Online Teaching Details
HIGH SCHOOL COURSES: Every course is a full curriculum, fully interactive course with the same rigor and expectations as face to face courses. The Courses are semester based and most of them contain 16 weeks of covered material. A full year course contains 32 weeks of covered material. These courses are offered on a flexible schedule, and students may complete them as quickly as they are able - but are given up to 20 weeks per semester based course.
CREDIT RECOVERY COURSES: Courses are designed for students that did not pass a course initially but learned enough to make a complete repetition of the course unnecessary. In these courses, students can test out of material they have already learned and focus on what they need to demonstrate achievement of essential content standards. These courses are offered on a flexible schedule, and students may complete them as quickly as they are able - but are given up to 10 weeks per semester based course.
While some of the assignments are auto-corrected, most of them require a teacher to correct and submit student feedback. Students are motivated by and look forward to teacher comments.
The time a teacher needs to work with a student is related to their ease of use with computers, their familiarity with the material that they are teaching and the number of students enrolled in the course. For timely communication with students on various schedules, it is important for teachers to plan on logging in several times per week. The amount of time the teacher is logged in depends on the number of students and assignments that are waiting for them, and the needs of the students enrolled. All the course assignments are provided by the courseware - so the prep time is reduced once you become familiar with the material and the navigation of the courseware. Teachers are expected to post regular announcements on the course announcements page; correct and provide student feedback and respond to students' questions within 24-36 hours of their submission date. Teachers are encouraged to communicate with students via the "messages" section of the course where one-on-one or group communications are all documented in one place. There is a discussion area in the course where teachers are encouraged to develop online classroom higher-level discussions. The courses (except for World Languages and Advanced Placement Courses) will be offered on a rolling enrollment basis across the semester. Students will not all start and finish on the same date or be expected to be working on the same things at the same time. When they are and it makes sense, teachers are encouraged to develop group-based classroom interactions. There is also a synchronous chat environment in the courseware for scheduled class meetings. The courseware tools are provided via Blackboard's Learning Management System.
The pay depends on the number of students enrolled in the course and the course/s being taught. HIGH SCHOOL COURSES: Teachers are paid $150 per enrolled student for a semester long course (students are given 20 weeks to complete the course); $75 per 8-week extension per student; and $300 per enrolled student for a year-long course (students must be finished before the last day of school in their district). With these courses, students have a 30 day drop period. Students that have done no work at all after 30 days will be most likely be dropped by their school administrators. Payments are made after the drop period has ended for the enrolled students. Teachers are paid once each semester for year-long courses. CREDIT RECOVERY COURSES: Teachers are paid $75 per enrolled student for a 10 week long session (students are given 10 weeks to complete the course) and $45 per 4-week extension per student. With these courses, students have a 2 week drop period. Students that have done no work at all after 2 weeks will be most likely be dropped by their school administrators. Payments are made after the drop period has ended for the enrolled students.
All of our teachers must hold current CT or National certifications in the subjects they are hired to teach.
The application process is completely online on our website.