Wednesday Update for August 5, 2015

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Wednesday Update for August 5, 2015 


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General Announcements

Requirement for All New Students, Including Graduate & Professional students – CampusClarity “Think About It”
Please be aware that starting July 1, the University of Florida requires completion of the Campus Clarity “Think About It” online training course for all new students.  The course addresses the interconnection between drug and alcohol abuse, hookup culture, and sexual violence, and encourages students to reflect critically on the personal beliefs, social norms, and cultural pressures that enable high-risk behaviors.

This mandatory program will replace the “eCheckup” requirement that was previously required of all new undergraduate students. The new, “Think About It” course is mandatory for all new undergraduate, graduate and professional UF students, both online and traditional.  The mandate is in accordance with the Campus SaVE Act which will go into effect this year. Graduate and professional students will have a hold placed on their record which will be lifted when the course is completed.  Students will not be able to register for Spring 2016 courses until the hold is lifted. More information about the “Think About It” requirement and course is available at:

EDP 6052- SPECIAL TOPICS GRADUATE COURSE: Cognitive Psychology Applied to Education – Fall 2015
This course is designed for Graduate students interested in a cognitive science approach to modern educational issues. Cognitive Psychology is highly interdisciplinary field drawing from linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, biology, computer science and neuroscience. Consequently, students from varied disciplines (both inside and outside of education) are encouraged to enroll. See flyer for more details.

ENC 5319- Scholarly Writing for Publication- Writing for Intersectional & Social Justice Research – Fall 2015
This workshop-style seminar is a valuable course for graduate students (and their advisor) as it will give a venue to make progress on and enhance thesis/dissertation writing or other research projects, allowing advisors to focus more on conceptual/methodological issues than on the writing. And, it brings a lens that many students are hungry for: intersectionality and social justice perspectives. See flyer for more details.

Opportunities and Employment

STEAM Education/Teaching Intern
The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention is looking for a passionate, engaged and committed volunteer to assist the staff in programs and curriculum development. The internship will provide the student with real-world experience in: Small classroom/Wet Lab/Fabrication Lab settings with students ages 6-16, Curriculum research and development, Class preparation, Informal science education techniques in the STEAM fields. See attachment for further information.

Kindergarten teaching position (full time)
Boulware Springs Charter School is seeking a highly-qualified Kindergarten classroom teacher. The position is available immediately. Responsibilities include managing a classroom of students, creating and implementing innovative and rigorous lesson plans, monitoring student progress, using data driven instruction to adjust to student learning, teaching character education, creating a warm environment, and working as a team member throughout the school. See attachment for further information.

Gleim Publications, Inc.
We would like to hire an Education graduate student to pursue some computer based research projects. We will ask him/her to pursue topics such as Adaptive Learning, Competitor Websites, etc. 10-20 hours a week, $12/hour to train, thereafter $15/hour. Interested graduate students please email

Volunteer Opportunities: Kid’s Yoga
Milestones in the Making, Lisa Schiavoni & Associates is a family-owned & -operated private practice serving children & families in Greater-Gainesville for 30+ years. Our staff is looking for volunteers to assist with a number of ‘Yoga for Youth’ initiatives resuming in the Fall & continuing indefinitely.
Volunteers will receive personalized training in behavioral modalities & oversight by a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Position expectations range from 3-6 hours biweekly; & require a minimum commitment of 2 academic semesters. Yoga experience is desirable but NOT required

Classes – in need of volunteer support – vary in time, date & venue; but an updated ‘Kids Yoga Schedule’ will be listed at by August 20th. Interested parties should send a resume with cover letter ASAP to Applicants should include (1) what about the position interests you AND (2) communicate general scheduling availability in their inquiries. Volunteers will be expected to pass a background check.

Lake Butler Middle School
Looking for teachers who have their ESE certification in the following areas:  5th Grade Elem Ed, Social Studies ESE, Science ESE, or Middle Grades ESE. If interested, please email Principal Carolyn Parrish,

Gilchrist County Schools
Hiring two high school science teachers. Positions located at Bell High School and Trenton High School. For inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 352-463-4403.

Buchholz High School
BHS currently has two positions advertised for Advanced Placement Chemistry and Physics. Additional information can be found on the ACPS website,

Part-Time Student Services Specialist
Santa Fe College Blount Center is looking to hire a part-time student services specialist. Please see flyer for additional details and application information.

Teaching Positions in Polk County
It’s not too late to secure employment. Polk County still needs 350 teachers for the upcoming school year! See the online articles by 10 News and Bay News 9 about the teaching positions available.

We also have a Teacher Fair on August 14th. (Graduates or Former Alum who register for the fair, may contact the Recruiting Office for assistance with hotel accommodations up to 2 nights. Email

Student Internship (fall) Opportunity – Projects for Haiti
Projects for Haiti, Inc. (P4H), a local 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, is accepting resumes for our internship program for the Fall 2015 semester from students with relevant past experience and education. Internship positions are available in our Finance, Marketing and Communications, Networking, Productions, and Development departments. For more information, please click here.

Extended Day Enrichment Program
Energetic, knowledgeable people wanted to work with elementary school children doing arts & crafts, sports, dance and much more in an after school program at various schools. Please see flyer for application information.

Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City, Florida
Currently hiring for an instructional position, Middle Grade Sciences. Please visit to access the application. Please mail or fax (352-498-1308) complete applications to:

Attention: Nicole Chesser
16077 NE 19 Highway
Instructional Services Building 2
Cross City, FL 32628

Forward Resumes to:
Phone: (352) 498-1346
Fax: (352) 498-1283 

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutors Needed for The College Reach-Out Program (CROP)
The College Reach-out Program (CROP) is a statewide project designed to increase the number of students who successfully complete a postsecondary education. Its primary objective is to strengthen the educational motivation and preparation of low-income and educationally disadvantaged students in grades 6-12 who otherwise would be unlikely to seek admission to a community college, state university or independent postsecondary institution without special support and recruitment efforts. See flyer for application information and additional details.

Math Tutor Needed
I am looking for a math tutor familiar with the common core way of teaching for my 7th grade son. He is a student in the Lyceum at Lincoln Middle School in Gainesville.  I am looking for someone who is reliable and reasonably priced. Looking for about an hour of tutoring per week, maybe an extra session if there is a test coming up. If interested, please email Shana at

Educator for Formative Assessments Needed
I home school my son and wish to hire an educator to assess him. He is eight and advanced in math. The principle responsibility is to perform periodic formative assessments to provide feedback to improve his education. Additionally, the State of Florida requires submission of an annual appraisal of home school students by a qualifed person, so a teaching certification would be helpful. Please contact Bob Irwin at 386-679-6043;

Tutor Needed
Tutor needed for 10 year old Williams Elementary student five days a week using the Great Leaps Reading and Math Program. Anticipate 30 minutes a day. Contact Ramona Chance at 352-335-3189 or

Tutor Needed
I need a tutor for my son and his friend for help with English (Reading & Writing). They are 2nd grade and 5th grade. Location is NW39th Ave. If interested, please contact

Nanny Needed
We recently moved to Gainesville and are in search of a nanny for our children aged 4 and 2 (with another on the way!). Hours are flexible, and we are also willing to consider a live-in position in exchange for childcare hours. Please contact Gemma Golub at

Babysitter Needed
I am looking for a part time babysitter for my two children, aged 2 1/2 and 7 years old. A responsible sitter with references is required. Please contact me by email :

Nanny Needed
Our family is looking for a nanny for our 2-yr-old boy from August 17th (or as soon as possible after that) until the end of the semester, with the option of continuing through the spring semester. The job is Mon-Fri, 7:30am until 1pm.

Responsibilities 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.

Gainesville MYcroSchool needs Tutors
We are currently hiring tutors for ALL subject areas for the upcoming Fall semester at MYcroSchool. Please see flyer for details.

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