Physical Education and Health Teacher, High School

Riverview, FL
Full-time


Immediate Hire

Florida Department of Education Certified Physical Education & Health Teacher

“Dedicated to the well-being and educational success of EVERY child.”

Under the supervision of the Campus Director, the Physical Education Professor will develop, teach and instruct pupils in academic subject matter, social, behavioral, and other developmental and educational skill areas; will plan, develop, organize and conduct a comprehensive educational program for the grade; students; will assist students in areas of personal and individual development; will assist students in making appropriate adjustments prepare them for next grade level and to do other related functions as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree with emphasis in education or the specific subject area being taught.
  • Valid Florida Teaching Certificate or eligibility for Temporary or Professional Certification in subject area as required by the Florida Course Code Directory.
  • Expertise in subject being taught as evidenced by personal skills and knowledge, an undergraduate major or minor or graduate degree in the subject they will teach, or direct subject-area teaching experience.
  • Understanding of academic, social, and behavioral needs and characteristics of elementary pupils.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of elementary school level pupils.
  • Educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and educational trends and research findings pertaining to comprehensive elementary school programming.
  • Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures.
  • Socio-economic and cultural background differences of the school.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Instructional Planning – Teach and instruct in Kid’s Community College; approved subject matter areas for comprehensive elementary school education program.
  • Develop Lesson Plans that allow and ensure attainment of Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards on grade level and beyond.
  • Individualize and adapt educational processes and procedures to enhance pupil educational opportunities.
  • Incorporate thematic units as developed school-wide.
  • Coordinate Lesson Plans with other Professors to maximize possibilities for teaching similar topics in the same general time frame, thus reinforcing student knowledge on an interdisciplinary basis.
  • Use interventions and strategies in their teaching/instruction to close the academic achievement gap for students performing below grade level.
  • Utilize an adopted core course of study, instructional program guidelines, and other materials in planning and developing lesson plans and teaching outlines.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate pupil academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Prepare, administer, score, record, and report the results of criterion referenced tests, and administer, scores, records and report the results of group standardized tests in evaluating pupil growth and progress.

Service to Students

  • Enrich students indicating mastery of certain content to ensure their academic growth maintains expected pace.
  • Pursue a variety of approaches, including thematic learning, cooperative learning, differentiated, and multiple intelligence centered lessons in teaching and instructing pupils.
  • Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
  • Conduct instructional activities utilizing a variety of educational equipment, technology, hands-on materials, books, and other learning aids considering varied socio-economic and cultural background as well as a range of mental and emotional maturity.
  • Maintain an effective learning environment through the utilization of exhibits, displays and independent study centers.
  • Provide instruction in citizenship and character development during all coursework.
  • Review, analyze and evaluate the history, background and assessment of pupils to best design instructional programs to meet individual educational needs including recommending students for additional services and monitoring progress.
  • Provide group and individual instruction to motivate pupils, and effectively utilize the time available for instructional activities.
  • Maintain appropriate standards of pupil behavior, using behavioral management strategies and techniques, including positive reinforcement and behavior shaping procedures.
  • Use interventions and strategies in their teaching/instruction to close the academic achievement gap for students performing below grade level.
  • Must show a talent for communicating with young children and encouraging individual academic achievement.

Service to Parents

  • Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing, at least weekly, activities in the classroom (academic, social and extracurricular).
  • Respond to email, phone messages promptly and completely.
  • Update Grade Reports at least weekly and answer questions regarding same.
  • Attend meetings of Child Study Team as required regarding student progress (academic, social, behavioral).
  • Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students and parents.
  • Routinely keep parents informed about their children’s academic progress.

Service to School

  • Assumes responsibility for meeting course and school-wide student performance goals.
  • Counsel, confer with and communicate with parents, school, Board and District personnel regarding pupil progress, and in the interpretation of the educational program.
  • Cooperatively pursue alternative solutions to ameliorate pupil learning problems, and to enhance expanded academic, social and emotional growth opportunities.
  • Perform a variety of non-instructional duties, including curriculum and instructional development activities, staff/Board/parent meetings, student supervision, and consultation activities.
  • Maintain and enrich expertise in subject area taught and teaching strategies.

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