: Social Media Frenzy!

Lori Herman and Ariel Robins hosted a great chat about social media in education! If you're curious about tips and ideas, be sure to read the transcript linked below!

Participate Learning: #fcsvanguard - Social Media Frenzy

Next Week: Flipgrid

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Last Week's Edition

Vanguard Documents and Files

To make some access easier, all Vanguard needed documents, logos, and graphics have been added to a folder in Google Drive. Please bookmark this folder, or add it to your Drive.

Files and information will continue to be added. While much of our work is front-facing, we would like to keep some of it from being directly linked on our website.

Vanguard Files: 2016-2017

Find all coaching plans, Vanguard expectations and commitment form, Vanguard logos, and team information.

Nominate Someone (Or Yourself) Today!

The Atlanta Families' Awards for Excellence in Education are now accepting nominations for 2017! This is an incredible opportunity to recognize someone amazing at your school or in our county. In fact, the Vanguard team is FULL of members that would make deserving recipients.

In 2015, Vanguardian Megan Endicott was recognized for the work she's doing at Dolvin ES. Take a look at her feature on their website!

About Us

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