May 16, 2019

In this edition of the VanWeekly...

  • VanCon 2019
  • Flipgrid Fever
  • SLC Lead Position Open
  • Summer Professional Learning Opportunities
  • GaETC Presenter Applications
  • Shining a Spotlight on Success

Mark your calendar

May 17- Flipgrid Fever Twitter Challenge

June 7- VanCon

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Register Today!

When: June 7, 2019

Where: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center (includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks all day)

Time: 8:30-3:30

We are excited to announce AJ Juliani's keynote and session titles! Want to know more about our guest speaker? Check him out here

Keynote: Intentional Innovation: Empowering Students with Voice & Technology

Session #1: Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Own Learning

Session #2: Intentional Innovation for Leaders: How to Guide Risk-Taking, Build Creative Capacity, & Lead Change

Session #3: How to Turn Any Unit into an Authentic PBL Experience

This event will focus on our four Vanguard pillars: Transform, Innovate, Mentor, and Support. Coming Soon! A link to a OneNote Conference agenda and details!

Register to reserve your spot for this amazing event. Please pass along the registration information to others on your Vanchise and school building. We would love for them to attend too. All off-contract participants will be compensated $100 for their attendance.

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Flipgrid Fever in Fulton- Twitter Challenge

It's not too late to participate in the Flipgrid Twitter Challenge. Complete all 5 tasks by May 17. Click this link for more information. We have prizes we are giving away including some Flipgrid swag!

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Opening for SLC Lead on Vanguard Leadership Team

Happy Thursday Vanguardians!

First I would like to congratulate Christian Padgett on accepting an Assistant Principal position in Atlanta Public Schools! Christian, thanks for everything you've done for the team over the years! You will be missed!

Christian's exciting news opens one spot on the Vanguard Leadership Team for a member from the South Learning Community/Achievement Zone.

It is my goal that the new SLC Lead be able to hit the ground running in the Fall, so we are opening applications as of today, with interviews to be held, in-person, at VanCon on June 7th.

Vanguard Lead responsibilities include:

  • Meet all normal Vanguard XP requirements;

  • Communicate with the SLC/AZ and respond to questions and issues via Teams and email;

  • Participate in and lead the work of one of our committees;

  • Attend monthly leadership calls in Teams;

  • Attend Vanguard events throughout the county;

  • Most importantly, represent your learning community, contribute your voice to the leadership team, and help set Vanguard's direction for the future.

The only requirements to apply are that you are currently at an SLC/AZ school, will be again next school year, and have met all XP requirements this year. More details can be found on the application.

The application window opens today, and will remain open until the end of the day next Friday, May 24th.

Apply here:

- Justin Evans

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Instructional Technology has planned several other professional development opportunities this summer in addition to VanCon and the ISTE certification. These classes are now listed in the Edivate in the Instructional Technology catalog. There are online and face to face classes to pick from to learn more about Teams, other parts of Office 365, and Flipgrid. Please check it out and let others at your school know as these courses are open to any Fulton employee. A couple more classes will also be added before the end of the week so be sure to check back!

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Call for Presenters for GaETC

GaETC is home to some of the most dedicated professionals in the education industry. Tell your story, inspire change, and gain a new following of experts and peers. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1st.

NEW for 2019: Please check back on the GaETC website after September 1st to view your submission status.

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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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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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