At Connections Academy, helping students maximize their potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program is at the core of our mission. Connections Academy was founded in 2001 to deliver high-quality, highly accountable online education to students in grades K-12. Hallmarks of Connections Academy-supported online schools include personalized learning, an award-winning curriculum and Education Management System (EMS), dedicated state-certified teachers, and a supportive school community. Parents of enrolled students consistently share their satisfaction with Connections Academy: 92% “would recommend the schools to other families” and 95% say the curriculum is “high quality.” In 2017, Connections Academy-supported public schools serve students in 27 states, while the private online school, International Connections Academy meets the online school needs of students worldwide. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Academy is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Academy is part of the global learning company, Pearson, and its Online & Blended Learning group. For more information, visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.

Feb 11, 2020
Position Summary  Working from the office in Troy and from your home office (flex), the Special Education Teacher will virtually manage instructional programs for students with special needs. 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 Special Education Teacher will participate in all steps of the IEP process. They will work closely with other teachers and district professionals to ensure that the school’s special education program is successful and operating in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Special Education Teacher will utilize technology to deliver virtual instruction. Requirements Degree in Special Education or related Education Field Valid Special Education credential in Michigan Experience in policy (IDEA) and/or administration with Special Education Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products 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) Responsibilities The Special Education Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks: Manage and provide instructional guidance, virtual teaching and general strategies for a caseload of students; Develop, write and help implement IEPs and 504 plans; Evaluate tests and assessments, complete report cards and conduct parent conferences; Communicate regularly with parents/learning coaches of students with special needs to ensure that their IEP goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion; Consult with teachers and coordinate the implementation of specially designed instruction as defined in the IEP regarding students with specific needs and potential learning issues; Provide direct services to students including services delivered through web-conferencing software, as needed; Schedule, organize and conduct IEP related meetings in a virtual environment, as needed; Participate in the school’s Student Support Team; help teachers and learning coaches develop and implement program modifications and strategies for all students; Assist, as needed, with the organization and proper implementation of all paperwork, documentation and procedures for the IEP process; Assist with locating service providers for students needing related services as mandated by their IEPs; Assist with negotiating and executing contracts with service providers for students requiring such services; Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the school’s Learning Management System and special education software; Assist with administering state testing and coordinate the special adaptations that are required based on the IEP;  Other duties as assigned.  School Summary Lighthouse Connections Academy (LCA) is a tuition-free virtual public charter school serving students in grades K-12 throughout Michigan. LCA is authorized by Oxford Community Schools and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school contracts with Connections Education LLC to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.
Connections Academy Full time
Feb 05, 2020
Position Summary: Working from the Lighthouse Connections Academy office located in Troy, Michigan, the Manager of Special Education will oversee all aspects of educational service delivery for students with special education needs. The Manager of Special Education will ensure that the school operates in compliance with all district, state, and federal regulations. The Manager of Special Education will collect, store, and update data and documentation in a manner that meets or exceeds all compliance expectations. The Manager will assure that special education teachers are providing a comprehensive special education program that includes specially designed instruction in the least restrictive environment and that all students’ records are accurate and up-to-date. The Manager will manage the IEP process, communication with parents of students who have or who may be suspected of having disabilities, engagement with related service providers throughout the state, and compliant operations with special education law and procedures at all times. The Manager of Special Education will work in collaboration with the School Leader, school leadership team and Pearson Online and Blended Learning. Leadership tasks will include collaboration with state board of education representatives, authorizing district representatives, and colleagues at the corporate office and other Connections Academy schools. The Manager of Special Education will also collaborate with school staff to ensure that state testing accommodations for students with IEPs and 504s are provided in an accurate and well planned manner. The Manager will provide excellent customer service to the district, school leaders, teachers, students, and families. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to build strong relationships with these stakeholders and operate at a high level of integrity and accountability. Requirements: Master's Degree in Special Education or a related field Degree in Special Education required Administrative certificate preferred (in-process candidates will be considered) Michigan Special Education teacher certificate required Willing to travel occasionally for testing, marketing, and training Minimum 5 years teaching experience in Special Education required Experience leading/supporting a Special Education program or parts of a Special Education program Minimum of 5 years administrative or team leadership experience preferred Work onsite at Connections Academy office in Troy, Michigan Demonstrated expertise in special education law and compliance Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Strong customer-focused approach Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office products and Google products); strength with Microsoft Excel required Company Summary: Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to 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, it will deliver online learning to over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries. The group is based in Columbia, Maryland and has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers and leadership, Pearson Online & Blended Learning is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Lighthouse Connections Academy (LCA) is a tuition-free virtual public charter school serving students in grades K-12 throughout Michigan. LCA is authorized by Oxford Community Schools and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school contracts with Connections Education LLC to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.
Connections Academy Full time
Feb 05, 2020
Position Summary and Responsibilities Working from the office in Troy, MI, the Part-Time Math Interventionist will provide assistance to K-12 students who are at risk of failing courses. Additionally, students who have failed courses will receive information from the Interventionist about credit recovery opportunities. Important functions of the job include analyzing data, working with individual students or small groups, and training and supporting teachers through the intervention process. This will be a part-time teaching position through June 2020. The school will re-evaluate for any extended needs at that time. The Interventionist will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks: Identify at-risk students based on student grades and test scores that are below proficiency level, and could include: State Standardized Tests Attendance records, discipline records, communication logs, RTI meeting minutes, grade retention records, and transcripts; Current grade book District Assessments Develop and train teachers on individual intervention strategies to increase the likelihood that these students will stay in school, advance to the next grade, meet standards or exhibit growth on future state assessments, and graduate on time; Create and conduct Professional Development opportunities for staff; Assign and monitor appropriate Supplemental Instructional Support Programs (SISPs) to students; Implement a Response to Intervention (RtI) program; Work with students to develop an individual achievement plan to include the best program to meet academic and post-secondary goals; Provide training to parents of students identified as being at risk of not passing grades or graduating; Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed; and Other duties as assigned. Requirements Highly qualified and certified to teach in Michigan with endorsement or concentration in Math Ability to work from office in Troy, MI Curriculum alignment and compacting experience preferred Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs) Ability to analyze, develop, implement, and track intervention plans and strategies Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Highly organized and punctual Customer focused approach High degree of flexibility Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment Team player track record Willingness to travel for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel) Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families Ability to work remotely, if necessary
Connections Academy Part time
Feb 05, 2020
Lighthouse Connections Academy (LCA) is a tuition-free virtual public charter school serving students in grades K-12 throughout Michigan beginning in the 2018-19 school year. LCA is authorized by Oxford Community Schools and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school contracts with Connections Education LLC to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED. Position Summary and Responsibilities Working from our Lighthouse Connections Academy office, 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 Part-Time ESL Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks: Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction; Complete all grading, create progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner; 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; Develop a general knowledge of the entire program’s K-12 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the grades 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 of all student and parent contacts; Consult with team members and staff learning specialists to develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications to students’ programs to increase student understanding; Communicate with Parent Community Coordinators to suggest 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. Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to given lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with parents and students); Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; Other duties as assigned. Requirements Highly qualified and certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in Michigan (appropriate to grade level responsibilities) Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs) Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Highly organized and punctual 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
Connections Academy Troy, MI, USA Part time
Feb 05, 2020
Position Summary and Responsibilities Working from our Lighthouse Connections Academy office in Troy, 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 Elementary Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks: Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction; Complete all grading, create progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner; 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; Develop a general knowledge of the entire program’s K-12 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the grades 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 of all student and parent contacts; Consult with team members and staff learning specialists to develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications to students’ programs to increase student understanding; Communicate with Parent Community Coordinators to suggest 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. Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to given lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with parents and students); Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; Other duties as assigned. Requirements Highly qualified and certified to teach Elementary in Michigan Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products and Google Suite) Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Highly organized and punctual 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 School Summary Lighthouse Connections Academy (LCA) is a tuition-free virtual public charter school serving students in grades K-12 throughout Michigan. LCA is authorized by Oxford Community Schools and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school contracts with Connections Education LLC to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.
Connections Academy Full time
Jan 29, 2020
We are looking for caring, dedicated educators who are excited to work at a school where they can focus on helping individual students thrive. Want to be a part of the personalized online school community that fosters real achievement for each and every student? Read on and apply below! Immediate, Full-Time, 10m Opening- 2019-2020 School Year Working from our office in East Lansing, MI, 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. Requirements Certified to teach Secondary Science in Michigan (appropriate to grade level and content area responsibilities) Ability to work 12 months out of the year Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products 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 for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel) Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families Ability to work remotely, if necessary Compensation Package Competitive compensation based on education and experience Annual merit increase Comprehensive, competitive, and affordable medical, vision, and dental benefits Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year 401(k) plan with employer match potential Additional employer-paid and voluntary benefits Career advancement opportunities APPLY ONLINE TODAY- applications are being reviewed!
Connections Academy East Lansing, MI, USA Full time
Jan 29, 2020
We are looking for caring, dedicated educators who are excited to work at a school where they can focus on helping individual students thrive. Want to be a part of the personalized online school community that fosters real achievement for each and every student? Read on and apply below! Immediate, Full-Time, 10m Opening- 2019-2020 School Year Working from our office in East Lansing, MI, 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. Requirements Certified to teach Secondary Math in Michigan (appropriate to grade level and content area responsibilities) Ability to work 12 months out of the year Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products 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 for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel) Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families Ability to work remotely, if necessary Compensation Package Competitive compensation based on education and experience Annual merit increase Comprehensive, competitive, and affordable medical, vision, and dental benefits Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year 401(k) plan with employer match potential Additional employer-paid and voluntary benefits Career advancement opportunities APPLY ONLINE TODAY- applications are being reviewed!
Connections Academy East Lansing, MI, USA Full time
Jan 29, 2020
For consideration, please apply here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/CON1019ACADE/JobBoard/c2b42121-092c-4125-8209-60593d2c63e0/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=0b214ee5-a380-4b1a-9e4f-8678cce760fe Position Summary and Responsibilities Working from your home office, the Part-Time ESL Teacher will virtually manage instructional programs for students in the ESL program. 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 Part-Time ESL Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks: Coordinate language proficiency screenings and language testing, staying compliant with state-timelines for tasks such as Beginning of the Year, Middle of the Year and End of the Year LPAC meetings and documentation; Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed; Attend local and state provided professional development trainings related to compliance and instruction; Collaborate with the student’s teachers in supporting learning and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner; Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction; Become proficient with supplemental programs to support English Language Learners in the virtual setting, including interpreting data within the programs; 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, discuss 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 6-12 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; Communicates regularly with parents, students, and certified content area teachers through use of computer and telephone; Keep student records and data up-to-date, including ELL Data Views, 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; Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”; Participate in student recruiting sessions and other marketing efforts that require teacher representation; Work with Advisory Teachers and School the Counselor to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making adequate progress and established goals are being met; Participate in Connections Education professional development sessions and associated activities; Participate in Special Population department activities; and Other duties as assigned. Requirements Highly qualified and certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) in Michigan Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs) Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Highly organized and punctual 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 Company Summary Great Lakes Cyber Academy (GLCA) is a tuition-free, online public school available for students in grades 6–12 throughout Michigan. For students in grades 9-12, GLCA offers a variety of academic pacing options including a traditional school year option, a year-long extended option and an accelerated option. GLCA is authorized by The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University and supported by the Connections Academy family of public virtual schools. The school is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Connections Academy Remote (Michigan, USA) Part time
Jan 29, 2020
We are looking for caring, dedicated educators who are excited to work at a school where they can focus on helping individual students thrive. Want to be a part of the personalized online school community that fosters real achievement for each and every student? Read on and apply below! Working from our office in East Lansing, Michigan, the School Counselor will virtually assist students and parents/learning coaches with course selection, scheduling and will be the initial point of contact for student concerns that span multiple subject areas as well as non-academic issues. The School Counselor will become an expert on course and credit requirements and will work with the Manager of Counseling Services to establish counseling processes for middle and high school students. Requirements Michigan certification in School Counseling Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products and Google Suite) Excellent communication skills, both oral and written Highly organized and punctual Customer focused approach High degree of flexibility Demonstrated ability to work well in fast-paced environment Team player with demonstrated leadership skills Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel) Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families Ability to work remotely, if necessary Compensation Package Competitive compensation based on education and experience Annual merit increase Comprehensive, competitive, and affordable medical, vision, and dental benefits Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year 401(k) plan with employer match potential Additional employer-paid and voluntary benefits Career advancement opportunities APPLY ONLINE TODAY- applications are being reviewed!
Connections Academy East Lansing, MI, USA Full time
Jan 29, 2020
We are looking for caring, dedicated educators who are excited to work at a school where they can focus on helping individual students thrive. Want to be a part of the personalized online school community that fosters real achievement for each and every student? Read on and apply below! Working from our office in East Lansing, Michigan, the Special Education Teacher will virtually manage instructional programs for students with special needs. 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 Special Education Teacher will participate in all steps of the IEP process. They will work closely with other teachers and district professionals to ensure that the school’s special education program is successful and operating in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Special Education Teacher will utilize technology to deliver virtual instruction. Requirements Degree in Special Education or related Education Field Valid Michigan Special Education certification Experience in policy (IDEA) and/or administration with Special Education Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products 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, if necessary Compensation Package Competitive compensation based on education and experience Annual merit increase Comprehensive, competitive, and affordable medical, vision, and dental benefits Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year 401(k) plan with employer match potential Additional employer-paid and voluntary benefits Career advancement opportunities APPLY ONLINE TODAY- applications are being reviewed!
Connections Academy East Lansing, MI, USA Full time