Wednesday Update for March 23, 2016

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Wednesday Update for March 23, 2016

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Join SAGE for our final panel of the Spring Semester! The Best Offense is a Good Defense
Thursday, March 24, 1-2pm, Terrace Room
What can you do to prepare for the dissertation defense? Join us for a discussion about tactics to prepare you for defending your doctoral dissertation. Faculty members who have served on committees will share their knowledge, while students who are in the midst of preparing to defend their dissertations will provide tips and tricks for success! Snacks and beverages will be provided.

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. Join us on Wednesday, March 30th from 10am-12pm in the Terrace Room. RSVP to

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

The Academic Job Search and Negotiating an Academic 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 Academic 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. More details available: and

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.

Courses and Seminars – Summer and Fall 2016

School of Teaching & Learning Graduate Seminars
The School of Teaching & Learning is pleased to offer a wide range of graduate seminars in the summer and fall semesters that are open to students throughout the College of Education.  Please refer to this webpage for course descriptions, meeting times, and instructor contact information.

The School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies will be offering the following Graduate Seminars for the Summer 2016 semester. For course details, please click on the course link below:

EEX 7526: Grant Writing
EEX 6936: Meta-Analysis in Prevention and Intervention Science

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.


Cobb County Schools would like to invites you to our Job Fairs! We are planning to hire around 600-700 teachers and every Principal will be there. Register now at

Elementary Teachers Only – Hillgrove High School – Monday, March 28th from 5:00-9:00 PM
Middle & High School Only – Kennesaw Mountain High School – Wednesday, March 30th from 5:00-9:00 PM

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

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.  ​

SAGE Leadership Applications
Applications for new SAGE leadership are now being accepted! SAGE is a great way to serve the College of Education community and add to the service component of your professional persona. Serving as a SAGE officer enables you to create and engage in relevant professional development activities and fun social opportunities with your colleagues. SAGE will be accepting applications through April 1st. The method for choosing officers will be determined based on interest. If multiple people apply for a position, a vote will be held on the SAGE Facebook page. Nominees will have the opportunity to accept or deny the position upon election. Apply here. Please consider this opportunity and encourage others across the COE to apply for these important positions!

Are you looking for a fun, rewarding way to spend your summer? Boys and Girls Club of Alachua county is looking for interns for this summer! The UF Boys and Girls club is a new organization started to facilitate 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 completion there could be opportunities to be employed by Boys and Girls Club and advance to the local and national level.

There are many internship positions available including program coordinator, public relations, administrative, event planning and many more. 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.

If you are interested or for more information please email

Students for Anti-Bullying Initiatives (SABI)
The organization, Students for Anti-Bullying Initiatives (SABI), seeks to bring awareness to the issues of bullying and cyberbullying. We are advertising for new officers to join our leadership team. Position descriptions available here.


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.

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.

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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