Job Title: Teacher, Virtual Schools

Reports to:Site Administrator
Typical Schedule:Varies
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:TBD

JOB GOAL

Responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth and for organizing and implementing an instructional program that results in students achieving academic success in accordance with District and state policies and laws.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Planning

  1. Design the Virtual Instruction Program so that it is consistent with the total educational philosophy of the district.
  2. Develop, implement, and evaluate the Virtual Instruction Program’s curriculum, schedule, philosophy, goals, and objectives reflecting school, District, and state goals.
  3. Continue professional growth through self-directed, as well as defined professional development opportunities, which may include additional training, professional learning communities, outside research, and reading professional literature.
  4. Assist with school-wide data analysis, as part of a professional development needs assessment.

Programming

  1. Implement instructional activities that contribute to a positive environment where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
  2. Provide differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students.
  3. Collaborate with the instructional team concerning student educational needs as requested.
  4. Clearly articulates deadlines, schedules, and procedures to students and parents to ensure that students complete coursework in a timely manner.
  5. Assist site administrator with student placement.
  6. Maintains contact with mentor teachers assigned by Florida Virtual School.
  7. Assist students and parents with technical support requests relating to the course interface and student information systems.
  8. Uses a variety of programs and software applications, as appropriate, to complete instructional and administrative tasks.
  9. Participate in teacher induction training as scheduled by site administrator.

Public Relations

  1. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals.
  2. Work with students, parents, and schools in a positive, proactive manner.
  3. Provide direct consultation and guidance to students and parents on matters relating to courses, procedures, and learning strategies.
  4. Assist in providing information to community groups, schools, or parents about the Virtual Instruction Program.
  5. Participate in community-based extracurricular activities as requested.

Monitoring and Reporting

  1. Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner.
  2. Maintains effective and efficient recordkeeping procedures.
  3. Complete appropriate reports for local, state, federal and educational agencies.
  4. Use formative and summative assessments in order to differentiate and improve instructional practices and strategies.
  5. Evaluate student performance on a regular basis and providing feedback to students and parents.
  6. Ensures that student growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or program classification.
  7. Ensure that each student enrolled in the Virtual Instruction Program has accurate, up-to-date records.
  8. Meet program expectations for progress monitoring and parent/student communication.
  9. Maintain records of parent and student contact.
  10. Refer students who are not complying with course or program policies to the site administrator for necessary interventions.
  11. Alert site administrator when a student, parent, or guidance counselor fails to respond to attempts to communicate.

Other

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders in the Virtual Instruction Program in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Highly skilled at implementing exemplary educational practices resulting in demonstrated student achievement gains
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to use effective strategies in differentiating instruction
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional best practices for online learning
  • Exhibit knowledge of standards-based curriculum and instructional programs and practices for middle and high school levels
  • Demonstrate operational knowledge of Internet and Web-related technologies
  • Ability to establish and maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents, and schools
  • Demonstrate effective data-based problem-solving skills

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid Florida Educator’s Professional Certification in the appropriate coverage

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in a like position
  • Professional development in the areas of:
    • Research-based exemplary practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment
    • Communication skills
    • Monitoring for student achievement
    • Student and parent conferencing skills
    • Learning Focused Strategies

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk and hear; stand and walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher, Virtual Schools;   EST: July 7, 2009 ;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 7, 2009