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Wednesday Update for April 20, 2016
*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Newsletter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided
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.
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.
The Heartland Educational Consortium will be holding it’s first annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, May 21st. Representatives from the six Heartland Districts (DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee) will be present to interview candidates. As of today’s date we are hiring for a large variety of subject areas, but we are especially
anxious to interview candidates with the following certifications:
Elementary Education K-6
Exceptional Student Education K-12
Guidance and Counseling K-12
Foreign Language – Spanish K-12
All Science Certifications (including Biology & Chemistry)
Is a Heartland District right for you? Watch our video to obtain more information about teaching in Heartland. Pre-registration for the event required. More information pertaining to our Districts, the event, and registration process can be found on the here and on our website: http://www.heartlanded.org/programs/newteacher.htm.
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:
LAE 6348: Teaching Multiliteracies
The School of Teaching & Learning will be offering LAE 6348: Teaching Multiliteraciesonline 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.
CITY YEAR- Final Application Deadline! Are you looking for a POST-GRAD or GAP YEAR opportunity?
Would you like an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others?
Wondering how you can develop or build on professional and leadership skills?
Check out CITY YEAR and the amazing work they are doing throughout the nation!
City Year is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. City Year is an education based Americorps program that employs 18-25 year old individuals to serve as full-time tutors and mentors in high poverty schools in the country. Serve where you want! City Year is based in 27 cities from Los Angeles, CA to Little Rock, AR and provides the opportunity to explore a new place. City Year also provides extensive training, a weekly living stipend, access to exclusive scholarships, an education award of $5,775, leadership development, and more!
Critical Teacher Shortage in Hawaii The department is looking to fill slots in special education, secondary mathematics and secondary science. The state also needs teachers who are willing to work in hard-to-fill positions in rural neighbor island areas and Oahu’s Leeward Coast. Financial incentives are available. Article here.
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.
Ms. Katrina Johnson is seeking a tutor for an undergraduate senior who needs assistance for preparing for the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (focus on mathematics). Open to twice weekly; one hour each session. Please contact Ms. Johnson at 352.256.1011; email@example.com if you are interested.
After School Care Needed
Contact Luke Flory at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-231-2376 about needing a nanny starting in the fall. It would be M-Th after school and maybe some other times. In the fall the kids will be (essentially) 11, 9, and 7. And they attend PK and Williams Elementary schools.
Childcare Position available
I am looking for a responsible college student or students to provide safe and reliable transportation for my 15 yr old daughter from May 2 thru June 10. I will need someone to be available to provide transportation on Wednesdays and Fridays between 3 and 5 pm as well as occasional Mondays and Thursdays during this time. Beginning on June 13 through the rest of the summer, I will need someone to be available on Monday and Wednesday mornings between 8-9:30 and Wednesday and Friday afternoons between 3:00 and 4:00. I will consider hiring one individual for the morning and one for the afternoon if schedule availability can not meet all the scheduling needs. A safe vehicle and a safe driving record are a must! References are required. If interested, please call Jill at 352-256-3421 for further information.
Looking for a tutor that has the educational skills and patience to tutor my 12 yr. old 6th grade daughter in the subjects of math, science and Social Studies. Possibly able to continue tutoring her 7th grade year as well. My daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD she is very smart but gets bored/loses focus very easily. Tutoring needed Mondays and Wednesdays or Mondays and Thursdays for one hour during the times 6:00-8:00 (whichever time slot/days that works best for you). We can discuss a neutral location to meet. If interested and for further details please email me email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com Please include a resume if possible, all references, and any questions you might have.
Service and Volunteering
Duval Early Learning Academy –
Volunteers needed for the summer beginning June 20th for 16 weeks. Monday-Thursday 8-4 pm at Duval Early Learning Academy. Please contact the Disability Coordinator at Alachua County Schools at 352-955-6703 ext. 2109 if you are interested.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 brady@theGREENprogram.com for further information.
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