Wednesday Update for April 6, 2016

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Wednesday Update for April 6, 2016

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Deadline to donate to the COE’s Food Drive: Friday, April 8th
Please join the College of Education’s Food Drive benefiting the Field and Fork Campus Food Program!
Field and Fork Mission: The Field and Fork Campus Food Program is a collaboration to create awareness about food insecurity and sustainable food practices. The program seeks to not only provide healthy food, but educate Gators on how to make balanced food choices. Please see flyer for details.

ECC President Stephanie Schroeder and SAGE President Elizabeth Currin wish to offer a heartfelt thank you to all who presented at, attended, or otherwise supported the College of Education Research Symposium on March 31. What a valuable and dialogue-rich experience it proved to be! Along with all of the talented researchers featured in the program, special congratulations are in order for our prize winners:
Undergraduate Best Poster: Andie Anderson, “The Importance of Mentoring”
Undergraduate Honorable Mention Poster: Ali Unger-Fink, “Get Your Head in the Game: Fostering Motivation within Reluctant Readers through Book Selection and Asset-Based Instruction”
Graduate Best Poster: Samantha Manchur, “Writing Breakthroughs in Upper Elementary”
Graduate Honorable Mention Poster: Clarissa Carr, “Designed to Get Out of the Way: Florida Schoolhouse Systems Project (1965-1974)”
College of Education Paper Award: Jessica Orey, “Challenging a Preservice Teacher’s Deficit-Based Views through Authentic Asset-Based Technology Lessons”
College of Education Honorable Mention Paper: Jiahui Wang, “An Eye-Tracking Comparison of Two Methods for Multi-Digit Multiplication”
Presenters may retrieve their rubrics in Student Services, G-416. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Currin:

Internship Orientation for Spring 2017 Interns – Thursday, April 21st
Elementary & Special Ed Students who will begin their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Spring 2017. The Internship Orientation is scheduled for: Thursday, April 21 – Norman Room 2337 – 9:30am ALL STUDENTS

Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER) Call for Papers
You are cordially invited to submit a proposal to this year’s 16th Annual AAER Conference. Proposals are peer reviewed and may include completed research or research in progress. First Round Submission Deadline is June 30th. Additional details located here.

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.


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.

Take Back the Night: A March and Rally to End Sexual Violence Wednesday, April 6th
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.

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.

Virtual Teacher Recruitment FairTuesday, April 19th
Attend a FREE virtual teacher recruitment job fair from your home, college campus or anywhere in the United States. Schools and districts nationwide will recruit new and experienced teachers for all grades and all subject-areas. You’ll be able to engage in real-time individual and group chats with recruiters, principals and other education leaders. REGISTER NOW!

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.

Alachua County Public School Job Fair
The Alachua County Public School Job Fair will be Saturday, May 7th from 8am to 12pm, at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. PRE-REGISTER here to secure interview time slots with Principals. See flyer for additional details.

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.

HBR4930– Harry Potter and the Holocaust: Children Literature and Alternative Ways of Talking about Racism and Genocide
This course addresses the representation of the Holocaust in popular culture and in children books that discuss the Holocaust directly (as in Anne Frank) and ones that address indirectly violence, scapegoating and human cruelty (as in Lord of the Flies). The discussion also encompasses the politics of the Holocaust and what the memory of the Holocaust might mean to different groups and individuals. The course will compare the treatment of the holocaust, racism and genocide in books such as Night, The Diary of Anne-Frank and Maus: A Survivor’s Tale with a more general discussion of violence and racism in books such as The Wave, Animal Farm, and Lord of the Flies (as well as Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery.”) The main texts for this course will be two books out of the Harry Potter series (The Goblet of Fire and The Deathly Hallows), a series which has been intended for children, and which makes almost no mention of historical events and identity while speaking of purity of blood, racial violence and (eventually) state-run racial persecution. Course offered M T W R F during Period 3.


Part-Time Community Assistants
Are you interested in Being Part of the Contiuum Team? Seeking three graduate students interested in working 20-25 hours/week. Housing on one side of a 2 bedroom apt ($884/month) at the Continuum is the compensation. Must be in UF grad –professional program/faculty or staff at UF to qualify. Application closes April 15th to start mid-May. Click here to apply. Questions? Contact

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.

Peer Educator Openings at STRIVE@GatorWell
STRIVE@GatorWell Health Promotion Services currently has peer educator openings on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially searching for a number of students willing to perform improvisational theater to teach prevention skills. Deadline for applications is April 15th. All majors and identities encouraged to apply.

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

Babysitting, Nanny, Tutoring

I am seeking an experienced, responsible, fun part time babysitter for 2 girls ages 7 and 10 for 2 days a week. Hours would be Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:45pm to 6pm and would be at my house in the southwest Tower Road part of town.  Pay would be $12 an hour.  Duties would include help with afternoon homework, and keeping the girls entertained till their father gets home from work.  Job would start immediately and would be a permanent weekly job. Occasionally, an extra day might be need but will be based upon your availability. Please email Alida at the following address:  Please include a resume if possible, all references, and any questions you might have.

Service and Volunteering

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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