High School Special Education Teacher INSPIRE THE FUTURE
K12 is a dynamic company on a mission to provide the most compelling, comprehensive, and effective K-12 education available. Our employees are a critical part of an organization that is providing powerful, new options for the way children can be educated. They have a passion for education and a drive to make a difference. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of integrity. We have the same high expectations for our employees as we do for the students who are in our programs. These are just a few of the values that make K12 a great place to work.
Passionate High School Special Education Teacher needed at the K12 partner school, Insight Pennsylvania (ISPA). We want you to be a part of our talented team!
The mission of Insight Pennsylvania is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us!
In order to support Insight PA charter goals of innovation and transformational learning, teachers and other support staff residing within approximately 30 miles of the main office will be expected to work and/or participate in professional development experiences face-to-face in the office 3 days per week. Those employees well outside the 30 mile range will work remotely. Main office is located in Exton, PA.
AS A HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, YOU WILL..
- Take ownership for student’s academic progress and attendance, communicating high expectations and showing active interest in student’s achievement
- Prepare students for high stakes standardized tests
- Conduct live Synchronous Teaching – minimum of 15 hours per week
- Asynchronously support objectives, including composing/sending emails, planning course objectives, preparing learning plans, and using data to determine student needs
- Collaborate with local/regional/ national teams and instructional coaches regarding instruction, resources, interventions and data-driven decision making
- Make self open and available to be coached on a regular basis with administrators and instructional coaches
- Under guidance from principal and coach, augment course content according to prescribed policies and procedures using appropriate asynchronous and synchronous tools
- Submit grades and required student work ensuring student academic honesty and integrity
- Maintain grade book
- Make placement and promotion decisions by generating formal and informal reports regarding student progress, alerting administrators to concerns about student performance and progress
- Establish and maintain positive rapport with families and regularly communicates with students and learning coaches/parents on an ongoing regular basis
- Support learning coaches/parents with student curricular and instructional issues in a virtual classroom environment, in line with academy policies and procedures
- Support students and learning coaches with the set-up and maintenance of their learning environment including basic computer troubleshooting
- Understand how both diverse and unique characteristics of students and their families impact required support
- 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 stakeholders
- Respond to students, parents and colleagues in timely manner
- Build community
- Help staff with any enrollment or retention efforts as directed
- Participate in committees as required
Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students' individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12's learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child's learning.