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ESOL Teacher, 2019-2020 School Year
at Connections Academy
ESOL Teacher, 2019-2020 School Year
Founded in 2001, Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions for schools, school districts, and students in grades K–12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school solutions including Connections Academy,International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, Connections Education brings full-time online and blended school to 65,000 students across the U.S. and abroad, and delivers online courses to over 340,000 students. In total, over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries will receive online learning from Connections Education in 2017. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Regularly recognized for its outstanding curriculum and leadership, Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success. Connections Education is part of the global education company, Pearson.
Georgia Connections Academy is a tuition-free, full-time virtual school for students in grades 6-12 throughout Georgia. The school is authorized by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission and governed by an independent Board of Directors, with a mission to maximize academic achievement for students who are seeking other academic options. The school is operated by Georgia Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Georgia, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED, and GACA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working from our office in Duluth, Georgia, the ESOL Teacher is responsible for understanding and communicating the needs of and regulations related to English Learners enrolled in the school. The ESOL Teacher must be highly qualified to provide instruction to English Language Students and hold the appropriate state certifications or endorsements. This role involves teaching as well as navigating compliance with state and federal procedures. This position will also assist the Federal Programs Director in maintaining reliable and accurate data and files kept for the purpose of federal and state reports.
The ESOL Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
- Creating the individual EL plans, conducting Live Lessons (teaching sessions) helping students improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and monitoring students exited within past 2 years.
- Planning, preparing and delivering lessons
- Holding conferences with families at the beginning, end of the year, and as needed
- Checking and assessing pupils' classwork
- Managing and organizing screening and ACCESS testing with Testing Director
- Proctor and travel for EL assessments
- Attending social events (i.e field trips, school events)
- Work closely with and maintain open communication with Director of Federal Programs
- Prepare and distribute information to share with stakeholders
- Assist and attend with the Director of Federal Programs various required meetings and conferences
- Assist with budget planning for Title 1 funds and expenditures
- Assist with grant applications, amendments and revisions
- Assists Director of Federal Program with assigned school initiatives
- Perform general clerical duties as assigned
- Highly qualified and certified to teach ESOL
- Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs)
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
- Team player track record; ability to collaborate
- Customer focused approach
- Ability to work independently and remotely
- Travel for ACCESS testing or screening (may require overnight travel)
- Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families
- One or more years’ experience as an ESOL Teacher