Nevada Connections Academy Colorado Special Education Substitute Teacher in Home-based, Colorado

Job Details

Requisition Number

17-2382

Post Date

7/14/2017

Title

Colorado Special Education Substitute Teacher

City

Home-based

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.

Position Summary:

Working primarily from your home, certified Teachers will “virtually” manage instructional programs. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools the Special Education Substitute Teacher will consult regularly with learning coaches

and students to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program. The Colorado Special Education Substitute Teacher will support various CA schools during short term periods of teacher absences for up to but not limited to 6-8 weeks.This

is a part-time position with no benefits.

The duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities:

  • Complete all grading, create report cards and conduct parent conferences in a timely and manner

  • Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions.

  • 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 a team of teachers to ensure that all students on the team’s caseload are successfully progressing through the program that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed evenly amongst the team members.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Valid Special Education teacher certification in Colorado

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

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

  • Previous experience and knowledge with special education case management, IEP paperwork, and IEP meetings

  • 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

  • Ability to work remotely

  • Microsoft Office equipped computer

  • During the time that Teacher is subbing, must be available Monday – Friday during normal business hours

  • Complete required orientation and training programs upon hire and at the beginning of each school year

  • Attend training and/or meetings at the Baltimore office throughout the school year

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