Middle School English Teacher
National Middle School English Teacher
(part-time) - (The Keystone School)
Job Category: Academics
Requisition Number: NATIO18682
K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for Anyone. 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, The Keystone School. We want you to be a part of our talented team!
The mission of The Keystone School 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!.
The Keystone School Teacher is a state-certified teacher responsible for supporting students in an independent learning model, by providing responsive content instruction and support through asynchronous instructional feedback and Academic Center support via phone and email. Academic Center support is focused on answering content questions, developing instructional resources, monitoring student and school academic achievement. Daytime availability may be required
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Teaches courses using a proactive instructional methodology that includes providing timely, motivating, and constructive feedback on assignments and assessment items; maintaining student engagement in the course through periodic contact; creating student-facing resources to be shared;
Evaluates all subjective assessments and assigns an appropriate grade to each within the required timeframe
Maintains educationally sound rubrics and applies them to the grading process;
Provides detailed feedback for students to ensure mastery of content; covers day time academic center or student instructional sessions as needed to assist with student support; and responds to student inquiries/questions/ requests for help within the proscribed timeframe regardless of the medium by which they were received, e.g. email, phone call, etc
Communicates effectively with students at different technology skill levels to support instruction and advance educational goals; models effective communication using all forms of technology and manages their proper use in order to maintain an educational, supportive learning environment; directs students to appropriate technical support resources when needed;
Satisfies all continuing education requirements as dictated by state teaching certification.
Collaborates with staff and faculty in a professional manner in order to provide a positive experience for students; serves as a trainer and peer mentor to other Keystone teachers
Maintains records regarding students in accordance with school policy and state requirements; prepares reports regarding students, classroom matters, and course content;
Builds community by contributing to school message boards, newsletters, and events;
Travels to and participates in staff meetings and professional development sessions, and actively engages in discussion groups for Keystone teachers contributing ideas and resources; completes assigned tasks as related to professional development activities;
Follows all administrative policies and procedures for teaching staff
Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for course review to ensure accurate and current content/assessments/grade book/course tools; collaborates with staff, teachers, and/or course writers to support curriculum enhancement.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Expected Work Hours:
Typically 20-25 PER WEEK Required
Fewer or Additional Hours May be Required based on business needs
Work Hours May be Required during Day Time Business Hours (8 am-5 pm, ET, Mon-Fri)
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree AND
Three (3) years of experience teaching
Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate state certification for assigned grade levels.
Other Required Qualifications:
Excellent knowledge of motivational techniques
Excellent organizational, problem solving, decision-making, and interpersonal skills; Ability to anticipate potential problems in planning and implementing programs
Excellent attention to detail
Strong knowledge of instructional methodology
Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook as well as Internet research methods; Web proficiency; Utilizes computer software associated with curriculum
Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Ability to pass a required background check
Experience with a charter school or other non-traditional school environment
Experience working for distance education providers
Experience working with educational technology
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-office based position. A home-office workspace should be established in a distraction-free area of the home.
Equipment required – computer, internet with modem/router