Nevada Connections Academy High School Art Teacher, 2018-2019 School Year in Cleveland, Mason, or Worthington, Ohio

Job Details

Requisition Number

18-0479

Post Date

5/24/2018

Title

High School Art Teacher, 2018-2019 School Year

City

Cleveland, Mason, or Worthington

State

OH

Description

Company Summary:

Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K–12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and

online school solutions including Connections Academy,

International Connections Academy, and Pearson

Connexus. In 2017, Connections Education brings full-time online and blended school to 65,000 students across the U.S. and abroad, and delivers online courses to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries will receive

online learning from Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized

for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company,

Pearson.

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. OCA is accredited by the North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement,

an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

Working from our office in Worthington, Mason, or Cleveland, 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 High School Art Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • 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 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;

  • 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;

  • 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;

  • Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Highly qualified and certified to teach High School Art in Ohio (appropriate to grade level and content area responsibilities)

  • 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 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