Ohio Connections Academy (OCA) is a tuition-free, public online eSchool serving students in grades K-12 throughout Ohio. OCA is authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Ohio Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Ohio, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED, and OCA is accredited by the North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working from our offices in Cleveland, Mason or Worthington, Ohio, certified Teachers will "virtually" manage instructional programs. 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 Elementary Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction;
Complete all grading, create progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner;
Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update Personal Learning Plans and schedules, score assessments, provide feedback on student work, suggest instructional approaches and strategies, monitor completion of assignments and coach special projects;
Develop a general knowledge of the entire program's K-12 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the grades for which responsible;
Support students and parents with alternate strategies and provide additional assistance with daily assignments and projects;
Communicate regularly with parents, students, and curriculum specialists through use of computer and telephone;
Keep student records and data up-to-date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, and logging of all student and parent contacts;
Consult with team members and staff learning specialists to develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications to students' programs to increase student understanding;
Communicate with Parent Community Coordinators to suggest social activities and relevant field trips for students;
Manage regional field trips and make efforts to integrate trips into the curriculum;
Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a "school community";
Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed;
Participate in student recruiting sessions and other marketing efforts that require teacher representation.
Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to given lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with parents and students);
Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; and
Other duties as assigned.
Highly qualified and certified to teach Elementary (1-8, PreK-5 or K-8) in Ohio (appropriate to grade level responsibilities)
Reading endorsement prefered
Strong technology skills(especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Highly organized and punctual
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)
Ability to work remotely, if necessary
Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families
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