Classroom Teacher - Lighthouse Connections Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: ELL Specialist, 2022-2023 School Year
Job Location: Troy, MI
Beginning: Aug 17, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: English as a Second Language
District: Lighthouse Connections Academy
Troy, MI 48083
Telephone: 800-382-6010
Job Description:
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School Summary

Lighthouse Connections Academy (LCA) is a tuition-free virtual public charter school serving students in grades K-12 throughout Michigan. LCA is authorized by Oxford Community Schools and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school contracts with Connections Education LLC to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED/Cognia.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
Working from our office in Troy, Michigan, or your home office, the English Learner (EL) Specialist will virtually manage instructional programs for students with special needs in collaboration with the general education teachers. Through the use of curriculum tools, they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program. The EL Specialist will participate in all steps of the LEP process. They will work closely with other teachers and district professionals to ensure that the school’s multilingual program is successful and operating in compliance with federal and state regulations. The EL Specialist will utilize technology to deliver virtual instruction.

The EL Specialist will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
  • Coordinate language proficiency screenings and language testing, staying compliant with state-timelines for tasks such as Beginning of the Year, Middle of the Year and End of the Year LPAC meetings and documentation;
  • 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;
  • Collaborate with the student’s teachers in supporting learning and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner;
  • Support the instructional program with synchronous web conferencing sessions and asynchronous instruction;
  • Manage a homeroom of students;
  • 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, discuss assessments, provide feedback on student work, suggest instructional approaches and strategies, monitor completion of assignments and coach special projects;
  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certification (for the appropriate Grade Band) with NS or Y endorsement
  • Michigan Residency preferred
  • Highly qualified to teach ESL in Michigan 
  • Experience directly teaching EL students preferred
  • Bilingual preferred, but not required
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