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Nevada Connections Academy Elementary Teacher, 2020-2021 School year in Home-based, Texas

Description

Company Summary

Texas Connections Academy @ Houston (TCAH) is a Texas Online School that offers 100% virtual instruction to public school students across Texas in grades 3-12 who are not physically present on campus during instruction. The TxVSN OLS program is authorized by Texas Education Code (TEC) Chapter 30A and administered through TEA. Connections Education, LLC is in partnership with Houston ISD to provide this high quality and rigorous virtual instruction through TCAH.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Working from your home office within Texas, certified Teachers will direct instruction through managing online instructional programs. Through the use of the telephone, internet and various curriculum tools in the electronic course, there will be extensive communication between a student and a teacher. The teacher will ensure that each student successfully completes state standards for promotion to the next grade level. The Elementary Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Support the instructional program with synchronous web conferencing sessions and asynchronous instruction;

  • Manage a homeroom of students;

  • Complete all grading, create progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner;

  • Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update Personal Learning Plans and schedules, score assessments, provide feedback on student work, suggest instructional approaches and strategies, monitor completion of assignments and coach special projects;

  • Develop a general knowledge of the entire program’s 3-8 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the grades for which responsible;

  • Support students and parents with alternate strategies and provide additional assistance with daily assignments and projects;

  • Communicate regularly with parents, students, and curriculum specialists through use of computer and telephone;

  • Keep student records and data up-to-date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, and logging of all student and parent contacts;

  • Consult with team members and staff learning specialists to develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications to students’ programs to increase student understanding;

  • Communicate with Parent Community Coordinators to suggest social activities and relevant field trips for students;

  • Manage regional field trips and make efforts to integrate trips into the curriculum;

  • Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”;

  • Collaborate in a Professional Learning Community (PLC);

  • Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed;

  • Proctor state testing, under the supervision of the Campus Test Coordinator, the Field Administrator and the Test Site Director at a physical location;

  • Participate in student recruiting sessions and other marketing efforts that require teacher representation;

  • Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to given lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with parents and students);

  • Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Preferred residency in the Dallas, Midland, Corpus Christi, Houston, East Texas, or San Antonio areas

  • Highly qualified and certified to teach Elementary in Texas appropriate to subject area responsibilities (must have certification for grades EC-6 or 4-8); ACP candidates seeking an internship are not eligible

  • Must hold or be willing to immediately obtain TxVSN Certification

  • Gifted certification is preferred; If you do not currently hold a Gifted certification, you must commit to completing the certification requirements prior to the end of the 2020-2021 school year

  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products and Google Suite)

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Highly organized and punctual

  • Customer focused approach

  • High degree of flexibility

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment

  • Team player track record

  • Ability to travel 15-20% for school-related business (state testing, marketing, professional development, and school meetings); May require overnight travel

  • Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families

  • Ability to work remotely

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