Utah Connections Academy- Middle School Advisory Teacher 2023-2024
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Utah Connections Academy (UCA) is a tuition-free, online public school that serves students in grades K–12 throughout Utah. UCA is authorized under state law by the Utah State Charter School Board and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Utah Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Utah, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. UCA is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, an accrediting division of AdvancED.
Utah Connections Academy strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working from your home office within Utah, the Middle School Advisory Teacher will virtually assist students and parents/learning coaches with course selection, scheduling and will be the initial point of contact for student concerns that span multiple subject areas as well as non-academic issues. The MS Advisory Teacher will build relationship with their caseload of students and work to ensure these students and families stay informed, engaged and productive.
The MS Advisory Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
Advise students and families related to academics, clubs and activities, planning for high school; Keep abreast of course requirements, curriculum alignment and course progression Assist students and parents with the secondary school course selection process according to specific state requirements and student needs and interests. Advise students with issues related to dropping courses and changing schedules, seeking support as needed, while ensuring that the school’s course selection and drop policies are adhered to; Prepare lessons on study skills, test taking strategies and self management Collaborate on school announcements, school activities and events Implement programs for students and families related to interpersonal adjustment issues; Work with school teams to identify and help families access school and community resources; Serve as a key member of the Student Support Team (SST); Coordinate a team of middle school teachers to help identify students who are “at risk” or “in crisis Oversee and maintain the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for each student; Support families through the school withdrawal process, assisting with data collection regarding withdrawal; Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards. Stay abreast of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation; Assist teachers when students enroll mid-semester, making sure that teachers receive guidance on integrating the students into their coursework, and ensuring that previous grades, credits, and evaluations are handled appropriately; Communicate with the Curriculum Team to ensure that curriculum offerings meet state requirements; Assist with proctoring state testing Educate students and parents about high school courses ; Support professional development activities for teachers and school staff members; Assume teaching and grading duties as necessary including teaching middle school elective courses; With a Middle School team, help led assemblies and events Other duties as assigned.