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Special Education Teacher, K-8 – Chicago Virtual Charter School

Job Title
Special Education Teacher, K-8 – Chicago Virtual Charter School
Job ID
Chicago,  IL 60607-2628
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Special Education Teacher (K-8)
Chicago Virtual Charter School
Chicago Virtual Charter School Teachers are part of a national pioneering effort in public education. Our Teachers should therefore share the school's entrepreneurial spirit and passion to provide students with a world class educational program that blends virtual with face-to-face instruction.  Teaching in a hybrid virtual charter school requires a strong educational background and a firm commitment to our innovative model.  Teachers will be expected to carry out the school’s mission and vision and play an active role in pioneering what makes up virtual hybrid instruction.  Teachers will be trained to use a variety of virtual tools to engage students working in the curriculum and apply various teaching techniques traditional to many classrooms.  Teachers’ responsibilities include expectations like differentiated instruction that meets student’s individualized needs, working with the students in accomplishing their goals/benchmarks written in their IEP and Individual Learning Plan (ILP). 
As part of their regular teaching responsibilities, teachers are expected to fulfill duties in the following areas:

  • Know the K12 curriculum in its entirety for assigned grade levels
  • Prepare to teach students virtually and face-to-face and deliver instruction using differentiated methods to meet the needs of all students
  • Demonstrate knowledge of state standards and testing requirements
  • Research and create lessons that complement/supplement the K12 curriculum
  • Assess students for mastery and validate student learning
  • Prepare students for standardized tests and assist with testing using other benchmark tests
  • Co-teach/collaborate with general education teachers
  • Co-teach/collaborate with Learning Coach to share strategies for modifications/accommodations
  • Plan interventions, accommodations, and modifications to the curriculum as necessary
  • Provide students and families a weekly report on the instructional goals that were met
Student Achievement
  • Communicate regularly with Learning Coaches, parents, and students about student performance, progress, and academic expectations
  • Write quarterly progress reports which will indicate update the achievement of the IEP goals/objectives with input from appropriate specialists.
  • Maintain appropriate levels of communication with other teachers/staff members, including regular education and at-risk teacher(s) concerning the students with disabilities
  • Collaborate with teachers to establish student’s IEP goals and Individualize Learning Plan objectives
  • Develop pre-referral interventions strategies with general education teachers
Student Records
  • Maintain student academic and attendance tracking sheet on a weekly basis
  • Record documentation and record keeping in TotalView
  • Maintaining an electronic student portfolio
  • Maintain compliancy with K12, CVCS and CPS requirements
School Community Expectations
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with families
  • Communicate regularly with students/parents/teachers/Case Manager/ Student Service Administrator
  • Collaboration with related service providers as needed
  • Home visits with the case manager, when needed, to see the academic setting
  • Co-facilitate Learning Coach workshops
Professional Expectations
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings and professional development workshops (virtual and face-to-face)
  • Participate in K12 teacher training initiatives to improve virtual instruction
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Monitor and problem solve daily for the student
  • Participate in school committee(s)
  • Other duties as listed within the school’s job description and/or assigned by the Head of School or designee
Individuals should possess the following characteristics:
  • Flexible
  • Open-minded
  • Dedicated
  • Innovative
  • Reflective
  • Collaborative
  • Communicative
  • Timely
  • Professional