2020/21 Virtual Empowered Learning Teacher - Laura W. Bush Elementary (Internal Applicants Only)

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Description



Leander ISD is currently evaluating several potential models in light of the changing situation, and following guidance established by local, state and federal leaders. 
 
Regardless of what decisions are reached in order to open our campuses and operations, we must ask that all applicants, new employees, and current staff be prepared for
possible variations in campus assignments, hours of operations, and modifications to job duties among other considerations.
 
Any of these possible changes may not be known until we move into the school year and certainly will depend upon any developments in managing COVID -19 restrictions and recommendations.


If hired, the State Board for Educator Certification will require all first time applicants for an initial credential to be fingerprinted as part of a national criminal background check. A cost of up to $49.00 will be charged for fingerprinting.

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
To provide students with appropriate virtual instruction learning activities and experiences in the assigned subject area to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.  Enable students to develop competencies and skills to be successful.  If the District is offering in-person student learning on campus, this assignment may work on the employee’s assigned campus or other LISD facility to provide virtual learning to students. NOTE: Assignment to a Virtual Empowered Learning position will be based on student need and is not a guarantee of this assignment for the entire semester or school year.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
  • Develop and implement lesson plans for virtual empowered learning that fulfill the requirements of LISD’s curriculum and show written evidence of preparation as required. 
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differentiation, and provide for synchronous, asynchronous and independent student learning experiences as appropriate.
  • Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles, interests and needs of students assigned.
  • Design instruction to support students in synchronous and asynchronous ways in the event of scheduled or unscheduled absences.
  • Instruct students from other campuses virtually as needed, and/or support students as they flow in and out of virtual empowered learning due to scheduling or other reasons.
  • Provide and seek the assistance of LISD specialists as recommended to plan for instruction. Provide and seek assistance for students who are consistently performing below grade level.
  • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits. 
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and progress and use results to plan instructional activities.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Regularly review Years at a Glance or Scope of Sequence to ensure that students moving in and out of in-person classes and virtual learning are in alignment.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curriculum as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to LISD requirements.
  • Participate in professional learning communities with other virtual empowered teachers to identify best practices for successful instructional delivery.
  • Participate in professional development activities to improve job-related skills. Attend required professional learning to support virtual teaching and learning throughout the school year.
  • Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
  • Be a positive role model for students and support the goals and mission of LISD.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials to meet the individual needs of each student.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required according to campus/district deadlines established.
  • Establish and maintain open communication and support with parents, students, principals, and teachers to support virtual student learning.
  • Be available by phone, email, or video conferencing to confer with district personnel, students, and/or parents. 
  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervise assigned instructional assistant(s) and volunteer(s), student teacher(s), intern(s), beginning teacher(s) as needed.
 
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES
Education/Certification/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate appropriate to subject and grade level assigned. Bilingual certification required for bilingual positions. For teachers providing English Language Arts Reading instruction as the teacher of record, ESL certification is required.
  • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned.
  • Experience in student teaching, internship, fieldwork, observation and all other placements required by universities or state approved programs for certification.
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Knowledge of assigned subject area; curriculum and instruction strategies; relevant technology; and state, LISD, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers; curriculum and instructional best practices for online learning; and internet and web-related technology.
  • Skill in differentiated instruction, utilizing technology applications in instruction; communication, organization, problem-solving, critical thinking and flexibility.
  • Ability to instruct students using a variety of technology applications and platforms; present information accurately and clearly; develop relationships and maintain consistent contact with student, parents, and colleagues; support students with computer set-up, navigation, and technology issues; present information accurately and clearly; manage multiple priorities and projects; instruct students and manage their behavior; and adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible while remaining focused on student outcomes.

Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands
The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
  • Prolonged sitting and standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
  • Frequent moving of small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and classroom equipment
  • Frequent walking; repetitive computer work with frequent use of hands and wrists
  • Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); occasional lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on short-term basis
  • Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate work unit and monitor impact outside immediate work unit
  • Maintain composure and professionalism at all times.
  • Work prolonged or irregular hours.
 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted By

Leander ISD

P.O. Box 218, Leander, TX 78646
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$9,650

State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students

5%

State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio

15.20

State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students

10%

State Average: 9%

FTE

4,510

State Average: 558