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High School English Language Arts Teacher

at Responsive Ed

Posted: 7/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 4824
Keywords: teaching

Job Description

Position Summary:
 
Join us as we expand our virtual learning schooling options in Texas, building upon the success of our more than 70 brick and mortar campuses across the state of Texas. Our school provides hope for students by providing an innovative, personalized environment where students are academically successful and develop into lifelong learners. Our leadership team, our faculty, and our staff are high-performing, motivated individuals who are driven to provide exceptional programs for students in the state of Texas.

Virtual teachers are content experts who instruct using only the best practices to ensure high levels of student success for our diverse student body. Our teachers persistently support and advocate for our students. Our teachers are reflective practitioners with professional demeanors. Our teachers demonstrate leadership outside of the classroom and are committed to changing the lives of students. Our teachers are among the best educators in the great state of Texas.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • Completed a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Texas Teacher Certification in your area of instruction

Experience

  • Experience with mastery-based or individualized learning approaches to student education (Preferred)
  • 1-3 years of teaching experience in a Texas Public School
  • 1-3 years of virtual teaching experience (Preferred)
  • Have two or more years of documented experience teaching online courses for students in Grades 3-12, AND successfully completed continuing professional development specific to online learning every three years (Preferred)

 
Additional requirements: 


Please also upload an intro video and instruction recording, using this link: 

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Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Exhibits passion and excitement about teaching
  • Expects student performance to be nothing short of his/her best work
  • Ability to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort
  • Acts without being told what to do and brings new ideas to the faculty
  • Demonstrates the ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information
  • Demonstrates persistence and willingness to go the distance to get something done for a student.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be detail oriented
  • Maintains stable performance under pressure
  • Generates new and innovative approaches to the classroom or work-related problems
  • Possesses a track record of working hard or a willingness to work hard
  • Possesses listening skills where one seeks to understand other viewpoints
  • Speaks and writes clearly and articulately in all forms of communication including eMail
  • Follows through with verbal and written agreements with students, colleagues, and administration
  • Solicits feedback and reacts calmly to suggestions
  • Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship
  • Adjust quickly to changing priorities or conditions
  • Organizes and manages time wisely
  • Uses varied communication vehicles and opportunities to promote classroom dialogue
  • Proficient computer skills and comfort with technology are necessary as the virtual classroom requires the integration of seamlessly transitioning from multiple platforms and programs


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Take ownership of the knowledge of students and commit to stretching students’ cognitive capacities
  • Use accomplished pedagogical expertise to execute lessons aligned to state standards while relating to and anticipating student needs through progress monitoring
  • Use differentiated instruction to personalize learning and proactively minimize confusion or disengagement
  • Deliver instruction to generate further student inquiry to promote problem-solving, real-world application, and high order thinking
  • Establish an overwhelmingly positive class climate so regardless of what a student may be dealing with personally, your classroom is an emotional and social oasis
  • Utilize analytical and reflective method for formal and informal student data
  • Display mutual respect with students while maintaining an emotionally safe and supportive learning environment
  • Maintain knowledge of the accommodations and modifications to be implemented in an IEP or 504 plan
  • Implement any accommodations and modifications through the development of appropriate assignments and assessments
  • Partner with special educators to determine the appropriate implementation of accommodations and modifications for specific content standards
  • Comply with the Texas Educator Code of Ethics, the ResponsiveEd Employee Handbook, the ResponsiveEd Student-Parent Handbook, administrative directives, and other manuals and procedures documents
  • Serve as a test administrator during all state testing examination windows and district assessment testing as needed; which may require overnight travel. More information listed under Physical / Environmental Factors
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Equipment Used:

  • General Office Equipment that includes a computer, copy machine, scanner, etc.
  • Various applications that include, but are not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, G-Mail, Study Island, eSped, Buzz, Google Drive Applications, Blackboard, Zoom Web Conferencing, USA Test Prep, etc.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Responsive Education Solutions considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. ResponsiveEd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Occasional district and statewide travel does occur and is part of this position. District and federal guidelines are followed for travel expenses.

Professional Development

Virtual staff is required to attend in-person professional development prior to the school year starting.  In-person training may also be required throughout the school year.

State Assessments

During the STAAR and TELPAS state assessment windows, including the summer STAAR session, virtual staff on the aforementioned weeks will proctor/administer student assessments at one of the district’s testing centers. Virtual staff may be assigned to the proctor at a site near their residence or at a location that requires intrastate travel and possibly overnight lodging. (STAAR and TELPAS dates are contingent to change pending the direction of the TEA.)



Primary Location: iSchool Virtual Academy HS

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 AM
(Central Standard Time)