Wednesday Update for October 22, 2014

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General Announcements

SAGE Workshop: Creating and Delivering Engaging Presentations, Thursday, October 23rd at 12:30 pm in the Terrace Room
Come join fellow grad students in the College of Education to learn how to design and deliver conference presentations that will engage your audience, promote discussion, and make your research memorable. Light refreshments will be provided. Please visit the UF SAGE Facebook page for updates!

Student Leader Roundtable – Interested in the first ever Student Leader Roundtable revolving around the topic of Education? This opportunity focuses on student organizations discussing and addressing prominent education-field related issues, connecting and collaborating with similar organizations, and discovering ways the Center for Leadership and Service can best provide support. Any 2-3 officers from your organization whose mission is primarily service, philanthropy, or leadership education can attend.

Date: Thursday, October 23rd

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Bryan Hall 232


You are welcome to invite a faculty member from within the field to attend. Please have them RSVP at Questions? Please contact  For additional information, visit

KIPP: Jacksonville Schools Open House – Friday, October 24th
For anyone interested in working at KIPP Jacksonville Schools in the 2015-2016 school year, we are opening our school to you! Come meet the School Leaders, ask our recruitment staff questions and attend a Friday professional development session with our staff! Email Lauren Martin to learn about the open house, the session topics and start times! (

Upcoming ECC Workshop Dates!
Mark your calendars: November 3rd and December 5th

Don’t forget to stop by the Student Resource Center in the Norman Student Services office to work on projects and lesson plans!

Innovation in Distance Supervision – Monday, November 10th
Join us for a conversation with Matthew Schmidt, faculty member at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Schmidt will discuss the innovative distance supervision system developed in conjunction with SESPECS faculty for Project RITE. Please see flyer for additional details.  RSVP to Lynette Beacher, by Monday, November 3rd.

Advances in Single-Subject Research Design Summit – Monday, November 17th
Please see flyer for details. Space is limited to 35 individuals. RSVP to Rosie Connolly, by Wednesday, November 12th.

Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at


Opportunities and Employment

Off Campus Ambassadors
Do you live off campus and want to be more involved? Would you like to be an advocate for the 39,000 students that also live off campus? Then you should become a member of the Off Campus Ambassadors. The OCA’s are a UF student organization sponsored by the Office of Off Campus Life.  OCA’s serve as ambassadors for the Off Campus Life office and assist with events, outreach, and helping students to discover fun things to do in Gainesville. To apply complete the application found on the Off Campus Life website Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 24.

Service-Learning Opportunity
Join Florida Alternative Breaks for an information session Monday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in Little Hall room 0127. Learn specific details about trips, participant requirements and trip sign up. FAB offers unique experiences for students at the University of Florida to get involved with their global community. Students can travel to a location in Florida, the Southeast, or to select international locations. Each location focuses on a specific social issue ranging from children’s nutrition, criminal justice, refugee resettlement, to farmworkers rights.

Official trip sign up is at Issue Fair Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Reitz Breezeway from 6-8 p.m. Students will be able to meet site leaders from all of the trips, learn more about each destination, and pay their deposits for their trips to reserve a spot. Payment plans and scholarships available.  Like us on Facebook and visit us at to check out all of our trips.

Opportunities Overseas for Graduates
We are looking for teachers from the following six countries (US, UK, CA, ZA, AU, NZ) to teach at our public elementary schools in Miao-li, Taiwan. We pay for higher education and recognized all public school teaching experience to increase teacher’s pay grade. We pay up to one-month contract bonus pro-rated, moving fees up to 300 USD, reimburse airfare and pay housing allowance NT5,000 monthly. Teachers with dependents will get another 5 K and one dependent could get airfare reimbursement as well. Starting salary is NT$62,720. (Currency= 1 USD to 30 NTD)

Interested teachers, please send passport, teaching license, diploma copies, resume, recent photos and soonest starting date and skype name to Phoenix Group Asia, attention to Sandra King. Positions close on November 30, 2014. Contract ends on July 10, 2015. Please email questions to  Further information

Teach in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking eligible teachers in most credentialed areas to fill current vacancies and for the 2015-2016 school year. The District has a critical shortage of special education teachers. Interested candidates may apply online at District representatives will be conducting interviews in the Orlando area during the week of 11/17/14  through 11/22/14. Please see flyer for additional details.

Davis Projects for Peace 2015
$10,000 grant for undergraduate students
Deadline: January 9th, 2015 

The University of Florida, a partner institution in the Davis United World College Scholars Program, is pleased to announce an opportunity for undergraduate students to design a grassroot project for peace anywhere in the world!  The Davis Foundation will award the winning project $10,000 for the project to be implemented during the summer of 2015.  Use your creativity to design a project that focuses on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict.  Due to this generous funding, UF students have had the opportunity to travel and perform service projects all over the world (Bolivia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mexico, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Palestine, Swaziland, Macedonia, and Uganda).

Want to increase your group’s impact? Apply for the UF Servant Leader Institute!

The Servant Leadership Institute is a day long experience, sponsored by the UF Center for Leadership and Service, for student groups who are interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their impact on the UF campus and in the greater-Gainesville Community. As a participant in the Servant Leader Institute, you will have the opportunity to network, problem solve,and develop skills and knowledge related to servant leadership, coalition building, and service-learning with other student leaders, Gainesville community members, and UF faculty and staff. The Institute will take place on November 8th from 9am-7pm. Applications are due by November 3rd. You and two other members of your organization are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply to be a participant, please visit:

GAINESVILLE HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters; SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to work closely with children and families during monthly meetings that are held throughout the community. HIPPY needs volunteers to:  Plan special occasions for HIPPY staff and families; Collect research data on the program (interviewing parents and staff); Read to HIPPY children during parents group meetings; Assist with child care activities at group meetings.  For more information, please contact:  Yolanda Hagley, Program Director, Gainesville HIPPY INC, 352-371-8300,

Einstein Run to Read
Please see the attached announcement.  They are seeking student volunteers and sponsors to help out with the run which takes place on October 25th.

Volunteer Programs in South Africa – next application deadline Friday, October 24th
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered:April 20 – November 6, 2015. As an OHS Volunteer, you will:  Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift; Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students; Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world; Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports; Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students; Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue.  We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.  Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!  Next Application Deadline: October 24.  For more information and to apply visit:  Please contact with any questions!

UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to


Tutor needed
My husband and I are looking for the right person to stay with our children(2 boys ages 11(6th grade and 10 4th grade) and assist with tutoring and monitoring of their virtual school experience at our home on Tuesdays/Wednesdays and Fridays; approximately 7 hours a day. I work but will be home with them on Mondays and Thursdays. I will need assistance on the other days as I will map out what is to be done and will need an individual to ensure that the children are on target with their studies and their homework for the days mentioned.  If interested, please call Julie Shay, 352-231-3743, to set up a phone interview for this position or email your interest to We are needing to fill quickly and will need someone through May/June 2015.

Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 2 month old in her home. The mother will be present, but wishes to work from home. She needs assistance 10-20 hours a week. Days and times flexible. Please contact Kate at 

Tutor/Homework/Life Coach needed
Tutor needed to help motivate and assist with study skills for a bright 14-year old freshman at Buchholz High School. Student enrolled in AP Environmental Science, Spanish II Honors, Algebra II Honors, World History, English I Honors, and PE.  Hours are flexible, but the preferable time is about two hours between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, up to five days a week. Pay is $25/hour and sometimes you can stay for dinner! Located in Haile Plantation. If interested, please contact

Tutor Needed – 5th Grade Reading, Writing, and Science
We are in need of a reading, writing, and science tutor for our fifth grade son on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15pm-4:15pm.  Preferably someone with experience tutoring children with ADHD to help with homework and study skills. Familiarity with the Constructed Response Graphic Organizer would be helpful.  If interested, please contact Julie at with your resumé or tutoring experience.

Math tutor needed
Twice a week, Monday through Thursday, one hour per session, between 4 and 6pm, $15.00 per hour, 6th grade math. Please contact 352-538-4087.

Tutors needed for Local Youth Sports Team
Tutors needed to assist with homework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm. If you are interested in tutoring local children ages 10-14 who really need your help, please contact or (352)283-3770. Practice is at Fred Cone Park and the children do their homework at the Cone Park Library located at 2841 E. University Ave Gainesville, FL 32641. Please contact Mr. Perry as soon as possible if you are able to assist.

Nanny/Babysitter Needed
Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for our kids; 11 year old (boy) and 5 year old (girl). We live in SW part of town near Haile. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references and reliable car. Duties include: Pickup from school, helping with homework, driving kids to activities, supervise outdoor play, help with minor chores such as kids laundry. Hours: 2.45PM-5.30 PM (room for some flexibility of start time if 2.45 PM not possible), Mon through Friday (approx. 10 hrs per week). If sitter’s availability is only few days a week we would consider that as well. CONTACT: Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to

Nanny/Babysitters Needed
Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency is seeking nannies and babysitters who have previous child care experience, love kids, and have afternoon availability.  Ideal candidates will have availability starting at 2pm M-F.  CPR certification and references will be required.  Please email or call 352.538.2012 if interested.  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Twinkle Toes team!

English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email

English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. If you are interested, contact or 352-226-4064.


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