Connections Education LLC
Woods Cross, UT, United States
Utah Connections Academy (UCA) is a tuition-free, online public school that serves students in grades K–12 throughout Utah. UCA is authorized under state law by the Utah State Charter School Board and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Utah Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Utah, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED, and UCA is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working from our office in Woods Cross, Utah, or home based if qualified, the Math Interventionist will supervise and coach students in a face-to-face setting as they utilize online instruction and materials. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools, the Math Interventionist will communicate regularly with parents, students, and curriculum specialists to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program.
The Math Interventionist will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
Screen students to establish proper reading level using an informal reading inventory or similar tool;
Collaborate with classroom teachers to select students who are in need of special reading instruction;
Provide diagnostic, prescriptive, and evaluative services for identified students;
Provide individual and small group instruction for identified students;
Assist with the administration of state reading tests and other required state exams;
Confer with the instructional staff on the reading needs of students and provide suggestions of effective interventions and strategies;
Act as a resource teacher in the area of reading to regular classroom teachers by assisting them in the organization of the reading program, selection of materials, and implementation of teaching techniques to ensure the instructional program relates to the special needs of students;
Model effective reading instruction to classroom teachers;
Provide reading resources for teachers, aides and parents;
Review curriculum and devise alternate approaches to presenting lessons that will increase student understanding. Work directly with students and parents to implement these alternate lessons;
Support the instructional program with asynchronous web conferencing sessions and synchronous instruction;
Tutor struggling students in small groups or one-on-one;
Communicate with parents, students and other teachers on a regular basis to develop and update Personal Learning Plans;
Collaborate 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;
Keep student records and data up-to-date, including cumulative files, online student and family information, attendance accounting, grading, and logging all student and parent contacts;
Develop and implement virtual methods of creating and maintaining a “school community”; and
Other duties as assigned.
Appropriately certified in Math in Utah (appropriate to grade level responsibilities).
Strong multi-cultural skills.
Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft OS and MS Office programs).
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Customer focused approach.
High degree of flexibility.
Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment.
Team player track record.
Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel).
Ability to work remotely, if necessary.
Ability to work some occasional evening hours, as needed to support some families
Connections Education LLC
Website : http://www.connectionsacademy.com
The mission of Connections Academy is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program. We tailor our approach for students of all abilities—preparing students to succeed in school, and in life. In the spring of 2001, Sylvan Ventures started a separate business unit to create a turnkey virtual school program based on a commitment to the highest educational standards, with full accountability. The company began operations of its first schools in two states in the fall of 2002. In September of 2004, Connections Academy was sold to an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P. The company now supports tuition-free public schools under management contracts from charter schools or school districts in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. In the spring of 2009, Connections Academy opened a private school, International Connections Academy (iNaCa), that is available everywhere.