Laboratory Schools: Physical Education Teacher, Middle School/High School
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR19241
Location: Chicago, IL
The Physical Education, Health, and Wellness Department (PEHW) is responsible for the Physical, Health, and Wellness education of students in grades K-11. The responsibility of a Physical Education teacher is to foster an environment that contributes to the overall wellness of each student. You will be required to create daily lesson plans that relate to the physical, social and affective domains and provide students with the opportunities to learn and develop in each area. Teachers must be able to teach a wide variety of physical skills and activities across many different grade levels. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, solve problems collaboratively, reflect on how your actions impact others, create an engaging and inclusive school culture, and share in the united pursuit of Labâ™s mission.
*The anticipated start date for this position is 8/28/2023.
Instruct students in physical education at the Historic Campus (grades 3-11).
Interact and collaborate with faculty members, administration, and parents.
Teachers are responsible for developing a curriculum that is focused on the physical and emotional well being of each student.Â
Maintain up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience.Â
Build relationships with students, families, other faculty and staff to communicate about student progress and to foster an inclusive culture.
Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
Strong knowledge of child development is required.
Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Decision-making skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Computational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to manage stressful situations required.
Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet the deadlines required.
Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/scheduling software, etc.) required.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Education:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Bachelor's degree in Education, or related field required.Â
K-12 PE certification preferred.
Master's degree preferred.
Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred.Â
Experience:Â Â Â Â Â Â
Teaching experience preferred.Â Â
Ability to teach across multiple grade levels (LS,MS,HS) preferred.Â Â Â
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid training preferred.
Experience working with a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language, and nationality.Â
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property.
When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
Ability to demonstrate skills, when appropriate.
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