This subject-specific Instructional and Student Support (ISS) Teacher is responsible for managing the asynchronous and synchronous learning environment for group and individual instruction. The ISS Teacher interacts with students asynchronously by responding to posted course work, managing content area forums and blogs and by working closely with the Content group to create video lessons for student viewing. They also communicate real-time with the student through a variety of methods, which may include online lectures, interactive learning environment (Research Center),discussion groups and tutoring. This is a full-time, year round position, and some evening hours may be required in order to communicate with students and families. The ISS Teacher remotely from a home-based office.
- Instruction and Student Achievement
- Mastery of the current curriculum for assigned grade levels and subjects
- Demonstrate knowledge of state standards, testing requirements, and graduation requirements within the core content
- Evaluate and provide feedback for subjective questions in the students assessments.
- Provide necessary instruction and tutoring.
- Direct students to supplemental lesson content when system alerts identity poor student performance
- Supplement and reinforce the curriculum with online and offline materials and activities
- Use eSchoolware to provide students and parents with regular feedback regarding student performance and progress
- Provide intervention tasks for students to complete to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to raise achievement and address weaknesses on a particular learning standard
- Support the learning needs of special education students
- Work closely with the Content Team to edit, revise and create content for existing and newly developed courses
- Maintain the Virtual Academy Learning Environment
- Manage and maintain a home office that supports instruction and student achievement
- Initiate and strengthen relationships with students and their families through many different interactions
- Professional Responsibilities
- Commit to the use of cutting-edge technology to deliver high-quality instruction to students state-wide
- Participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions
- Communicate with colleagues and supervisors on a regular basis
- Provide continue support to the Director of Instruction and Advisement and/or clients as needed
- Maintain confidentiality as required by the school and by law
Internal: Content Center Personnel, Advisors, Leadership, Online Support staff
External: Parents/Guardians, Students, EdisonLearning stakeholders and leadership, Advisors, Special Education Advisors, Directors of Instruction, Directors of Special Education
Key Behavioral Competencies:
- Personal Accountability - When commits to do something, does it decisively, responsibly and with urgency. Can be relied on consistently, including:
- Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency through prioritizing and following through on commitments
- Drives hard to meet and frequently exceed goals and objectives within tight timeframes.
- Makes timely decisions
- Takes bold, decisive action or makes commitments, despite risks, conflict or uncertainty, after considering the available courses of action and the needs and values of others.
- Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways of working.
- Seeks new skills, behaviors and knowledge to increase personal performance capabilities.
- Establishes rapport with people easily
- Develops and maintains a network of contacts who can provide information, help and access to others.
The EdisonLearning Vision
An education for every child.
A world in which every student - regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances - has an opportunity to receive an excellent education and attain the life skills that help them reach their fullest potential and contribute to our global society.
The EdisonLearning Mission
To provide education solutions which help our customers eliminate the persistent disparity of academic opportunities and outcomes for students as a result of their socioeconomic circumstances.
The EdisonLearning Schools Core Values
Wisdom; justice; courage; compassion; hope; respect; responsibility; integrity and resilience provide the basis for our character and ethics curriculum and student management system that contribute to building a positive learning environment. Helping students develop into responsible citizens is an integral part of the EdisonLearning program.
- Bachelor degree
- Minimum one-year teaching experience in a traditional (brick & mortar) school preferred
- Experience teaching or participating in an e-learning/online learning course preferred
- Teacher Certification or approved alternative certification; willingness to pursue certification in other states based on the needs of the school
- Content proficiency
- Baccalaureate or Advanced degree in the subject to be taught, or
- Passed a rigorous state content exam in the subject
- Strong written and verbal skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
- Proficiency with multimedia communication tools, such as discussion boards, web logs, email, instant messaging and audio podcasts
- Ability and availability to travel within the state as needed
- High degree of flexibility
- Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
- Experience developing and revising curriculum preferred
An Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of EdisonLearning to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.