Wednesday Update for May 6, 2015

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Wednesday Update for May 6, 2015 


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General Announcements

2015 FATE Conference – The 21st Century Educator: iTeach, iLead, iResearch
The Florida Association of Teacher Educators is excited to announce that the 2015 FATE conference will be taking place in Gainesville, Florida. This two-day conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal by June 1st. The submission form is online at and the student registration fee is $50.00. Click here for more information. We hope to see you in October!

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.

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

Temple Beth Am Day School in Pinecrest, Florida
This Reform Jewish Day School is hiring: Elementary School STEM Teacher (Grades 1-4 / see attachment for details) and Elementary School Teacher(s) K-4 (see attachment for details). If interested, please email resume or inquiries to

Residential Supervisor for High School Summer Academic Programs at UF 
The University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET) is seeking a Residential Supervisor for summer academic programs housed in Beaty Towers. Preferred applicants are graduate or post-undergrad students. Please see attachment for details. The Center has also added a number of available undergraduate positions. Visit

Child Development Program – Newberry, Florida
The City of Newberry Parks and Recreation department is looking for interns and practicum students for the summer and/or fall semester. Please see the flyer for additional details. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and availability to Ashley Austin at

Instructional Job Fair in Virginia 
Manassas City Public Schools, located in Manassas, Virginia, is holding an Instructional Job Fair for applicants who possess or are eligible for a Virginia Teaching License. Attached is a flyer and detailed instructions for applying. Interviews are by invitation only so applicants must apply on our website by Wednesday, May 20, 2015 for consideration.  If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources Department at 571-377-6027.

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.

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

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

Summer Nanny Needed
UF faculty member looking to hire a reliable person to help during late afternoon/evening 2-3 days a week during from May through late July. Additional babysitting opportunities on weekends and for fall semester. Duties include picking up my 8-yr old girl and 5-yr old boy from school/camp/daycare and driving them to sports activities or to home and help with light housework at home (emptying dishwasher, making lunches for next day). My children love outdoor activities and having someone to play games or read a book with. Prior experience as a babysitter/nanny required along with at least one reference. Experience providing transportation for children is a bonus. Contact Andrea at if interested.

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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