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Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, 2018-201
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Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, 2018-201
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Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher, 2018-2019 School Year




Company Summary

Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA) is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades K-12 throughout the state. ORCA is authorized by the Santiam Canyon School District and is governed by its own independent charter school board. The school
has been in operation since 2005 and is accredited by AdvancED.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Working from your home in Oregon, certified Teachers will "virtually" manage instructional programs. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure
that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program.

The Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

+ Complete all grading, create progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner;

+ Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction;

+ Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding (working directly with students and parents);

+ Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update Personal Learning Plans and schedules, score assessments, provide feedback on student work, suggest instructional approaches and strategies, monitor completion
of assignments and coach special projects;

+ 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 teachers;

+ Develop a general knowledge of the entire program's K-12 curriculum and a very detailed knowledge of the courses for which responsible;

+ Support students and parents with alternate strategies and provide additional assistance with daily assignments and projects;

+ Communicate regularly with parents, students, and curriculum specialists through use of computer and telephone;

+ Keep student records and data up-to-date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, and logging all student and parent contacts;

+ Consult with other teachers and staff learning specialists to develop alternate enrichment activities and modifications to students' programs to increase student understanding;

+ Work with other teachers to coordinate social activities and relevant field trips for students;

+ Manage regional field trips and make efforts to integrate trips into the curriculum;

+ Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a "school community";

+ Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed;

+ Participate in student recruiting sessions and other marketing efforts that require teacher representation;

+ Work with Advisory Teachers and School Counselors to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making adequate progress and established goals are being met;

+ Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; and

+ Other duties as assigned.

Compensation Package

+ Starting Salary with a Masters: $36,500+ (varies based on education and experience)

+ Work-from-home

+ Comprehensive, competitive and affordable medical, vision, and dental benefits

+ Participation in state retirement plan (PERS)

+ Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year

+ 401(k) plan with match potential

+ Additional employer-paid and voluntary benefits

+ Potential for annual merit increase, bonus and career advancement


+ Highly qualified and certified to teach middle school English and social studies in Oregon (appropriate to grade level responsibilities)

+ Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)

+ Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

+ Customer focused approach

+ High degree of flexibility

+ Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment

+ Team player track record

+ Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)

+ Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families

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