The Education Cooperative Connections Academy ( learn more )


Walpole , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2919888
  • Application Deadline: May 2, 2018
  • Posted : April 13, 2018
  • Starting Date: August 20, 2018

Job Description

School Summary:
TEC Connections Academy Commonwealth Virtual School (TECCA CMVS) is a full-time tuition-free virtual public school district that in the 2018-2019 school year, will employ over 125 faculty and staff, and serve over 2,200 students across grades K-12 across Massachusetts. Sponsored by Massachusetts’ leading collaborative, The Education Cooperative (TEC), TECCA opened for the 2014–15 school year with approval by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In February, 2017, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approved a five-year renewal of TECCA’s Certificate.

All positions (unless distant work-at-home arrangements are made) report to the office in East Walpole, Massachusetts one day a week; faculty are expected to maintain a professional office space at home the remaining four days.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Art
  • Job Requirements

    • Position and Responsibilities:
      Certified Teachers will provide instruction and “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 his/her courses and instructional program.

      The K - 12 Art Educator will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

      • Complete all grading, create progress reports and conduct parent conferences in a timely manner;
      • Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and instruction supplemented with self-paced curriculum work;
      • 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;
      • 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 strong 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;
      • Communicate regularly with parents, students, and curriculum specialists 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;
      • Manage regional field trips and make efforts to integrate trips into the curriculum;
      • Develop and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”;
      • Participate in the organization and administration of the State Testing, as directed;
      • Participate in student outreach sessions and other activities that require teacher representation;
      • Work with Advisory Teachers and School Counselor to ensure students and families are receiving appropriate communications, students are making adequate progress and established goals are being met;
      • Attend field trips and other community activities implemented for families; and
      • Other duties as assigned.

      TO APPLY: Send Cover Letter, Resume, Evidence of Certification, and at least 2 Letters of Recommendation to teccaemployment@gmail.com and in the re: include “K - 12 Art”

      • Highly qualified and certified as an Art Educator in Massachusetts (appropriate to grade level and content area responsibilities)
      • Provide a Massachusetts RETELL/SEI (Rethinking Equity in the Teaching of English Language Learners) endorsement within one (1) year of employment
      • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft ® OS and Microsoft ® Office programs)
      • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
      • Student-focused approach
      • High degree of flexibility
      • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
      • Team player track record
      • Willingness/ability to travel on occasion for student outreach and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)
      • Ability to work remotely, if necessary
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Patrick Lattuca, Principal
    • 141 Mansion Drive Suite 300
    • Walpole, Massachusetts 02032

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