Classroom Teacher - Iowa Connections Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: Part-time English Learner Teacher (Term of Project), 2021-2022 School Year
Job Location: Iowa Connections Academy
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: English as a Second Lang (ESL) (K-12)
District: Iowa Connections Academy
Baltimore, MD 21202
Telephone: 800-382-6010
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Job Description:
This position is working with Iowa Connections Academy. Working from your home in Iowa, 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 Part-time EL Teacher (TOP) will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
  • Coordinate language proficiency screenings and WaPT and ACCESS assessments, staying compliant with state-timelines
  • Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed
  • Attend local and state provided professional development trainings related to Title III compliance and instruction
  • Complete all grading, create progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner;
  • Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction;
  • Become proficient with supplemental programs to support English Language Learners in the virtual setting, including interpreting data within the programs
  • Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with students and parents);
  • 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;
  • Collaborate with school leadership to create and maintain the school’s English Learner Advisory Committee
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully progressing through the program, that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed among the teachers;
  • Develop a general knowledge of the entire program’s K-12 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the courses for which responsible;
  • Support students and parents with alternate strategies and provide additional assistance with daily assignments and projects;
  • Communicates regularly with parents, students, and certified content area teachers  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 all student and parent contacts;
  • Consult with other teachers 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;
  • Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families;
  • Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”;
  • Participate in student recruiting sessions and other marketing efforts that require teacher representation;
  • Work with Advisory Teachers and School counselor to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making adequate progress and established goals are being met;
  • Participate in Connections Education professional development sessions and associated activities
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements
  • Must possess a K-12 English as a Second Language Endorsement in Iowa
  • Experience directly teaching ELL students
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)
  • 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 school-based meetings, trainings, 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
  • Must be able to work from the designated office location

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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