Job Details

Requisition Number 17-2462
Title Full Time American Sign Language Teacher
City Home-based
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 AcademyInternational 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:

Our state certified virtual teachers manage online instructional programs for students around the country and across the globe. Courses taught may include core, electives, and Advanced Placement (AP). Teachers communicate regularly with students to ensure that each student successfully completes his/her instructional program. This is a work from home position. Full time teachers are provided with a laptop, second monitor, and headset with microphone.

Responsibilities:

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

  • Support the instructional program with weekly synchronous and asynchronous web conferencing sessions using Adobe® Connect™;
  • Provide individualized support through the LiveTutor program as scheduled; 
  • Complete all grading by providing prompt, high-quality, personalized feedback on assignments; 
  • Communicate with students and other teachers on a regular basis to update pacing plans/schedules for students as required; 
  • Use data to monitor successful completion of assignments and facilitate appropriate interactions with students that encourages consistent interaction with the course(s);
  • Review curriculum and determine course modifications that will promote student achievement for those requiring accommodations through IEPs or 504 plans;
  • Consult with team members and administrators to develop alternate enrichment activities and lesson modifications to increase student understanding and promote success for struggling or at-risk students through differentiation;
  • Develop a general knowledge of the curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the courses for which you are responsible; 
  • Communicate regularly with students using phone, Chat, and our WebMail system;
  • Adheres to all policies regarding protecting students' well-being and personal information, including following FERPA and Copyright & Fair Use laws
  • Keep student performance and participation information up-to-date by grading assessments in a timely manner and logging all student and parent contacts;
  • Hold regular office hours (minimum of 3 hours per week)
  • Utilize a variety of communication tools in the online environment to effectively build relationships and promote student success with students, partner teachers, colleagues, and other stakeholders;
  • Foster community and use a welcoming, warm online voice that is inviting and supportive towards students and families; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements

  • Highly qualified and certified to teach American Sign Language
  • Holds a valid state teaching certificate in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, or Wisconsin. (Certification in multiple states is a plus)
  • Must have completed traditional teacher preparation program at an accredited college or university.
  • Ability to obtain certification in other states as requested 
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast-paced environment that requires significant flexibility, effective prioritization of tasks, self-direction, and creativity
  • Understanding of IEP/504 plans and how they can be implemented in a virtual setting
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong time management and organizational skills
  • Commitment to student achievement
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office programs or Google Apps is preferred)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Customer focused approach and team-player track record
  • Able to work a full-time shift that covers core business hours, from 10 am -4 pm eastern time
  • Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed, to support some families
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