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Connections Academy - Middle School English​/Language Arts Teacher

Job in GA Georgia - USA
Company: Connections Academy
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-25
Job specializations:
  • Education
    Middle School
  • Teaching
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Georgia Connections Academy - Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher, 2021-2022 School Year
School Summary:

Georgia Connections Academy is a tuition-free, full-time virtual school for students in grades 6-12 throughout Georgia. The school is authorized by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission and governed by an independent Board of Directors, with a mission to maximize academic achievement for students who are seeking other academic options. The school is operated by Georgia Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Georgia, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED, and GACA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Working from your home in Georgia after an initial in-office training period, 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 Middle School English/Language Arts Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

* Complete grading in a timely manner to communicate student progress to students and parents;
* Communicate frequently with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to provide feedback on student work, suggest instructional approaches and strategies, monitor completion of assignments and coach special projects;
* Support students and parents with strategies for success in a virtual environment and provide assistance with assignments and projects as needed;
* Support the instructional program with synchronous and asynchronous lessons, recordings, and instructional materials;
* Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with students and parents);
* Work collaboratively with other teachers to review data and develop instructional strategies to address students at all levels
* Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a "school community";
* Work with other teachers to coordinate social activities and relevant field trips for students and integrate trips into the curriculum whenever possible;
* Attend school sponsored events such as Beginning and End of Year Events, prom, study sessions, etc.
* 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;
* Develop a general knowledge of the entire program's 6-12 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the courses for which responsible;
* Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

* Ability to work full-time hours from Monday through Friday
* Highly qualified and certified to teach Middle School English/Language Arts in Georgia (appropriate to grade level and content area responsibilities)
* Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)
* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
* Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
* Team player track record; ability to collaborate
* Customer focused approach
* Ability to work independently and remotely
* Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require overnight travel)
* Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
 
 
 
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