Compensation Rate: $65,000.00
A teacher for Stanza International Academy will plan, organize, and implement an appropriate personalized program in an online instructional environment that guides, supports, and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential, completion of high school diploma requirements, and post-secondary transition plan. This Position will collaborate with other Instructional staff and school personnel to determine and evaluate the student’s academic plan.
This list is illustrative only and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of tasks performed by this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Support the Stanza Mission, Vision and Core Values representing those in all interactions with families and within educational practices.
Welcome new students within 1 business day of enrollment with same day welcome preferred.
Plan, prepare for, and deliver instructional activities to facilitate learning experiences.
Teachers work with students to find, understand, evaluate, and utilize information in service of making important decisions and solving complex problems.
Engage students in goalsetting, monitoring of progress and preparation for completion of graduation requirements.
Collaborate with the Academic Coach in the assignment of appropriate courses of study with input from parents and students.
Establish and communicate learning objectives and content standards to be assessed.
Provide timely, actionable feedback on specific learning outcomes including positive and negative aspects of each learner’s performance in class and on assignments.
Develop, review, and regularly update personalized academic plans based on students’ transcripts, assessment data, career pathway planning (CTE), post-secondary goals, and progress towards those goals.
Create and maintain an effective learning environment by modeling positive and respectful behavior while upholding and supporting high academic expectations.
Monitor and document student’s progress and communication with student in the student information system.
Use Forum’s talk-time functionality to ensure a fair distribution of student contributions during their class session.
Motivate students to reach their potential and to become well-informed and versatile thinkers.
Collaborate with students to help them think through new problems in real-time.
Conduct virtual synchronous instructional sessions utilizing effective online learning best practices weekly.
Implement effective interventions to ensure student success.
Monitor student’s attendance and course completion to determine where the student might need particular support.
Provide communication to students and parents at a minimum on a weekly basis via phone, text, email, other electronic means, and/or by mail.
Accept, carefully review and evaluate homework within 12 – 24 hours of submission.
Administer, proctor, grade tests and award test scores.
Manage the discussion board in each class to encourage participation and learning in the online classroom.
Provide availability during the school’s operating hours with scheduled office hours.
Assist the student in finding additional resources when necessary.
Create at least two student clubs focused around social engagement of the student and their interests.
Participate in developing new and creative curriculum that will serve the educational needs of the student and the school.
Maintain accurate record keeping.
Maintain student records in compliance with administration’s requirements; Keep all student work neat and organized
Serve as a backup to the Academic Coach or Family Support Assistant as necessary
Work independently and efficiently, exercising reasonable judgment, in a fast-paced, multi-task environment
Administrative duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or changed from time to time
Minimum Physical Requirements:
Mental Demands: high workflow management, high project coordination, high people engagement
Finger Dexterity: using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together.
Talking: especially where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Average Hearing: able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Average Visual Abilities: ordinary acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or operate machinery.
Physical Strength: sedentary work. Sitting most of the time, and occasionally exerts up to 10 lbs. of force (almost all office jobs).
Frequent multi-tasking, changing of task priorities, repetitious exacting work required.
Working in a noisy, distracting environment with frequent deadline pressures.
Minimum Qualification, Job Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Teaching experience required; Experience teaching in an online learning environment preferred
Bilingual speaking or writing skills desired
Strong technology skills (Intermediate or Advanced, or Expert in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google Apps preferred)
Knowledge in a variety of educational programs
Ability to learn Student Information and Learning Management Systems, and other technology systems
Ability to motivate students and parents toward achieving good academic standing
Ability to work with culturally diverse student populations
Ability to work cooperatively with various professionals and the general public
Strong communication skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent attention to detail, strong time management and organizational skills
Ability to maintain professional confidentiality
Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills; Ability to handle and resolve problems
Ability to keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records
Ability to understand and follow directions
Ability to work under pressure; meet deadlines
Ability to work independently while collaborating with a team
Exercise good judgment in setting task priorities; Able to handle multiple tasks
Self-sufficient and focused on excellent customer service with a commitment to student achievement
Must be self-motivated, professional, and accuracy skills
Able to work in a rapidly growing and changing environment
Valid State Teaching Credential required
TRAVEL : Ability to travel in performance of job duties is required
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