Wednesday Update for May 20, 2015

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Wednesday Update for May 20, 2015 


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General Announcements

E-Cigarette Survey
The Researchers in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health at UF, in collaboration with GatorWell, are recruiting UF students to develop a health communication campaign on electronic cigarettes. Interested students will begin by completing a brief survey to assess eligibility for the study. If selected, participants will be compensated with a $5 Amazon giftcard for completion of each portion of the study- up to $15 for completion of the entire study. Please contact Kiarash P. Rahmanian at for more information or begin the two-part questionnaire now:

Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) Annual Meeting
Florida is now a member state of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA). The association is a nonprofit incorporated educational organization whose purposes are to encourage quality educational research in the Mid-South and to promote the application of the results of quality educational research in the schools. Member states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Please join the MSERA in Lafayette, LA for our annual meeting schedule for November 4-6, 2015. They are currently accepting proposals for the meeting and urge you to consider submitting. Conference proposals are due by July 15th. Please consider sharing your work at a discussion or display session, teaming up with colleagues for a symposium, providing training, and encouraging yoru students to present at a Research in Progress (RIP) Session. For more details, please see the attached flyer and visit our webpage at

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!

Opportunities and Employment

Instructional Job Fair in Virginia  — deadline Wednesday, May 20th
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.

Balance 180 Seeking Volunteers
We are a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. We are gearing up for the start of our Summer Adaptive Gymnastics class and our Summer Camp! We are looking for volunteers that are excited to work with kids with special needs! All of our volunteers work one-on-one or two-on-one with the participating athletes. The athletes have a range of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy and many more. During our Adaptive program the athletes will work on developing new motor skills, improve social interactions, and gain confidence! The Adaptive Program is offered from May 30th-August 1st. We will be holding two sessions every Saturday. The first class will be offered from 12:30- 1:25pm (> 8 yrs) and the second (2-8yrs) from 2:00-2:55pm.

If you are not available on Saturdays, Balance 180 is also running its third annual summer camp and needs volunteers who are excited to work with children with special needs. Summer camp is a great learning experience for student volunteers. Summer camp will take place during the last three weeks in July. If interested in volunteering e-mail us at We have a limited number of volunteer spots available so it is very important for anyone interested to contact us ASAP. Thanks!

Harn Fall Internships
Applications for fall term internships are due June 1st. Internships are offered in all museum departments and provide guidance from museum professionals. More information, including project descriptions and application forms, can be found on the Harn’s website at Please contact Layne Thue-Bludworth with any questions

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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutors needed for UF student organization!
Gators for Equal opportunity (GEO) need volunteers for the summer semester. Our volunteer service consists of helping underprivileged children in Alachua city with their homework and also provide additional support for those subjects that might be hard for them. We meet on Wednesday in Alachua city at 6 pm. If you want more details, email me, visit our webpage or our facebook page

Part-time Nanny Needed
My husband and I are looking for a student in the school of education to serve as a part time nanny. My daughter is 15 months old, and we would be looking for the student to come to our house 3-4 days a week. We are fairly flexible on the times, but most likely 8am-noon or 2-4:30pm. We are looking for someone who will create educational learning experiences for our daughter during her time at the house. I can be contacted via emai, or phone at 727-608-3016.

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