Wednesday Update for October 14, 2015

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Wednesday Update for October 14, 2015

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General Announcements

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.

​​Florida Educators Association (FEA) members & Prospective members:​
Our 2nd workshop of the semester will be this coming Wednesday, October 14th @ 7:30pm in **Norman Hall Room 250. We are happy to welcome Joe Johnson, as our guest speaker, to share the effect community relationships have on students and tips of how to bring the local community into the classroom. Join us for a great time!

Graduate & Professional Schools Fair – Thursday, October 15th
Join us from 10am-2pm on Thursday, October 15th in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Network with admissions representatives representing over 130 graduate schools and programs! See flyer for additional details.

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.

2016 Projects for Peace ($10,000 grant for undergraduate students)
Info session: Tuesday, October 20th from 6 – 7:30pm, International Center, Hub [campus map]

The University of Florida, a partner institution in the Davis United World College Scholars Program, is pleased to announce an opportunity for undergraduate students to design a grassroots project for peace anywhere in the world!  The Davis Foundation will award the winning project $10,000 for the project to be implemented during the summer of 2016.  Undergraduate students use their creativity to design a project that focuses on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict.  Due to this generous funding, UF students have had the opportunity to travel and perform service projects all over the world (Niger, Brazil, Bolivia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mexico, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Palestine, Swaziland, Macedonia, and Uganda).

There will be an opportunity to find out how to apply (deadline January 8, 2016) and hear from last year’s project winners at the info session. Learn more about this program at

Please join Teaching for Social Justice for “EdTalks: Critical Conversations in Education” a panel discussion on Women in Higher Education. Our panelists, Dr. Carole Beal, professor of educational technology, Dr. Aki Murata, associate professor of mathematics education, and Dr. Rosana Resende, lecturer for the Center for Latin American Studies, will be speaking about the experience of being a woman in higher education. The event will take place in Norman Hall room 2329 on Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30-6:30pm. Please visit TSJ’s Facebook page for more information.

Queering Education Workshop for COE Graduate Students, Faculty, & Administration 
On October 22 from 12-1:30pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room, College of Education graduate students, faculty, and administration are invited to attend an interactive workshop focusing on how to proactively be inclusive of LGBTQ people and issues within their specific educational context. Participants are encouraged to bring something with them that they would like to “queer” (course syllabus, dissertation, office policy or procedure, assignment, etc) Those interested in attending should RSVP here by October 21: Please contact Brittney Beck at with questions or ideas.

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

CISE Info Tech Speaker Series with James Lester – Narrative Centered Learning
Personalized learning technologies offer significant promise for bringing about fundamental improvements in education and training. Join Distinguished Guest Lecturer James C. Lester on Friday, October 23rd for more on this topic.

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

Opportunities and Employment

Pasco County Schools Instructional Job Fair
The Office of Human Resources and Educator Quality at the District School Board of Pasco County would like to invite you to our Fall Instructional Job Fair. We will be conducting on-the-spot interviews, and giving contingent offers for available positions!

WHERE:    Wiregrass Ranch High School – Gymnasium
WHEN:     Thursday, November 12th from 3:00 p.m. – 6:30p.m.
TARGET:  Teachers and Student Services Candidates

We are looking forward to connecting with anyone interested in becoming a teacher or working in Student Services.
·         We will have principals from our Elementary, Middle, and High Schools as well as managers representing our   Student Services department.
·         We will have someone available to speak about out Professional Development Certification program for non-education majors and degree holders.

We are excited to meet upcoming and recent graduates and speak to them about current and upcoming teaching opportunities for the 2016-2017 school year. We will also have door prizes and giveaways! Please feel free to distribute the flyer to students, and on social media as you see fit.

If you have any questions please contact Lori Perreault at 813-794-2845 or

Elementary After School Enrichment Positions Available
Innovative program introducing the sport of fencing to Elementary students in one hour classes.The Florida Fencing Academy will provide you with the training necessary to work in an elementary after school enrichment program. See flyer for details.

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:

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Babysitter Needed
Gainesville family with four children ages 5 years old, 4 years old, 3 years old and 3 years old seeking babysitter on Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons, and one weekday evening per week. Responsibilities include playing with children, taking walks to nearby playground, making meals for children, and helping children as they learn to clean up. No driving. References will be requested. If interested please email Chris at

Help needed
UF faculty member looking to hire highly motivated, mature and reliable person to help with after-school care for their 6 years old daughter. Tasks will include picking her up from a school (on Mon, Wed, Thursday & some Fridays) and stay with her until 5:30pm (help with homework/tutoring for reading and writing and light household chores). Must have own transportation and good driving record. If interested, there will also be additional babysitting opportunities in the evening and weekend also. Contact

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

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