Special Education Teacher
K12 - Kansas

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Special Education Teacher

The Special Education Teachers are highly qualified and state certified teachers responsible for delivering specific course content on line. We provide specially designed instruction to all special education students to meet individual needs. The Special Education Teacher must possess a strong educational background and a firm understanding of how best practices in special education can be applied to the virtual model

As part of their regular teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to fulfill duties in the following areas:

- Provide focused academic support to the student on a schedule determined by the IEP through phone conferencing, virtual real-time interaction and/or face to face support
- Provide focused support to the parent on accommodations and interventions to promote the attainment of IEP goals through phone conferencing, virtual real-time interaction and/or face to face support
- Collect data and work samples to support documentation of IEP goals
- Document all contact with parents, collaborations with general education teachers, and interventions with students
- Provide focused support to all supplemental programs being used by the special needs student to ensure participation and progress
- Communicate with parents and therapists to ensure that special education students are receiving the appropriate therapies
- Make modifications and accommodations to K12 lessons and assessments as specified by the IEP
- Develop the student's IEP, meeting all annual review timelines and notification requirements
- Ensure the student's IEP is focused on attainment of grade appropriate academic standards as defined by the state
- Ensure that all reevaluations are completed within specific timelines as defined by state agency
- Attend all required professional development
- Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure full inclusion and success of student in the general education classroom
- Collaborate with the general education teachers on all progress, semester and grade reports
- Collaborate with general education teachers regarding "at-risk" students to support the development and implementation of interventions within the regular classroom
- Maintain all required reports as assigned by the Special Education Manager including student progress reports
- Ensure that assigned students participate in state achievement testing and receive monitored accommodations as defined by the IEP
- Serve as proctors for site-based proctored exams
- Participate in the school's self-evaluation programs
- Support the school administration in the enrollment of special education students

3+ years of teaching experience at the High School level preferred

Appropriate Kansas state certification as HQT Special Education Teacher

Experience in a charter school environment preferred

Great organizational and time management skills

Flexible schedule

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook

Experience using search engines (Internet) for research projects

Experience using a student information system and/or other type of database preferred

Strong communication skills with regular educators and parents

Virtual Instructional Environment
Create and manage home office

Establish relationships with families

Organize orientation, training, social and educational activities for students and families

Professional Responsibilities
Build community by contributing to school message boards, newsletter and events

Participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions

Support the national network of teachers in K12 virtual academies

EOE and Drug Free Workplace

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