Secondary Science Teacher 2017 2018 School Year - Company Summary: 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 A?Top WorkplaceA? by the Baltimore Sun for the third consecutive year and a 2013 A?Best Place to WorkA? 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. Michigan Connections Academy (MICA) is a tuition:free online public school, also known as a cyber charter school. MICA serves students in grades K:12 throughout Michigan and is authorized by Ferris State University Charter Schools Office. 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. Michigan Connections Academy also offers a blended learning school geared toward helping students who have dropped out of school earn their high school diplomas. Position Summary and Responsibilities: Working from our office in Okemos, Michigan, certified Teachers will A?virtuallyA? 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 instructional program. The Secondary Science Teacher 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 synchronous instruction; 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 general knowledge of the entire programA?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 studentsA? 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 curricSalary:CompetitiveContract:PermanentCompany:Connections Education LLC.