K-8 Teacher - CAVA- Tulare County
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following, as well as other duties as assigned. In addition, teaching in this school requires a firm understanding of how best practices from a regular classroom can be applied to our innovative model, as well as an openness to explore the ways technology can help create new best practices.
Know the curriculum in its entirety for grade levels K-8
Support parents with student placement, curriculum, and instructional issues
Support parents with school set-up and logistics questions
Support parent and students with basic computer set-up, navigation, and troubleshooting
Respond as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours to parent, student, teacher, and admin inquiries via phone and/or e-mail during regular work weeks
Proactively track student academic progress and attendance on a weekly basis
Conduct face-to-face meetings every 50 days or as needed with parents/responsible adults and students to assess student progress, learning style, and any other academic, social, or developmental issues
Discuss pupils academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents
Counsel pupils when adjustment and academic problems arise
Conduct bimonthly conferences with parents/responsible adults to assess student progress, learning style, and any other academic, social, or developmental issues
Generate informal and formal reports based on conferences
Collect, review, and evaluate student work samples
Grade and submit work in a professional and timely manner
Ensure compliancy with state requirements
Proactively check on student progress daily and e-mail/call families whenever a warning sign emerges
Alert administrators of any concerns about student progress
Actively participate in student SST and or IEP Process and Agreement
Track and verify that attendance hours are being logged and correlate with number of lessons completed
Complete monthly attendance spreadsheets to be used for state attendance reporting
Make placement and promotion decisions
Process student change in placement, as needed
Write reports and assign grades for semester progress reports
Organize orientation, training, social, and educational activities for students and families including community building activities such as school outings, service-learning opportunities, clubs, and events
Organize and attend at least one school outing each month
Take part in and utilize information on our discussion board
Contribute to the CAVA Community Board
Participate in a weekly teacher conference call, as needed
Participate in monthly regional professional developments
Actively participate in all aspects of standardized testing (including, but not limited to, working with administration to prepare students for testing, ensuring all students are tested, assisting with the logistics of selecting testing sites)
Paid time off is not to be used during testing periods
Serve as proctors for site-based proctored exams
Utilize and test new technologies before families and students implement them
Participate in the school's self-evaluation program
Track the delivery and return of materials and computer equipment
Conduct parent trainings
Conduct a minimum of two Elluminate sessions per week
Assist with various projects throughout the year with colleagues and administration, as needed
Travel regularly within and between assigned geographic areas to support students; attend regularly scheduled meetings; and participate in school activities, Open Houses, xPos and Orientations
Must attend all in-person meetings, as scheduled
Teachers are expected to help with the planning and delivery of regional Parent Orientations. This entails contacting the families of assigned students, participating in and attending the event(s), and following up with families to ensure they are prepared for the start of school. Orientations will run during the end of summer. Additionally, teachers are expected to participate actively in and attend Open House and Orientation events for new families throughout the year.
Most positions are full time; however, noting that some enrolled students live in more rural and remote parts of California, the need for part-time teachers to serve these students locally is high. Also, as a school with open enrollment, there are times when there are not enough students to fill a full-time position, therefore providing an opening for a part-time teaching position. A part-time position involves all of the same responsibilities as full-time but bears a reduced class load.
Assignment of Students:
Students will be assigned to teachers by the Head of Schools or designees according to a number of variables. In general, the Head of Schools assigns students by geographical location and grade level. Full-time classes will be filed prior to assigning students to part-time teachers. Teachers with special education experience will be assigned students with special needs. When appropriate, students from the same family will be assigned to a single teacher. Special education teachers will, in most cases, also be assigned regular education students.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutiy at satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, an/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Four-year college or university degree and three or more years teaching experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in the following areas:
Certificates and Licenses:
Must hold a valid California Multiple Subject teaching credential.
The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have:
Experience working with students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade
Knowledge of alternative public school environments, including charter schools
An understanding of virtual schooling environments
Ability to support and guide adults, as well as students
Experience using a student information system and/or other type of database
An ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools)
Organization and time-management skills
Competitive Salaries and Benefits
Full-time compensation includes monthly salary, contribution to CalSTRS and a complete benefits package.
Part-time compensation includes payment per student on a monthly basis.
All teachers are provided with a computer on loan, high-speed internet access, and a second phone line.
The school will only consider top candidates with relevant experience and a proven track record.
The California Virtual Academies are an organization that offers our teachers and staff members the excitement of exploring an emerging concept in education. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, handicap, disability, ancestry, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or political affiliation.
Please note that all information herein is subject to change.
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