Part Time Special Education Teacher Connections Academy
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Description 2009-2010 School Year
Connections Academy, a school without walls, is an innovative public virtual educational program serving K-12 students throughout various states in a non-classroom-based environment. A learning team, consisting of Parent/Learning Coach, a Certified Teacher and educational specialists, work collaboratively with students using a standards-based hybrid curriculum that includes both online and offline options. This is a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting new public schooling model that creates alternative teaching and learning options for students, parents and teachers by leveraging the latest technologies, capitalizing on recent policy initiatives and embracing a cutting edge approach to education. 92 of all CA employees rated the company an A or B on the annual employee satisfaction survey.
The Nevada Connections Academy (NCA) has been authorized by the Nevada State Board of Education. Based in Reno, NV, the charter school serves students throughout Nevada in grades K12. Parents consistently give our program high ratings. 92.8 of all CA parents rated the program an A or B for the 2008-2009 school year. Connections Academy, LLC, holds accreditation from the Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation (CITA).
Position Summary and Responsibilies
Working from our office in Reno, Nevada, or from home in Las Vegas, Nevada, or in the Elko, Nevada vicinity, the Special Education Teacher will virtually manage instructional programs for students with special needs. 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 Special Education Teacher will participate in all steps of the IEP process. They will work closely with other teachers and district professionals to ensure that the schools special education program is successful and operating in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Special Education Teacher will utilize technology to deliver virtual instruction.
The Special Education Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
Manage and provide instructional guidance, virtual teaching and general strategies for a caseload of students.
Develop, write and help implement IEPs and 504 plans.
Evaluate tests and assessments, complete report cards and conduct parent conferences.
Communicate regularly with parents/learning coaches of students with special needs to insure that their IEP goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion.
Consult with teachers and coordinate the implementation of specially designed instruction as defined in the IEP regarding students with specific needs and potential learning issues.
Provide direct services to students including services delivered through web-conferencing software, as needed.
Schedule, organize and conduct IEP related meetings in a virtual environment, as needed.
Participate in the schools Student Support Team; help teachers and learning coaches develop and implement program modifications and strategies for all students.
Assist, as needed, with the organization and proper implementation of all paperwork, documentation and procedures for the IEP process.
Assist with locating service providers for students needing related services as mandated by their IEPs.
Assist with negotiating and executing contracts with service providers for students requiring such services.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the schools Learning Management System and special education software.
Assist with administering state testing and coordinate the special adaptations that are required based on the IEP.
Other duties as assigned.
Requirements Degree in Special Education or related Education Field
Valid Special Education credential in Nevada
Highly qualified status in appropriate subject area
Experience in policy (IDEA) and/or administration with Special Education
Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products)
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Customer focused approach
High degree of flexibility
Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
Team player track record
Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel).
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