Wednesday Update for March 11, 2015

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General Announcements

Join ECC for our workshop “Multiculturalism in the Classroom” tonight at 7pm in the Terrace Room! There will be pizza and prizes for everyone in attendance! Also, don’t forget to stop by the Student Resource Center in the Student Services office to get supplies for projects and lesson plans!

SAGE Graduate Student Workshop:  Pursuing and Obtaining Grants – Thursday, March 12th at 11am in the Terrace Room
Now that you’ve learned the tools to land the job, it is crucial to secure your role through grant funding. Join us as COE Professors Dr. Bondy, Dr. DeJong, and Dr. Miller share their insights and answer your questions about the grant-writing process, where to find grants, and how to obtain funding for your project.

We look forward to seeing you there! Refreshments will be provided. Visit our Facebook page for more details.

Presidential Service Award application for 2014-2015 – deadline March 12th
Have you spent 100 hours or more volunteering, promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus or in the community? Then you are eligible for a Presidential Service Award! Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Application and more information here: Questions can be directed to Carla Cabrita

Environmental Education Workshop Saturday, March 14th from 9am-3:30pm
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is partnering with Fire in Southern Ecosystems (FISE) to offer a workshop at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center for undergraduate and graduate students and educators in the Gainesville area. Participants will receive FISE curriculum materials, become a certified PLT educator, and receive a PLT PreK-8 guide with 96 hands-on activities. Workshop fee: $5. Please see the flyer for more information or visit

3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference – Call For Papers – Submission Deadline Sunday, March 15th
The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee is inviting abstract submissions for the 2015 conference themed “Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice.” The conference will be an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM, and humanities to address how we can positively impact and inform each other’s work and engage with our communities. Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome. Click here for further information.

Center for Leadership and Service Ambassador program
The Center for Leadership and Service continues to grow and requires people who can support us in our growth. Our best supporters are student ambassadors! We are accepting applications for CLS Ambassador position. We are looking for motivated students to represent the Center for Leadership and Service as an office and hub for leadership development and service on campus. To apply or for more information, visit: Deadline: Sunday, March 15th

Harvard SDP Fellowship 2015
The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is recruiting fellows for Cohort 7. The SDP Fellowship is a two-year program that develops and supports talented data strategists in education agencies to have an immediate impact on policy and management decisions that can improve student outcomes. Applications now available. Priority deadline is Monday, March 16th.

University of Florida Impact Awards for 2015-2016
The Center for Leadership and Service is proud to announce the opening of the University of Florida Impact Awards for 2015-2016! The University of Florida Impact Awards are intended to recognize and celebrate the dedicated efforts of students, faculty, staff and business and community non-profit agencies who have demonstrated leadership and service in the past year. Nominations due Tuesday, March 17th. For questions, please contact Carla Cabrita at

Facilitators Needed for LeadUF Leadership Conference
LeadUF is a two-day overnight retreat giving you a chance to learn and practice leadership in the context of working with others. This conference was created 100% by University of Florida faculty and staff, based on their personal experiences in campus leadership. Being a LeadUF facilitator is a great way to connect with student leaders, other UF faculty and staff, and to practice your own facilitation and leadership skills. Facilitators must be graduate students, staff or faculty. Deadline for facilitator applications: Friday, March 20th. Participant applications (academic year 2015-2016 sophomores and juniors only) open Monday, March 16 and close Monday, April 6. or email Stacie Schultz at

Education Career Night – Wednesday, April 8th
Teaching isn’t the only profession you’ll hear about if you attend UF’s College of Education Career Night on Wednesday, April 8th, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the Reitz Union Auditorium (open to everyone!) . A panel of four dynamic College of Education alumni will offer career advice and talk about the distinctly different career paths they each have followed—quite successfully—after earning their education degrees at UF. Following the Career Panel, UF’s award winning Career Resource Center is hosting “Careers in Education” Career Fair from 5 – 7:30 p.m. next door, in the Reitz Union Ballroom.

Career Panel members:

  • Tina Calderone (MEd ’81, Ed Admin; EdD ’99, Ed Leadership) Seminole County School Board representative and former college administrator at UF.
  • Jayne Ellspermann (MEd ’84, Ed Leadership) principal of Ocala’s West Port High School and recently named ‘National Principal of the Year’ by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
  • Steve Freedman (BAE ’64 & MAE ’66, Education) adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Public Health and Founding Director emeritus of the Institute for Child Health Policy of the State University System at UF.
  • Skip Marshall (BAE ’95, MEd ’97, Elem Ed; EDS ’07, Curriculum & Instruction) Vice President and CTO of the Human Capital division of Tribridge (a Tampa-based technology services firm specializing in business applications and cloud solutions) and former teaching and technology fellow at UF.

Northeast Florida Education Career Fair
North East Florida Education Consortium will be holding its annual Education Career Fair on Monday, April 20th at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, Florida. District and school based administrators from eight school districts in northeast Florida will be present to meet with and interview teacher candidates. The attached flyer has the event details as well as the link for online registration.

Summer Research Course Announcement
EDF 6403 will be offered this summer. It is the six-credit required research course for all COE doctoral students. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to focus the summer on research and on fulfilling all research course requirements. Email the instructor, Dr. Manley, at for additional information.

SAVE the DATE: 2015 Connections Conference
Transforming Student Success — this program will focus on instructional design and delivery, student and academic support innovation, and high-school-to-college collaboration and alignment. Click here for program details and registration.

Study Abroad with The GREEN Program
Education Abroad. Redefined. Reinvented. The experiential education program for future renewable energy & sustainability leaders. Click here for more information and application.

Interested in getting a graduate degree in business? Join us at MS in Management Information Sessions!

Opportunities and Employment

Part-time and Substitute Preschool Teachers Needed
Looking for some extra income? Consider working for Holy Trinity Episcopal School of Gainesville. Visit our website at to learn more about our preschool. If you’re interested in becoming a substitute or part-time preschool teacher, please send you’re resume and availability to Pay is hourly and based on work experience and level of education.

Pablo de Olavide Summer Camp Counselors (Spain)
Pablo de Olavide University is pleased to announce a 3 week summer internship for students interested in working with children in Seville, Spain. We are looking for motivated students with an intermediate level of Spanish to work with Spanish children aged 3-5 or with children aged 6-14 during a 3 week period (June 22-July 10, 2015) at a summer camp which takes place on Pablo de Olavide University’s campus in Seville.
Although the internship in not paid, it will include a free 22 hour upper intermediate Spanish grammar course (1.5 U.S. credits) at the University’s International Center and access to the Center’s social/cultural activities. Following the morning Spanish grammar class, the student will spend a minimum of 2 hours daily helping the camp staff with activities, games, etc. in English. In addition to the transcript for the 22 hour Spanish grammar course, students will receive a certificate from the director of the UPO Sports Department who oversees the summer camp.This opportunity is limited to 4 native English speakers and will include a Skype interview as part of the selection process. Preference will be given to students who have experience working with children. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Lola at

Volunteer at Glen Springs Elementary – Friday, March 13th
Glen Springs Elementary is in need of volunteers to help run the game booths at their school carnival on Friday, March 13th from 4-7:30pm. All profits will benefit the school, teachers, and students. This event is an essential fundraiser for the school and always fun for everyone involved! Contact Rachel Prater at

Volunteer at Williams Elementary School Carnival – Friday, March 13th
The Williams Elementary School Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to staff their Spring Carnival on Friday, March 13th! Duties would include staffing a game, passing out prizes, and having fun with local families. The carnival is from 4-7pm with volunteer shifts from 3:30-5:30pm or from 5:30-7:30pm. Groups welcomed! For more information or to volunteer, please contact the

Summer 2015 Teaching Fellows Program in NYC
Success Academy Charter Schools is seeking dynamic full-time Summer Teaching Fellows who are passionate about public education and drawn to the intensity of our high-performing environment. By joining Success Academy, you are at the nexus of reforming education and impacting children in New York City and across the country. Click here for job description and application information.Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!

Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!
We are looking for great people to mentor 7th- 12th grade students in Alachua County’s middle and high schools. Visit a deserving student 2-4 times 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 To learn more about the Education Foundation of Alachua County visit

Lower Elementary Opportunities for 2015-2016 school year!
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is accepting applications for Co-Teachers in Kindergarten and First grade to start in July! These fully certified teachers will receive mentors under a master Lead Teacher, serve as a full staff member in their school, and have instructional responsibilities over the academic year. It is the perfect opportunity to continue to grow as a new educator. You can read the full job description and apply by clicking this link or copying and pasting into your browser. Email Lauren at with further questions!

Attention Teacher Interns
Looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Come join the NMB Heart of Hope Program (non-profit 501c3) Our tutoring program services children grades K-12. Experience preferred but not required. Must be computer literate. Mon-Thurs. 3:30-5:30pm  $8:50-$9.00 hr. Contact Tandra @ 352-258-3450

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.

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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Young professional family looking to provide Room/Board to an Education Student for the summer months June-August (dates are flexible) in exchange for about 10 hrs/week of childcare for our young boys aged 3.5 and 8 months. Please contact Melissa Marante at; 561-313-3841

*This is a non-paid, FREE private room/board/internet/cable (and most meals) close to campus. Our home is less than 1.5 miles from campus
*Very flexible hours
*I am a former Education Major/Teacher and can provide any assistance/guidance the student may need.
*Flexible Schedule, willing to work around summer classes and/or other job.

Make a Difference!
Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County (Northwest Location) is currently looking for College of Education volunteers to work with some of our kids that are below the reading grade level. We are very limited to staff and we do not have the resources to work one-on-one with every student that needs help. We also have some students that cannot read at all and are looking for some individuals that would like to do some intensive tutoring and help develop their basic reading skills. If anyone is interested please email me at for further information.

Tutoring Services Available
Help your child master skills taught at school… with a little extra fun! Small group practice and experiences will provide your child with more time to become comfortable with new skills taught at school. Flyer includes contact information, rates, and additional details.

Volunteer Tutors NEEDED
Did you know that with just 2 hours a day you can make a difference in a child’s life? The NMB Heart of Hope Program (non-profit 501c3) is seeking individuals to tutor children grades K-12 on Mon-Thurs 3:30-5:30pm. Come join the team that is committed to helping the children in our community achieve their academic goals. Help us help the children. Contact Tandra @ 352-258-3450

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.

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