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Requisition Number 17-0882
Title PA Elementary Special Education Teacher- 2017/18
City Exton
State PA
Description

PA Elementary Special Education TeacherINSPIRE THE FUTURE

K12 is a dynamic company on a mission to provide the most compelling, comprehensive, and effective K-12 education available. Our employees are a critical part of an organization that is providing powerful, new options for the way children can be educated. They have a passion for education and a drive to make a difference. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of integrity. We have the same high expectations for our employees as we do for the students who are in our programs. These are just a few of the values that make K12 a great place to work.

Passionate Elementary Special Education Teacher needed at the K12 partner school, Insight Pennsylvania (ISPA). We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The mission of Insight Pennsylvania 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!

In order to support Insight PA charter goals of innovation and transformational learning, teachers and other support staff residing within approximately 30 miles of the main office will be expected to work and/or participate in professional development experiences face-to-face in the office 3 days per week. Those employees well outside the 30 mile range will work remotely.

AS AN ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, YOU WILL..

  • Take ownership for student’s academic progress and attendance, communicating high expectations and showing active interest in student’s achievement
  • Prepare students for high stakes standardized tests
  • Conduct live Synchronous Teaching – minimum of 15 hours per week
  • Asynchronously support objectives, including composing/sending emails, planning course objectives, preparing learning plans, and using data to determine student needs
  • Collaborate with local/regional/ national teams and instructional coaches regarding instruction, resources, interventions and data-driven decision making
  • Make self open and available to be coached on a regular basis with administrators and instructional coaches
  • Under guidance from principal and coach, augment course content according to prescribed policies and procedures using appropriate asynchronous and synchronous tools
  • Submit grades and required student work ensuring student academic honesty and integrity
  • Maintain grade book
  • Make placement and promotion decisions by generating formal and informal reports regarding student progress, alerting administrators to concerns about student performance and progress
  • Establish and maintain positive rapport with families and regularly communicate with students and learning coaches/parents on an ongoing regular basis
  • Support learning coaches/parents with student curricular and instructional issues in a virtual classroom environment, in line with academy policies and procedures
  • Support students and learning coaches with the set-up and maintenance of their learning environment including basic computer troubleshooting
  • Understand how both diverse and unique characteristics of students and their families impact required support
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully progressing through the program, that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed among the stakeholders
  • Respond to students, parents and colleagues in timely manner
  • Organize social and educational activities for students and families, including sponsorship of virtual clubs, outings, marketing events or other extracurricular activities as required
  • Travel to testing sites to proctor state exams

Get to know ISPA!

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Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training 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.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree AND
  • Six (6) months of student teaching experience AND
  • Meet requirements for Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) in subject area under No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
  • Pedagogical knowledge of content being taught and ability to apply critical thinking
  • Knowledge of state content standards and ability to align those with the K12 curriculum
  • Ability to embrace change/ adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes
  • Ability to problem solve independently and have a high level of organization
  • Understanding of interdependency of deadlines on multiple projects and able to act to preserve integrity on other people's deadlines
  • Ability to work independently typically 40+ hours per week
  • Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during work day, typically 9-5 (or 8-4) or as defined by the school
  • Ability to travel as required (on average once per month and/or approximately 10% of the time) for face to face professional development, student testing, and as required by school
  • Access to reliable high speed internet
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word; PowerPoint
  • Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms
  • Ability to maintain teacher certification/professional development hours and fluency in K12 systems, programs and curriculum
  • Ability to pass required background check

    Certificates and Licenses: Elementary PA Special Education Teacher Certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with proposed age group
  • Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
  • Experience working in a virtual environment
  • Experience teaching in an online (virtual) and/or in a brick and mortar environment
  • Experience with Blackboard Collaborative or other online platforms
WHO ARE WE?

K12

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, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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