Wednesday Update for April 15, 2015

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Wednesday Update for April 15, 2015 


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General Announcements

EduGators! FEA elections are here! Please take time to vote for your next executive board at​ Votes are due by Friday evening, feel free to vote on your own time, or vote at our meeting tonight at 8pm in the Norman Terrace Room!

Edugator Shirts for Sale!
ECC will be selling new Edugator shirts in the SRC this week!  The proof can be found on the ECC website and Facebook page, Education College Council at UF.  Shirts are $12 and can be paid by cash or check made out to the University of Florida!

10th Annual SAGE Symposium – Thursday, April 23rd – 11am in the Terrace Room: 

 Faculty and students are invited to attend the 10th Annual SAGE Symposium, showcasing research conducted by the College of Education’s distinguished graduate students. Come and engage in conversation about critical areas of research in education and support your colleagues in their professional development as researchers.

MASH: Mathematics→Art←Science at the Harn-Thursday, April 16th
The Harn Museum of Art and the UF Science for Life Program, in collaboration with the Office of Research, and the Colleges of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Health & Human Performance, and Liberal Arts & Sciences are hosting the first MASH Museum Night. In addition to the exhibits and performances by mathematics and science faculty, staff, and students MASH will include a food buffet, hands-on activities for children, and fun mathematics/art/science trivia competitions. All are welcome to attend. The event is from 6-9 p.m.

**If you would like to participate by exhibiting your art or other creative work such as photography, drawings, paintings, digital media, or performances of dance, music or theater, the deadline for applications is Friday, April 10th. Go here to submit an online application: Contact Christy LaPlante at or David Julian at if you have any questions.

Gators For All Abilities – applications for leadership positions due April 17th
Gators For All Abilities is an upcoming UF student organization. The goal of the organization is to empower students with disabilities and allies by promoting disability advocacy, fostering a supportive and inclusive community, and providing leadership development experiences. We are looking for passionate UF students, either undergraduate or graduate, to apply for the positions we have open. Our Treasurer position as well as our positions for Committee Chairs and Committee Co-Chairs are available for you to apply for!  More in depth position descriptions and expectations are listed at the top of our application link.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Applications are due April 17th by 5:00 PM. To apply go to:

Northeast Florida Education Career Fair – Monday, April 20th
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.

Constructing the Island of the Blue Dolphins’ Archive: A talk by Dr. Sara Schwebel
Monday, April 20, 4 p.m. in the Judaica Suite, located on the 2nd floor of Smathers Library (East), Dr. Schwebel will discuss her most current project, a digital archive of materials related to Scott O’Dell’s Newbery award-winning children’s book Island of the Blue Dolphins, and how it relates to nature, historical narratives, and colonialism. The archive will be released in 2016 alongside the first-ever critical edition of Island of the Blue Dolphins.  Sara Schwebel holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She teaches children’s, young adult, and American literature. She is the author of Child-Sized History: Fictions of the Past in U.S. Classrooms and a number of academic articles about children’s historical fiction and history pedagogy.

This event is co-sponsored by the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature (George A. Smathers Libraries), the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, and the Department of English as part of the Baldwin Library’s Annual Speaker Series.

ASTRA Final General Body Meeting – Monday, April 20th
Want to enjoy a full meal while you witness the fruition of ASTRA’s fundraising efforts toward this year’s philanthropy project? Learn how to get more involved in the local Gainesville community with us at ASTRA’s last general body meeting of the semester on Monday, April 20th at 6 PM in Stuzin 104. Elections for next year’s executive board will be held, scholarship winners will be announced, and club T-shirts will be available for purchase. If attending, please RSVP to

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 – Norman Room 250

THATCamp Gainesville: The Humanities and Technology Camp
The UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with the Smathers Libraries are hosting The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) in Gainesville on April 24, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Smathers Library, room 100. Digital technologies have created new and exciting opportunities to teach people about history, culture, art, music and literature, among other humanities fields. THATCamp is a free “unconference” where researchers, teachers, students, developers, librarians, museum professionals and others can discuss digital projects, learn and teach each other new programs and skills and brainstorm initiatives to support cultural work in the digital age. Session topics are proposed by the participants before the Camp and the conference schedule is created by the group together on the first morning. For more info, find THATCamp Gainesville on Facebook, Twitter or

Unified Elementary Proteach Inquiry Showcase – Friday, April 24th
Please plan to attend the Unified Elementary Proteach Inquiry Showcase on Friday, April 24th from 3-7 p.m. The Showcase begins in Norman Auditorium and then transitions to break-out sessions that highlight the various inquiries our teacher researchers engaged in over the past semester/year. Please mark your calendars to join us for this wonderful event!  ​

Line Dance Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to line dance? Now’s the time to start! Join me from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Terrace Room starting Tuesday, March 31. We will meet every Tuesday through the end of April, except for Tuesday the 14th because the Terrace Room is not available that day…unless we can find an alternative location. If you can’t make it every week, that is okay too; come when you can. No experience required and all are welcome. You don’t need to wear cowboy boots, but you are welcome to wear them if you choose. We will learn line dances to a variety of music. Dress comfortably, wear shoes you can move in, and be sure to bring water.  There is no set charge; however, I request a suggested $5 donation per class to help raise money for a mission trip to Uganda this summer to build a home for abandoned babies and work with children in an orphanage.  Line dancing is lots of fun and a great stress reliever for the end of the academic year. Please contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions,

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 ISIS under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS 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 ISIS under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS 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. Email the instructor, Dr. Brianna Kennedy-Lewis, at for additional information.
  • 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:

Opportunities and Employment

Trinity Catholic High School, a college preparatory high school in the Diocese of Orlando, located in Ocala Florida is hiring for the following positions. For questions or further information, please contact Lou Pereira at

Oak Ridge High School located in Orlando, Florida is hiring for the following positions. For questions or further information, please contact Assistant Principal Mike Martucci at or (407) 852-3200 ext. 6102236.

Mater Brighton Lakes K-6 Charter School in Kissimmee, Florida is hiring! This charter school is managed by Academica, a reputable and respected charter management company. Please send resumes or job inquiries to:

Teacher Fair for Future Employees – register by April 24th
The School District of Lee County located in Fort Myers, Florida will be hosting our teacher recruitment fair on May 14th. For the required steps to register or other questions, visit

Temple Judea — Director of Congregation Learning
Temple Judea in Fort Myers, Florida is looking for an energetic, creative educator who has a passion for educational excellence and for engaging people of all ages into the joy of Jewish learning. Position description and additional information can be found here. Please contact Jennifer Manekin,, 954-260-2227 or Joann Goldman,, 239-482-1121

Preschool in Gainesville hiring
Our team is growing! Gainesville’s premier preschool is now hiring! We are looking for a full time 3 year old teacher with open availability. Applicants should be hard-working, dependable, caring, nurturing, a team player with a positive attitude, and be comfortable communicating with parents and peers. We are seeking highly-trained teachers (A.A., B.A., or C.D.A, 45-hour, CPR, and/or 1st Aid are a plus)! Position starts immediately. Compensation is $9-12/hour based on level of education and experience. Please email resume, or apply in person. Our application can be found at:

Volunteers Needed (5/9-5/16) – Big Idea Business Plan
The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) provides a rigorous entrepreneurial learning and development opportunity for service disabled veterans and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military. The 8 day Boot Camp is intensive, rigorous, and demanding and we need YOU to help us make it a success! We are seeking undergraduate and graduate volunteers who can help us with a variety of shifts between Saturday, May 9th and Saturday, May 16th. Shifts will include opportunities to network with veterans and faculty.

If you are interested in being part of the team that makes it all happen, please sign up for the time that works best with your schedule: If you have any questions about the event or volunteering please email Hannah Morris at

Volunteer Opportunity for Student Teachers — 3-day Summer Reading Camp
The Junior League of Gainesville – Read With Me Committee, is in need of teachers, student teachers, and intern volunteers to assist at a 3-day Reading Camp this summer. They are working with the Alachua County Library to offer this free-of-charge camp to elementary school children in the Gainesville area. The goal is to also include parents so that they are given better tools for reading with their children at home. The camp is tentatively scheduled for June 9-11 from 9am-12pm at the Milhopper Branch Library. If you are interested in participating or for more info, please contact Heather Sarkis at or call 352-215-1980.

Job Openings: College Reach-Out Program (CROP)-One Week Residency Camp
CROP has positions available for individuals qualified to serve as camp counselors. the residency camp will run from Sunday, July 5th through Friday, July 10th and is designed to provide 9th and 10th graders with a “college experience.” Primary duties of counselors include 24/7 sight and sound supervision of camp participants. Compensation is $500 plus meals. The CROP Summer Residency Counselor application can be found at: The deadline for applications is April 17th at 5pm.

Completed applications can be turned in at the Office of Recruitment, Retention & Multicultural Affairs, COE (G415 Norman Hall). For questions, please contact Diana McPherson at

Job Opportunities in Jacksonville, Florida
The Guardian Catholic Schools (Holy Rosary and St. Pius) are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for the following positions: grades 1, 2, and 4.
  Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter, resume and Employment Application to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at Application can be found here:

St. Pius V Catholic School is seeking a middle school math and Religion teacher for the 2015-16 school year. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic oriented to academic excellence and student-directed learning.  He or she will hold certification in the state of Florida (Middle Grades Math/Science or Elementary 1-6).  Strong instructional technology skills, particularly in using tablets in the classroom, are highly desirable. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter, resume and Employment Application to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at Application can be found here:

St. Pius V Catholic School is seeking PK4 and Kindergarten teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants will have the opportunity to join a strong early learning program and staff that is recognized with a 5-Star rating from the Early Learning Coalition. Qualified applicants certified in Early Childhood Education should send a cover letter, resume and Employment Application to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at Application can be found here:

SourceCode B46 (SCB46), a provider of K-5 student enrichment services, is growing and looking for university and college students who would like to become instructors of our program. Instructors will be responsible for delivering the SCB46 project-based learning curriculum to our elementary students. During the program, students are given the task of developing and transforming stories into animated movies through storytelling and software coding. All classes consist of 16 55-minute sessions that take place on the campuses of our partner sites or online. This opportunity is open to junior and senior level education majors only. If selected, students:

  • Will receive full training, background checks and district badging at no cost.
  • Can teach up to 20 sessions per week.
  • Will earn $20 per session as an independent contractor team member.
  • Can actively pursue employment opportunities with SCB46 schools and clients.

For more information about this opportunity, have students visit Please forward additional questions to Sarah Stack at

Immediate Openings In Polk County
Interested students (soon to be grads) seeking immediate employment, go to to complete the online application and send an electronic resume (along with your PCPS online application reference ID#) to Annissa Brockington Wilfalk,, for follow up. If you would prefer serving in a Pilot Sub capacity with the Polk County school district to gain some additional hands-on experience and exposure in our schools, this option is available too.

Job Opportunities at Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS)
Learn more about opportunities in HCPS through Teach in Tampa and apply today. 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 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.

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.

Housing Opportunity
Faculty member in the UF Sociology Department has a newly built cottage in the Duckpond neighborhood (see photo). Looking for help with an 11 year old and around the house for reduced rent. For more information, please contact Christine Overdevest at

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:

Teachers Needed for Next School Year!
Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City, Florida is looking for 2 English/Language Arts Teachers, 1 Math Teacher, 1 Science Teacher and possible 1 Reading Teacher for next school year. Please send your resume to the Principal, Alexa Mills, at

Summer Internship Opportunity-Projects for Haiti – applications due by April 18th
Projects for Haiti, Inc. is a rapidly growing non-profit organization located in Gainesville, Florida. The organization is accepting resumes for their internship program for the Summer of 2015. Students with relevant past experience and education are encouraged to apply. Internship positions are available in Accounting, Marketing and Communications, Networking, Productions and Development. The following document provides detailed information about each department’s intern responsibilities: Resumes, Cover Letters, and questions can be emailed to

Now Hiring! Summer Job Opportunity!
Looking to make money and make a difference? If so, the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department has an opportunity that you might qualify for!  Contact LaRose Manker with any questions at 352-393-8709.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutor needed
I need a tutor to teach English for my son, a 2nd grade Korean boy. $15/hour for payment. I want to get tutoring twice per a week. Located in Magnolia Place Apartments. Please contact or 352-872-8274.

Tutor needed
Student tutor needed to help 11-year old son who is struggling in math and reading. Looking for 3-4 days a week. Currently have him home schooled, therefore the morning hours are durable. His hobbies are baseball, golf and video games. Please contact Wayne Fields (352-281-0356) or Linda Fields (352-665-3677)

Help needed
UF faculty member looking to hire highly motivated and reliable person to help with their 5 years old daughter. Tasks will include picking her up from a kindergarten (on Mon, Wed, Thursday & some Friday) and stay with her until 5:30pm (help with homework, grocery and light household chores). Must have own transportation and good driving record. Spanish speaking or extra talent to share with our daughter is a plus. Long term commitment is desired. If interested, there will also be additional babysitting opportunities in the evening and weekend also. Contact if interested.

Babysitter Needed
We are looking for a responsible babysitter who can drive and has access to a vehicle to help with our two children ages 12 and 4. Hours would primarily be in the evenings between 3-6pm on weekdays. Competitive hourly pay offered. We live in the southwest part of Gainesville. If interested, please contact Uma at 352-219-2272 (cell) or 352-331-9938.

Babysitter Needed
Gainesville family with four children ages 5 years old, 4 years old, 3 years old and 3 years old seeking babysitter on Sunday afternoons, one weekday evening per week, and a few weekdays during the summer. Responsibilities include playing with children, taking walks to nearby playground, making child meals, and helping children as they learn to clean up. No driving. Our children are, of course, wonderfully fun, loving and cheerful. References will be requested. If interested please email Chris at

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

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