Full Time Special Education Teachers, K-12

Location
Pennsylvania
Salary
Range of $44,250-$48,750 depending on degree + benefits
Posted
Oct 14, 2020
Job Type
Full-Time

PA Virtual has openings for Full Time Special Education Teachers at the Elementary, Middle and High School Levels.
All teaching positions are remote and we require candidates to have a current, valid certification to teach in the state of Pennsylvania.

ALL PA COUNTIES welcome to apply.

To learn more about our school and to submit an online application, please visit our website: https://www.pavcsk12.org/about-us/careers


Special Education Teachers

Department: Special Instruction (K-4, 5-8, 9-12)
Work Location: Remote
Position Type: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Program Principal
Pay Type: Salaried
Union: Yes

Position Summary:
The Teacher position is responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of an appropriate instructional program, in an elementary or secondary virtual learning environment, that encourages students to develop and fulfill their full academic potential, in accordance with the school’s vision and mission. An appropriate instructional program includes academic instruction that is aligned to state standards, and includes appropriate interventions to improve student learning. Work is performed under the supervision of the academic program principal.

Essential Responsibilities:
Onboarding
 Administer and review placement and benchmark assessment tests as necessary
 Orient incoming students and learning coaches/parents and provide ongoing trainings as necessary

Instructional Strategies
 Design, deliver, monitor and collaborate in developing pedagogy, academic goals and instructional strategies for students, that align with state-standards, using synchronous and asynchronous modes of instruction, as required
 Develop language acquisition support plans for ELL students and work with teacher peer(s) to implement plans, as required
 Offer resources to students and parents to support varied learners utilizing the School’s curriculum and supplemental materials
 Employ a variety of instructional techniques and teaching strategies to meet different aptitudes and interests of students, to include whole group, co-teaching, small group and individual learning
 Incorporate literacy strategies and writing in all lessons in accordance with the PA Virtual Writing Framework, as appropriate
 Conduct conferences, via an electronic medium, with each student and/or learning coach to set academic goals, discuss instructional plans and strategies, and monitor progress for each student
 Create and maintain a virtual classroom
 Collect, assess, and provide feedback for all assignments
 Develop, implement, update and review personal learning plans for all students; to include recording yearly academic achievement goals, external assessment scores, conference notes and parent contact
 Review qualitative and quantitative data to inform teaching and learning

Monitoring and Compliance

 Monitor student attendance regularly
 Monitor and document student progress and mastery of skills
 Ensure grades are up-to-date and record semester end progress monitoring activities as necessary
 Monitor and implement students’ IEP goals
 Document and contact non-compliant/truant families/students
 Administer academic achievement and language proficiency tests to determine both placement and progress (WIDA, Study Island, PSSA, Keystone, etc.)
 Proctor, state testing, as needed

Collaboration
 Participate in school-wide outings (4 per year); unless actively supporting onboarding program
 Collaborate with administrators, colleagues and learning coaches as necessary
 Participate in special education meetings when scheduled (RTI, MDE, IEP, etc.)
 Prepare for and participate in team meetings, as required (Ex: DTM, RTII, Small Learning Community, etc.)
 Participate in meetings with Principal/Supervisor (Ex: Test Preparation summaries, data review, lesson plan review, etc.)
 Collaborate, as necessary, to improve student outcomes by implementing appropriate educational and behavioral strategies

Communication
 Respond to e-mails and voice mails within 24 hours (excluding weekends, holidays, etc.)
 Serve as the point of contact for academic inquiries or escalations
 Maintain cooperative and collaborative partnerships with families and students
 Send email or invitation reminders to parents/students as required; not limited to class assignments, conferences, etc.
 Communicate regularly and escalate as appropriate to Principal/Supervisor
 Conduct conferences, via an electronic medium, with each student and/or learning coach to set academic goals, discuss instructional plans and strategies, and monitor progress for each student
 Schedule and hold virtual office hours

Professional Learning
 Participate in Professional Learning sessions or trainings as assigned (New teacher training/induction, August PD, team /program/department PD, etc.)
 Participate in performance assessment and observational meetings with Supervisor
 Participate in required state assessment trainings annually

Travel Requirements
(Certain travel events may require overnight accommodations)
 State assessment proctoring assignments, as needed
 Face-to-Face professional learning/development sessions
 Graduation ceremony annually
 Other school-wide events as necessary
 Home visits as necessary
 Face-to-Face performance assessment meeting(s), as needed, annually

 School Wide Outings; can attend additional outings at teacher discretion.
 Other travel as required within regular work day with advanced notice and following proper security protocols (i.e. providing instruction in a student’s home)

Non‐Essential Responsibilities:
 Other duties, as outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Education, Certifications, Experience:
 Valid Pennsylvania Teacher Certification
 Prior teaching experience required; online experience a plus
 Prior working knowledge of PA Virtual software, systems, policies and procedures a plus (not required)

Other Eligibility Requirements/Qualifications:
 Ability to work a flexible schedule during certain seasons; as necessary and in accordance with the CBA
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Proficient in use of Microsoft Office applications
 Possess demonstrated proficiency of computer and technology skills, including managing files, recording data and reporting grades electronically
 Knowledge of: PA Common Core Standards,  Danielson Teacher Effectiveness Framework,  Special education regulations and laws, K12 Inc. online school, Blackboard, Sapphire and any additional systems at PA Virtual, Compass Learning Odyssey, Diagnostic summative and formative assessments, State assessments and tools, Distributive Team Meeting protocol

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $44,250/year with Bachelor's Degree, $47,250/year with Master's Degree, $48,750/year with Master's +15