Special Thursday Edition of the Wednesday update for October 22, 2015

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General Announcements

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.

Bullying/Harassment Prevention and Socio-emotional Learning Colloquium
Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D. is the recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention Science of the American Psychological Association. She has conducted research on bullying, homophobic teasing, sexual harassment, dating violence, and gang violence for the last 20 years. Join her for the Large-Scale Clinical Trials of Social-emotional Learning Middle-School Program in US Schools: Challenges of Implementation, Competing Programming, & Sustainability talk on Monday, Oct 26th from 10:40-11:40am in the New Physics Building Rm 2205.

M.S. in Management (for non-business majors) – Information Session
Interested in diversifying your skills? The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is designed specifically for students from non-business majors. MSM students gain a solid business foundation and strengthen transferable skills to open up advancement opportunities within their undergraduate major field or business sector.

The program offers traditional, combined (bachelor/master) and dual degree (Master/PhD) options. MSM combined (bachelor/master) students can save time and money by “double counting” credits between the bachelor and master degrees.

Join us for an information session on Wed., Oct. 28th at 6pm in Hough Hall 120 to learn more!

Attention College of Education Faculty:
If you have suggestions of books for the library to purchase, please contact either Rachael Elrod at relrod@ufl.edu or Tiffany Baglier at tbaglier@ufl.edu with your recommendations.

International Conference: Poverty, Globalization and Schooling: A Holistic Approach
You are invited to participate in an International Conference called: Poverty, Globalization and Schooling: A Holistic Approach, that will take place at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, FL, February, 18-20, 2016. For information, click here.

2016 Projects for Peace ($10,000 grant for undergraduate students)
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).

Deadline to apply January 8, 2016. Learn more about this program at http://bit.ly/projectsforpeace16.

Opportunities and Employment

OPS educational tech assistance with College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy is looking for an Educational Technology Assistant to work 20 Hrs/Week OPS position. Work will involve course development work in Canvas, create graphics and manage graphics and prepare content for content production, review content for its validity etc. prior to posting, build quizzes, update links due dates and test course prior to release.
Experience –  Some experience with Canvas or other learning management systems, good graphics skills with using software such as Photoshop, good time management and ability to handle multiple projects to meet deadlines.
Rate $15.00/ Hr. Start date Asap.

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 LPerreau@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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.

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

Nanny Needed
We are looking for a nanny to help with our two-year-old daughter and three-month-old son. One of us, either my wife or I, will be home during the time we need somebody. Looking for someone to start very soon, as of November. Ideally Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Please email morningbellonline@gmail.com.

Sitter Needed
Professional UF couple needs reliable and responsible sitter on a temporary basis to check on elderly mom at home for 2 hours around midday, Monday through Friday from 10/26/15 through 11/20/15. Contact Irene at 352-231-5563 or irenecooke@ufl.edu

Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for our 12 year old son and 6 year old daughter starting January 2016. We live in SW part of town near Haile. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references, non-smoker and reliable car. Duties: Include pickup from school, helping with homework, driving kids to activities, supervise outdoor play, help with minor chores such as kids laundry. Hours: 3.30PM-5.30 PM (occasionally upto 6PM), Monday through Friday (approx. 10 hrs per week). If sitter’s availability is only on Mon, Wed and Fri or only some days of the week that would work as well. CONTACT: Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to asmita.gupte@medicine.ufl.edu

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 phalyka@ufl.edu.

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/