Classroom Teacher - Michigan Connections Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Elementary School Classes
Job Title: Michigan Connections Academy - K-3 Reading & Math Interventionist, 2022-2023 School Year
Job Location: Okemos, MI
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Reading Specialist
Certificate: Mathematics, K-8
District: Michigan Connections Academy
Okemos, MI 48864
Telephone: 443-873-1745
Job Description:
To be considered please apply online here

School Summary
Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades K–12 throughout Michigan. MICA is authorized by Ferris State University Charter Schools Office and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Michigan Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with CA of Michigan, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Working from our office in Okemos, Michigan the K-3 Reading and Math Intervention Teacher will supervise and coach elementary students in a face-to-face setting as they utilize online instruction and materials. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools, the Math / Reading Interventionist will communicate regularly with parents, students, and curriculum specialists to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program. 

The K-3 Reading and Math Intervention Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
  • Screen students to establish proper content area levels using an informal content area inventory or similar tool;
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to select students who are in need of special instruction;
  • Provide diagnostic, prescriptive, and evaluative services for identified students;
  • Provide individual and small group instruction for identified students;
  • Assist with the administration of state tests and other required state exams;
  • Confer with the instructional staff on the needs of students and provide suggestions of effective interventions and strategies;
  • Act as a resource teacher to regular classroom teachers by assisting them in the organization of the content area programs, selection of materials, and implementation of teaching techniques to ensure the instructional program relates to the special needs of students;
  • Model effective instruction to classroom teachers;
  • Provide resources for teachers, aides and parents;
  • Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to presenting lessons that will increase student understanding.  Work directly with students and parents to implement these alternate lessons;
  • Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction;
  • Tutor struggling students in small groups or one-on-one;
  • Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update Personal Learning Plans;
  • Collaborate 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;
  • Keep student records and data up-to-date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, grading, and logging all student and parent contacts;
  • Develop and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Appropriately certified in K-3 Reading and Math in Michigan (appropriate to grade level responsibilities).
  • Strong multi-cultural skills.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work remotely, if necessary.
  • Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families
Want to know more about being an educator at Connections Academy? Please join us for a live virtual information session held every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern. We hope to see you there!  

To be considered please apply online here

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