Friday, February 26, 2016
NEED 2 KNOW
The Vanguard Message
As a Vanguard member, we COACH teachers on the best way to PERSONALIZE learning using TRANSFORMATIONAL technology. In fact, our official vision statement doesn't include the word technology. (Need a reminder on the vision? It's at the bottom of every Smore.)
Thank you all for doing what you can as Vanguard - working daily towards that message, mission, and vision! I know we ask you to go above and beyond with this work, but please know how valued you all are!
To help spread the word, here's a video from Emily Davis. Folks interested in attending ISTE were asked to submit a "What Is Vanguard?" presentation and this was Emily's submission. As you'll see in this video, we're more than just tech.
New Vanguard Design!
As Vanguard, we are at the forefront with Instructional Technology. Why not show that through our shirt! Casey Hall used that mindset and the strength of the knights when designing. Shirts come in three different colors and cost ONLY $8.49!
There is less than two weeks left to order! Get yours now!
Innovative Lesson and Project Competition for the Redefining Learning Conference
Gaming meets Professional Learning in our new simSchool Pilot
The GO TIP program seeks the Vanguard team's assistance to identify some tech savvy, new to FCS teachers, who would be a good fit to help us pilot our simSchool Virtual Seminar 3.
Requirements are as follows:
1.) must be a new to FCS teacher who is already participating in the GO TIP program
2.) must be interested in trying a simSchool, virtual classroom experience for Virtual Seminar 3.
If you know of a teacher at your school who would be a good fit, please have them email Jennifer Beard for more information. Limiting Seating Available!
Coaching Log Spotlight!
VANGUARD Q & A
Chat with me, Heather Cox, (@MrsHCox) about Being #FutureReady with #NETP16! We'll talk about National Education Technology Plan, specifically the Learning section! Check it out ahead of time and come share your wisdom!
We Need You!
We are hurting for some #fcsvanguard moderators. Please consider signing up to host. You can pick a date HERE!
We Need You!
SHOWCASING THE WORK
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & HELPFUL LINKS
Discovery Education Spring Virton 2016 Live Webcast
Vanguard member, Kati Searcy, is one of their speakers! Register today to attend this FREE virtual event!