September 14, 2017

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Vanguard Q & A

At the end of the school lead call, members were asked to submit questions. Answers have been compiled for many of those questions and can be found by ALL Vanguard members in our Teams account. We will add to the Q & A after each monthly call.

See the image below for guidance on how to find the document.

  • Open the Teams apps or access it online through the Microsoft portal.
  • Click on General on the left.
  • Select Files at the top of the page.
  • Vanguard Q & A is available for all to read.

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Vanguard Sweatshirt

The Vanguard leadership team ordered sweatshirts for the upcoming school year. They have arrived and are probably the softest, most comfortable sweatshirts in existence.

If you are interested in ordering one, they cost $37.18 and will be delivered to your school when they arrive. The order will be open for two weeks, so please order as soon as you decide if you're getting one. If we do not meet the required number of orders, the entire order will be cancelled.

ISTE 2018 Now Accepting Proposal Submissions!

Presenting at GaETC? Consider submitting your presentation for ISTE as well! The call for proposals closes on September 29th, so don't wait!

Microsoft Teams IS NOT Available for Students

Please help spread the word that Microsoft Teams is not available for students. The Help Desk is receiving many requests regarding access. We will communicate with everyone if/when students are going to be given access.
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Vanguard Agreement

In order remain a part of the Vanguard team, it is essential that you sign the Vanguard agreement form. Please do this as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the form, please reach out to one of your Learning Community Leads.

Don't Forget to Register for GaETC!

How to Register: Please refer to a previous VanWeekly for specific instructions.

Please note:

  • Your registrations are not transferrable to other individuals if you are unable to attend or have your registration covered by presenting.
  • Your school will not be reimbursed for a substitute if your position does not require one. This coverage is also not transferrable.
  • You have until October 13th to register or your spot will be given away.

Vanguard Application Closing!

The Vanguard application closes TOMORROW, Friday, September 15th. If you have individuals interested in applying, please encourage them to do so ASAP.

Please remember, if your school already has four or more members, the form will not allow them to complete the application.

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School Lead Monthly Calls

Thank you to all of the school leads who listened in on our call last week. It was a tremendous call, followed by a phenomenal Twitter chat. Moving forward, you will receive the meeting invite link earlier and can test your connection prior to the call.

Save the Date: Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 3

*points will be awarded for participating these calls.

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Vanguard Activity Points

All information and links needed for Vanguard Activity Points can be found on the Vanguard website.
September School Team Meeting

Local School Vanguard/Vanchise Meeting. Every team member schooled complete this form.

School Leads

Must be completed to be eligible for School Lead Points.

Point Issue Reporting

if something isn't right with your points report the issue here.

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Microsoft 21st Century Learning Design

"21st Century Learning Design (21CLD) for Educators is a collection of 8 courses with 4-6 lessons in each course. This learning path provides teachers with clear and practical ways to develop 21st skills using digital technologies with their students. Through a collection of Office Mix Lessons, 21st Century Learning Design for Educators builds on the research methodology providing a collaborative, practice-based process to help educators transform how they design enriching learning activities for their students. The complete series of 8 courses consists of 20 hours of Office Mix Lessons, video and self-assessment materials. Educators have the opportunity to actively participate in the course by sharing their materials and by engaging in ongoing discussion as part of a community of learners."

Do not contact Heather Cox for additional information. Please contact assistance through the program.


Microsoft Teams

Be sure to log into Teams at least once a day and join the conversation. It's a great space to collaborate, ask questions, and share information.

#FCSVanguard Twitter Chats

September 21 Topic: Tech Tools

Hosted By: Kurt Davies @daviesdawg

Remember, all of your tweets need to contain: #fcsvanguard

This year twitter chats will be twice a month on Thursday at 7:30PM.

1st Semester: September 21, October 5 &19, November 2 & 16, December 7

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SAVE the DATES!! *8:45am-Noon
  • October 21 - AUTREY MILL
  • February 24 - TBA
  • March 24 - TBA
edcampFULTON Information

S'more with info and RSVP information

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TIM System Updates

If you need your school list adjusted or an individual added/removed from your TIM list, please complete the following form.

About Us

Our mission as a Vanguard team is to build the capacity of FCS educators and leaders to personalize learning through coaching and instructional technology.