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EdisonLearning

EdisonLearning

United States · Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

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Sunrise High School - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Full Time
4 Year Degree
None
Day
Education

Job Summary

Sunrise High School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL is seeking a Reading/English Teacher to join our team!

About EdisonLearning and NorthStar Academies

NorthStar Academies (NSA) are public charter schools governed by the Governing Board of NorthStar Academies. The NSA board has entered into an agreement with EdisonLearning to manage the NSA Schools.

EdisonLearning brings together best practices in instruction, developed over three decades of supporting schools, with blended solutions designed by educators to meet students where they are and deliver the education they need and deserve. The company’s comprehensive content, resources and support include 150+ full eCourses in core and elective subjects, plus career and technical education and social-emotional learning; actionable learning analytics dashboards and blockchain-enabled micro-credentials; and instructional services teachers and advisors who provide personalized student support. The guiding purpose behind all of EdisonLearning’s work is to ensure equitable access and opportunity for each and every learner.

Our organization’s growth and success is due to the hundreds of dedicated professionals who share a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people – both academically and in character development. We are committed to maintaining a work environment that empowers every employee to take ownership for the growth and success of the company – making sure that the best ideas are always on the table, and that the students we serve always receive our best.

The EdisonLearning Schools Core Values

Wisdom; justice; courage; compassion; hope; respect; responsibility; integrity and resilience—provide the basis for our character and ethics curriculum and student management system that contribute to building a positive learning environment. Helping students develop into responsible citizens is an integral part of the EdisonLearning program.

Job Summary:

The Reading/English Teacher is a dual role. In this role, the Reading Teacher will be responsible for conducting daily Direct Instruction in a traditional classroom setting. The Reading Teacher will provide direct Reading instruction in accordance with the District’s approved Reading Plan and ensures that students receive tiered Reading Interventions in accordance with their individual learning needs. The Reading Teacher in collaboration with the Principal and designated members of the Administrative Team, will ensure that students are progress monitored at a minimum of three times per year (AP1, AP2 and AP3). The Reading Teacher regularly meets with students to advise and plan for students’ individual learning plans and providing coaching and mentoring in an advisory capacity.

The English Teacher will be responsible for facilitating student learning and supplementing direct instruction with computer-based instruction as needed. The English Teacher uses a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources to teach content and skills to students in small- or pull-out groups. The English Teacher regularly meets with students to advise and plan for students’ individual learning plans, providing coaching and mentoring in an advisory capacity. The English Teacher is responsible for the daily instructional delivery of curriculum, assessment, and classroom management that aligns with the school’s vision, mission, and values while also meeting state and national academic standards. The role will be responsible to understand and demonstrate the importance of effective communication with students, school personnel, and parents.

The Reading/English Teacher works as a part of the instructional team in order to meet the needs of all students. Because building relationships is a critical component of this learning environment, the team works together to identify student needs that may be barriers to success. Teachers collaborate with team members to analyze different means of meeting student needs and communicates with students, parents, and other team members about student progress and plans for next steps.

Essential Reading Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Improve literacy through listening, reading, writing, and speaking;
  • Identify, implement, and monitor students level of Reading Interventions needed and students’ progress towards graduation;
  • Administer formative and summative assessments including benchmark and statewide assessments as per the school and district’s assessment calendars;
  • Implement the school’s Multi-tiered System of Support and ensure that students receive appropriately tiered instructional support using the identified curriculum and interventions needed;
  • Progress monitor students and participate in the school’s data cycle and Professional Learning Communities’ Meetings as per the school’s Multi-tiered System of Support Plan
  • Using the Language Arts Florida Standards and the school’s approved Intensive Reading Curriculum, create and submit weekly lesson plans that are consistent with all components of the school’s standard lesson plan format;
  • Provide small group instruction to students enrolled in an alternative school setting;
  • Provide instructional support, interventions, modifications, and adaptations to all students with disabilities in accordance with their Individual Education Plans;
  • Provide instructional support, interventions, modifications and adaptations to English Language Learners in accordance with each ESOL student’s language proficiency level and their identified instructional needs;
  • Record and maintain accurate student attendance;
  • Consult with other content area teachers, special education teachers, parents and students, advising on strategies and activities that may be used to enhance a student's reading skills
  • Assist in the development and implementation of individual education service plans for students;
  • Provide essential supervision to students in their education requirements;
  • In accordance with the school’s reporting policies, keep school administrators informed about the reading programs/strategies and needs of the school;
  • Keep accurate documentation regarding student progress, needs, strengths, grades, observations, anecdotal records, and other related data;
  • Participate in district as well as in-house professional learning opportunities identified and approved by the school principal
  • Other responsibilities or projects as assigned by the Principal or Assistant Principal.

Essential English Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Grade essays, research papers, and open-ended response items while providing feedback to students;
  • Engage students to ensure a lively classroom atmosphere;
  • Execute lessons effectively and efficiently using different styles of teaching depending on the content;
  • Assessing students literacy level and design and implement a plan to help students learn more efficiently;
  • Teach students to think critically when studying the literature;
  • Identify and select appropriate instructional materials aligned to content standards;
  • Implement relevant information from research and professional literature on best practices in instruction;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state standards, testing requirements, and graduation requirements within the core content;
  • Analyze formal and informal data and accurately complete student data assessment analysis and provide informative reports regarding student instruction and achievement;
  • Provide small group instruction to students enrolled in an alternative school setting;
  • Keep student attendance;
  • Compose lesson plans that correlate with student needs;
  • Plan and follow daily classroom instruction activities;
  • Work closely with teachers and other colleagues to develop and build teaching skills;
  • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, student needs and assessments;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of individual education service plans for students;
  • Provide essential supervision to students in their education requirements;
  • Administer assessments to ascertain academic needs of students enrolled in an alternative setting;
  • Monitor academic progress of students in their coursework;
  • Monitor student progress towards graduation;
  • Maintain ongoing communication with parents, staff, and community as needed;
  • Become proficient in the use of computer based instruction and software;
  • Keep accurate documentation regarding student progress, needs, strengths, grades, observations, anecdotal records, and other related data;
  • Maintain student records and files in a confidential manner;
  • Manage the learning environment and coach students as an advisor and mentor;
  • Contribute to a culture of professionalism among team members;
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by the Principal or Assistant Principal.

Key Relationships:

Internal: School faculty and staff, Students

External: School visitors, Parents

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Generally asks relevant and insightful questions to establish facts;
  • Seeks to understand key decision making issues and characteristics when guided by others;
  • Shows increasing understanding of EdisonLearning work processes and standards;
  • Thinks to ask questions about actions required to produce expected results;
  • Expresses interest in taking on varied projects and tasks to develop new skills in most situations;
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers by being punctual, collaborative, and maintaining a pleasant work attitude;
  • Shows that understands accepted professional conduct within the EdisonLearning environment by acting honestly and openly and responding positively to any feedback on professional conduct;
  • Establishes appropriate and supportive relationships with students, parents and staff.

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree;
  • Appropriate teacher certification;
  • Willing to acquire Reading Certification and add to state certification;
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word and Outlook.

Preferred

  • Evidence of educational experiences after college (fellowships, summer study, or graduate course work to pursue greater depth in a subject area, specific instructional methodology, curriculum development, special education, technology, etc.) ;
  • Evidence of working knowledge and comfort level with instructional technology
  • Experience working with student population in some capacity;

Benefits and other Perks:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Basic Life/AD&D – company paid
  • Voluntary – Life/AD&D, Short/Long Term Disability
  • Generous time off schedule (Holidays, Personal, Vacation, and Sick Time)
  • Retirement Plan
  • Student Loan Assistance
  • Employer Paid Teladoc Mental Health support network
  • Perks at Work discount site

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of EdisonLearning, Inc. to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.