Classroom Teacher - Missouri Connections Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Social Studies
Job Title: Missouri Connections Academy - Secondary Social Studies Teacher, 2022-2023 School Year
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Missouri Connections Academy
Columbia, MD 21044
Telephone: 855-330-4636
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Job Description:
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
This position is working with Missouri Connections Academy. From your home office in Missouri, certified Teachers will virtually manage instructional programs. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure that each child successfully completes their instructional program.
The Secondary Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
  • Complete all grading, create progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner;
  • Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction;
  • Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with students and parents);
  • Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update Personal Learning Plans and schedules, score assessments, provide feedback on student work, suggest instructional approaches and strategies, monitor completion of assignments and coach special projects;
  • Work collaboratively with other teachers to ensure that all students are successfully progressing through the program, that parents have a central point of contact, and that tasks are distributed among the teachers;
  • Develop a general knowledge of the entire program’s K-12 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the courses for which responsible; 
  • Support students and parents with alternate strategies and provide additional assistance with daily assignments and projects;
  • Communicate regularly with parents, students, and curriculum specialists through use of computer and telephone;
  • Keep student records and data up-to-date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, and logging all student and parent contacts;
  • Consult with other teachers and staff learning specialists to develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications to students’ programs to increase student understanding;
  • Work with other teachers to coordinate social activities and relevant field trips for students;
  • Manage regional field trips and make efforts to integrate trips into the curriculum; 
  • Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”;
  • Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, including in -person proctoring of State Test at various locations around the state of MO;
  • Participate in student recruiting sessions and other marketing efforts that require teacher representation;
  • Work with Advisory Teachers and School Counselor to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making adequate progress and established goals are being met;
  • Attend and participate in in-person training sessions and team building activities scheduled throughout the school year, locations TBD;
  • Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • Highly qualified and certified to teach Secondary Social Studies in Missouri (appropriate to grade level and content area responsibilities)
  • Experience with Professional Learning Communities
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Customer focused approach
 
Note: The anticipated starting salary for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position begins at $36,000 per year. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at https://www.connectionsacademy.com/careers/benefits

Missouri 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.

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** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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