Friday, February 12, 2016

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In the spirit of the season, I feel I should let you all know how much I love you. :) I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing group of educators who want to learn, improve, and personalize for all of the students in Fulton County. By working as a team, we can certainly achieve those wonderful things.

And just like you, I want to learn, improve, and personalize your experience with the Vanguard team. We are always trying to make this group better and more effective. Soon, we will be reaching out with a survey to get some thoughts, but in the meantime, don't hesitate to reach out and share constructive feedback.

Vanguard is what we make of it, so let's make it incredible.


Congratulations to Heather Van Looy!

Congratulations to Heather Van Looy, Instructional Technology Specialist - River Trail! Heather has been selected as the Instructional Technology department's new Program Specialist!! She will begin her new role on February 23rd.

Learn more about how Heather helped River Trail on their Personalized Learning journey by checking out our Roving Reporter video below.

Roving Reporter #2 - Personalized Learning: River Trail MS


February Reflections

Thank you to all those who have already completed their February "reflection." Remember, you can choose to handle this however you'd like. Share a resource, tell a story about your classroom, reflect on your work, etc. This is a touch point for both us and you!

And after you've left your post, check back to see what others are saying. There are great ideas and resources being shared!

Vancademy Awards Categories

In May we'll be celebrating the great work that has been completed by our Vanguard team members throughout the year. But first, we need some categories! Using the Padlet page linked below, share your ideas, serious and/or funny! As long as it's work appropriate, the suggestion is welcome! Once we've determined our categories, we'll start accepting nominees!

To make a suggestion, put your suggested category on the title line and your name below it!



Thank you to those that have already checked out the Flipgrid and answered questions for our Vanguard members! Like I mentioned in the email, we will give this some time to simmer before deciding if we should try something new. I know the video response isn't always ideal, but it may also help us get to know who everyone is!

Below are the questions posted originally. In addition, here are more that need an answer:

Q: What are some apps (free or paid) or tools that can be used on a Microsoft tablet (or any device) that serve as an agenda for students?

Q: I would like to know how to download a tube chop segment video.

Q: Can anyone share resources for Milestones for Elementary and Middle School + EOC for Physical Science?

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