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Middle School English Teacher, Term of Project, School Year

Company: Connections Academy
Location: bentonville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Summary

Arkansas Connections Academy (ARCA) is a tuition-free, virtual public charter school serving students in grades K-12 statewide. ARCA is authorized by the Arkansas Charter Authorizing Panel and the State Board of Education, and is governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school contracts with Connections Education to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.

Arkansas Connections Academy strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

This position is with Arkansas Connections Academy working from the office in Bentonville, Arkansas or from your home office within the state. 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 their instructional program.

Term of Project (TOP): Based on potential student enrollment changes, this position is expected to work until the end of the 2021-2022 school year as a full-time teacher. At that time, the school and department leadership will evaluate the status of this position and could extend it for the following school year if they deem it necessary. Full-time positions are eligible for most employee benefits, including medical, dental and vision.

The Middle School 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 Counselors 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; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Highly qualified and certified to teach Middle School grades in Arkansas (appropriate to the content area of the role)
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS, MS Office programs, and Google Suite)
  • 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
  • Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families

Keywords: Connections Academy, Springdale , Middle School English Teacher, Term of Project, School Year, Other , bentonville, Arkansas

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