Wednesday Update for April 22, 2015

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Wednesday Update for April 22, 2015 


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General Announcements

Join Sustainable UF for Collection Day! – Wednesday, April 22nd from 7am-1pm
Let Sustainable UF help you ‘green’ your spring cleaning at the annual Collection Day event. This initative provides an easy, fast and convenient way for students, faculty, staff, and UFHealth employees to donate household items for use in the community, and provides a safe way to get rid of hazardous and electronic waste for proper recycling or disposal. Please bring your items to the O’Connell Center Parking lot. Click here for a complete list of items and additional details.

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 Thursday, April 23 in Norman Room 250 at 9:30am.

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.

THATCamp Gainesville: The Humanities and Technology Camp – Friday, April 24th
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!  ​

4th Annual Book Drive
The UF Libraries are holding our 4th Annual Spring Book Drive. Were you thinking of giving your office/lab a good spring cleaning before summer started? If you have books you no longer use, you could achieve several good things by donating them to the book drive.

  1. Add to the UF Libraries’ collections (if the books are selected for retention)
  2. Support sustainability by reusing/recycling the books
  3. De-clutter your personal space

Collection boxes will be in all the main branches (Library West, Smathers/Library East, Marston Science, Health Science, Education, Architecture and Fine Arts, and the Legal Information Center) in the lobbies or near the information desk. The collection runs from April 20th thru May 1st, 2015. You can drop off your donation at any time during normal operating hours. Books that are not selected for the Libraries’ collections will either be sold or donated to other organizations. If you have any questions, please contact

Kanopy now available in the COE Library
We are pleased to announce that the Library has recently introduced the new Netflix-like video streaming service, Kanopy. Click here to start watching:

Some of the popular films that are now available in the education department include:
1) Stenhouse Classroom Management & Leadership:
2) Teacher Education Collection:
3) Assessment for Learning Collection:
4) Complete Teacher Education Development Collection:
5) There are also films available from the producers

Additional teaching benefits:
– Create clips/playlists
– Embed any video or clip in your Learning Management System
– Social media tools facilitate conversations between students and filmmakers

Line Dance Lessons
Are you feeling stressed during these last weeks of the semester? There are only two line dance classes left (4/28, 5/5)! Come join us from 5:30-6:30pm and learn dances to a variety of music such as Uptown Funk, Lady GaGa, Colt Ford, Taylor Swift, and Big & Rich to name a few! We will meet in 1327A and move to the Terrace Room if we have a large group. 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. 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. Contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions,

The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research. Applicants may apply for project periods up to 24 months with two 12-month budget periods.  Up to $25,000 may be awarded for each budget period.  Letters of intent are due by May 8, 2015 and applications are due by June 8, 2015.

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

Marion County Public Schools, just 30 miles south of UF, wants you in its next class of new teacher hires!  If you are ready to work with excited administrators and focused students in one of Central Florida’s most beautiful areas, join us for a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16.  Interviews could lead to instant job offers for the right candidates.  With local discounts and free giveaways, don’t miss this opportunity to land your first teaching job.  Click here for requirements and interview sign-ups.  Get ahead of the game (and your colleagues) by signing up today.  Marion County Public Schools offers competitive salaries and great benefits including free health insurance, affordable living, and first-class lifestyles.  MCPS is an equal opportunity school district.

Career Resource Center (CRC) hiring for a Career Ambassador
Are you looking for summer job on campus? Are you interested in helping fellow gators with their career needs? The CRC Career Ambassador position is for you! Career Ambassadors are undergraduate students hired to represent the Career Resource Center and its mission to facilitate holistic career development of students. As Career Ambassadors, student employees are responsible for providing specialized support, customer service and outreach to the University of Florida community. Career Ambassadors staff our Career Library, Front Desk and provide one-on-one help for students in Express Drop-In (in-depth training will be provided).

We are looking for dependable students with strong communication skills, desire to help others and commitment to learning! Position is available immediately and throughout the Summer C semester. Federal Work Study is highly desirable. If you are interested in the position, please email Allie Ricker at for more information and application instructions.

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

Volunteers Needed for annual Partner Family Banquet – May 19th
Partnership for Strong Families will be hosting our annual Partner Family Banquet for our current foster (or as we call them, partner) families at the Santa Fe River Ranch. Our foster parents are invited to bring their children (both biological and foster) out for a night of fun for the kids and dinner and entertainment for the parents. To show our parents our appreciation for everything they do for us and our community’s children in out-of-home care, we will be offering childcare offsite at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex (located at 14300 NW 146th Terrace, Alachua FL 32615) for children 4-11 years old. We are looking for volunteers to come out to the Recreation Complex from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to help us supervise the children. In addition to providing them dinner, we will have three bounce houses, carnival games, and crafts to keep the children busy. Currently we are expecting to have approximately 90 children in attendance and would love to have at least 15 volunteers help us out. If you are interested, please contact Recruitment Specialist Morgan Clement at (386) 249-1831.

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

SUMMER NANNY NEEDED: We are searching for an energetic and unflappable nanny for our two young boys, ages 6 and 4. If you love kids, are silly and fun, patient and kind, and can problem solve on your feet, then this is the job for you! We live in High Springs, a 20 minute drive north of Oaks Mall, 5 miles west of I-75. Nearby is a park, train, library, and splash pad, plus we have a fantastic backyard full of critters to explore.

The boys are sweet-natured and super-creative and will love your attention. Outdoor play is encouraged as well as quiet cuddles and story time on the couch. They also love Lego’s, imaginative games and scavenger hunts.Occasionally, we ask for your help with a load of kids laundry and we ask that our home be picked up at the end of the day. We are a laid-back family so ask any question and feel free to chat with us about anything. Please be comfortable with pets and have experience as a nanny as well as experience providing transportation for children.

We need help 2x per week, ideally Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 1st, although Mondays and Fridays are also an option. Typically 9 – 3 or 10 – 4. Pay $12/hour. Thanks in advance and we can’t wait to meet you! Contact Kate @

Tutor needed
Tutor needed for first grade student at Chiles Elementary, once or twice a week, for support in reading. Can meet at local public library. Would love volunteers, but prices and times are negotiable. Please contact student’s counselor, Tracy Leibach, at for more information

Tutor needed
Reading and writing tutoring help for 2nd and 5th Grader for summer in Jonesville area. Twice a week. Please email Pradeep Jain at for more details.

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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