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OCVS Teacher Requirements/Expectations

  • Highly qualified in subject area and valid Florida teaching certificate.
  • Instructors will establish weekly office hours during which students and parents may contact them by phone and email.
  • Minimum of 7.5 hours per week time commitment within the hours of 8:00am- 8:00pm (2 nights a week, 6-8pm).
  • Available and willing to meet face-to-face with students and parents/guardians as needed.
  • Operational knowledge of the Internet and web-based technologies.
  • Strong communication skills – written, oral, telephone, e-mail.
  • Computer with High speed Internet connection.
  • Publishable telephone line with message capability.
  • Completion of individual on-line and face-to-face training.
  • Attend mandatory faculty meetings during and/or after school hours throughout the year.
  • Participate in professional development sessions offered throughout the year.

Profile of a Successful OCVS Online Teacher

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic
  • Effective multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Fluent in technology use
  • Interested in the individual student
  • Enjoys working one-on-one with students
  • Ability to motivate and coach others
  • Comfortable facilitating a curriculum designed by others
  • Knowledgeable in content area
  • Enjoys change and thrives on challenges
  • Basic understanding of virtual schooling environments
  • Attend mandatory FLVS training
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Ability to conduct online Blackboard Collaborate sessions
  • Respond as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours to parent, student, teacher and administration inquiries via phone and/or email during regular work weeks
  • Proactively tracks student academic progress and attendance
  • Conduct face-to-face meetings as needed with parents/guardians and students to assess student progress, learning style, and any other academic, social, or developmental issues
  • Participate and actively attend in Open House and Orientation events for new families throughout the school year
  • Discuss student academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents
  • Organize and attend at least one school outing each month
  • Participate in professional developments offered by OCPS & FLVS
  • Attend all in-person and/or online meetings, as scheduled

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