Online High School Teacher

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  1. WarriorPrncss

    WarriorPrncss Companion

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    So, after 2 years of teaching elementary, some drama getting my credential (testing hoops, ugh), and trying to find a job after the school year began, I landed a job teaching high school. I will be delivering content online, but will be onsite-- I assume working with students and answering questions.

    Does anyone else teach in this format? I have no idea what I'm getting into and I'm a planner-- I want to be ready for my first day.
     
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  3. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    I don't teach in this format, but there is an entire school in my district devoted to this type of instruction and learning. Most students are distance ed students who do their work from home for whatever reason. Even though they have remote access to their coursework, they can go to the school and receive one-on-one assistance from their teachers if they need it. They also sometimes have to go to the school for special exams and other proctored activities. It's a good setup for those who prefer that type of teaching and learning.
     
  4. ms.irene

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    I'm pretty sure catnfiddle teaches at a school like this. I don't know if we can tag people on here though, but I bet she will chime in!
     
  5. TeacherCuriousExplore

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    Hello. Some of my colleagues from an ESL company I teach for works at K12 education is that similar? It is an online school that offers online education to students in the US. The teachers that work at K12 enjoys it. They usually do all the work a teacher do but everything is online.
     
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    I left my online school at the end of the 2016 school year. Their charter was revoked two weeks ago, which is something I kind of guessed would happen, just not mid-year. A lot of my friends and former colleagues are in a lurch.

    As for K12, it has a solid, well-curated curriculum, but I know a second online school in my state is being shuttered at the end of the year, and it's one of theirs. The big word of warning I have for those who are interested in teaching online? Do your due diligence by researching the school's state report card. Actually, that's good advice to teachers applying at any charter school.
     
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    I also worked for a K12 network school. It was an...interesting experience. Online school exists for a good reason, and it serves some kids well. The school I was with actively recruited low-income, ELD, SPED students, and then did not provide the support necessary to help those kids succeed. I eventually quit and went back to brick and mortar because I couldn't shake the feeling that I was participating in a huge privatization scheme/scam.
     
  8. AllisonL

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    We have this format at the school where I teach. The students attend class each day and work through an online curriculum for credit recovery. I believe the teacher is primarily there for student motivation, to keep them motivated and working on the program so that they can graduate. Though she also helps with some difficult content when she can. Her teaching credentials are in Math, but she does her best to help in other teaching areas too.
     
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    I will be teaching one class like this at my high school. It will be various levels of English - all of which will be credit recovery. I will be there to make sure they are not only focused, but also understanding the super dry, (dull) harder than then original class that they flunked, material. I'm actually looking forward to it because I have a very small group so I will (I hope) be able to work with 2 or 3 students at once (as opposed to 40!) But you know, classes haven't started yet, so I'm very optimistic right now - who knows how reality will be!
     

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