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Independent Study Teacher

9/6/2013
Human Resources
1
September 9, 2013 - June 17, 2014
Full and Part Time
Until Filled
Competitive - Based on experience and education
Date Posted:
9/6/2013
Application Deadline:
Until Filled
Employment Type:
Full and Part Time
Length of Work Year:
September 9, 2013 - June 17, 2014
Salary:
Competitive - Based on experience and education
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Contact: Human Resources Email: careers@oxfordchampions.com Phone:
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Independent Study Teachers must provide an exceptional educational program for pupils in grades TK-12, as outlined in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, and assist in other school programs as assigned. 

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrate their ability as learners:
  • Knowledge of the students and their families, their background and aspirations;
  • Knowledge of the subject matter(s) and standards in which he or she teaches. It is essential that teachers demonstrate that he or she is continuing to learn updated subject matter;
  • Knowledge of the local community in which the students and their families live and work.  It is vital that teachers have an understanding of the community to assist students in reaching their academic potential;
  • Develop data-driven lesson plans and instructional materials to provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum needs of each pupil;
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as colleagues. As a staff we will form and work as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to maximize student achievement. Student learning is the focus of all collaboration and staff development. Teachers must be able to work as a team with other faculty, students, and parents;
  • Provide leadership for the school.  Initiating proposals, expanding opportunities for the school to accomplish its goals, and inspiring others to work towards high standards is an essential part of being a teacher at Oxford Preparatory Academy;
  • Conform to the legal requirement that all core, charter school teachers shall hold a Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) certificate, permit, or other document equivalent to that which a teacher in other public schools would be required to hold (Teacher certificates are kept current and will be maintained in the employee’s personnel file and in the Human Resources Oversight Notebook); and
  • Be “highly qualified” per provisions set forth in the No Child Left Behind Act regulations and all teachers shall possess an English Learner (EL) Authorization

 Employee Qualifications:

To be employed by OPA the following conditions must be met:

  • All employees must fulfill California Education Code § 44237, which requires fingerprints to be obtained from each new employee in order to obtain a criminal record summary prior to commencing employment from the Department of Justice.  The employee is responsible to pay for the fingerprinting costs.
  • All employees who are mandated reporters, as defined by Penal Code 11165.7, are to report known or suspected instances of child abuse or neglectPrior to employment, each employee shall sign a statement, on a form provided to him/her by Oxford Preparatory Academy, to the effect that he/she has knowledge of the statutory requirement that if he/she observes a child whom the mandated reporter knows or reasonably suspects has been the victim of child abuse or neglect, he/she shall immediately report this to Child Protective Services. The Executive Director shall ensure that the provisions of this policy are carried out in accordance with the law.
  • All employees must complete the “I-9” form to verify that they have the legal right to work in the United States.
  • All employees must have a social security card.
  • All employees and volunteers must provide the results of a T.B. test as required by current state law and renew their T.B. verification every four years.

Requirements for Applying

Copy of Current Resume Letter of Introduction Three (3) letters of recommendation Copy of valid California Teaching Credential Copy of Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree from an accredited college/university Copy of transcripts (official not required) Copy of TB test results (within the last four years)

      Requirements for Applying

      Copy of Current Resume Letter of Introduction Three (3) letters of recommendation Copy of valid California Teaching Credential Copy of Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree from an accredited college/university Copy of transcripts (official not required) Copy of TB test results (within the last four years)

          Oxford Preparatory Academy-San Marcos’ (OPA) vision is to maintain a flexible center for higher independent learning, where students from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade are inspired to pursue university-level academic studies, as well as to gain skills to be successful in the global community of the 21st century. Our students will not just meet, but exceed grade level expectations and become independent critical thinkers, as they engage with dynamic individualized support that will make them self-motivated, competent, and lifelong learners. OPA seeks to attract and serve a group of students who can benefit from instruction that is more freely scheduled, flexibly paced, individually targeted, and closely monitored than can occur in a traditional “brick and mortar” classroom. This model is distinguishable from other hybrid or self-directed learning models: students benefit from intensive academic support from professional educators. OPA’s Independent Study model allows the student to interact with the curriculum in a manner that motivates students to pursue individual interest while proceeding through the required content. OPA will position its students for success by enabling students to learn any time, any place, and by deploying flexible learning, teaching, curricular, and staffing models that adapt to the uniqueness inherent in every student and learning situation. It will empower them to take ownership of their education and develop not only knowledge, skills, and abilities, but also the confidence, creativity, and resourcefulness to deploy them adaptively in response to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The staff at OPA has established a collegiate-inspired atmosphere that supports our school vision, where all students are introduced to the comprehensive benefits of attending a higher-learning institution. The ideals of Rhodes Scholars, the utmost scholarship at Oxford University, serve as the inspiration behind our collegiate theme and student goals: • High academic achievement • Respect for others • Integrity of character • A spirit of unselfishness • Physical vigor • Potential for leadership Creating long-term academic success takes place through a school-wide, data driven model of reform that shapes the culture of high expectations for every student on a flexible schedule. This is accomplished by promoting college readiness for all students the moment they arrive at OPA. OPA staff members merge their collective experience to formulate consistent language, policies, and programs to reinforce our school-wide goals. Adherence to rigorous California State Standards and a focus on student learning are the pillars of our philosophy. To emphasize high academic standards, our core instructional strategy is based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) and how it directly affects student learning. MI is the key philosophy embraced by all OPA stakeholders, enabling students to believe that they are gifted in a multitude of ways. Providing instructional strategies that address all eight of the intelligences ensures that differing needs are met and that the retention of information by students is maximized.

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          Oxford Preparatory Academy-San Marcos’ (OPA) vision is to maintain a flexible center for higher independent learning, where students from transitional kindergarten to twelfth grade are inspired to pursue university-level academic studies, as well as to gain skills to be successful in the global community of the 21st century. Our students will not just meet, but exceed grade level expectations and become independent critical thinkers, as they engage with dynamic individualized support that will make them self-motivated, competent, and lifelong learners. OPA seeks to attract and serve a group of students who can benefit from instruction that is more freely scheduled, flexibly paced, individually targeted, and closely monitored than can occur in a traditional “brick and mortar” classroom. This model is distinguishable from other hybrid or self-directed learning models: students benefit from intensive academic support from professional educators. OPA’s Independent Study model allows the student to interact with the curriculum in a manner that motivates students to pursue individual interest while proceeding through the required content. OPA will position its students for success by enabling students to learn any time, any place, and by deploying flexible learning, teaching, curricular, and staffing models that adapt to the uniqueness inherent in every student and learning situation. It will empower them to take ownership of their education and develop not only knowledge, skills, and abilities, but also the confidence, creativity, and resourcefulness to deploy them adaptively in response to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The staff at OPA has established a collegiate-inspired atmosphere that supports our school vision, where all students are introduced to the comprehensive benefits of attending a higher-learning institution. The ideals of Rhodes Scholars, the utmost scholarship at Oxford University, serve as the inspiration behind our collegiate theme and student goals: • High academic achievement • Respect for others • Integrity of character • A spirit of unselfishness • Physical vigor • Potential for leadership Creating long-term academic success takes place through a school-wide, data driven model of reform that shapes the culture of high expectations for every student on a flexible schedule. This is accomplished by promoting college readiness for all students the moment they arrive at OPA. OPA staff members merge their collective experience to formulate consistent language, policies, and programs to reinforce our school-wide goals. Adherence to rigorous California State Standards and a focus on student learning are the pillars of our philosophy. To emphasize high academic standards, our core instructional strategy is based on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) and how it directly affects student learning. MI is the key philosophy embraced by all OPA stakeholders, enabling students to believe that they are gifted in a multitude of ways. Providing instructional strategies that address all eight of the intelligences ensures that differing needs are met and that the retention of information by students is maximized.

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