Wednesday Update for March 30, 2016

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Wednesday Update for March 30, 2016

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ECC Electionsdeadline April 6th
The Education College Council (ECC) has extended the deadline to submit nominations for the 2016-2017 treasurer. We will be accepting nominations for those interested in serving as treasurer through Wednesday, April 6th. 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 this exciting position!  Submit your nomination here.

Applications for 2016-2017 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!

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.  ​


Research Symposium – Thursday, March 31st
ECC and SAGE will be hosting the first annual College of Education Research Symposium on Thursday, March 31st. 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.

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

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

College of Education Career Fair – Wednesday, April 6th
Meet over 50 reps in the education industry about positions in the classroom, counseling or school administration, and more at the Careers in Education event on Wednesday, April 6th from 5:00-7:00pm. See flyer for more details.

Going Beyond Possibilities with Nina G Thursday, March 31st
Nina G is a stand up comedian and disability activist, storyteller, children’s book author and educator. She uses humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to see her here on Thursday, March 31. Doors open at 7PM with the program beginning at 7:30PM. More information can be found at:

Disability Across Cultures: An Intersectional View – Tuesday, April 5th
This engaging and interactive panel will consist of multiple students from various cultural backgrounds discussing topics related to their disability. Food and refreshments will be provided. Disability Across Cultures: An Intersectional View will be taking place April 5th in room G320 in the Reitz Union. Doors at 5:30PM and the panel begins at 6:00PM

Take Back the Night: A March and Rally to End Sexual Violence
Join UF’s STRIVE (Sexual Trauma and Interpersonal Violence) as we Take Back the Night to demonstrate our support for sexual violence survivors, share our stories, and create a culture of care. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 6 at 6pm in the Plaza of Americas. It involves a 1-mile march around campus that ends with an open mic. We will have a keynote speaker, resources for survivors, free t-shirts, food, and amazing performers! Learn more at

We Are ALL Generation W – Friday, April 8th
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.

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 

LAE 6348: Teaching Multiliteracies
The School of Teaching & Learning will be offering LAE 6348: Teaching Multiliteracies online this fall, open to students throughout the College of Education. See handout for additional details.


Certified Teacher Job Fair – Atlanta, GA
Graduating students are welcome to attend the annual Dekalb County School District Fair on Saturday, April 16th. Pre-register at More details available here.

Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies 
Position available for one or two advanced undergraduate or graduate students to enter data for Embedded Instruction California, an outreach project to adapt, pilot, and evaluate professional development on strategies for embedding instruction for young children with disabilities in typical routines and activities in early childhood classrooms. Data entry may involve documents or video. Knowledge of EXCEL™, attention to detail, reliability, flexibility, and maintaining confidentiality are important qualifications. The position is a short-term, hourly position that is available immediately and may include the summer semester. A minimum of 10 hours per week is preferred. Students will be paid $10-$12/hour, depending on experience. The position includes a brief orientation and training and ongoing supervision by a project coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in professional development, coaching, or instructional approaches in early childhood and would like to gain experience in research. If interested, please email a brief statement describing your interest, the number of hours you are available, and a resume to Dr. Kimberley Megrath, Associate Research Scientist, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, by Friday, April 15th.

Morning Fitness Enrichment Program for toddlers/preschoolers
Energetic, knowledgeable person wanted to help launch Fit4kids program. Position includes working with preschool age (18months- 4yrs) children doing sports, dance and much more in a fun with fitness environment through structured play. Prior camp / activity leader experience preferred but not needed. Class will be held in the morning 1 day a week. Please contact

KIPP Jacksonville Schools
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is now hiring lower elementary, certified teachers for the 16-17 school year in our Baker Teaching Fellowship. Click here to learn more and start an application for the position. We offer extensive professional development and the highest starting salaries in Florida ($42,500) during the fellowship year. We will be on campus at the Education Fair on April 6th and look forward to meeting you then!

Instructional Positions
Elite Education Academy, representing our international schools in China, recruits the American faculty team focusing on IB/AP courses training and helping foreign kids prepare for study abroad. For further information, please click here.

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

Service and Volunteering

LeadUF Facilitator- Applications Open Now
Faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to apply to facilitate the LeadUF experience for undergraduate students.
Click here for more information. LeadUF Facilitators should possess excellent, interactive presentation skills and have a willingness to foster a mentoring relationship with undergraduates at the University of Florida. To be considered for this professional development opportunity, please submit an application as soon as possible. Limited spaces available! The first training session will be held April 1st (make up sessions available).

LeadUF is a two and a half-day overnight retreat that gives students a chance to learn and practice leadership in the context of working with others. Facilitators will lead small groups, large group discussions and focus on leadership competencies throughout the weekend including: Critical Thinking, Communication Skills, Sense of Self, Teamwork, Social Responsibility

Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) Leadership Opportunity
Do you like service, leadership and/or creating social change?! Then YOU should apply to be a Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB)
Site Leader! Have the chance to lead a group of UF students on service trips, both international and domestic, over academic breaks. Each trip focuses on a pressing social issue, such as education inequity, community & youth development, and children with disabilities (to name a few). Help create positive change in communities and inspire others to become Active Citizens! Email with any questions or concerns.

Yoga 4 Youth: Mindful Milestones, Milestones in the Making, Inc
Brianna Schiavoni has a BA in psychology and a Masters in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) working with children managing chronic conditions like AD/HD, anxiety and diabetes. In collaboration with her mother (Ed.S) and Lisa Schiavoni’s longstanding private practice: Milestones in the Making, Inc; Brianna has launched a series of innovative and affordable mental health services programs in Gainesville. Yoga 4 Youth initiatives offer therapeutic yoga as an affordable means to mental health and wellness. Participants enjoy yoga-based activities and games that build skills in a range of areas, including: attention, self-regulation, social skills, motor skills, language & communication, self-esteem & body-image.

In order to maintain low cost, the program is looking for university volunteers to act as behavioral supports during these classes. Volunteers will receive personalized training in behavioral modalities and oversight by a licensed professional. Position expectations range from 3-15 hours per month; and require a commitment of >1 academic semester. Some yoga experience is desirable. Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to and are welcomed to explore &/or for more information.

UF Boys and Girls Club
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.


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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