Wednesday Update for March 16, 2016

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Wednesday Update for March 16, 2016

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Florida Education Association: Assessing Classroom Climate
FEA is excited to host its third workshop of the Spring semester. Come join us as we learn ways to assess classroom climate. We are excited to welcome Dr. MacSuga-Gage and Dr. Gage, our guest speakers, as they share with us their insight on the topic guided through experience and research about Classroom Climate. Join us, Wednesday, March 16th at 7:30pm in the Norman Terrace Room for a great time!

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 4-5pm on Thursday, March 31st, 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

Leaders in Education Roundtable: Early Childhood In Gainesville
UF College of Education Leaders in Education Roundtables provide an opportunity for just and passionate minds from the UF and Gainesville community to come together to discuss and develop interdisciplinary solutions to pressing community issues. Experts and novices from all fields are encouraged to attend. Our first roundtable will bring together stakeholders in the fields of education, poverty, and health care to tackle issues within and intersecting with Early Childhood in Gainesville. See attachment for RSVP and location.

Race, Discipline, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Join us for lunch and discussion about current events related to race. Further details provided here.

Graduate Student Mentoring Breakfast
ECC and SAGE will be hosting a Graduate Student Mentoring Breakfast with Dr. Ben Justice of Rutgers University on Friday, April 1st from 8-9am in Norman Hall 2329. All graduate students are invited to attend this informal mentoring breakfast (free bagels, coffee, and juice!) with Dr. Ben Justice, historian of education at Rutgers University. Dr. Justice will share details of his career path and answer questions you may have about a career in academia. This is a great opportunity to network with a well-known historian of education, gain valuable career advice, and/or learn about a new field. Please RSVP to by March 25th

The Hidden Curriculum of Justice: How the American Criminal Justice System Educates, and Miseducates, Citizens
The Education College Council and Student Alliance of Graduates in Education is hosting Dr. Benjamin Justice, historian of education from Rutgers University, on March 31st from 6-7pm. A reception will precede the talk, so arrive a bit early for free food and drink. For more details, check out our Facebook event

Job Search Panel and Negotiating a Job Offer at the COE Research Symposium
ECC and SAGE will host a panel discussion on March 31st from 3-4pm in Norman 2329 on The Job Search. Panelists include Dr. Thomasenia Adams, Dr. Danling Fu, Dr. Katie Caprino, Mr. Matthew Cowley, and Dr. Angela Kohnen. Panelists will speak on compiling job documents, the job talk, attire and etiquette, and other essential topics relevant to the job search. A separate mini-panel discussion will take place between 5:00-5:30pm the same day and place on negotiating a job offer. Be on the lookout for more details.

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.  ​

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

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session
There will be a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session at 3 to 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30th at the International Center.  The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individual student/research projects or English teaching assistant programs. Candidates submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining what they’d like to do during one academic year in a country outside the United States.

The program encourages cultural exchange for participants on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home and in routine-tasks, allowing participants to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs.

Fulbright alumni have gone on to achieve distinction in a variety of fields. 54 Fulbright alumni from 14 countries have been awarded a Nobel Prize, 29 alumni are MacArthur Foundation Fellows, 82 alumni have Pulitzer Prizes and 33 alumni have served as heads of states or government.  If interested, make sure to attend this information session. For more info, please contact Regan Garner at

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


KIPP Jacksonville Schools 
KIPP Jacksonville Schools seeks new educators that desire to begin their teaching career with the best start possible. We are actively hiring passionate teachers to join our Baker Teaching Fellowship to ensure our students receive the highest-quality education they deserve. KIPP is a national non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving 70,000+ students. We have a 20-year track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life. The only KIPP schools in Florida are in Jacksonville, Florida where we will serve almost 1,000 students next year.

Fellows are certified and full-time teachers in our lower elementary classrooms. Full-time salary during the fellowship year is $42,500. Upon successful completion of the program and an offer of a first-year Lead Teacher position, the salary increases to $47,000. Start an application today at and we look forward to being on campus the first week of April! Email UF alumni Lauren at for additional information!

Middle and High School Teachers (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies)
Resilience Charter School is currently seeking middle and high school ELA, math, science and social studies teachers for an innovative new school in Gainesville, Florida.  Resilience will be a pioneering, leading-edge educational environment that is designed to truly engage and empower students and teachers.

Resilience Charter School will utilize project-based learning where students can collaborate and design authentic solutions to real-world problems, working with mentors and partners in the community. Social emotional learning will be an integral part of the school, supporting students’ growth with principles of mindfulness and restorative justice. Multicultural perspectives and Black History will be infused throughout the curriculum across content areas, and equity training will be required for the board, directors, teachers and students. We are committed to 21st Century Learning in a culturally diverse community.

Full description and application instructions at Resilience Charter School – Employment Application. Visit or for more information about the school.

Fellowship Opportunity
Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) is an American nonprofit working with disadvantaged children and women in the Middle East and we are recruiting English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teaching Fellows! The application deadline is April 15th, 2016.  This fellowship, based in the West Bank city of Nablus, is a terrific opportunity for students and recent graduates of the University of Florida’s College of Education to gain international professional and personal experience. Full description and application instructions available at EFL Teaching Fellowship.

English Teachers Needed for Chinese Schools
Several K-12 schools in China are hiring experienced teachers to teach English. Applicants with 1 or more years of work experience in education and are ready for an immediate start are preferred. It would be a great opportunity for anyone interested in further exploring the Chinese culture, or aspiring to work in the education field. See attachment for requirements and application information.

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.

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:

The Education College Council (ECC) will be holding open nominations for the 2016-2017 executive officers Monday, March 14, 2016 through Friday, March 25, 2016. If you would like to play an active role in the direction of the College of Education’s student life, please consider nominating yourself for one of these exciting positions! Submit your nomination here.

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.

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?
Join us on Wed, March 16th at 6pm to learn more about the Master of Science in Management (MSM) program 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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