Teacher-Virtual Summer School

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Posted
Mar 04, 2021
Closes
Mar 11, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is open to AD and TP pay plan school level educators only.

Work will be performed from a remote location (home or alternate location).

This announcement will be used to fill multiple virtual summer school positions.

These positions may be increased or decreased due to student enrollment.

Job offers may be withdrawn due to student enrollment.

Please refer to Qualifications Section below for required duties.
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Responsibilities

The DoDEA Virtual High School is seeking teachers, counselors, and educational technologists for the 2021 Online Summer High School Program and for the 2021 Online Summer School Math 8A Program. This is a six-week commitment from June 14, 2021-July 30, 2021, to include training, preparation, collaboration, and final grade reporting. In addition to teaching their assigned course(s), all educators are required to participate in dedicated virtual school training and collaboration which will be provided before and during the summer school session. Training will be differentiated by experience. Up to twelve hours of required training will be scheduled before classes open to students. Any additional hours for training and collaboration will be scheduled during the summer school session. The total hours for training and collaboration will not exceed 16 hours.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Staff members selected for summer school are required to use a DoDEA computer. The Computer Needs Agreement Form, signed by the supervisor (Brick and Mortar), verifies that the teacher will have possession of a DoDEA computer for the summer.
  • Experience in teaching online or blended courses
  • Experience working with a Learning Management System (e.g. Schoology, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Google Applications for Education, and multimedia applications.
  • Experience utilizing asynchronous tools (emails, discussion boards, online collaboration tools, etc.) and synchronous tools (instant messaging, web conferencing, etc.) to support online education.
  • Strong content knowledge in position for which applying.
  • Strong ability to learn and implement new technologies quickly.
  • Experience in working with high school students with an emphasis on supporting personalized learning.
  • Must be available for virtual training, course preparation, collaboration, and teaching for the full summer school session: June 14, 2021 through July 30, 2021
  • Group training times will be determined by late release dates and content areas.
  • Must have continuous access to reliable, high speed internet in order to perform online instructional duties.
  • Assigned work hours will be dependent on student enrollment and program needs (not to exceed 40 hours per week)
  • Must be willing to work hours which may vary depending on student location.
  • Must include the applicant's supervisor's signature on the Summer School Computer Needs Agreement Form to indicate that the supervisor is aware that the applicant is applying for this position.
  • Selectees are authorized to check out course materials and computer equipment from the local school to be used during the online Summer School.


Qualifications

Limited vacancies are available in each of the following content areas. The total number of positions available will be based upon final student enrollment. When applying, please ensure you select each position of interest as follows:

001 - 0310 Teacher, English
002 - 0320 Teacher, Social Studies
003 - 0334 Teacher, Health
004 - 0240 Teacher, Mathematics (MS)
005 - 0340 Teacher, Mathematics (HS)
006 - 0350 Teacher, Art
007 - 0351 Teacher, Music
008 - 0355 Teacher, Physical Education
009 - 0360 Teacher, Business
010 - 0485 Education Technologist
011 - 0492 Guidance Counselor
012 - 0438 English as a Second Language
013 - 0422 Teacher, Mild to Moderately Learning Impaired
014 - 0331 Teacher, Biology
015 - 0333 Teacher, Physics
016 - 0361 Teacher, Computer Science
017 - 0371 Teacher, French
018 - 0372 Teacher, German
019 - 0374 Teacher, Spanish
020 - 0375 Teacher, Japanese

Who May Apply: This job is open to....
Current DoDEA school level educators.

Instructor Duties:
  • Teaches specific courseware via the Schoology Learning Management System (LMS) to students participating in the Online Summer High School Program.
  • Monitors, tracks and evaluates student progress. Notifies DVHS administrators and the DVHS PPS department of any student progress issues.
  • Works collaboratively with mentors for student success.
  • Communicates regularly with appropriate staff, students, sponsors, and administrators.
  • Creates a positive learning environment and establishes good rapport with stakeholders, but especially students.
  • Collaborates with other educators in required weekly content area digital learning communities (DLCs) to exchange ideas and utilize best practices for online learning.
  • Personalizes instruction based on student need.
  • Coordinates with Special Education and English Second Language staff to provide accommodations and/or modifications for students.
  • Establishes office hours to meet the needs of students in a variety of time zones.
  • Utilizes synchronous tools to provide same-time support for students.
  • Uses multimedia technology to reteach or enhance courseware based upon student needs.
Special Education Teacher Duties:
  • Serves as a mentor to assist students in completing online summer course work.
  • Communicates and collaborates with teachers to provide accommodations and/or modifications for special needs students (IEP or 504 Plan).
  • Monitors and tracks the progress of students with special needs. Notifies DVHS administrators, the DVHS PPS department, and the student's teacher of any student issues that arise.
  • Creates, maintains and updates communication log for assigned special needs students.
  • Is available to staff, students and sponsors on an as-needed basis via phone, instant message or other synchronous communication tools.
  • Communicates regularly with students, sponsors, staff and DVHS administrators.
  • Collaborates with other educators in required weekly content area digital learning communities (DLCs) to exchange ideas and utilize best practices for online learning.
English Second Language Teacher Duties:
  • Serves as a mentor to assist students in completing online summer course work.
  • Communicates and collaborates with teachers to provide accommodations and/or modifications for English Language Learner (ELL) students.
  • Monitors and tracks the progress of ELL students. Notifies DVHS administrators, the DVHS PPS department, and the student's teacher of any student issues that arise.
  • Creates, maintains and updates communication log for assigned ELL students.
  • Is available to staff, students and sponsors on an as-needed basis via phone, instant message or other synchronous communication tools.
  • Communicates regularly with students, sponsors, staff and DVHS administrators.
  • Collaborates with other educators in required weekly content area digital learning communities (DLCs) to exchange ideas and utilize best practices for online learning.
Secondary Counselor Duties:
  • Serves as a mentor to assist students in completing online summer coursework.
  • Communicates regularly with students, sponsors, staff and DVHS administrators.
  • Collaborates with teachers to provide support for students having difficulties in the online course.
  • Monitors and tracks the progress of assigned students. Notifies DVHS administrators, the DVHS PPS department, and the student's teacher of any student issues that arise.
  • Establishes a plan to engage each online high school student and sponsor with information and support services geared toward positive academic outcomes.
  • Creates, maintains and updates communication log for assigned students.
  • Is available to staff, students and sponsors on an as-needed basis via phone, instant message or other synchronous communication tools.
  • Collaborates with other educators in required weekly content area digital learning communities (DLCs) to exchange ideas and utilize best practices for online learning.
Educational Technologist Duties:
  • Assists teachers by providing a variety of student information obtained from the SIS.
  • Assists teachers in gathering information and data on student engagement in a course.
  • Assists teachers with the LMS Grade Center and end-of-summer grade reporting procedures.
  • Provides technical support to students including, but not limited to, the use of instant messaging, web conferencing, and the LMS.
  • Provides technical support to teachers and staff including, but not limited to, software installations, use of web conferencing, access to the LMS, access to official DoDEA email, and Common Access Card (CAC) trouble.
  • Is available to staff, students and sponsors on an as-needed basis via phone, instant message or other synchronous communication tools.
  • Provides on-demand professional development for educators.


Education

MUST BE DODEA CERTIFIED IN CONTENT AREA(S) IN WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING.

Additional information

PCS COSTS WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED FOR SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM.

Direct Deposit:
  • Selectees will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.
Compensation:
  • DoDEA educators located in the Pacific and Europe will be compensated at their daily rate of pay or portion thereof.
  • DoDEA educators located in the Americas will be compensated at their earned hourly rate of pay.
  • Pay memos will be submitted by the Virtual School Principal to the DVHS Customer Support Representative (CRS) to be processed and submitted to DLA for payment.
Additional Information:
  • This announcement will be used to fill multiple DoDEA Virtual High School summer school positions.
  • Applicants must be DoDEA certified in the content area for which they are applying.
  • A copy of your current DoDEA certificate must be included with your application.
  • Only current DoDEA educators are authorized to apply.


How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

  • You will be evaluated for this job based on your resume, certifications, and relevant experience.
  • Selected candidates may be required to interview with the hiring official.
  • Incomplete packages will disqualify you from consideration.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Monday, March 29, 2021. You must submit all required documents; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete.
  • Resume (must include beginning/end month and year for each employment period and documentation of skills).
  • Copy of current, valid DoDEA teaching certificate.
  • Copy of latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
  • Signed Summer School Computer Needs Agreement Form - Form will be provided to applicants upon selection.
Note: Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above by the deadline. Failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.

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