HS Special Education Resource Teacher (#197768)
*Work from home*
The Utah Virtual Academy and K¹² give Utah kids in grades K-12 the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them. We are hiring a full-time special education resource teacher for high school grades. UTVA offers: • The award-winning K¹² curriculum • Full-time, tuition-free online public school option • An active, supportive school community • A range of extracurricular activities • A robust Advanced Learner Program • Books, materials, and loaner computer system (grades K-6) • The only statewide virtual public charter school in the state to offer the complete K¹² experience • Students graduate with a high school diploma that meets all state requirements.
Special Education specific duties: • Teaching and/or co-teaching live resource classes to groups of students with similar IEP goals in a specifically directed area (language arts, math, etc). There may be no more than 15 students in a single group. • Scheduling live resource classes for students through class connects. • Completing Special Education paperwork, including IEPs, in Goalview for a caseload or homeroom group of students. • Conducting IEP meetings virtually via a conference call and Blackboard Connect. • Attending conferences and continuous training in the area of Special Education • Posting student accommodations for general ed teachers to access, and coordinating with general education teachers to make sure individual accommodations are met. • Work with the related services coordinator and the special education director to make sure that related services and other required items, such as assistive technology, are provided to the students on their caseload. • Teachers will have a caseload of no more than 25 students (may not have more than 25 students for more than three consecutive weeks) for whom they will be responsible for all special education paperwork.
Planning and Preparation: • Learn the curriculum in its entirety for assigned grade levels/subject areas. • 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; specifically, how this impacts support needed. • Utilizes asynchronous and synchronous tools to augment course content according to prescribed policies and procedures.
Instruction and Student Achievement: • Orients students to course and communicates course requirements. • Maintains regular office hours and conducts instructional sessions. • Maintains office hours • Sets and enforces deadlines for student work. • Support parents with student curricular and instructional issues. • Responsible for student academic progress and attendance • Balance flexibility of the K12 curriculum with Academy policies and procedures. • Conduct conferences with students and parents/responsible adult. • Individualize instruction to help each student achieve K12 curricular objectives. • Grades student work and maintains grade book. • Communicates high expectations and shows an active interest in student’s achievement. • Alert administrators to any concerns about student performance and progress. • Recommends promotion and retention. • Maintains regular contact with students and families
Virtual Classroom Environment: • Create and manage home office. • Establish and maintain a positive rapport with assigned families. • Support students with set-up and maintenance of their teaching environment. • Support students through basic computer troubleshooting.
Professional Responsibilities • Collaborates with peers. • Build community by contributing to school message boards, newsletter and events. • Travel to and participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions. • Travels to and participates in monthly outings and marketing events (special education teachers cannot be lead on an event that is not for special education students only). • State testing proctor assignments (working with special education students)