Nevada Connections Academy Secondary English Teacher, 2017-2018 School Year in Englewood, Colorado

Job Details

Requisition Number

17-2197

Post Date

8/4/2017

Title

Secondary English Teacher, 2017-2018 School Year

City

Englewood

State

CO

Description

Company Summary:

Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K–12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and

online school solutions including Connections Academy,

International Connections Academy, and Pearson

Connexus. In 2017, Connections Education brings full-time online and blended school to 65,000 students across the U.S. and abroad, and delivers online courses to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries will receive

online learning from Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized

for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company,

Pearson.

Colorado Connections Academy (ColoCA) schools are tuition-free, online public schools serving students throughout the state. Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton, which serves students in grades K-12 statewide, is operated by the Mapleton Public Schools

through a contract with Connections Education, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango, operated by the Durango Public School District 9-R through a contract with Connections Education, LLC, serves

students in grades K-10 statewide during the 2016-17 school year. ColoCA @ Durango will add one high school grade per year, ultimately serving students in grades K–12. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED, and

Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement division.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Working from our office in Englewood, Colorado, certified Teachers will “virtually” manage instructional programs. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure

that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program.

The Secondary English Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

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

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

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

  • 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;

  • Work collaboratively with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully progressing through the program, that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed among the teachers;

  • Develop a general knowledge of the entire program’s K-12 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the courses 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 all student and parent contacts;

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

  • Work with other teachers to coordinate 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”;

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

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

  • Work with Advisory Teachers and School counselor to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making adequate progress and established goals are being met;

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

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Highly qualified and certified to teach Secondary English in Colorado

  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Customer focused approach

  • High degree of flexibility

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment

  • Team player track record

  • Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)

  • Ability to work remotely, if necessary

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