Wednesday Update for March 25, 2015

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General Announcements

SAGE March Madness Social Event – Thursday, March 26th at 11am in the Terrace Room
Escape the madness of the semester and come relax with your fellow friends! Bring your favorite munchies to share with others and SAGE will provide the rest.  See you there!

SAGE Leadership Opportunities Available:  Applications due Friday, March 27th
Looking for more ways to get involved in leadership in the College of Education?  The Student Alliance of Graduates in Education (SAGE) is a cross-departmental organization dedicated to providing professional and social events for graduate students in the College of Education.  We are currently looking to fill leadership positions for the upcoming year.  For more information and application instructions, visit our Facebook page or website at

The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam on Monday – Thursday, March 30th – April 2nd, from 5-7 p.m. each day. The workshop will take place over four evenings, and students can register for as many of the sessions as they would like to attend. The Verbal sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, and the Math sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. The workshop is free, but the students can go to the Teaching Center website ( and click on “Study Skills” and then “Workshops,” to register and learn the room locations.

Stressed? Worried about a friend? Kognito can help!
With the stress of the semester piling up and deadlines looming at every turn, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center would like to highlight Kognito, an online resource to help students learn to recognize signs of stress and realistically practice talking to other students about it, with the goal of connecting them with support on campus. UF students are able to do this for FREE through the Counseling and Wellness Center’s home page at where you can click on the “Worried about a Friend” link, or at This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes 30 minutes. This gives YOU the chance to develop an invaluable set of skills to help friends in distress and, quite possibly, to help prevent suicide. If you need help setting up an account or have any questions please contact the student Kognito Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!

10th Annual SAGE Symposium:  Proposals due March 31st
Attention COE graduate students:
  You are invited to submit a proposal for a poster presentation that showcases your research.  This will be an excellent opportunity to receive helpful feedback from peers and accomplished professors, as well as network with colleagues with similar research interests. Poster proposal submissions are due by 3/31. Check our SAGE website at or our Facebook page for proposal submission instructions.

Attention Graduate Students & Post-docs: Upcoming Colloquium for TAs

  • Peer2Peer:  A Workshop for Teaching Assistants
    o  April 7th from 8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
    o Smathers Library East Room 100
    o   Round table discussions lead by experienced TAs on a variety of topics
    o   For full details and registration visit:
    o   Participants can attend one or all sessions
  • Beyond Research:  Successfully Navigating Grad School and Charting a Career Course
    o   Dr. Teri Balser leads a workshop designed to explore skills in communication, proposal writing and working with groups
    o   April 7th from 1:30 – 4:30
    o   Smathers Library East Room 100
    o   For full details and registration visit:

This event is jointly sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Center and the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. For questions, contact Jennifer Smith 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 4:00-5:00 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.

2nd Annual North Florida EnergyWhiz Expo – Volunteers & Science Exhibitors Needed
4/11/15 (Saturday), 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., SF College Track
Encourage future scientists and engineers in this solar model car and solar cooker demonstration. Volunteers are needed to organize and host the expo which will feature local middle- and high school students in the Junior Solar Spring and Solar Cook-Off on the Santa Fe College track. To volunteer, visit  To learn more, contact Adrienne Thieke; Dr. Marin Smilov at or 213-1414; or Dr. Sindia Rivera-Jiminez at

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.

Internship Orientation for Spring 2016 Interns – Thursday, April 23rd
Elementary & Special Ed Students who will begin their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Spring 2016.  The Internship Orientation is scheduled for:  Thursday, April 23, 2014 – Norman Room 250

Spring A 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer A 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through under the My Record menu> degree application from the left menu. The application deadline is May 13th by 5:00pm. Education minors 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

Spring B/C 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer B/C 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through under the My Record menu> degree application from the left menu. The application deadline is July 1st by 5:00pm. Education minors 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

Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

  • EDF 6403: Research Course 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.
  • EDG 6931: Schools, Teachers, and the Marginalization of Students (Summer C, Wednesday, Periods 4-6) – In this new doctoral seminar, we will examine how school and teacher policies and practices disproportionately place certain student groups on society’s margins and limit their life chances. Students will develop content knowledge and skills in research and writing.
  • EEX 7526: Seminar in Grant Writing – In this seminar, students will learn the skills necessary to solicit funding from state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations. Email the instructor, Dr. Gagnon at for additional information.
  • EEX 6936: Critical Appraisal & Conduct of Systematic Reviews of Intervention Effects – Graduate Students with a focus of providing intervention services to children with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in disciplines such as: Education, Psychology, Special Ed, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, etc. Email the instructor, Dr. Reichow, at for additional information
  • EEX 6936: Meta-­‐Analysis in Prevention and Intervention Science – A NEW Graduate Seminar in Meta-Analysis! This course is open to any and all graduate students interested in prevention and intervention science. Email the instructor, Dr. Gage at for additional information.

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:

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.

Opportunities and Employment

Job Opportunities at Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS)
Learn more about opportunities in HCPS through Teach in Tampa and apply today. They will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on April 8th and setting up interviews for qualified applicants with the HCPS Principals. The Early Application Deadline is Friday, April 17th.  Candidates who apply early will have the best chance of securing early contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. The salary for teachers with zero years of experience is $38,000 plus board-paid benefits. The Teach in Tampa website has much more information about why outstanding new teachers graduating from University of Florida should consider joining Team HCPS—including our reputation for innovation, our shared commitment to excellence, and the countless opportunities we have for teachers to take a leading role in their schools and within the district.

Lakewood Ranch High School Hiring for Fall 2015
Lakewood Ranch High School will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8th. This is a fairly new school having been open for 16 years. We are a big 7A school approximately 2300 students located in East Manatee County. We have been designated as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education for most of the years we have been open.  We have built one of the most dominate high school sports programs in the state being in the top of both of the FHSAA major awards consecutively for the last 5 years.  We also excel in our fine and performing arts programs winning many awards.  The community of Lakewood Ranch is one of the fastest growing communities in the US.  We are looking for highly motivated teachers that would like to come in and help build on the success that has been started. Please email resume to Shawn Trent,, or call 941-727-6100 for questions.

Job Openings: Child & Youth Programs
Peaceful Paths is currently seeking 3 qualified individuals to fill openings in the Child & Youth Program. Specific information about each position can be found at Applicants should apply using the job application found at the bottom of each job posting. Any questions about these openings can be directed to John Thomas, Director of Child & Youth Programs by email at

Summer Camp Volunteers Needed
Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy is a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. This summer, we are running our third annual summer camp, and need volunteers that are excited to work with children with special needs! Summer camp is a great learning experience for student volunteers. All of our volunteers work 1-1 or 2-1 with the participating campers in a wide range of activities including gymnastics, crafts, and games. The athletes have a range of disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and Cerebral Palsy among others. Camp will be offered from July 13 to July 31 and will be held Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM. Volunteers do not need to commit to the entire three week or all day, however, we do ask that volunteers sign up in advance for the days they are available and indicate either morning (8AM – 12:30pm) or afternoon (12:30pm-5pm) shifts.  We are so excited to be offering an inclusive camp again this summer for children in the Gainesville community! If you are interested in volunteering, please email

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.
All sections will be from June 1 to 2015-07-17
Application Link:
Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. For additional information, checkout our blog, Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

Summer Camp Counselor positions in Palm Beach County
Accepting applications for creative, energetic and positive individuals to fill the positions of Summer Camp Counselors for children ages 5 to 13. Click here for more details.

Fall 2015 Child & Youth Internship
The Child & Youth Program Staff have released Internship Openings for Fall 2015. If interested in applying, please visit

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.

2/1 House sublease available mid-April
Subleasing a great 2 bedroom 1 bath house available mid-April through end of July. Big fenced-in backyard perfect for dogs, quiet neighborhood, new refrigerator. It has a gas stove and water heater. Washer and Dryer in separate utility unit in the backyard. Asking $800 per month, but price is negotiable. See the craigslist ad for contact and more info:

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutor Needed
10-year old child in fifth grade needs help with Reading, Language Arts, and some Math. Can meet at Cone Park Library off of East University “Lake Road”. Please contact Teneka Mavin at 352-415-5585

Tutor Needed to help with Reading Comprehension
Need tutor for 8-yr old son in second grade. Preferably someone who can go after school twice a week, after school and/or Saturday to O2B Kids Super Center on Newberry Road for at least 1/2 hour increments. He is currently working above grade level but recently since this new curriculum he has been having a bit of a struggle with the reading comprehension portion. Please contact Pamela Brown at (352) 494-9679.

Volunteer Tutors NEEDED
The N.M.B. Heart of Hope Program is seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in a childs life. Our tutoring program helps kids grades 3-12. We are faced with the challenge of too many youth needing help, but not enough people commited to the cause. If you are that person, group, or organization thats willing to volunteer your free time to help the less fortunate children please contact Tandra @352-258-3450

Young professional family looking to provide FREE Room/Board to an Education Student for the summer months June-August (dates are flexible) in exchange for ~10 hours/week childcare for our young boys aged 3.5 and 8 months. This is a non-paid position. Please contact Melissa Marante at; 561-313-3841

*Our home is less than 1.5 miles from campus
*Private Furnished Bedroom (TV and Cable included) and Private Bathroom
*Home cooked meals
*I am a former Education Major/Teacher and can provide any assistance/guidance the student may need.
*Very 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.

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