Feb 05, 2020

Part-Time ESL Teacher (Troy, MI)

  • Connections Academy
  • Troy, MI, USA
Part time Teacher - Middle School Teacher - High School

Job Description

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

State

Michigan

Level of Education

4 Year Degree

Experience Level

Not Applicable

Citizenship Required

Yes

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