May 14, 2020

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Thank you!

Another school year is drawing to a close, and another year of Vanguard is in the books. It has been so rewarding to see so many of you step up and help during this new world of remote learning. Whether that has meant sharing expertise with other teachers in your PLCs, or leading professional learning experiences at the school, or even helping to lead virtual learning with the district, you have helped. You have made impacts that have reached far beyond your classrooms, for your students, your schools, and your district. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I also want to thank our hard-working school leads who have kept our members informed and accountable. Thank you to the leadership team, who have worked tirelessly to provide the best experience possible for everyone. And finally thank you to our district support who make this all possible. As you know, Heather Van Looy has been an essential support for us over the last couple years, and though she will still be around, she will be dearly missed.

This is our final regular VanWeekly of the year. Look out, though, for one last VanWeekly special edition at the end of the month. For those of you I don't get another opportunity to speak to, have a restful and relaxing summer, and take care of yourselves. We will see you next year!

-Justin Evans

*No VanCon this summer

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Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy Coming This Summer

Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy Coming This Summer

Our experience with remote learning has led to the district relying on Vanguard more than ever before. This summer Instructional Technology will be offering the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy to help you support your school during the 2020-21 school year. This is a special opportunity for Vanguard members to take an immersive deep dive into Teams, OneDrive, OneNote, Forms, Sway, and more. This online workshop is a train the trainer model and will provide you with the skills and materials necessary for you to redeliver Microsoft training, including the Microsoft Innovative Educator Teacher Academy (MIE), to other educators.

Mindy Ramon will send an email to all Vanguard members next week with more information about dates/times and how to register.

Remote Learning PD Recording

If you would like to access a Remote PD recording, they can all be found via this link. This should open to a Microsoft Stream channel.

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Vanguard Birthdays

Vanguard Wishes A Very Happy Birthday to

Cheri Mills 5/6

Leigh Wagner 5/6

Cheri Mills 5/6

Marisa Williams 5/7

Kelley McAlhany 5/23

Jill Fears 5/30

We want to celebrate our Vanguardian family. If you would like for us to recognize your birthday, please click this link.

Marquita Jones, Racquel Plummer, and Mindy Ramon

Shoutout to Marquita Jones, Racquel Plummer, and Mindy Ramon for earning their ISTE Certification. They completed 2 days of face to face training. 8 weeks of online training, and submitted a portfolio which was approved by the ISTE Certification committee.
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Vanguard Leadership Team

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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