February 27, 2019

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In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • Digital Learning Day
  • Mentoring Masters
  • Do you have a Success Story?
  • Needs Assessment Survey
  • Share your good idea!
  • Twitter Chat
  • School Lead call
  • Webinar
  • DENATL opportunity
  • New Member Corner
  • Shining a Spotlight on Success
  • Learning Opportunities

Mark your calendar

Feb 28- Digital Learning Day 2019

Feb 28- Needs Assessment Survey Due

March 14 - Twitter Chat

March 14 - School Lead Call

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Why Celebrate Digital Learning Day?

With so many new types of digital devices, educational software and mobile apps continuously developed, it’s hard to keep up with the latest and greatest advancements in educational technology. In some classrooms and out-of-school programs across the country, educators are doing some pretty amazing things with technology. Yet, these pockets of innovation are confined to a small number of schools and communities. Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.

Vanguardians across FCS are among those doing AMAZING things in their classroom with technology. To Fulton County's Vanguard team, EVERYDAY is digital learning day! We are asking on Feb 28th take to Twitter (using these hashtags #everydaydigital #DLD19 #fcsvanguard) and share your amazing ideas and cool things you are doing in your classroom as a way to share the great work we do on a daily basis!

Congratulations to our Mentoring Masters!

In Vanguard, our mission is to build the capacity of instructional leaders to transform learning and teaching. Mentoring is at the very heart of why we exist. It allows us to impact student achievement by building collaborative relationships that support student-focused learning. Congratulations to the following members who have earned Mentoring Master badges. Silver badges represent members who have completed at least one full mentoring cycle (25XP) and Gold badges are awarded to members who have completed two coaching cycles (50XP). As a reminder, all Vanguard members in instructional positions are expected to complete one mentoring cycle each semester. If you are a teacher or METI and you have not yet earned your silver badge, please schedule some time with your mentee and continue your mentoring work. If you have any questions or need support, feel free to contact Megan Endicott, Justin Evans, or Heather Van Looy.

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Do You Have an iReady Success Story to Share?

Share online with #MyiReady!

Proud of your students’ learning and growth? Excited about how you celebrated their success? Pumped to share their progress toward growth measures or increased placement? Tell us your story!

Share your photos, stories, celebrations, growth, and successes from the second Diagnostic:

  • Post your success story on social media
  • Use the hashtag #MyiReady
  • Get noticed and be featured!
    Tag us: @CurriculumAssoc

Follow #MyiReady to get inspiration from other educators!

Stipends Have Been Awarded

The deadline for our final stipend disbursement was extended to February 18th. At this time, stipend winners have been notified, and the funds transfer process has been initiated. School bookkeepers have been sent a list of recipients, and they will be notified as soon as funds are available for purchases. If you did not earn your stipend this year, and you have questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Megan Endicott, Justin Evans, or Heather Van Looy.

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Please complete the Needs Assessment Survey by Feb 28th

Don't forget to complete the needs assessment survey by February 28th! We already have over 50 responses following the email earlier this week. Don't miss out on letting us hear your voice! The more information you can give us the better we are able to support you!

School Lead Call - March 14th @ 7:00pm

Looking forward to connecting with our School Leads on March 14th @ 7:00pm.

Twitter Chat -March 14th @ 7:30

Topic and questions are TBA. Questions will be posted in Teams!

Interested in hosting, sharing a topic idea, or anything else "Twitter related"? Read below!

We are looking for hosts for our coming Twitter chats! Please let us know if you are interested or know a colleague inside or outside of Fulton County who you believe would make a great host! Have ideas on the perfect topic? Reach out and let me know! Hosts, topics, and all things Twitter can be submitted here:

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick!

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick!

If you have a technology, instructional strategy/best practice, or coaching tip, etc. please share!

Share your Tip, Tool and/or Trick here

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New Members- Stipend Info and Modules

New Members!

Congratulations to all New Members that received your stipend and badge. We are excited to hear the wonderful things you purchase to support your students the "Vanguard" way.

New Members we have a total of 6 Modules this semester, we are now on Module 4. To better support you we will go back to renewing the codes every 30 days! Please pay close attention to the chart below the Modules, the Code ( new code highlighted in red), the direct link and the code expiration date.

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At the end of every module complete the Module Completion Form your points will automatically calculate.

Falling a little behind?

It is very important to us that New Members successfully finish our onboarding course! Please look for an email status update within a week from the New Member's Committee.

Pam Kelly ( North East and North West Learning Communities )

Jill Fears ( Central)

Christian Padgett ( AZ/SLC)

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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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Are you a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator?

If so, Mindy Ramon has some t-shirts to give away. If you would like a shirt, please fill out this form. Sizes available are XL, XXL, and XXXL. Please make sure you have the certified MIE badge in your profile on the Microsoft Educator community.

Microsoft Teams Training- March 11

Microsoft Teams Training- March 11

If interested, please register in Edivate in the Professional Development Days catalog. Pass along the info to others in your building

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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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