Job Details

Requisition Number 17-2064
Post Date 5/24/2017
Title Spanish Adjunct Teacher, 2017-2018 School Year
City Home-based - ME
State ME
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.

School Summary

Maine Connections Academy (MCA) is a tuition-free, full-time, virtual public charter school for students in grades 7–12 statewide. MCA launched during the 2014-15 school year and is authorized by the Maine Charter School Commission. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Working out of their home in Maine, the Spanish Adjunct Teacher will “virtually” manage subject-specific instructional programs.  Compensation will be based on the specific course workload and number of enrolled students.  He/she will be responsible for monitoring progress, evaluating work, running online instructional/tutorial sessions, providing academic guidance, and being the subject-matter expert for a caseload of middle/high school students. The Spanish Adjunct Teacher must be able to complete work related responsibilities through a combination of regular office hours during the school day in conjunctions with hours scheduled outside the normal school day. 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 Spanish Adjunct Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Communicate with parents/learning coaches, students and other teachers via the phone, WebMail, asynchronous discussions and synchronous “conferencing”;  
  • Instruct students, monitor student work, provide feedback, and suggest instructional approaches and strategies;
  • Monitor completion of assignments in the given subject area;
  • Score assessments and projects in the given subject area;
  • Communicate with Advisory teachers and school counselors; report student issues and coordinate communication schedules;
  • Conduct online tutorial and instructional sessions for students (utilizing online conferencing software);
  • Develop a very detailed knowledge of the curriculum for which responsible (subject expert);
  • Provide struggling students (and parents) with alternate strategies and additional assistance;
  • Complete all required training sessions throughout the year; 
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • Highly qualified and certified to teach Spanish (K-12) in Maine (appropriate to grade level and subject responsibilities)
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office)
  • 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
  • Experience with online instruction is a plus
  • Must own a computer with high speed Internet access that meets Connections Academy’s minimum technology specifications
  • Must maintain posted office hours for at least 3 hours per week on two separate weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm
  • Complete required orientation and training programs at the beginning of the school year.
  • May be required to attend training and/or meetings at the school office throughout the school year (frequency dependent on proximity to office)
  • Comply with all provisions of the Connections Academy Work At-Home Policy.
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