The Physical Education Teacher at the elementary school (K-8) level is responsible for planning and implementing physical education activities, monitoring students, and evaluating student outcomes. Physical Education in the elementary school generally emphasizes sports-related skills, movement patterns, games, and fitness activities.
- Prepare/set up gym prior to the first day of school.
- Set up equipment prior to class.
- Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Prepare and implement lessons plans, providing for appropriate learning experiences for each student.
- Establish and enforce rules of conduct; supervise students in the gymnasium and cafeteria, or outside on the blacktop or athletic fields.
- Participate in school-wide behavioral programs, document student behavior and make necessary referral.
- Demonstrate skills being taught; assist students in performing skills.
- Teach safety rules related to each activity.
- May team teach with another Physical Education Teacher.
- Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent prior experience.
- Valid Illinois Professional Educator License.
- 1-3 years of successful teaching experience highly preferred (student teaching/internships count).
- Command of grades/subject specific content and theoretical knowledge of learning theory, including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation, and feedback techniques.