2019 - 2020 Special Education Teacher (#1276188)
Do you want to be part of a unique teaching environment that is paving the way for individualized learning across Oklahoma? Would you like to be able to spend enough one-on-one time with each student to bring out their maximum learning potential? Are you interested in the flexibility to control your own daily/weekly/ monthly schedule? Does a bonus that could DOUBLE your salary sound good to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, EPIC IS THE PLACE TO BE!
We are currently hiring for the 2019-2020 school year. You may submit your application and accompanying supporting documents now to be considered. For additional information about our school, please visit our website.
Our goal is to allow our students to be all that they can be while bringing teachers and families together educationally to realize each student’s individual potential. Part of our uniqueness is that we are not a standard brick-and-mortar school - we work within a virtual environment. So if you have a working knowledge of computer technology, online education, and know how to provide exceptional customer service - we invite you to share in this vision and be a part of our innovative program!
We are a unique learning environment that provides a non-traditional educational setting utilizing Internet-based, individualized self-paced instruction provided in nearly any location in Oklahoma. Epic Teachers are remotely based and travel to the student’s home or other designated location to work with each student and meet with parents on a regular basis throughout the year. And each of our students is assigned only one teacher for a personalized, one-on-one approach to learning.
Because we are a virtual school, Epic Teachers must be self-starters with the ability to work independently. They must be able to create a flexible teaching program and environment favorable to individual student’s learning and personal growth. We employ teachers that can easily establish effective rapport with students and their families, motivating students to develop, in accordance with each student’s ability, the skills, attitudes and knowledge needed for a good foundation for further success within the Epic Charter School program.
DUTIES Include but are not limited to: EPIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively participate in the success of Epic Charter School Adhere to laws, policies, procedures and ethical standards of Epic Charter School Communicate effectively with administrators to coordinate activities and programs Participate fully in professional development for facilitators, including Professional Learning Communities and technological training Participate with the administration and faculty as a team member in the implementation of the district testing program Attend school activities Work collaboratively with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude and learning problems Facilitate the implementation of federal and state education regulations
WORKING WITH YOUR STUDENTS
Work with assigned students to provide instruction in a virtual learning environment Provide learning experiences in pre-reading, reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science and other electives Use technology as an everyday tool for teaching, learning and communicating Directs the distribution of curriculum to students Teach students and their families how to use online curriculum and supplemental curriculum Provide consultation and/or technical assistance to students and families Adapt instruction and curriculum to the needs of the student Serves as a liaison between the school and family Assists families with the interpretation of Epic Charter School’s policies and procedures Treat students and families with respect and dignity Check on the student’s progress three (3) times per week. Contact the family and teacher if adequate progress is not being made Contact the student and/or parents once a week with encouragement and address any family concerns or questions Meet with the family twice a year to address IEP paperwork within a timely manner so as to remain in compliance with the Oklahoma State Department of Education Type IEP’s twice a year and update monthly Be available for parents and teachers to contact you Be available as a resource for the primary teacher Give student grades based on IEP modifications Give accommodation information to the teacher and testing coordinator Attend IEP meetings of your IEP team partner Attend Professional Learning Communities held once a month
ADDRESSING STUDENT NEEDS
Work to coordinate, schedule, assess and implement appropriate instruction for each student Conducts assessments of student needs, including those with English as a second language Counsels with students to promote self-awareness, self-identity and positive social and academic skills Promote parental involvement in the learning process and parental responsibility Inform students and parents about pertinent test results, academic programming, behavior intervention strategies and their implications to the overall academic success Work with students and families regarding an effective use of learning time to maximize academic success. This ensures that the most time is focused on the student’s academic needs to ensure student participation. Identify opportunities for additional tutoring for assigned students Work with parents to use positive behavioral techniques to strengthen the student’s ability to succeed academically in a positive manner Emphasize the use of proactive, educative and reinforcement-based strategies to achieve meaningful outcomes Communicate with parents, in a professional manner, through conferences and other means to discuss the student’s progress and interpret the school program. Assist students and families select credited course work to advance the student towards graduation
DAILY ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS
Perform administrative tasks for day-to-day management including: tracking student grades, updating transcripts, managing schedules and meetings, conferring with the school, while scheduling and monitoring student course progress Translate lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction. Review course work for every student Design, deliver, evaluate and revise a planned sequential developmentally appropriate program in accordance to district standards and indicators Select and requisition books, instructional aids, instructional supplies for the student and assist with the collection of school property when the relationship between the school and the student ends Closely monitor and review student transcripts Maintain grades on the required database for school record Systematically develop, deliver and evaluate student planning Pre-K through 12th grade addressing academic goal setting and transition plans Develop and follow Individual Learning Plans to assist in developing measurable goals for continuous improvement of assigned students Evaluate student’s academic and social growth by keeping appropriate records and preparing progress reports Maintain documentation of student progress and tracking documents to show student growth Identify potential at-risk students using common risk factors and frequently observed characteristics Design interventions for individual students Assess student behavioral needs Ensure that proper placement is provided for students with special learning needs Provide assistance for parents of students identified as being at risk Be an adult advocate for assigned students Report suspected child abuse/neglect
CONTINUING EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Stay current with relevant research and teaching/learning trends as required to improve academic achievement Understand school resources Maintain updated curriculum training Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the district and self-elected professional growth activities Demonstrate subject matter concepts and examples using models, computers or other teacher-prepared instructional aids Develop instructional aides stressing discovery and laboratory learning as necessary depending on subject taught Formulate new strategies to ensure that teaching to Epic Charter School standards is evident throughout the academic school year