December 16, 2016


PD Day Outline

The outline of our schedule for the PD Day is available on our website. More specific details and a breakdown of the sessions will be available soon!

Volunteer to Participate

There's still time to volunteer to participate (and make yourself eligible for some prizes!)

Check out this information page for detailed facts on who we're looking for!

January 6th PD Day - Centennial HS


  • January 5th is a Fulton County Teacher Work Day.
  • January 6th is a Fulton County Professional Development Day.
  • Many Fulton groups have required training on this day. Many schools are holding their own required training on this day. If you are not required to be somewhere else, you SHOULD BE with Vanguard on this day.
  • If you have been meeting with Dr. Jo for coaching training, you will be with us on this PD Day and have a session with her in the afternoon.
  • We will have the media specialists with us throughout the day.

We need to make sure we have the right amount of space available. Please be sure to indicate whether or not we'll see you there!

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Trouble with the Vanguard Data Plan

If you're having trouble with the data plan on your Vanguard iPad, try the steps listed below to reset things!

If that doesn't work, call 1-800-922-0204. Provide the wireless # associated with the iPad and the call will be directed to government accounts. You can also email our Verizon contact Travis Oliver (

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Roving Reporter - Brookview ES - STREAM Day

Brookview ES - STREAM Day/Night

Brookview ES teachers and students participated in a STREAM Day/Night recently, with a HUGE turnout! SLC Vanguard lead, Christian Padgett, tells us more about the day and how they made it all happen!

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Apply Today to Become a PBS Digital Innovator

"PBS Digital Innovators set the bar for thoughtful tech integration in the classroom. These pre-K-12 educators are not defined by the gadgets they use, but by the unique way they approach education. Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students."
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Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy Trainings

Looking to attend training on Office 365? Check out these great learning opportunities that will be led by fellow Vanguard members who are also Microsoft Innovative Educator trainers.

Registration is in Edivate in the Instructional Tech catalog. Please share this info with others in your building.

Training Information: This Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy is designed for the K-5 classroom educator who wants to learn more about Microsoft’s best tools and resources for classroom learning in a one-day professional learning experience. Learn how to most effectively use Office Mix, Sway, Skype, and OneNote. Pre-requisite: must be familiar with OneDrive for storing and sharing documents.

January 18 - Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy for MS/HS- led by Whitney Beem and Megan Waters

January 20 - Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy for ES- led by Heather Temske

January 23 - Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy for ES- led by Crystal Ricks

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PERSONAL PD: #fcsvanguard Chat

Final #fcsvanguard of 2016!

Jodi Moskowitz, Crabapple MS, hosted the final chat of the year with a conversation about STUDENT EMPOWERMENT.

Despite the low attendance, it was a great chat! Thanks to Jodi for hosting and Laree Brown, Keenyada Maddox, and Barbara Simon for attending!


Know that you need to participate, but don't know how? Check out our screencast to get some quick tips!

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Vanguard Files: 2016-2017

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

About Us

Our mission as a Vanguard team is to build the capacity of FCS educators and leaders to provide innovative instruction which meets the needs, skills and interests of all students.