Kelly Services Elementary Reading Specialist in FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida
Virtual Elementary Reading Specialist
Location: MUST LIVE WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA
Grade Level: K-5
Summary : The Teacher is a highly qualified, state certified educator responsible for delivering specific course content in an online environment. Teachers provide instruction, support, and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs. Teachers monitor student progress through the learning management system. They actively work closely with students and parents/Learning Coaches to advance each student’s learning toward established goals. Teachers typically work from home but must travel occasionally throughout the year to various school functions, such as state testing or as otherwise required by the school.
Essential Functions : Takes ownership for students’ academic progress and attendance, communicating high expectations and showing active interest in students’ achievement;
Prepares students for high stakes standardized tests;
Conducts live synchronous teaching – minimum of 15 hours per week;
Asynchronously supports objectives, including composing/sending emails, planning course objectives, preparing learning plans, and using data to determine student needs;
Collaborates with local/regional/national teams and teacher trainers regarding instruction, resources, interventions and data-driven decision making;
Open and available to be coached on a regular basis with administrators and teacher trainers;
Under guidance from principal and coach, augments course content according to prescribed policies and procedures using appropriate asynchronous and synchronous tools;
Submits grades and required student work ensuring student academic honesty and integrity; Maintains grade book; makes placement and promotion decisions by generating formal and informal reports regarding student progress, alerts administrators to concerns about student performance and progress.
Establishes and maintains positive rapport with families and regularly communicates with students and learning coaches/parents;
Elementary and Middle School Teachers support learning coaches/parents with student curricular and instructional issues in a virtual classroom environment that is in line with academy policies and procedures;
Supports students and learning coaches with the set-up and maintenance of their learning environment including basic computer troubleshooting;
Understands how both diverse and unique characteristics of students and their families impact required support;
Works 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 stakeholders;
Responds to students, parents, and colleagues in timely manner.
Other Essential Functions
Organizes social and educational activities for students and families, including sponsorship of virtual clubs, outings, marketing events or other extracurricular activities as required;
Travels to testing sites to proctor state exams.
Minimum Required Qualifications :
Bachelor's degree AND
Six (6) months of student teaching experience AND
Meet requirements for Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) in subject area under No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Certificates and Licenses : Appropriate state teaching certification.
OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Pedagogical knowledge of content being taught and ability to apply critical thinking
Knowledge of state content standards and ability to align those with the curriculum
Ability to embrace change and adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes
Ability to problem solve independently and have a high level of organization
Understanding of interdependency of deadlines on multiple projects and able to act to preserve integrity on other people's deadlines
Ability to work independently, typically 40+ hours per week
Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during workday, typically 9-5 (or 8-4) or as defined by the school
Ability to travel as required (on average once per month and/or approximately 10% of the time) for face to face professional development, student testing, and as required by school
Access to reliable high-speed internet
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word; PowerPoint;
Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms
Ability to maintain teacher certification/professional development hours and fluency in programs and curriculum
Ability to clear required background check
DESIRED Qualifications :
Experience working with proposed age group
Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
Experience working in a virtual environment
Experience teaching in an online (virtual) and/or in a brick and mortar environment
Experience with Blackboard Collaborative, Newrow, or other online platforms
Work Environment :
- This is a home-based position
Why Kelly ® ?
Looking for meaningful work that enriches the lives of students in your community? At Kelly® Education, we connect passionate people with great jobs in local schools. Whether you’re looking to work a few days a week or every day, want to work in a classroom or a non-instructional role—we’ll connect you with flexible work you can feel good about. Even if you’re new to the education field, our thorough training and orientation will prepare you to be successful.
About Kelly ®
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