Nevada Connections Academy Elementary Teacher, 2020-2021 School Year in Home-based, Oregon
Oregon Connections Academy is a free public online school serving students in grades K–5 throughout Oregon. Connections Academy schools are supported by Connections Education LLC, which is accredited by Cognia, formerly AdvancED. Oregon Connections Academy is authorized by the Prairie City School District to serve students throughout Oregon.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
Working from your home office within Oregon, 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.
Oregon Connections Academy is set to open in January 2021, serving K-5 students in Oregon for the 2nd semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Oregon Connections Academy will service K-12 students starting in the 2021-2022 school year.
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-5 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the grades for which responsible;
Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with students and parents);
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 other teachers, team members and staff learning specialists to develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications to students’ programs to increase student understanding;
Work with other teachers to coordinate social activities and relevant field trips for students;
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;
Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; and
Other duties as assigned.
Highly qualified and certified to teach Elementary grades in Oregon
Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products and Google Suite)
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 for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)
Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families