Wednesday Update for October 7, 2015

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Wednesday Update for October 7, 2015

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General Announcements

Please join Teaching for Social Justice (TSJ) for “Just Chat,” an informal lunchtime chat about newsworthy topics in education, on Monday, October 12 at noon in Norman 2329. We’ll eat lunch, watch short videos, and just chat about controversial dress code policies recently in the news–including Black hair, Confederate flags, and mohawks. All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Visit our Facebook event page for more information:

She’s the First UF #DayOfTheGirlUF Summit 
You are cordially invited to attend our first annual Day of the Girl Summit which will have a focus on education and other topics that may be of interest to education students. It will be on Sunday, October 11th from 9:00 AM-2:30 PM in celebration of International Day of the Girl. Check out our Website, & FB event, for more details.

Flu Immunization Clinic
The College of Education has coordinated with the University of Florida Control Flu team to administer the flu vaccination, FluMist or flu shot, in Norman Hall Room 158 on Wednesday, Oct 14th from 9am-1pm. There is also a tentative date scheduled for Thursday, October 15th from 1:00-5:00pm, if there is supply left. There is no cost to you. Your health insurance company will be billed, therefore you must bring your health insurance information (company and policy number) along with a photo ID. If interested, please complete this brief form, by Monday, October 12th.

Schools, Society, & Culture Colloquium
The first Schools, Society, & Culture colloquium of the academic year will be held at noon on Wednesday, October 14 from 12-1pm and will feature three original presentations in recent American educational history.  All are welcome.

Education College Council (ECC) meeting
ECC is holding a general meeting on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:15pm in Norman 2325. All students in the College of Education are welcome to attend. Committee positions are available for interested students.

Please join SAGE for our October Panel: Creating a Research Poster
Want to go to a conference and present your data in a succinct way? Create a research poster! Need to prep yourself for the poster session for Graduate Student Research Day? Join The Student Alliance of Graduates in Education (SAGE) at this panel detailing the methods for creating a quality research poster. Fellow graduate students who have created award-winning posters and professors who have judged poster presentations will share their advice and expertise. Information will include graphic design considerations, tips on presenting the data, and ideas for honing your poster presentation skills. A question and answer session will follow. Attending this panel will automatically enter you into the Graduate Student Research Day raffle in which you could receive an iPad!

This panel will take place in the Norman Hall Terrace Room on Thursday, October 15th from 2:30-3:30pm. For additional information, please email SAGE’s secretary, Lisa Lundgren, at or visit SAGE’s Facebook page.

FATE 2015 Conference Announcement
We are excited to announce that the 2015 Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) conference will be taking place October 16th and 17th in Gainesville, Florida. This two-day conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. The featured speakers include: author and researcher Dr. Pedro Noguera, FDOE Program Specialist Alvin Davis, Deputy Director of Just Read Florida! Laurie Lee, and CNN Hero Connie Siskowski. We hope you will consider attending. The registration form can be found online at and the student registration fee is $50.00. We hope to see you in October!

ECC T-Shirt Design Contest
Please consider submitting an original t-shirt design to the Education College Council’s T-Shirt Design Contest! Entries that promote the College of Education’s #1 ranking are encouraged, but any design promoting the College of Education is welcome! The winner receives a free t-shirt. All entries are due to by October 16th

The Intrapreneur: Innovating from Within, Mon. Oct. 19th, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Career Resource Center Library
You don’t have to start your own company to think like an entrepreneur. This session will focus on being a thought leader, problem solver, and change initiator WITHIN any organization. Learn to lead without being CEO. You’ll hear from Brandon Piper, Manager of Outreach at Success Academy Charter Schools, a network of 34 public charter schools in New York City. Success also acts as a catalyst and model for education reform nationwide so that all kids can have access to high-quality schools.

Calling all UF Education Students!
Please join us on Thursday, October 22nd from 2:30-3:30pm for the COE Student Appreciation Social in Norman Hall Courtyard. There will be free ice cream, lots of giveaways, and a chance to win an iPad Mini! Entry into the iPad Mini raffle closes at 3pm, drawing at 3:30pm, one entry per person. Must be present to win. This event is for UF College of Education students and faculty only. #EduGators4Life

Posters on the Hill 2016 – Call for Abstracts: Application Period Sept 2 – Nov 4, 2015
As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant’s words, work, and stories. Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported, and to grow.

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to apply for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) 20th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. In addition to other events, there will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

Please visit the website for more information about the submission process and Posters on the Hill program. Questions? Please contact Sabrina Hall at

2015 Florida Connected Conference Saturday, November 14th
We are anticipating 300 educators from around the state of Florida to come together in the name of global education and global citizenry. In partnership with several University of Florida area studies centers, we are confident that this conference will inspire educators to create global citizens in their classrooms. To reserve your spot, submit this form.

A Registration Fee of $15​ will include a light ​breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti! Please direct any questions to We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!

Preserve Your Legacy
The Institutional Repository (IR@UF) offers a central location for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of scholarly, research, and creative production alongside historical materials from the University of Florida. For a list of open access materials and upcoming workshops, please click here.

Study Abroad for Sustainablity
The GREEN Program is recruiting for 2016 Winter programs. The curriculum is designed to get student leaders out of the classroom to focus their passion on initiatives that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Click here for more information and the application.

Opportunities and Employment

The Guardian Catholic Schools, Holy Rosary and St. Pius V have an immediate opening for a Middle School Math Teacher. Applicants should have strong teaching skills with the ability to differentiate learning and integrate instructional technology into daily lessons. Experience with the CHAMPS approach to classroom management is preferred. The ideal applicant is a practicing Catholic capable of teaching religion as well. Please review our website to learn more about our school, Qualified applicants who have or are eligible for the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter, resume and Employment Application to Sister Dianne Rumschlagg, Executive Director of Education. The Employment Application can be found under Quick Links section of this page:

St. Pius V Catholic School has an immediate opening for a first grade teacher. Applicants should have strong teaching skills with the ability to differentiate learning and integrate instructional technology into daily lessons. Experience with the CHAMPS approach to classroom management is preferred. The ideal applicant is a practicing Catholic capable of teaching religion as well. Please review our website to learn more about our school, Qualified applicants who have or are eligible for the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter, resume and Employment Application to Lauren May, Principal, at The Employment Application can be found under Quick Links section of this page:

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.

The UF Boys and Girls club is a new organization created to facilitate volunteers and interns for the three Boys and Girls club centers here in Gainesville. We focus on using UF students to better their afterschool and summer programs by providing tutors and support for the children to learn and grow in a safe environment. Following internship or volunteer completion, there could be opportunities to be employed by Boys and Girls Club and advance to the local and national level.

Current intern positions include:
Program Development
Mission Advancement
Administration Assistance
Volunteer Coordinator
Community Outreach
….among many other internship and volunteering options

We are looking for people passionate about teaching and bettering the community. We want to provide the most skilled and helpful students to the organization so they can make a difference for the children and the Gainesville area. For more information or to join, please email Gabriela Gaudier: or Blake Hakimian:

Teaching Positions
Elementary School Teaching/Elementary Teacher at Bronson Elementary, Title 1. For additional information and to apply, click here.

2nd grade social studies teacher at Yankeetown School. Please click here for more information and an application.

Job Opportunities at Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS)
Learn more about opportunities in HCPS through Teach in Tampa and apply today. Additionally interns may view the calendar of events and register online for upcoming activities.

Student Employment Opportunity
We are looking for an advanced undergraduate or graduate student to code video data and conduct other duties for an IES Goal 3 Efficacy trial on embedded instruction for young children with disabilities. We are seeking someone who is available for approximately 20 hours per week and can continue employment through August 2016. Experience with early childhood intervention programs and/or students with disabilities is desired. The position is paid hourly at $12/hour. This is a great opportunity for  any student interested in learning more about research and behavioral observation. If interested, please email Dr. Crystal Bishop (

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutor needed
My husband and I are interested in having someone tutor our son, who is currently in fourth grade (9 years old), on a weekly basis (1 hour). A tutor with experience or interest in helping children with dyslexia and dysgraphia would be appreciated. Please click here for further details. If you are interested in working with our son, please contact Larett Dietrich, (352) 871-5221 (call or text) us to work out the details.

Tutor needed
Interested in tutor for nine-year-old elementary school student in third grade at Stephen Foster Elementary School.  Tutoring would be in reading and math.  Please call Mary at 352-262-8237 for more details about this opportunity.

Tutor needed
I am looking for a female student with interest in special education to tutor my son, a fourth grade student with Asperger syndrome (main problem is attention). The tutoring will be daily (M-F), for approximately 1 hour in the afternoon, at Sun Country-Jonesville (they will provide a special place for tutoring). Negotiable salary and hours. Need to start as soon as possible. Please email

Elementary Student Tutor needed
Great opportunity for an elementary education major to get real word experience with Common Core and Florida Standards. Homework support and daily review.  Monday – Thursday for at least 1 hour. 5th grade female student:  Reading and Math focus.

Location:  O2B Kids Super Center (across from Oaks Mall); Time:  2:30 – 3:30 or 3:30 – 4:30. If interested, please contact E. Warring @ 352-316-6701. Referral / Resume preferred

Family, originally from China, is offering a paid opportunity to assist an 8 year old boy on the autism spectrum in an after- school program in Gainesville. Goals are to help him with spoken English, reading comprehension, and social/play interactions 4 afternoons a week, with potential for additional time at the family’s home. If you are interested, please contact Cindy, by phone/text at 352-300-8115 or

Tutor Needed
Interested in hiring a tutor for at least one 7th grade boy for this semester and next. The student needs to be tutored at Oak View Middle School for one hour between 3:00 and 4:30 in the afternoon two days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday – can’t do it on Fridays). I would like to make sure homework is on track and being done correctly and reviews for upcoming exams are done as well. He needs a bit of extra help to make sure things are being done in a timely manner  (without Mom “nagging” him all the time). If anyone is interested, please contact

Sitter Needed
Occasional sitter for 12 year old girl needed in NW Gainesville (child of UF Faculty). Must have own transportation for after middle school or weekend care. Pay rate $10-15 per hour. Please email

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