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Alabama Connections Academy- Elementary Educational Technology Teacher (Term of Project), 2022-2023 School Year Job in Athens, AL at Connections Academy – 3.6

Company Summary:
Alabama Connections Academy (ALCA) is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades K–12 across Alabama. ALCA is authorized by the Limestone County School District, and began serving students in the 2017-18 school year. The school contracts with Connections Education LLC to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.

Alabama 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:
This position is working with Alabama Connections Academy. From our office in Athens or from your home office within the state, 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.

This teacher will be responsible for teaching Educational Technology for grades K-5.

TOP: Based on potential student enrollment changes, this position is during the 2022-2023 school year as a full time teacher. Continuation of employment after each semester will be discussed with the School Leader. Full time positions are eligible for most employee benefits, including medical, dental and vision.

The Elementary Educational Technology Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed;

Attend local and state provided professional development trainings related to Title III compliance and instruction;

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;

Become proficient with supplemental programs to support English Language Learners in the virtual setting, including interpreting data within the programs;

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;

Collaborate with school leadership to create and maintain the school’s English Learner Advisory Committee;

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;

Communicates regularly with parents, students, and certified content area teachers 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;

Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families;

Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”;

Participate in student recruiting sessions and other marketing efforts that require teacher representation;

Work with Advisory Teachers and School Counselors to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making adequate progress and established goals are being met;

Participate in professional development sessions and associated activities;

Other duties as assigned.

Appropriately Certified to teach Educational Technology K-5 in Alabama

Experience with grades K-5 preferred

Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Customer focused approach

High degree of flexibility

Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment

Team player track record

Willingness to travel on occasion for school-based meetings, trainings, marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)

Ability to work remotely, if necessary

Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families

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About the Company

Company: Connections Academy – 3.6

Company Location:  Athens, AL

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