Wednesday Update for August 26, 2015

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Wednesday Update for August 26, 2015

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“SAGE Presents: “From Admission to Quals: Navigating the PhD”
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:00am-11:00am
Terrace Room, Norman Hall

Wondering what the next few years of your graduate experience will look like? Curious about the doctoral experience? Have some thoughts on your own experience that you’d care to share? Then join SAGE for a panel discussion featuring seasoned doctoral students from across the College of Education as they talk about their experiences from admission to the PhD program through qualifying exams. Panel discussants will share information about getting involved in research projects, choosing a committee, surviving the qualifying exam experience, and tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way to navigate the sometimes mysterious maze of graduate studies. A question and answer session will follow.

Featured Panelists:
Ms. Shelly Curcio, Doctoral student in Curriculum, Teaching, and Teacher Education
Dr. Vivian Gonsalves, PhD in Special Education

Ms. Natalie King, Doctoral candidate in Science Education

Mr. Mario Worlds, Doctoral Student in Language Arts, Reading, and Children’s Literature

International Students: Enroll Now For Fall A 2015 Scholarly Writing
Scholarly Writing (formerly EAP 5845 and EAP 5846) is designed to help international graduate students improve their academic writing skills. The course offers the opportunity to develop the ability to write an academic paper as well as to improve sentence level vocabulary, grammar, and use of cohesive devices and other features of good quality academic literacy. For class schedule, registration, and other information, please visit

UF Undergraduate Mock Trial
If you are interested in sharpening your public speaking skills, traveling the country, or just being apart of an exciting extracurricular activity, the University of Florida Mock Trial Team, the Liti-Gators, is the place to be. We invite you to attend one of our informational meetings on September 1st and 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Pugh Hall to learn a little bit more about our organization and to sign-up for an audition. All majors are welcome. Auditions will be held September 6th through the 9th. For more information, please visit or contact Virginia Stanton at

If you are completing your full-time internship this FALL as an Elementary, Early Childhood, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, September 9th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00pm. Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification.

Alachua County Public Schools Education Student Survey
In an ongoing effort to target our teacher recruitment efforts, we ask that you that you please complete this brief Education Student Survey to collect data on students’ preferences and goals as they enter (or consider) the teaching profession. This data will be used to further refine our overall recruitment plan.

Opportunities and Employment

Graduate Assistantship Available for January 2016
The assistantship will begin in January 2016 with the possibility of some paid hours during the Fall semester. There is also the possibility of funding for multiple years.

(1) K-12 teaching experience
(2) Experience collaborating with K-12 teachers
(3) An interest in and reasonable skill with technology
(4) The ability to be on campus or in schools during school hours
(5) An interest in and willingness to take some Educational Technology courses
(6) Initiative and the ability to be self-directed
(7) Strong oral and written communication skills

Please send a brief email or attached letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this assistantship to Kara Dawson at Please also send a current CV.

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.

Admissions and Student Support Specialist
The Admissions and Student Support Specialist is responsible for two main areas: 1) recruitment of students through creative sources and targeted markets including telephone and online inquiries about the TeacherReady® program; and 2) holistic, success-focused training and management of a generation of personally-developed leads (e.g., current students, outside resources and networking channels and referrals). See attachment for additional details.

Interns or Practicum Students
The City of Newberry Parks and Recreation department is looking for multiple interns or practicum students for the fall semester. These students would work directly with the Programs Supervisor in organizing and running the City’s Child Development Program. Please see flyer for additional details.

Part-time MATH TUTORS needed for high-risk high school students. $10 hr. 7:30-11:30 AM Monday – Thursday or 12:30 – 4:30 PM. Friday hours a possibility. Must be proficient in the subject area; be fingerprinted (provided), and pass a criminal background check. College students/grads of all ages are eligible to apply. Please contact Penny Sirmones of MYcroSchool Gainesville (#352-379-2902)

English Tutor Needed! is looking for an Online English Tutor from a U.S. college or university. English tutors will conduct 1-on-1 interactive teaching sessions from their homes with students and young professionals in China. Visit for more information! If you are interested please send your resume to

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 as soon as volunteers are secured. Interested parties should send a resume with cover letter ASAP to; & can note their availability by visiting this doodle poll: Applicants are requested to include (1) what about the position interests you AND (2) to communicate general scheduling availability in their inquiries. Volunteers will be expected to pass a background check.

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.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Part-time Nanny after school 2-3 days per week
Duties include transportation from school to home or activities and homework help.  Bright, cheerful, independent ten-year-old with mild special needs (walks using a walker). Must have reliable transportation.  Larger vehicle preferred but not required. If interested please email name, afternoon days/hours available, and contact number to

High School Math Tutor Needed
I’m looking for a math education student to tutor a 10th grade student  in Algebra II.  It’s only 1 hour/week, but might be more around test times, and you can meet in the Education Library.  Pay is $20/hour.  Interested?  Please contact me at or (352) 575-5457.

Babysitter Needed
I am looking for an occasional babysitter for my son, aged 11 months. A responsible sitter who loves children with their own transportation and references is required. Hours will vary based on schedule. Please contact me by email:

Part-time nanny needed for Fall Semester
UF faculty member looking to hire a reliable person to help during late afternoon/evening 2-4 days a week (Mon-Thurs) for the Fall Semester. Additional babysitting opportunities possible on weekends. Duties include picking up my 8-yr old girl and 5-yr old boy from school and driving them to sports activities or to home and help with homework and 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.

Tutor Needed
Tutor needed for 8th grade math, reading, and writing. I am looking for someone to tutor my 13year old once a week for 2 hours during the evening or weekend hours (days and times are flexible). Tutoring would most likely occur at the SW Library on Tower Road however, this location is not set in stone if we can decide on an acceptable alternate location. If interested please contact Karima at (954) 410-4140.

Nanny Needed
After school/nanny care needed for twin 9-year-old boys in SW Gainesville. Desired hours would range between 20-25 hours a week. Duties would include pick up from school, overseeing homework, playing and meal preparation. Please email resume and references to

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

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