Wednesday Update for January 28, 2015

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General Announcements

If you are completing your full-time internship this SPRING as an Elementary, SITE, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, January 28th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00pm. Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification. For more information, please contact Rebecca Kidwell at

IMPACT Info Session – Tonight, Wed, Jan 28th from 7-8pm in Matherly 51
Looking for a job where you will make a difference? Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and we’re hiring! This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then we’re the group for you. To learn more, visit The priority application deadline is February 8th.

SAGE Workshop: Preparing a CV & Cover Letter — Thursday, January 29th @ 11am in the Terrace Room
Your job search starts now! Learn what to include on your CV, how to display your accomplishments, and strategies of designing a well-composed cover letter. Join us as COE professor Dr. Corinne Manley shares her insight and answers questions on landing the job interview.

Spring 2015 Degree Application — Friday, January 30th @ 5pm
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Spring 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ONE.UF under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS left menu. The application deadline is January 30th by 5:00pm. Education minors and undergraduate students can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to

ECC will be hosting a fundraiser at Jason’s Deli THIS Friday, January 30th from 5-10PM. Please come out and enjoy a great meal in support of ECC! Our next workshop will be held February 18th in the Terrace Room at 7PM. We will be having teachers from Alachua County share with us how to prepare for the first week of school. Don’t miss out on this helpful information for all future educators! As always, there will be free prizes for everyone and pizza! To stay up to date with all things ECC, check out our newly updated website and like our page on Facebook – Education College Council at UF!​

Summer 2015 Study Abroad Deadline
Interested in studying abroad this summer? Depending on the length of the program, deadlines for application are due as early as Feb 13th. The UF International Center offers weekly information sessions and walk-in advising 9:35am-4:55pm every day. Also, there will be a Study Abroad Fair next Wednesday, Feb 4th from 10am-3pm on the Plaza of the Americas. Consider making your gator education a global one!

Is Study Abroad in your plans? Let the College of Education help!
Study abroad can be expensive with flight tickets and tuition. The College of Education wants to help make your plans of studying abroad affordable with the COE Study Abroad Scholarship. Two scholarships, each worth $1,500, will be awarded to students looking to gain perspective and experience to later take into the educational field. Applications are due by Friday, February 27, 4pm. Please submit this application directly to

Newman Civic Fellows Awards
Honor a student who is a leader among their peers and has the motivation and ability to make positive contributions to society. Students who are sophomores, juniors, and 1st year graduate students are eligible. Nominate a deserving student at Deadline February 13, 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.

Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Fall 2014! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email from your Gatorlink address (include your full name and 8-digit UF ID). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers – there’s a group for you! Join us for our upcoming events!
Whether you’ve just returned from service or have been back for a while, the Gainesville Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association (GRPCVA) would like to invite all area-Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to two upcoming events:

Happy Hour at local brewery First Magnitude Brewing Company on Thursday, February 19 starting at 5:30PM. First Magnitude typically has a food truck on-site or you can bring your own food. It’s also a family-friendly brewery (with a life-size Jenga set). Look for a RPCV sign when you arrive!

We will also be hosting a general meeting over dinner at Blue Agave on Thursday, March 19 from 6-8PM. Come for some fabulous food and stay to hear about other GRPCVA events and elections! If you have questions about these events or the Gainesville Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association, please email

Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Friday, May 1, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit

Opportunities and Employment

NOW HIRING – Extended Day Enrichment Program
Energetic, knowledgeable people wanted to work with elementary school children doing arts & crafts, sports, Dance and much more in an after school program at various schools. Hours are M,T,Th,F 1:45-5:30 & Wed. 12:30-5:30 PM. Various locations close at 6:00pm. Click here for further information.

Educational Consultant – UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP)
A full-time (FTE 1.0), 10-month educational consultant position is open at the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) University of Florida (UF) Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP). This is a great opportunity for someone with a master’s degree (or higher) in special education.  Please see the job posting at

Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!
We are looking for great people to mentor 6th- 12th grade students in Alachua County’s middle and high schools. Visit a deserving student at least twice a month during their lunch break. Encourage and help keep them on track to finish school and to reach their goal of attending college. For more information or to request an application, please contact Rachel Evans at 352-955-7390 or via email at

Preschool Director – deadline February 15th
Full-time, 40 hours a week, position at First United Methodist Church, Preschool, Gainesville, FL. This person is the director of a 50-student capacity, full-time, and faith-based Christian preschool in downtown Gainesville, supervising teachers, aides and custodial staff and working with volunteers and the governing board of the school. This person reports to the Senior Pastor of the church and the governing bodies of the church organization. Please see flyer for additional information. Send inquiries to

Roommate wanted
Private Rental Room with own bath in NEWLY RENOVATED Rockwood Villas Townhouse. $400/monthly. 1 month deposit required. Utilities not included, shared with roommate. Must love dogs. No additional pets allowed. Amenities: washer/dryer in townhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, free parking, quiet/residential community, close to bus stops, near Oaks Mall & UF. Contact: 305.791.7935

Graduate Staff Positions in the Department of Housing & Residence Education
The Department of Housing and Residence Education at the University of Florida is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Come join our warm, welcoming and friendly staff. Side effects of joining our Housing family include: personal growth, fulfilling your potential for excellence, empowerment to learn, innovate and succeed. Our graduate staff members accumulate experiences that allow them to be strong candidates in their future professional and educational endeavors. The deadline for priority consideration is February 10 and campus visits begin February 20. For more information, please visit:

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Does your child struggle in reading?
If your K-3 child is having difficulty with any reading skills, don’t wait! A proven and effective research-based system is the solution for your child. I am an Early Elementary Specialist with over 15 years helping young readers with a very successful program, applying specific techniques and strategies according to your child’s needs enabling them to be able to read and write at the appropriate grade level. I offer my tutoring sessions that can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. For more information contact Maria Elena Mendez,​ or call (352) 672-4423.

UF’s America Reads program is currently hiring tutors for the Spring 2015 semester. America Reads is a Federal Work Study program that provides literacy tutoring to at-risk students in the Gainesville community. Paid positions are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive Federal Work Study as a form of financial aid. Tutors must be available at least 2 days per week and for at least six hours per week. Applications can be found on the America Reads website at Applications should be submitted via email at or in person to the America Reads office, located in G504 Norman Hall (if no one is available in the office, it is acceptable to slide the application under the door). Any further questions concerning the application deadline should be directed to the America Reads staff via email at

Babysitter/Nanny Needed
Looking for a baby sitter/ nanny for two boys 8 and 11 on Tuesday from 5:30-8pm and Wednesday from 4-7pm. Duties would include school pick up from Oakhall school and drive home, helping with HW and serving dinner and tidying up. Occasional grocery shopping and kids laundry would be appreciated too. Please contact Jasleen 408 717 0152.

Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 5 month old in her home. She needs assistance 7:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Kate at

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