HIGH SCHOOL ELA TEACHER
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in Secondary Education (6-12) (Level 1).
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: English, Journalism, Reading, Reading Specialist, Reading/Language Arts.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
**WORK AT HOME**
SUMMARY: Utah Virtual Academy Teachers provide instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process and focus on students' individual needs. Teachers monitor student progress through K12's learning management system and they work actively with students and parents to advance each child's learning.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Planning and Preparation *Learn the curriculum in its entirety for assigned grade levels *Demonstrate knowledge of the state standards and how both align with the K12 curriculum *Understand overall diversity of assigned families and individual characteristics of students/parents *Utilize asynchronous and synchronous tools to augment course content according to prescribed policies and procedures
Instruction and Student Achievement *Conducts live instructional online class sessions daily, times TBA according to the instructional schedule *Collect and Analyze data in collaboration with PLC to produce effective instruction * Maintain regular office hours between the hours of 8-5 *Support parents with student curricular and instructional issues *Encourage student academic progress and attendance *Align K12 curriculum with Utah State Standards *Conduct conferences with students and parents/responsible adult (for content area as needed) *Individualize instruction to help each student achieve one year’s worth of growth *Grade student work and maintain grade book *Communicate high expectations and shows an active interest in student's achievement *Alert administrators to any concerns about student performance and progress *Maintain regular contact with students and families
Professional Responsibilities *Collaborate with peers *Create and manage home office *Maintain accurate documentation of all communication with students and families *Build community by contributing to school message boards, newsletter and events *Travel to and participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions * Attend one school outing and one marketing event each month *K12 trainings or other professional development activities *Home Visits (as needed) *State Testing Proctor Assignments *Attend IEP meetings for Special Education Students
Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
• Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs. • Integrity/Ethics: Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, and supports company values • Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.