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Passionate Educators are needed at the Stride K12 partner school, Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy. We want you to be a part of our talented team!
The mission of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy 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!
The Special Education Teacher is a state certified teacher responsible for delivering specific course content in an online environment. The Special Education Teacher must provide instruction, support, and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs as defined by each student's Individualized Education Program. The Special Education Teacher works actively with students and parents to advance each student's learning and is also responsible for the compliance documents required in serving students with special needs.
This is a full-time position. Ability to work independently, typically 40+ hours per week is required. Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during workday, typically 9-5 (or 8-4) or as defined by the school.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their essential duties.
Ensure all special education and related services are provided as determined by the IEP team by:
Communicating with parents and applicable related service staff to ensure that students with special needs are receiving the appropriate therapies
Developing compliant IEP's, progress reports and other state specific required special education documentation
Facilitating and leading collaborative special education meetings such as annual IEP meetings
Using provided resources to ensure accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities such as assistive technology, supplemental curriculum, and accessible text
Make modifications and accommodations to Stride K12 lessons and assessments as specified by the IEP
Ensure inclusion and success of student in the general education classroom
Collect data and work samples to monitor student progress towards Individual Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives
Document all contact with parents and interventions with students
Analyze student data to prescribe remediation and enrichment as needed
Provide rich and engaging synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences for students
Commitment to personalizing learning for all students
Demonstrate a belief in all students' ability to succeed and meet high expectations
Maintain grade book ensuring student academic integrity, makes student placement and promotion decisions, and alerts administrators to concerns about student performance and progress
Prepare students for high stakes standardized tests
Understand that a primary responsibility is to establish and maintain positive rapport with families and regularly communicates with and responds to students and learning coaches/parents in a timely manner
Support learning coaches/parents with student curricular and instructional issues, as well as basic troubleshooting in a virtual classroom environment that is in line with academy policies and procedures
Ability to travel up to 20% of the time for face-to-face professional development, student testing, and/or as required by the school.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree AND
Active State Special Education teaching license AND
Six (6) months of student teaching experience AND
Ability to clear required background check(s)
Certificates and Licenses: Michigan teaching certification - Must have a Special Education endorsement.
Residency Requirement: Must reside in the state of Michigan.
OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers to interpret and produce numeric, tabular, and graphic representations of student data, and use it to drive instructional decisions
Receptive to receiving coaching on a regular basis with administrators
Ability to embrace change and adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word; PowerPoint
Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms
Strong written/verbal communication skills
Experience working with the proposed age group
Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
Experience teaching online (virtual) and/or in a brick-and-mortar environment
Experience with online learning platform
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to... For full info follow application link.
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, disability, or protected Veteran status.