Wednesday Update for April 13, 2016

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Wednesday Update for April 13, 2016

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Introduction to Arduinos – April 14, 2-3pm
Held in Marston Science Library L136
Space is limited to 10 participants – register at

Arduinos are open-source microcontrollers that allow you to connect sensors to create interactive projects.  This workshop introduces participants to prototyping and basic programming using Arduinos to create a light-sensitive alarm.  No prior experience with either Arduinos or programming is necessary.

Participants are required to bring their own laptop.  The other necessary technology will be provided.  For questions, contact Emily Brooks at

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.


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.

Join UF Best Buddies for their 2nd annual Friendship Walk on Sunday, April 17th! Norman Field, 8am-11am. Games, raffles, performances, fun, and FRIENDSHIP! Help us open new chapters of Best Buddies in the North Florida area. For more information and/or to register, visit Questions? Contact Sarah Gaies ( or Kathleen Johnston (

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!

Success in Service: Life After Peace Corps is a TED-style event in which diverse and accomplished Returned Peace Corps Volunteers visit to share fascinating stories about how their Peace Corps service impacted their personal and professional trajectories. Through storytelling and networking, speakers will inspire you to consider the role service could play in your own life.
Join us on Tuesday, April 19th from 5:30-7pm in the Pugh Hall Ocora, as guest speakers Glenn Galloway, Jonathan Dain, Jack Elzinga and Jennifer Jones share their stories as Peace Corps Volunteers and inspire students to help the cause. Doors open at 5pm. RSVP to here.  *ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

Inquiry Showcase: You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Spring Semester Inquiry Showcase. This event allows all comers to share in the research conducted by practitioner researchers of all levels on their personal and professional practice. Showcases like this allow researchers and those interested in the ongoing dialogue on education to meet to discuss research and celebrate the practitioners’ dedicated inquiry. Please attend Thursday, April 21st from 3 – 7 PM beginning in the Norman Hall auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there!

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.


K-12 Teaching Jobs  
Southern Teachers currently has over 1300 teaching jobs listed by schools around the South for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Several key points:
·         Smaller classes create a more intimate learning environment
·         Close-knit school communities actively support achievement
·         Teachers have the flexibility and autonomy to forge their own paths to excellence
·         Engaged faculties allow first-time teachers to learn from seasoned veterans
·         Parental involvement effectively creates a classroom beyond the school walls

Upward Bound is looking for Educators!   
The Upward Bound Program is an educational program housed at Santa Fe College and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  Upward Bound provides opportunities for high school participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.  We serve: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

We provide academic instruction and supplementary Saturday sessions in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, and literature. Tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.

To learn more, please visit or contact 352-395-5654. Position descriptions:

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

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.

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.

Babysitting, Nanny, Tutoring

Looking for a tutor that has the educational skills and patience to tutor my son, a 6.5 year-old-boy in first grade.  He has been dx with ADD/ADHD combined and tends to get bored easily. He is very smart but may easily lose focus. Tutoring needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays for at least an hour. Ideal would be from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  We live near SFC in the Weatherly Subdivision. Please email

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

Volunteer Request for Teacher Appreciation Day
W.W. Irby Elementary will be providing “Parking lot Car Wash and Detail” to our teachers during their planning hour on either Tuesday, May 3rd or Thursday, May 5th. Students interested in giving a few hours to show teachers how much they’re appreciated, please contact PTA VP, Mr. Jeff Bell at

Apply for the Student Health Advisory Board by May 9
The University of Florida Student Health Advisory Board (SHAB) is now accepting applications. Comprised of six faculty/staff and 12 students, SHAB provides UF’s Senior Vice President for Health Affairs advice concerning policies and procedures of the Student Health Care Center (SHCC). SHAB regularly reviews the quality of care rendered at the SHCC, as well as recommending and approving policies, procedures, programs, financial status and both long- and short-range planning.

The application deadline is Monday, May 9 at 4:30 p.m. Learn more and apply online via the SHCC website.

Announcing: Summer 2016 | Short-term Sustainability Programs Abroad
The GREEN Program has been awarded the “Top Summer Abroad Program” for 2015 by Abroad101, and we would be excited to have your students join our short-term experiential educational programs. Our programs are designed to enhance their skills with unique experiences to perfectly compliment the knowledge gained in the classroom, to accelerate their careers towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Contact for further information.


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