Teach and Coach for NCVPS

Greetings!

We are recruiting teachers to teach online for NCVPS!

TEACHING FOR NCVPS

Courses are taught online using course content in both Blackboard and Moodle learning management system. Instruction is both asynchronous and synchronous.  Asynchronously teachers can access the course and participate with students at various times and need not always be online simultaneously. Also, teachers will make synchronous connections with a variety of stakeholders to include students, parents, and school personnel.  Instruction is structured to provide a variety of learning experiences, from individual assignments to collaborative projects and virtual field trips. Students may access the course anytime to read assignments, respond to the forums, collaborate with other students on projects, and discuss concepts with the teacher.

REQUIREMENTS TO TEACH

The North Carolina State Board of Education (NC SBOE) requires teachers who teach for North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) to have a current NC Standard Professional II (SPII) teaching license in the areas in which they are applying to teach. Lateral entry teachers for Critical Language Courses currently teaching in NC must submit a letter from the school confirming employment.

Teachers need to have excellent computer skills and be prepared to spend more time on-line with students, teaching and directing learning, than in a typical face-to-face classroom. Teachers are required to have Office hours to be posted and maintained for all stakeholders to include students, parents, and school personnel.

Pay is generated on a per student basis each semester. In addition, each teacher will be responsible for participating in department meetings, weekly eLC meetings (similar to Professional Learning Communities), provide reports as designated on the NCVPS calendars as well as keeping in contact with all stakeholders to include students, parents, and school personnel within 24 hours. If hired, you will be required to come to the Raleigh office to do your official hiring paperwork.

Teachers will be given opportunities to participate in course revisions and/or new course development and will be paid for these services.  (See additional information below.)

Teacher Expectations

Please review the teacher expectations here.

TEACHER APPLICATION INFORMATION

We are now taking applications for part-time teaching positions.

Step #1. Apply online. Access the ONLINE APPLICATION and send in your information today!
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A TEACHING POSITION YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. ON-LINE TRAINING–Currently, no pre-training is required in order to apply for NCVPS.  In the past, we have required trainings through Learn NC such as the Teaching Online Course (formally known as DATOC).  If you have completed this training, any COLT training through Learn NC, or any equivalent training, please be prepared to show this documentation of training if additional information is requested.
  2. TEACHING LICENSE – You must hold a Standard Professional II (SP II) NC Teaching License. Applicants with 4+ years experience are considered first. All of our courses are high school level so a 9-12 certification is required for all courses. We do honor the reciprocity agreement from other states. Please visit this the NC DPI Licensure Website for beginning, out-of-state, international teachers where you will find the steps for obtaining a NC license before you are eligible to be hired- . http://www.ncpublicschools.org/licensure/beginning/
  3. AP CLASSES – If you desire to teach an AP Course for NCVPS, you MUST hold a AP certification from the College Board.  For more information regarding AP certification go to: http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/assessment/ap/plan/training.

Step #2. Only applicants who have met ALL NCVPS requirements outlined in Step #1 will be considered for Step #2 of the process. Each selected applicant will be asked to serve as a Teaching Assistant (TA) before being offered a part-time position. The Teacher Assistant (TA) Process will require you to volunteer your time for 18 weeks to complete the TA Orientation Coursework and Practicum. During the Orientation Coursework (first 9 weeks), you will learn NCVPS teacher expectations, guidelines/policies, and Best Practices. The second 9 weeks is the TA Practicum. The Practicum is a student teaching like experience where teaching responsibilities are increasingly given under the supervision of a veteran teacher to best prepare you for your own section should you be added to the teaching pool at the conclusion of the TA Process. You must serve as a TA to be considered for any teaching position.

Step #3, In order to be considered for a teaching position, you must meet all of our requirements. Once you have met the requirements, you will be called for an interview by a NCVPS staff member. We will let you know when we will need the following documents for further consideration. Please do not send them to us until we make the request:

  1. Updated resume with three references.
  2. Copy of your current Standard Professional II (SPII) teaching license. Teaching licenses must be on file with NCVPS prior to being employed.
  3. You will be required to complete the fingerprinting process during your visit to Raleigh to complete NCVPS paperwork.

FOLLOW-UP AND HIRING

Selection and subsequent hiring is subject to course offerings and enrollments. NCVPS will review applications for Teaching Assistants (TAs) and hiring prior to the start of classes each semester. Hiring continues through the first day of classes. Due to the anticipated large volume of applications, individual requests for status and updates in the hiring process will not be addressed.

For any further questions, please email teacher.hiring@ncpublicschools.gov.

We encourage all teachers to apply for all courses offered by NCVPS, however, we have a critical need for the following courses:

(Please review all course descriptions at http://www.ncvps.org/courses/catalogue/ for more details).

  • AP Biology
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Human Geography
  • Arabic
  • Japanese
  • Russian

Course Revision and New Course Development Opportunities

Maybe you are not interested in teaching for NCVPS, but would like to work on a team to revise or develop a new course for NCVPS.  Ask yourself the following questions to see if this is an opportunity you might be interested in finding more about.

  1. Are you a certified NC teacher highly qualified in your content area?
  2. Do you have a knowledge of Universal Design for Learning Principles, Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, and 21st Century Skills?  Do you integrate these into teaching and learning?
  3. Do you have experience creating multimedia content or use Web 2.0 tools in your classroom?
  4. Do you have experience creating engaging, interactive learning activities for students through problem based learning, real world examples, authentic assessments and more?

If you answered YES to these questions, developing online courses in a collaborative team for the NC Virtual Public School (NCVPS) may be right for you!

We are always looking for qualified individuals to revise and/or develop courses at NCVPS.  If you are interested, email your resume to course.development@ncpublicschools.gov and indicate in the subject line of the email message what the area(s) you are interested in revising and/or developing.

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A CRITICAL LANGUAGE CONVERSATION COACH

We are now taking applications for critical language conversation coaches.  This part-time work is done based on your scheduled availability and pairing it with student schedules.  We hire coaches for the Fall and Spring semesters in the following areas of study:

  1. Arabic
  2. Japanese
  3. Mandarin Chinese
  4. Russian

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A COACHING POSITION YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Be eligible to work in the USA
  2. Personal computer
  3. Microphone and headset
  4. Web camera
  5. Flexible work schedule
  6. Access to Skype or another Chat feature

Click here to fill out our ONLINE APPLICATION and send in your information today!   Once we receive your information, we will call persons of interest and begin the interview process.