IDVA, High School English & Math Teachers, SY20/21

Employer
K12 Inc.
Location
Idaho, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 12, 2020
Ref
IDVAH16019
Grade Level
High School
WHO ARE WE?



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Get to know Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) !





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K12 believes in Education for Any One. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.

Passionate Educators are needed at the K12 partner school, Idaho Virtual Academy. We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The mission of Idaho Virtual Academy is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!.

The Teacher is a highly qualified, state certified educator responsible for delivering specific course content in an online environment. Teachers provide instruction, support, and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs. Teachers monitor student progress through K12’s learning management system. They actively work closely with students and parents/Learning Coaches to advance each student’s learning toward established goals. Teachers typically work from home but must travel occasionally throughout the year to various school functions, such as state testing or as otherwise required by the school.

Do you strive to deliver excellent instruction, support, and guidance to students?Are you driven to focus on students’ individual needs?Do you excel at managing the learning process?

If selected, you will participate in a year-long, comprehensive new teacher training and induction program that includes learning about K12 resources, our culture and how to work on our platforms. This program provides an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment.You will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12’s learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child’s learning.

When you join the team at IDVA, you join a team of dedicated professionals working all over the state in a virtual environment to ensure the success of our families and students who are using the k12 curriculum to meet their education needs. We are committed to our mission statement of providing Idaho students with an excellent education, grounded in high academic standards, which will help them achieve their full academic and social potential.

The core philosophy of the Idaho Virtual Academy is that all young people can achieve academic excellence if they are provided rigorous instruction, high standards, informed guidance, and individual attention. Although we use the computer as a learning tool, we believe that education is primarily a human endeavor that relies on caring individuals, involved parents, and committed teachers.

We are excited that you are considering joining the IDVA staff, and we present this job description to you in an effort to communicate openly and honestly about the requirements and benefits of being on the IDVA team.

TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Full-time position
  • Commit to supporting IDVA’s school mission and vision
  • Align all work and commit to the K12 Academic Excellence Framework
  • Commit to a positive school culture
  • Commit to teamwork and collaboration – Professional Learning Community
  • Positive attitude and focused on finding solutions
  • Engage in opportunities to learn and grow as an educator. (trainings, professional development, instructional coaching, conferences, workshops, etc.)
  • Develop positive relationships with parents/Learning Coaches, students and IDVA staff members
  • Develop lessons and conduct weekly student classes designed to improve academic performance in web based classroom in assigned subject area.
  • Analyze data to identify student academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Participate on and prepare for IEP, 504, and pre-referral teams for students with special needs
  • Prepare students for state standardized tests
  • Communicate State Test data to students and parents/Learning Coaches, work together to set individual academic goals, and follow through to ensure students reach their goals.
  • Support students and parents/Learning Coaches with student placement, curriculum, and instructional issues
  • Actively participate in student/Learning Coach/teacher team meetings.
  • Collect, review, provide feedback on, and grade assignments
  • Document student information in database
  • Proactively track student academic progress and school attendance and work with Family Academic Support Team (FAST).
  • Posses a wide ranging knowledge base of the K12 curriculum and State Content Standards with Limits for assigned subjects and grade levels
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge and practice of IDVA/K12 policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of basic computer skills and software including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Elluminate, and AIMS Web
  • Support students and parents/Learning Coaches with school set-up and logistics questions including basic computer set-up, navigation, and troubleshooting
  • Respond in a timely manner, no longer than 24 business hours, to student, parent/Learning Coach and IDVA staff inquiries via phone and/or e-mail during the regular work week
  • Assist with various projects throughout the year with colleagues and administration, as needed
  • Proctor site-based standardized testing (this might mean traveling away from your home base depending on testing needs)
  • Participate in school events
  • Employees working at home are expected to schedule work with interruptions kept to a minimum. Employees are expected to maintain professionalism in terms of job responsibilities. The same current high standards of productivity and outcome of work products expected of employees working in an office environment are to be maintained by employees working in a telecommuting arrangement.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Characteristics
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Must be an Idaho resident and live within the borders of the State of Idaho.
  • Idaho Highly Qualified Teacher
  • Current Idaho teaching certificate with the proper endorsements.
  • Strong content and subject-matter knowledge
  • An ability to effectively and positively support and guide adults, as well as students
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Shared view of the school's mission as demonstrated in your practice and your interactions with stakeholders including community members
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook, and experience using them in a professional capacity
  • Keep regular office hours and be readily available during those hours. The job will also require flexibility in schedule to accommodate frequent travel out of the home office for testing, outings, professional development, and student assistance.

Preferred Characteristics
  • 3+ years of teaching experience
  • Idaho Highly Qualified
  • Experience working with the proposed age groups
  • Knowledge of alternative public school environments, including charter schools
  • Track record of being able to work with diverse student populations
  • An understanding of virtual schooling
  • Special education training and experience (as enrollment dictates)
  • Experience using Internet search engines
  • Experience using a student information system and/or other type of database
  • An ability and willingness to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)
  • An ability to support adults with basic computer set-up and navigation

Advantage Characteristics
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in a foreign language (preferably Spanish)
  • A basic understanding of critical research pertaining to student achievement, online learning, and research-based instructional strategies

Compensation includes competitive salary commensurate with background and experience, and other similar programs, and a benefits package. The school will only consider top candidates with relevant experience and a proven track record. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume & copy of their Idaho Education Credential to: Mike Groshong, HR Mgr. at: mgroshong@k12.com

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a home-based position

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.