ACCESS Teacher - Foreign Language & American Sign Language - 2023-2024 Academic Year - 519582
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 519582
Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA
Department/Organization: 209312 - ACCESS
Normal Work Schedule: Varies based on assignment
Note to Applicants: This position is remote.
Job Summary: The ACCESS Teacher provides web-based instruction to State of Alabama high school students.
Additional Department Summary: The ACCESS Teacher initiates and maintains regular contact with facilitators and students regarding student progress. Logs in to the learning management system at least once each day throughout any term in which they are assigned a course. Responds to student emails, provide feedback on activities, grade assignments, monitor student participation, and create or post timely announcements. Monitors login times for students and discuss any areas of concern or irregularities with the facilitator, school administrator, or designee. Posts news items and events to keep students on pace and facilitators well informed of course activities and assignments. Previews all activities, links, and quizzes in the learning management system before assigning them to students.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and experience and expertise in related field of study. Must be certified to teach in the State of Alabama.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must be certified to teach (grades 6 – 12) in the State of Alabama or be faculty members of an institution of higher education that is accredited by an agency identified in the Alabama Administrative Code (these include the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and other organizations approved by the Alabama State Board of Education). Some classroom experience in the content area being taught.
Teachers who interact with students via virtual learning to deliver instruction must pass the fingerprint/background check required by the Alabama State Department of Education for work with the ACCESS Distance Learning Initiative.
Teachers who teach an Advanced Placement (AP) course for ACCESS must have participated in AP training for that course and have a minimum of one-year of experience teaching the course. Teachers teaching a video conferencing (VCI) AP course must have received prior authorization for their AP course syllabus from the College Board.
Skills and Knowledge: Proficient in the use of the learning management system and other resources as identified and needed for successful course delivery. Expertise in the specific content area and prior participation in professional development, sponsored by the providing institution, pertaining to instructional methodology and technical aspects of online course delivery. Microsoft Programs (Word, Excel, Power Point) and Internet skills. Ability to learn other systems and applications. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively with students, facilitators, counselors and school administration. Ability to teach within a Learning Management System (LMS) to deliver high quality instruction
Preferred Qualifications: Three (3) years of experience teaching in Alabama or extraordinary accomplishments of an interested teacher. New, enthusiastic teachers who are interested in teaching in an exciting, fully digital environment. Knowledge of K-12 public schools
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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