Wednesday Update for April 29, 2015

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Wednesday Update for April 29, 2015 


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General Announcements

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

2015 Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program — June 24-August 7, 2015
This six-week summer program sponsored by the Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) is designed as an orientation to graduate education and promotes acclimation to the University of Florida. The goal of this program is to provide newly enrolled doctoral students with the groundwork for their graduate education by: (1) supplementing the student’s knowledge of the research process; (2) honing their research writing skills and (3) easing the transition into graduate level studies at the University of Florida. Applications and additional information on the program can be found on our website at: If you have questions concerning the Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program please contact OGMP at or by phone at 352-392-6444.

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

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

Teaching Jobs For Certified Graduates
Yuteh Private School in New Taipei City, Taiwan is looking for certified teachers from the United States to work in our dual-immersion Chinese-English program. We are hiring for all grade levels and all subjects. Click here for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity – Manatee County Students
The Manatee Community Foundation is seeking applicants to provide scholarships to students from Manatee County pursuing a degree in education. Selection Criteria: Scholarship applicants must –
1. Be working toward a degree in education
2. Be accepted to a State of Florida accredited 2 or 4 year educational institution, excluding State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and the University of South Florida.
3. Be a resident of Manatee County.
4. Be a citizen of the United States.

Scholarship application is located here. For questions or to inquire about the extended deadline, please contact Scholarship Coordinator Joan McCaw at (941) 747-7765 or email

Summer Residential Counselor Opportunities
The University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET) is seeking summer residential counselors for the following: 1. Male and female counselors for week-long high school summer academic programs, including Humanities and the Sunshine State, Science Quest (two sessions), and STEAM Quest. Counselors will be hired for the entire summer and work with all programs. and 2. Male counselors for the 57th Annual Student Science Training Program (SSTP). Additional information on the CPET summer programs can be found at

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least two years of college and be in good standing with their college or university. Recent college graduates and students in graduate/professional school are also encouraged to apply. Applicants may not be enrolled in summer classes as the available positions are full time. Applicants must be able to commit to working 24-hours a day for the duration of the program (including overnight). Counselors will be hired for a 7 week to 11 week period. Please see the attachment for additional information. Contact Christy Rodkin, Coordinator, Youth Programs at or 352-392-2310. Applications will be open until all positions are filled.

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

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.

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.

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:

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutors Needed – Upper Echelon Academy
Opportunity for recent graduates of teacher certification programs: Wellington, Florida hosts the Winter Equestrian Festival from January to late March every year. During these three months, adolescents from around the country and the world come here to showcase their talents. Students miss as much as 12 weeks of school while they compete at WEF and require private tutoring to keep up with their academics from their respective schools. Upper Echelon Academy is looking to hire qualified tutors for January, February, and March of 2016. Successful candidates will receive a monthly salary of $4,000 that will include their accommodation and is based on a 30 hour week. Tutors work Monday-Thursday with every Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. It is imperative that applicants have a valid driver’s license and a mode of transportation. Please visit For questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact (561) 371-4330.

Nanny needed
Our family is looking for a nanny between now and the start of the next school year to care for our 2-year-old son at our home in the mornings, 8am-1pm. During summer we’ll also have our 6-yr-old twins and our 8-yr-old at home on some weeks, when not in camps. The older children are pretty independent but need only basic supervision while parents are at work.

Responsibilities for the youngest one include potty training, engaging him with music/toys/dancing/speaking with him, as well as some light household upkeep (dishes, folding and putting away children’s laundry).   Please contact or call 352-871-5211.

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.

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