• Job Title: Teacher, Virtual Learning

    Dept./School: K-8 Virtual Academy
    Reports to: Principal
    Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
    Pay Grade: Teacher Pay Scale

    PRIMARY PURPOSE:  

    Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences through a distance or virtual instructional platform in the academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.


    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    Education/Certification:

    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
    • Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements
    • Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned

    Special Knowledge/Skills:

    • Knowledge of core academic subject assigned
    • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional best practices for online learning
    • Strong knowledge of Internet and web-related technology
    • Ability to instruct students using a variety of technology applications and platforms
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively through virtual platforms in written and oral form
    • Ability to develop relationships and maintain consistent contact with students, parents, and colleagues
    • Ability to support students with computer set-up, navigation, and technology issues

    Experience:

    Minimum of one year of teaching experience
     

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:  

    Instructional Strategies:

    • Develop and implement lesson plans for distance and virtual learning that fulfill the requirements of the district's curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student differences.
    • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
    • Clearly articulate deadlines, schedules and procedures to students and parents to ensure coursework is completed within the specified timeframe.
    • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities. 
    • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
    • Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
    • Plan and assign work to instructional aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.

    Student Growth and Development:

    • Provide timely feedback to students and track progress through a variety of methods.
    • Conduct ongoing assessment and feedback related to student achievement through formal and informal methods.
    • Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
    • Be a positive role model for students and support the goals of the campus and school district.

    Classroom Management and Organization:

    • Create a virtual classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
    • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
    • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Assist in selecting books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
    • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.

    Communication:

    • Be available by phone, email, or video conferencing to confer with district personnel, students, and/or parents. 
    • Communicate with students or parents on a regular basis via phone or video conference, email, or district-approved website. 
    • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.

    Professional Growth and Development

    • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
    • Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
    • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

    Other:

    • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Direct the work of assigned instructional aide(s). 

    MENTAL DEMANDS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: 

    Tools/Equipment Used:

    Personal computer, phone systems, video/instructional equipment, and Peripherals

    Posture:

    Prolonged sitting and standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting

    Motion: 

    Frequent walking; repetitive computer work with frequent use of hands and wrists 

    Lifting:

    Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may lift and move textbooks and classroom equipment

    Environment: 

    Work inside from school or location other than school building, may work outside, regular exposure to noise and computer monitors

    Mental Demands: 

    Maintain emotional control under stress; work prolonged or irregular hours 

    MINIMUM SALARY: $55,500 

    DUTY DAYS: 187 


    APPLICATION PROCEDURES:


    District Employees

    Interested candidates must complete and submit the Denton ISD on-line Internal Application at www.dentonisd.orgUpload employment credentials and a current résumé detailing experience, qualifications and professional accomplishments. 

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Position will remain vacant until a qualified applicant is employed.
     
    THE DENTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER