The Physical Education, Health, and Wellness Department (PEHW) is responsible for the Physical Education, Health, and Wellness education of students in grades K-11. Physical Education teachers foster an environment that promote and develop an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; motivate each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; discover and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and develop strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.
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 Lab's mission.
All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and are expected to work the required days as stipulated in that agreement.
This is a part-time, non-benefits eligible position. Anticipated start date for this position is 9/1/2018.
Instruct students in physical education at Earl Shapiro Hall (grades K-2)
Interact and collaborate with faculty members, administration, and parents on a daily basis
Teachers are responsible for developing curriculum, supervising students both in and out of the classroom
Maintain up-to-date teaching techniques to provide students with a quality educational experience
Build deep relationships with students, families, other faculty and staff to communicate about student progress and to foster a culture of community
Ability to be agile and flexible required
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 and progressive educational principles required
Strong knowledge of child development 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 deadlines required
Ability to think strategically required
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in Education or related field required
K-2 PE certification preferred
Master's degree preferred
Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid training preferred
Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality
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
Ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of building during arrival and dismissal (where required), and in an emergency situation. This may include climbing stairs of up to 2 stories, where appropriate with younger children
Ability to physically demonstrate lessons, where appropriate
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
About The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey—one of the great minds in education—established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today’s students still benefit from his vision, and today’s Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field.
Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes.
The Laboratory Schools seek the fine...st employees—people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission of igniting and nurturing an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence in the youngest members of the University of Chicago’s academic community.
The Laboratory Schools is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
Interested candidates should apply via our website at: http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/employment
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