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Founders Classical Academy follows a democratic classical model using Core Knowledge curriculum based in classical liberal arts and sciences with a strong emphasis on civic education. Join an innovative team of classical educators as we create a Founders Classical Academy virtual school option, building upon the success of our brick and mortar Founders Classical Academies in Texas and Arkansas. Founders Classical Academy - Virtual will open in the fall of 2022, but we are in need of committed, motivated, and creative teachers and content specialists now to begin the exciting work of starting up the school.
In the first year of this role, the teacher will be responsible for building out a virtual classical curriculum in their grade level/subject area, aligned with the Founders Classical Academy academic program. Recording lessons on camera and designing content for a remote learning platform will be essential to the role. A secondary responsibility will be to monitor student progress in a remote conferencing setting.
The teacher will facilitate learning for students in order to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. The teacher enables and works with parents and students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society. They provide leadership, motivation, and rigorous education for all students.
Education/Certification: Must meet one of the following:
Texas State Teacher’s Certification in subject to be taught
Bachelor’s degree with a passing score on an ExCET/TExES Exam in grade level or content area to be taught
Bachelor’s degree with an academic minor or major (minimum of 18 credit hours) in the core academic subject areas to be taught
Bachelor’s degree and documented successful, relevant work experience in the content area to be taught, established by at least one year of employment in a specific field or occupation that required the educator to demonstrate knowledge or skill in the content area. This is to be supported by a professional letter of recommendation from the educator’s employer or supervisor.
Experience teaching in a classical liberal arts school, experience teaching with classical traditional methods, and experience in virtual teaching.
When you click on the link, it takes you to a Google form. The form asks candidates for the following:
Create a brief 5 minute video as if you are instructing a virtual class. In the beginning of the video, please introduce yourself and share some background information. Additionally, you will need to choose a topic/concept/theme in the subject and/or grade level you are applying for and teach it for the remainder of the time. You may use any platform to present/instruct and submit any file type for this sample lesson.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs), and Dispositions:
Ability to translate in-person instruction to a self-directed online program.
Passion for students
Passion for and strong knowledge of the instructional academic content
Ability to model virtue, teach virtue through the curriculum, and cultivate habits of virtue in students
Understanding of and passion for classical liberal arts
Ability to learn and implement classical teaching curricula and methods in a virtual setting
Ability and patience to work interactively with students
Ability to understand the academic needs of students
Strong organizational, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to communicate with all levels of students, their parents, the community, peers, campus administration, superintendents, and corporate staff
Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and student data such as diagnostic test results, state assessments scoring, and grade point average
Ability to transition with changes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively
Ability to travel as necessary (i.e. field trips, class trips, trainings, etc.)
Responsibilities and Duties:
Create virtual asynchronous and synchronous lessons that are aligned with the Founders Classical Academy academic program
Monitor progress of students in a Remote Conferencing setting
Second Year and following:
Prepare effective lessons, instruct, and motivate students in all course study utilizing classical traditional methods of instruction.
Assign lessons and correct classwork and homework in a timely manner.
Administer formative and summative assessments to evaluate student progress, record results, and issue reports to inform parents of progress.
Provide academic interventions for struggling students.
Maintain student grades and student-parent communication via the school’s online grading and communication tool.
Maintain discipline in the virtual classroom.
Maintain a classroom that is conducive to learning, safe, attractive, and stimulates a spirit of inquiry.
Regularly communicate with students and parents to discuss student progress – positive and negative.
Participate in required faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
Inspire, praise, and correct students with consistency, care, and interest to encourage academic success and promote virtue.
Work closely with Special Education and 504 teachers to ensure accommodations are implemented.
Perform duties such as sponsoring one or more activities or student organizations, assisting students in selecting courses of study, and counseling students in adjustment and academic problems.
Actively participate in marketing and student recruiting activities as necessary.
Perform special projects, during and after school hours, and other duties as assigned
Read and comply with the RES Employee Handbook, the RES Student-Parent Handbook, the Founders Classical Academy Campus Handbook, and other RES-Founders manuals and procedures documents.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
All equipment required to perform duties and tasks were previously described.
Physical / Environmental Factors:
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Responsive Education Solutions considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. ResponsiveEd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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