Teachers: Pro-Rata (as School Remote Teachers) - iZone/iLearnNYC

  • Posted Date: May 28, 2019 Deadline: Jun 26, 2019

Job Details

(Contingent Upon the Availability of Funding)

 

JOB TITLE:     

School Remote Teachers

 

LICENSE/ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:       

New York City licensed Social Studies, Science, Spanish, French, Chinese, Math and Health, tenured teachers in High School Grade Levels

 

OFFICE:                                              

iZone

 

LOCATION:                                        

Home school

                                                                               

REMOTE TEACHERS – POSITION SUMMARY: 

The DOE and UFT have recently signed an agreement to launch a virtual learning pilot, entitled Remote Teaching. This pilot aims to partner teachers from around the city with students to provide them with increased access to Electives, AP Courses, and Foreign Language courses. The second phase of this pilot will kick off in September 2019 with Electives, AP Courses, and Foreign Language. This posting is for teachers interested in teaching in this pilot program from September 2019 - June 2020.

 

Remote Teachers are licensed teachers of high school grade levels who teach students virtually.  Remote teachers will teach students within the participating program in the areas of Advanced Placement Subjects (AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP US History, AP Calculus AB, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics), electives (Forensics and Health) and Foreign Languages (Spanish, French and Chinese). Remote teachers will deliver instruction to and communicate with high school students in other locations using internet and required technological platforms Students may be in up to 3 locations simultaneously, but total class size will not exceed 28 students.  Selected teachers will be required to complete professional development sessions and training coursework prior to and during the length of the pilot.  Remote Teachers will be expected to participate in 10 sessions of professional learning workshops including an online course leading to a Learning Management System certification to occur during July and/or August prior to commencement of position with remaining on-going professional learning during the term of the course and will be paid at the per session rate for work beyond the contractual workday/workyear.  Remote teachers will  perform required duties for the pilot (including corresponding with on-site staff, planning for remote instruction and assessment, communication and conferencing with students and/or parents). Duties and responsibilities are intended to emulate traditional teaching paradigms and create an equitable learning experience.

 

REPORTS TO:  

DIIT iZone Supervisor and/or Home School Principal

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of four (4) years of teaching experience as a regularly appointed teacher. Knowledge of the common core standards as it relates to course.
  • Extensive knowledge of the New York State and City Standards, meets Advanced Placement requirements (as appropriate) and is licensed in subject matter.
  • Demonstrated expertise in an online learning environment designing and implementing standards-based instruction that specifies clear learning objectives, includes engaging activities and authentic assessments to measure mastery.
  • Willingness to promote online dialogue to deepen the learning experience.
  • Demonstrated ability with written and oral communications emphasis placed on the delivery of digital presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to use online learning, communication and other edtech tools as appropriate.
  • Can differentiate instruction for individuals or groups of students based on instructional data and analysis as well as student characteristics.
  • Can sustain and document flexible teaching schedules, which account for asynchronous and synchronous activities that are student-centered and maintain high standards for student engagement and success.
  • Selected candidates will be asked to facilitate a demonstration lesson or planning activity to demonstrate aforementioned qualifications.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Demonstrated skill in team building, group dynamics, and facilitating collaborative learning.
  • Proven history of being a self-starter who works well without constant supervision.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate competency in using data from assessments and other data sources to modify content and guide student learning.
  • Modify engaging content and appropriate assessments in an online environment.
  • Provide quality instruction to students using asynchronous and synchronous teaching methods (I.e. asynchronous = discussion forums, group work, written and digital assignments, posted content. Synchronous = online classrooms, webinars, chat rooms).
  • Employ student-centered instructional strategies that are connected to real-world applications to engage students in learning.
  • Facilitate and monitor online instruction groups/discussions to promote learning through higher-order thinking and group interaction.
  • Provide a variety of ongoing and frequent teacher-student, teacher-teacher, and teacher-administrator interaction with participating schools.
  • Provide prompt feedback, communicate high expectations, and teach to diverse talents and learning styles.
  • Online communication between students and teachers is a significant component of this pilot program to mimic in person communication. Therefore, teachers are expected to respond to student emails and grade assignments within 2 workdays, as well as monitor and respond to discussion postings daily during the school week.
  • Incorporate and comply with FERPA, AUP and communicate privacy guidelines to students.
  • Select and use a variety of online tools for communication, productivity, collaboration, data and performance analysis, presentation, research, and online content delivery as appropriate to the content area and student needs.
  • Use communication technologies in a variety of mediums and contexts for teaching and learning.
  • Apply technical troubleshooting skills (downloading plug-ins, uploading assignments, etc.)
  • Participate in all professional development and peer mentoring exercises throughout the duration of service.
  • Develop key relationships in order to work closely with on-site staff, students and parents of participating schools, guidance counselors and central iZone staff.
  • Participate in activities to identify best practices, address challenges and assess efficacy.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & LOCATION:

  • This posting is for September 2019-June 2020.
  • If eligible, the class will be scheduled before or after your regular school day.  The maximum class size of full virtual course across three classrooms will not exceed 28.
  • Teachers must confer with students synchronously during programmed periods each week.
  • Facilitate learning of students through supplied curriculum that teachers may supplement

 

SALARY: 

As per UFT Collective Bargaining Agreement, required additional hours will be compensated at Pro Rata rate.  Pro Rata shall be defined as an hourly rate that is the greater of (a) 1/1250 (inclusive of lunch) of a teacher’s regular salary; or the per session rate set forth in the collective bargaining agreement between the UFT and the Department covering Teachers (“CBA).

 

WORK SCHEDULE: 

Before or after teacher’s assigned school schedule

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Please be sure application includes cover letter, resume and your 6-digit file number.
  • Please send all application via email to the following email address: iLearnNYC@schools.nyc.gov   
  • Applications will be accepted through June 26, 2019

 

Signature for Peter Ianniello

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.  Inquiries regarding compliance with this equal opportunity policy may be directed to: Office of Equal Opportunity, 65 Court Street, Room 923, Brooklyn, New York 11201, or visit the OEO website at http://schools.nyc.gov/OEO

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