Nevada Connections Academy CTE: Agriculture Adjunct Teacher, 2021-2022 School Year in Home-based, Indiana
Founded in 2017, Indiana Connections Career Academy (INCC) is a tuition-free, virtual public charter school for students in grades 6-12 throughout Indiana. INCC was developed with a strong focus on career readiness, and CTE offerings, and offers students programs of study in one of seven in-demand career pathways. INCC is authorized by Ball State University and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Indiana Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Indiana, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services.
Indiana Connections Career Academy strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.
Position Summary and Responsibilities:
Working out of their home in Indiana, the Adjunct Teacher will virtually manage subject-specific instructional programs. Compensation will be based on the specific course workload and number of enrolled students. They will be responsible for monitoring progress, evaluating work, running online instructional/tutorial sessions, providing academic guidance, and being the subject-matter expert for a caseload of high school students. The Teacher must be able to complete work related responsibilities through a combination of regular office hours during the school day in conjunctions with hours scheduled outside the normal school day. 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 their instructional program.
The CTE: Agriculture Adjunct Teacher will be responsible for teaching CTE Agriculture courses.
The Adjunct Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:
Communicate with parents/learning coaches, students and other teachers via the phone, WebMail, asynchronous discussions and synchronous “conferencing”;
Instruct students, monitor student work, provide feedback, and suggest instructional approaches and strategies;
Monitor completion of assignments in the given subject area;
Score assessments and projects in the given subject area;
Communicate with Advisory/Counseling staff; report student issues and coordinate communication schedules;
Conduct online tutorial and instructional sessions for students (utilizing online conferencing software);
Develop a very detailed knowledge of the curriculum for which responsible (subject expert);
Provide struggling students (and parents) with alternate strategies and additional assistance;
Complete all required training sessions throughout the year; and
Other duties as assigned.
CTE: Agriculture certification or comparable CTE-specific certification in Indiana
Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products and Google Suite)
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
Experience with online instruction is a plus
Must own a computer with high speed Internet access that meets Connections Academy’s minimum technology specifications (https://www.connectionsacademy.com/online-school/technology/hardware/connectivity-requirement)
Must maintain posted office hours for at least 3 hours per week on two separate weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm
Complete required orientation and training programs
May be required to attend training and/or meetings at the school office throughout the school year (frequency dependent on proximity to office)
Comply with all provisions of the Connections Academy Work At-Home Policy