Jan 29, 2020

Part-Time ESL Teacher (Virtual, MI Certified)

  • Connections Academy
  • Remote (Michigan, USA)
Part time Teacher - Middle School Teacher - High School

Job Description

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.

State

Michigan

Level of Education

4 Year Degree

Experience Level

1+ to 2 Years

Citizenship Required

Yes

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