Early Edition – November 10, 2015

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General Announcements

School Psychology Gratitude Works Program!
As part of School Psychology Awareness week (November 9th-13th) and in combination with NASP’s Gratitude Works Program, we would like you to join our efforts to promote school’s resilience, optimism, and academic success by helping others see the possibilities in themselves and others. The program is being rolled out in schools across the country during National School Psychology Awareness Week. Helping schools focus on strengthening positive relationships and increasing positive experiences is beneficial to both students’ well-being and increasing positive school climate.
It’s Your Turn to Connect the Dots!
We would like to encourage you to show your gratitude for others. Please continue connecting the dots, by sending 3 cards showing your appreciation for all their hard work, (peers, students, professors, teachers, and community members around Gainesville. If you would like more information contact: Rfconcepc@ufl.edu.

URGE the State of Florida to Support Norman Hall Renovations at the University of Florida
The online petition is up to 831 signatures! If you haven’t already, please sign the petition and write a statement of your support as a College of Education member. Together, let’s make the College of Education #AbovetheNorm

GatorNights will host an Around the World in 240 Minutes themed event on Friday, November 13 from 8:00pm-1:00am at the Reitz Union. This event was created in collaboration with the Common Reading Program and the book Double Take. The event will feature a Snowboard Simulator, Stuff-a-Polar Bear, and collaborations with multiple multi-cultural student organizations. The event will also feature two showings of the movie The Man from U.N.C.L.E at 8:00pm and 10:45pm in the Reitz Union Auditorium. The night will end with free pizza during Midnight Munchies. This event is free for UF students with their Gator 1 card. Attendees must be current students to participate. Students are allowed to bring a maximum of one guest to the event. For more information, visit https://www.union.ufl.edu/ProgramsArtsLeisure/GatorNights.

Colloquium with Dr. Edwin W. Martin – Reflections on Special Education
On Friday, November 20th, Dr. Edwin W. Martin will be visiting the COE to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act​, now called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). He will share his perspectives on the history, key issues and players, and lessons learned from his experiences that have relevance to the present and the future at a lunch time colloquium in the Dean’s Conference Room from 11:30am-1pm. It promises to be an interesting session! Please RSVP by Nov 13th to Lynette Beacher (lynetter@coe.ufl.edu).

2015 Florida Connected Conference – Saturday, November 14th from 8am-3pm
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, Raising Global Awareness in Florida Classrooms, 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 connected@projectsforhaiti.org. We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!

Please join SAGE for our November Panel: Understanding IRB
Monday, November 16, 12-1pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room
Ensuring that research projects on human subjects are approved under the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at UF is an essential element of a research-based graduate degree. Unfortunately, navigating the IRB can sometimes be tricky, and doctoral students don’t always have a complete understanding of the ethical importance of the IRB process. This panel discussion will feature faculty members across the College of Education who have had diverse experiences with the IRB. Participants will discuss why they need IRB for their particular lines of inquiry and will help demystify the process. A question and answer session will follow. As always, there will be snacks! For additional information, please email SAGE’s secretary, Lisa Lundgren at lisa.lundgren@ufl.edu.

UF Teaching Center (www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu; 392-2010) offers this free workshop Monday through Thursday, 11/16-11/19 from 5-7 p.m, to help students prepare for the Math and Verbal sections of the GRE. Verbal sessions are M & W, Math sessions are T & R.  Students may register for any or all four sessions here: https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu/workshops/ssw_register

Paper Tigers: Film Screening & Panel Discussion – Monday, November 16th
Please join UF’s Education College Council and College of Education, in partnership with the River Phoenix Center for Peace Building, Peace4Gainesville, Alachua County Public Schools, PACE Center for Girls, UF’s Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, Center on Children and Families, The Bob Graham Center, and Florida Society for the Social Sciences for a screening of the James Redford film Paper Tigers. The event will take place on Monday, November 16 from 6:15-9:15pm in the New Physics Building, Room 1002. A complimentary pizza dinner will be offered before the film and a panel discussion on how to build a trauma responsive community in Gainesville will follow. For more details check out our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/125670147790107.

​Florida Education Association (FEA) Presents Funding a Classroom Community:
FEA will be holding it’s 3rd workshop of the semester on Wednesday, November 18th at 7:30pm in Norman Hall Room 250. We are pleased to be hosting teachers and administrators from around the area, as they share tips and tricks on how to “feed the pig” in funding YOUR classroom. We look forward to seeing you there!

UF Scooter and Motorcycle Rally will be held on November 21, 2 hours before kickoff (TBA) against Florida Atlantic  University.  We will be giving away safe riding gear.  Register and enter to win helmets.  #gatorsgearup  and RIDE SMART!  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for additional information.

Save the Date: Special Education Research to Practice Symposium – December 4th
The First Annual Special Education Research-to-Practice Symposium will focus on bringing together our special education Dual Certification MEd and Ph.D. students in a professional conference-like environment with Dr. Mary Little as the keynote speaker. Please see flyer for more information.

Internship Orientation for Fall 2016 Interns Thursday, December 10, 2015
Early Childhood, Elementary & Special Ed Students who will be doing their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Fall 2016 must attend Thursday, December 10, Norman Room 250 – 9:30am ALL STUDENTS.

2016 Florida Undergraduate Research Conference
Open to all UF Undergraduate Researchers! The Florida Undergraduate Research Conference (FURC) is one of the nation’s largest multi-disciplinary research conferences. It is an annual event open to all undergraduate researchers in the state of Florida to present their research in a poster forum. For further details, click here.

UF’s Black Queer Collective and HLXQ
LGBT Affairs has added two new discussion groups. The Black Queer Collective at UF serves as a social and cultural group for LGBTQ+ identified Black and/or African-American students. This group assumes the unique ability of addressing Hetero-normative, homophobic, and transphobic practices in the black community, while also critiquing the neglect of the black experience in queer communities. HLXQ stands for Hispanic-Latinx Queers and is a discussion group for individuals who identify as Hispanic/Latinx and Queer. They assume the challenge of creating a safe space to explore those intersecting identities. For meeting times and additional information, please contact Alandria Mustafa at alandriamu@multicultural.ufl.edu

Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) 2015-2016 trip registration has opened!
FAB is a UF student lead service organization housed in the Center for Leadership and Service and offers experiential-education based service trips that are open to all University of Florida students. This year, FAB is offering 17 Alternative Break trip.  Each trip focuses on one social issue and provides cultural and historical education as well as the opportunity to engage first hand with the social issue and contribute to change efforts.

Courses and Seminars

FYC 6222 – Parenting & Child Relations
The purpose of this fast-paced and engaging course is to develop in-depth knowledge and skills about healthy parenting practices and child-related outcomes. The course is open to all graduate majors and is perfect for anyone who will be working with, or advocating for, parents and children. More info here.

Graduate Seminars in School of Teaching and Learning – Spring 2016

EDF 6812/EDG4930 Comparative and International Education.  Tour education around the globe without leaving UF.  This course, facilitated in seminar format, will explore education from multiple perspectives, including international development, literacy and language, teacher education, education for economic and social justice.  Offered Mondays, periods 6-8.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for additional information.

Opportunities and Employment

Pasco County Schools Instructional Job Fair – Thursday, November 12th
As we get closer to the Fall Instructional Job Fair, we have added several door prizes including an iPad Mini and tickets to a Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s game! In order for attendees to be eligible they must pre-register. See flyer for registration information.

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.

Teacher Job Fair – November 16th from 5:00-7:30pm
Immediate job opportunities in Pinellas County Schools for Fall 2015 graduates in Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, Science, and Math. Please see flyer for more details.

After School Employment at Shell Elementary  
Currently looking for education majors to work at Shell Elementary in Hawthorne, which is approximately 20 minutes East of Gainesville, close to Hwy. 301 & Hwy 20. This is a paid position, @ $10.50/hr plus an additional hour of pay for a mileage incentive. The duties include leading small groups of students in a variety of activities such as support help with reading, math, science (specifically STEAM/robotics/engineering), art, health. The job may entail supervising a supper meal and recreation time as well.

The program operates 2:50-5:50pm, Mondays,Tuesdays,Thursdays and 1:35-4:35pm Wednesdays. School site needs someone about 9-12 hours/week. This would be a tremendous opportunity for an education major, as this program meets academic requirements as approved by DOE using Florida Standards, and we measure progress using assessments and district collected data.  Students would be hired as Alachua County School District employees, but not as teachers.  The position is called Tutor, but it is not a tutoring service. If interested, please email Melissa Montgomery at montgoml@gm.sbac.edu.

Professor Seeks Research Assistant
Seeking a research assistant to assist professor in qualitative analysis, manuscript development, literature searches, and related duties. The position includes tuition reimbursement for fall, spring and summer and stipend of $8700 annually. This position starts in January 2016. It includes a 10-hour per week commitment at the health science center, the potential to present at conferences, or co-author papers.

Graduate students with working knowledge of qualitative research are invited to submit their resume to:  Dr. Linda S. Behar-Horenstein at Lsbhoren@ufl.edu

Heart Pine School located in Gainesville, Florida is now hiring both long term and on-call/short term substitute teachers.  Please click here for details about the long term sub position and contact information.

America Reads is currently hiring for the Spring semester!
The America Reads Program is currently seeking UF students to tutor elementary and middle school children at area schools and after school programs in reading. Applicants must have Federal Work Study as part of their financial aid package and must be available for at least six hours per week.

To apply go to https://education.ufl.edu/america-reads/employment/. Applications due Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Baker Teaching Fellowship Applications Available for 2016-2017 School Year!
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is accepting applications for the Baker Teaching Fellowship which starts in July of 2016. These fully certified teachers will receive mentors under a master Lead Teacher, serve as a full staff member in their school, and have instructional responsibilities over the academic year. It is the perfect opportunity to continue to grow as a new educator. The positions are fully salaried with benefits and you get the security of obtaining a job well before you graduate if accepted. You can read the full job description and apply by clicking this link or copying and pasting http://goo.gl/l9pHk9 into your browser. Email Lauren at lmartin@kippjax.org with further questions!

Make a Difference as a Volunteer Tutor
Mt. Carmel Baptist Church is seeking volunteer tutors for its Saturday Academy. Tutors will be asked to make 3-4 visits per year and to plan interactive mathematics and science activities for students from the local community. The Saturday Academy’s schedule is aligned with Alachua County’s school schedule and runs 11am-1pm each Saturday. To volunteer to receive more information, please contact Mrs. Tennessee Jones (352.332.2367), Mrs. Catherine Mickle (352.376.0993) or Mrs. Rose Turk (352.378.3812.

Opportunities for Leadership and Service
Here at The Center for Leadership and Service, we like to foster the leadership development of each student through the importance of service to others. That being said, there are a few upcoming events, opportunities, and updates that the CLS would like to share. If you are interested in these opportunities and have the drive to make a real difference in the world, please visit http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.

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

Seeking Tutor for 2015 ­ 2016 Academic Year, Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:30pm ­
3rd Grade Mathematics & Reading Comprehension, Pay rate $15/Hour,
Must be able to travel to Gainesville (in-home tutoring), Experience
Required. Contact: Magen Baker at BakerMe84@gmail.com or (352) 494-4704

Early Childhood Tutor
Dr. Hanguk Ryu, a University of Florida visiting professor from South Korea, is looking for an Early Childhood student who would be interested in tutoring his two children. He has a 5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. Expectations for the tutor would be to read and play with the children, helping them become familiar with the English language. Initially the tutor would start with one session per week with the opportunity to have multiple sessions per week as the children become familiar with the tutor. This is a paid position. If interested, please contact Dr. Ryu via both email addresses: ryuhanguk333@gmail.com and Gatorseo@ufl.edu

Part-time Nanny after school 2-4 days per week starting in February 2016
. Duties include transportation from school to home or activities and overseeing homework. Sweet 9-year-old twin girls. Must have car and/or bike. Please email resume and references to mkoidinjaffee@riseup.net.

Tutor Needed
Algebra 1 tutor needed for 14-year old female high school student in Gainesville. Please contact Tazi Thelismont at 561-317-8337; ortazithelis@yahoo.com. For experienced tutors, pay is $30-$40 an hour.

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.

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

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/