Wednesday Update for November 19, 2014

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General Announcements

TONIGHT, November 19th @ 7pm
The State of Women’s Affairs: Address is a meeting of engaged student body members, Gainesville citizens, student organization leaders, campus powers, and city officials. This event seeks to address the current, past, and future climate for woman-identified peoples both on campus and in the larger surrounding area. This dynamic event takes place November 19th at 7pm in the Pugh Ocora (located just north east of the stadium).

The event will consist of three central parts: a climate address, an open-mic for attendees, and a “rebuttal” from the leadership panel. This three-part event should provide a safe-space for comments to arise, and for resolutions to be established.

There will be light refreshments offered. Attire is business casual. Should any questions arise, please contact the Women’s Affairs Cabinet Director at

TONIGHT, November 19th from 7-8 pm in Hough Hall 120
Interested in Diversifying Your Skills? MSM Information Session

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is designed specifically for individuals with NON-business academic backgrounds/degrees. Students gain a solid business foundation and strengthen transferable skills to open up advancement opportunities within their undergraduate major field or business sector.  The program offers Traditional, Combined (bachelor/master) and Dual Degree (Master/PhD) options. MSM Combined (bachelor/master) students can save time and money by “double counting” credits between the bachelor and master degrees.

The information session will provide you with an overview of the MSM program and admission process. You will have an opportunity to meet current students and to learn about their experiences. Visit our website for more information: Please email if you have any questions.

ECC Holiday Workshop!
Join ECC for our last workshop of the semester Wednesday, December 3rd at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. We will be doing holiday crafts with FEA and KDPi. All Edugators are welcome to attend!

Autism Safety & Awareness Day – November 22, 2014 – 9:30am – 11:30am

Location:  Kiwanis Safety City, 1025 NE 13th Street, Gainesville FL 32601

UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UF CARD) encourages everyone who cares about individuals with autism spectrum disorder to attend our Autism & Safety Awareness event. At the event, participants will learn about strategies to prevent wandering and drowning, and promote fire safety. Vendors will be available to answer questions about these issues. The first 100 families of individuals with ASD who attend the event will receive a safety gear box.

Representatives from the following organizations will be present: Alachua County Fire RescueGainesville Police DepartmentUniversity of Florida Police DepartmentSwim AmericaAquabilitiesProject LifesaverTrilocLet’s Go Socialization & Playgroup. For more information, please call the UF CARD office at 352-273-0581.

Internship Orientation for Fall 2015 Interns – Thursday, December 11, 2014
Early Childhood, Elementary & Special Ed Students who will be doing their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Fall 2015.  The Internship Orientation is scheduled for:

Thursday, December 11, 2014 – Norman Room 250

Affordable Housing Survey
Karilla Dyer, a senior Public Relations student and part of the UF Bateman Team is working with the team to design a campaign to start a conversation about the affordable housing issue in Gainesville. They need UF students to take a brief survey to help develop the campaign. Since this is an issue that sometimes affects teachers, they would really like the input and opinion from future teachers. Attached is a fact sheet to learn more about the campaign. Please complete the survey at

Course Announcement: Principles of Youth Mentoring- EDG 4930, Spring 2015
Principles of Youth Mentoring offers students an introduction to basic concepts in leadership, individual mentoring, and educational service. The course will focus on the development and understanding of the interactions of personal characteristics, skills, influence, commitment and goals necessary for student leadership and mentoring. The course also offers students the opportunity to mentor an at risk elementary or middle school student and foster leadership in a mentor setting. Students will use knowledge to plan and implement individual sessions and reflect on their learning. The course is structured with an online course component and two hours of mentoring per week at local schools. If you have additional questions about this course please feel free to e-mail the course instructor, Buddy Kamman at

Course Announcement: School Improvement for All Students- EEX7787
A doctoral seminar addressing improving teacher practices and student outcomes for all students. Please see flyer for specific course information.

Course Announcement: Evidence-Based Practices in Autism- EEX6936
This course provides an overview of evidence-based practice and how to determine if an intervention is evidence-based. Students will apply this new knowledge to examine comprehensive and focal interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please see flyer for specific course information.

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Professional Development and Training right at Your Fingertips at the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center. Also, check out their Funding and Fellowship Opportunities.

CPR & 1st Aid training available at a discounted price. Gator CPR is offering a reduced price of $65 for CPR and 1st Aid certification.  See to register and use the promo code “Rossie” for the discount.

The holiday season is fast approaching and the College of Education will be participating in the “Toys for Tots” holiday toy drive. The 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign has officially started.  Last year they were able to provide toys for over 3500 children in Alachua County.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys now through December 23rd.  The official website for the Alachua County Toys for Tots program is Below is the list of area coordinators and toy drop sites:

Area Coordinators:

Business Office – Missy Stone
CEEC – Mandi Shaffer
Coordinated Services Post Award – Rosabel Ruiz
Dean’s Office – Jennifer Wrighton
Development & Alumni &Information/Public Service – Lili Aris
Distance Learning- Chris Cook & Robin LeCain
HDOSE – Patty Lefevers
Lastinger Center – Jennifer Reed
OER – Rosie Connolly
RRMA – Aisha Sanchez-Rivas
SESPECS – Lynette Beacher
STL – Debbie Butler & Susan Stabel
Student Services – Becca Kidwell

Toy Drop Sites:

CEEC – 1345 Norman
Dean’s Office – 140 Norman
HDOSE – 1215 Norman
Lastinger Center – G315
SESPECS – 1403 Norman
STL – 2423 Norman
Student Services – G416 Norman

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wrighton,, 273-4134. Also, if you would like to make a monetary donation, please see your area coordinator or come by 140 Norman and we will do your shopping for you. Thanks in advance for your contribution.

Opportunities and Employment

Two Positions Available at Williston Elementary

  • Fourth Grade Teacher with El. Ed. certification in a full inclusion setting, grades 3-5. This teacher would be working with a team of five fourth grade teachers who have common grade level planning and work well together.
  • Dual certified El.Ed./ESE teacher in a full inclusion setting for grades 3-5. This teacher would be pushing into classrooms during the reading and math blocks, supporting ESE students and the lowest quartile.

If you are interested in a family-type atmosphere, focused on learning and high expectations situated on a beautiful campus, please submit your application at For questions, please contact 352.528.6030.

Boulware Springs Charter School is hiring employees for their AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.

We are looking for people who enjoy playing with kids, who are responsible, who can manage a group of 10-15 students in Grades K-4 on their own, and who can plan or coordinate indoor and outdoor activities for their group on a daily basis. All supplies are provided. The pay is $10/hr and the hours are Mon-Thurs, 3:45-5:45pm and Fridays, 1:45-5:45pm. We are located in NE Gainesville. If interested, please email Megan at Learn more about our school at

Hochberg Preparatory Looking for a 3rd grade teacher – Immediate Start
As a teacher, you will be expected to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment. You will plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. You would utilize technology and integrate the use of technology to provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities, instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, observe, evaluate, encourage and provide feedback on student’s performance and development. You will maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development preparing required reports on students and activities. For further information, please visit

Extended Enrichment Program Activity Leader Opportunities
For details, please see flyer. Apply at

Student Advocate Needed

Teaching Opportunity
Williston High School is currently looking for an 11th Grade English teacher. If you are interested in this position, please apply at​.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Algebra and Language Arts Tutor Needed
Looking for a tutor to assist an 8th grade student at Ft. Clarke Middle School in algebra and language arts/writing.  Preferred hours would be weekends between 11am-4pm or alternatively week days between 6 and 8 PM could also work.  If you are interested, please contact me (Brandi) at 352 256-7013.   Please include in your message the subject you would be tutoring, the times you are available and your hourly tutoring fee.

English Tutor needed
Doctoral student in Agricultural Engineering looking for an English tutor to improve English speaking skills. Will pay $15-20/hour. If interested, please contact 352-888-1043.

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!


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