Wednesday Update for March 9, 2016

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Wednesday Update for March 9, 2016

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March 10: School-to-Prison Pipeline with American Bar Association President Paulette Brown
The “school-to-prison pipeline” refers to policies and practices that push school children, especially at-risk children, out of classrooms and into the criminal justice system.  This pipeline reflects the prioritization of incarceration over education. On March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora, ABA President Paulette Brown will explore how inadequate resources, ineffective discipline policies and an increased reliance on law enforcement has resulted in a funneling of students into the juvenile justice system. Introductory remarks with be given by Alachua County School Superintendent Dr. Owen Roberts.

SAVE THE DATE: College of Education Career Fair – Wednesday, April 6th
The College of Education will host the annual Careers in Education event from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, April 6th on campus in the newly renovated Reitz Union Rion Ballroom.

Need help with your CV?
If you’re looking into academic jobs, you most likely already know that your CV is an incredibly important part of your job application documents. However, graduate students are often provided very little formal guidance while developing their CV. As part of this year’s College of Education Research Symposium, we are offering a professional development opportunity aimed at improving this all-important document. Between 4:00pm and 5:00pm on March 31, 2016, COE faculty members will meet one-on-one for ten minutes with individual students to answer any questions you may have about your CV, provide general comments, and make suggestions for improvement. If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up here with your preferred “CV Doctor” and time slots.

Sign-ups will be open through March 23, 2016 at midnight, but appointments will be made on a rolling basis. Sign-up early for the reviewer and time of your choice. You will be informed via email of your reviewer, time slot, and the location of the review session shortly after submission. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Schroeder at

ECC Elections
The Education College Council, the umbrella organization representing all clubs in the College of Education, will be holding college-wide officer elections for the 2016-2017 academic year in early April. Officers of ECC gain valuable leadership skills and have the opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a Student Government organization, while at the same time providing a space in the college for collaboration and communication. A call for nominations for officer positions (president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary) will be sent out in mid-March.  If you are looking for a way to have your voice heard in COE by serving on the Education College Council, please be on the lookout for this call for nominations! All undergraduate and graduate students in the college are encouraged to nominate themselves or others for a position. If you have any questions, please contact the current ECC president Stephanie Schroeder at

Join our 2016-2017 FEA E-board: Applications are now open!
If you are looking for a way to get more involved with our local chapter, this is your chance. The application for our FEA E-board is now live. The available positions for the upcoming school year are: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. We encourage you all to apply! If you have any questions, please email For Reading Across America, please sign up here.  ​

Peace Corps Application Workshop
Wednesday, March 16th, 3:00-4:30pm, UF International Center, HUB

Resume tailoring, writing a strong motivation statement, the timeline for decision making and other insider tips will be discussed at this workshop.  We’ll go through the application together and talk about how to make your submission stand above the rest.  Contact your campus Peace Corps advisor with questions at

Project Learning Tree (PLT) Workshop – March 19th, 8:30am-3:30pm
This year’s spring workshop is at Morningside Nature Center, 3450 E. University Ave. The workshop is open to any forestry, wildlife, agriculture, natural resource, education, recreation, or ANY student interested in learning how to teach youth about the environment.

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome! Formal and non-formal educators can attend as well. This is a great opportunity to build your resume and learn new skills for teaching youth about environmental issues, become a certified Project Learning Tree Educator, receive a copy of the PLT PreK-8 Guide, and more! See flyer for more information and registration. The workshop is $5 and includes your PLT PreK-8 curriculum guide book.

Call for Presenters-Teacher Summer Institute in Haiti
This summer (July 11-15, 2016), we will be conducting our 6th education conference (Teacher Summer Institute) in Croix-des-Bouquet, Haiti. We are seeking qualified and motivated teachers, scholars, school administrators, general health and mental health professionals looking to engage in a reciprocal exchange of information with the teachers of Haiti. Teacher Summer Institute 2015 Haiti video. More information available on this attachment.

Scholarships, Research & Funding

Research Symposium
ECC and SAGE will be hosting the first annual College of Education Research Symposium on March 31, 2016. The symposium will feature two poster sessions and a lively roundtable session. In addition to the research sessions, we will hold concurrent workshops on the academic job search and CV improvement. Registration for the event will begin at 2:30pm in the Terrace Room and poster sessions begin at 3:00pm. All students and faculty are welcome to attend and do not need to pre-register, but programs will be available in the Terrace Room for anyone interested in attending. We will hold a reception at 5:30pm outside Norman Auditorium and our keynote speaker, Dr. Benjamin Justice, will speak on “The Hidden Curriculum of Justice: How the American Criminal Justice System Educates, and Miseducates, Citizens” from 6:00-7:00pm in the auditorium. Please check out our Facebook page and flyer for more details.

Grant opportunity with the Graham Center
The Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida and the UF Division of Student Affairs invite UF students to propose projects that will enrich our campus and Florida’s communities. Healthy civic campuses and communities are characterized by involved citizens, responsible leadership, and actions and initiatives that assist fellow citizens and students. They promote high levels of trust, connection, confidence, and engagement, and their members volunteer, stay informed, and express themselves in a civil manner.

Selected proposals will be creative and innovative and will aim to strengthen the University of Florida campus, our Florida communities, or both. Projects can take many different forms, with a focus on social, economic, educational, health, and political issues, or on some combination thereof. They can also examine a community in Florida or some aspect of student life on the UF campus, or both, but they must be collaborative, groundbreaking, and promote achievable objectives.

Applications are open to all interested undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Grants of up to $5000 will be awarded to selected proposals. The deadline for entries is March 18. Click here for more information or email Kevin Baron at

17th Annual UF Undergraduate Research Symposium – Open to ALL UF Undergraduates!
Join over 250 UF Undergraduate Researchers on Thursday, March 24th at the campus wide showcase of undergraduate research being conducted in all disciplines and colleges. Click on the following links for more information: event description, submit an abstract, tentative schedule. Abstract deadline: Thursday, March 3rd.

Harvard Student Research Conference Friday, March 25th
SRC, hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is the nation’s largest student-run conference on education research. This year our conference theme is “Innovating for Equity: Creating Opportunity through Research” and we have approximately 140 presenters from 21 universities across the country.  Our keynote speaker is Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, a leader in the educational technology/MOOC space.

The conference will be held on Friday, March 25th from 8am-6pm. The fee for attending the conference is $45, which includes a light morning breakfast, lunch and evening reception. Click here to register. Students are also welcome to follow the SRC Facebook page for important conference updates.


PACE Center for Girls Alachua
The PACE Center for Girls Internship Program is offering a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to non-profit management. We accept students currently enrolled in a bachelor or master’s degree, as well as recent graduates (maximum one year after graduation). Internship assignments vary greatly in terms of content. We offer unpaid intern positions in the areas of programming, administration, development, special events, and outreach. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization. For more information and to apply, please click here.

The deadline is Monday, April 11. Contact the Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, Stephanie Darilus if you have any questions at

Bilingual Teaching Abroad
The Olancho Aid Foundation has many projects in the department of Olancho. Currently we are recruiting for college graduate volunteers to teach in our bilingual elementary and high schools. This is a great opportunity for individuals to live abroad while gaining great bilingual education experience. Teachers do not have to be bilingual and will be teaching the English Language Classes such as Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Phonics in the elementary school and a variety of topics all taught in English in the high school. Click here for more information. We also run an English Immersion Summer Camp and are currently recruiting college students who wish to spend their summers volunteering abroad as camp counselors. Please see flyer for additional details.


Tutor needed
I am looking for a tutor for my kids, one of them is 7 year old boy and the other is 10 year old girl. They really want to meet a warm and reliable tutor for studying English. Please contact Junghee at 352-363-9208.

Service and Volunteering

The Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) Ambassador Applications are open!
The CLS is looking for outgoing, motivated, and personable students dedicated to representing the CLS as an office and hub for service and leadership on campus.  This group of students is responsible for promoting our mission and raising the profile of the CLS.  Ambassadors participate in and assist with major CLS initiatives, give presentations on leadership and service across campus, and focus on both student and alumni outreach.

Candidates who enjoy public speaking, have excellent interpersonal communication skills and a desire to learn about leadership, personal values, service, reflection and social change are encouraged to apply by March 20th!



FREE GRE WORKSHOP.  UF Teaching Center (; 392-2010) offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, 3/21-3/24 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:

International Opportunities in South Africa
Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) has Summer Programs available in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the month of June. This program will include lectures from experienced professors and guest speakers from all over the globe, including the United States of America. Please refer to the handout for additional information.

We Are ALL Generation W
The fifth anniversary Generation W event is scheduled for Friday, April 8th. Our lineup of speakers and panels will provide an incredible day of information, inspiration and motivation for all ages. We would like to extend a special student rate of $25 to allow UF students to attend. You can purchase tickets at the discounted rate here. Additional details available here.

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. Click here for information session dates and program contact info.

Support Norman Hall Renovations at the University of Florida
Join the Renovate Norman Facebook page to share your stories and show your support by signing the petition! Together, let’s make the College of Education #AbovetheNorm 

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