Middle School Special Educator – Permanently Online – Immediate Training Start
Deadline: May 5, 2021
District/Organization: Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy – Online
Position/Type: Teacher, full time
This position is permanently work-from-home.
Must be a certified in MI
Must live anywhere in MI
Must be able to start training in the next few weeks, full-time, online, from home.
laptop, internet stipend, and extensive training provided
This is an ongoing, salaried position, paid through summer vacation and beyond.
2021 Spring hires will be eligible for salary increases and up to 7% annual bonus starting the summer of 2022.
Apply via the website link at the bottom of this job post.
K12 believes in education for everyone. We provide families an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better.
Passionate Educators are needed at the K12 partner school, Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA). We want you to be a part of our talented team!
The mission of Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy (MGLVA) 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!.
Special Education teachers provide instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs as defined by each student’s IEP. The special education teacher is also responsible for the compliance documents required in serving students with special needs.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Implement instructional strategies that stimulate learning and increase student engagement
Create instructional resources to meet the varying needs of students
Collaborate with parents and colleagues to manage coarse goals, curriculum, and materials that enhance the learning experience
Actively participate in Professional Learning Communities (or professional development)
Host live synchronous sessions that promote a positive learning environment
Analyze student data to prescribe remediation and enrichment as needed
Participate in data analysis meetings to monitor student growth
Collects data and work samples to support documentation of IEP goals;
Documents all contact with parents, collaborations with general education teachers, and interventions with students
Makes modifications and accommodations to K12 lessons and assessments as specified by the IEP
Collaborates with general education teachers to ensure inclusion and success of student in the general education classroom
Collaborates on all progress, semester and grade reports
Provides special education services to students; supports general education teachers and parents with student accommodations to promote the attainment of IEP goals
Communicates with parents and applicable related service staff to ensure that students with special needs are receiving the appropriate therapies
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Candidate must live in Michigan.
Candidate must be certified to teach this subject in the state of Michigan specifically.
Candidate must upload a PDF of their MI cert and a PDF of their resume to the docs in their K12 presence/profile.
Certificates and Licenses:
Appropriate state certification.
Meets state’s NCLB’s Highly Qualified Teacher requirements
Other Required Qualifications:
Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook
Strong written/verbal communication skills
Ability to travel at least once per month within and between assigned geographic areas to support students, attend regularly scheduled meetings, and participate in school activities, open houses and orientations.
Experience working with the proposed age group
Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
An ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)
Ability to clear required background check(s)
Experience working with the proposed age group
Experience working in a virtual environment.
Ability to quickly learn new technologies and tools
Experience teaching online (virtual) and/or in a brick-and-mortar environment
Familiar with Blackboard Collaborative or other online platforms
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a home-based position
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.
K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.