Position Summary and Responsibilities
Working from our office in Athens or from your home office within the state, 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 their instructional program.
TOP : Based on potential student enrollment changes, this position is during the 2021-2022 school year as a full time teacher.
Continuation of employment after each semester will be discussed with the School Leader. Full time positions are eligible for most employee benefits, including medical, dental and vision.
The Gifted and Talented Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks :
Coordinate language proficiency screenings and W-APTand ACCESS assessments, staying compliant with state-timelines;
Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed;
Attend local and state provided professional development trainings related to Title III compliance and instruction;
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;
Become proficient with supplemental programs to support English Learners in the virtual setting, including interpreting data within the programs;
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;
Collaborate with school leadership to create and maintain the school’s English Learner Advisory Committee;
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;
Communicates regularly with parents, students, and certified content area teachers 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;
Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families;
Devise and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a school community ;
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;
Participate in professional development sessions and associated activities; and
Other duties as assigned.
Appropriately certified to teach gifted / talented students in Alabama
Experience directly teaching gifted / talented students
Must have gifted endorsement or enrolled in a program to receive certification
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 school-based meetings, trainings, marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)
Ability to work remotely, if necessary
Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families
Must be able to work from the designated office location