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OVERVIEWNevada Virtual Academy is a public charter school sponsored by the NV State Board of education
. When you join the team at NVVA, you join a team of dedicated professionals working all over the state in a virtual environment to ensure the success of our families and students who are using the K12 curriculum to meet their educational needs and goals, grades K-12. We are committed to our mission statement of providing nevada
students with an excellent education, grounded in high academic standards, which will help them achieve their full academic and social potential. The core philosophy of the Nevada Virtual Academy is that all young people can achieve academic excellence if they are provided rigorous instruction, high standards, informed guidance, and individual attention. Although we use the computer
as a learning tool, we believe that education is primarily a human endeavor that relies on caring individuals, involved parents, and committed teachers. Nevada Virtual Academy is the largest online school in Nevada and serves grades K to 12. Nevada Virtual Academy is committed to providing increased opportunity and greater access to all students regardless of their circumstances. Our courses are taught asynchronously and synchronously over the Internet. Online Instructors will cultivate relationships with students and their parents, to create successful learning opportunities. Part-Time HS Mandarin Chinese teacher
Nevada Virtual Academy We are currently recruiting home-based, licensed high school teachers to instruct our high school students across the state in Mandarin Chinese through an online environment. Planning and Preparation Learn the curriculum in its entirety for assigned grade levels. Demonstrate knowledge of the state standards and how both align with the K12 curriculum. Understand overall diversity of assigned families and individual characteristics of students/parents; specifically, how this impacts support needed. Utilizes asynchronous and synchronous tools to augment course content according to prescribed policies and procedures. Orients students to course and communicates course requirements. Maintains regular office hours and conducts instructional sessions. Sets and enforces deadlines for student work. Support parents with student curricular and instructional issues. Responsible for student academic progress and attendance Balance flexibility of the K12 curriculum with Academy policies and procedures. Conduct conferences with students and parents/responsible adult. Individualize instruction to help each student achieve K12 curricular objectives. Grades student work and maintains grade book. Communicates high expectations and shows an active interest in student’s achievement. Alert administrators to any concerns about student performance and progress. Recommends promotion and retention. Maintains regular contact with students and families Virtual Classroom Environment Create and manage home office. Organize social and educational activities for students and families, including sponsorship of one virtual club. Establish and maintain a positive rapport with assigned families. Support students with set-up and maintenance of their teaching environment. Support students through basic computer troubleshooting. Professional Responsibilities Collaborates with peers. Build community
by contributing to school message boards, newsletter and events
. Travel to and participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions.Requirements 3+ years teaching experience Bachelor’s degree Chinese certification for the state of Nevada Meets state’s NCLB’s Highly Qualified Teacher requirements Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook Experience in a customer service environment Strong written/verbal communication skills Flexible schedule Experience coordinating academically-oriented clubs and extracurricular activities Ability to travel at least once per month within and between assigned geographic areas to support students, attend regularly scheduled meetings, and participate in school activities, open houses and orientations. The ideal teacher candidates will also have: Experience working with the proposed age group Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology An ability to learn new technology tools quickly (e.g., database and web-based tools) An ability to support and guide adults as well as students Compensation is hourly and commensurate with background and experience. The school will only consider top candidates with relevant experience and a proven track record.