Wednesday Update for April 27, 2016

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Wednesday Update for April 27, 2016

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Graduate Student Surveydeadline Monday, May 2nd
Attention COE Graduate Students: Please remember to complete the EduGator Central (College of Education Office of Student Services) survey regarding your needs as graduate students:  Please submit your survey responses by Monday, May 2nd.  Thank you for your feedback!

Call for Papers for the Upcoming 2016 AAER Conference
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.


The 9th Annual EHS STAR Autism Awareness 5K will be held on Saturday, April 30 at Boulware Springs Nature Park in Gainesville. Online registration is $15 and on-site registration is $20. There will be refreshments, prizes, & family fun. T-shirts for first 200 paid participants. This event is organized by Eastside High School Students Together for Autism Research (EHS STAR) and benefits the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD). Register here. For more information, please visit our website:

The 5th Annual Suwannee River Paddle for Autism will be held on Saturday, April 30 in Mayo, Florida. Paddle down the Suwannee into the beautiful crystal-clear springs! Then enjoy free entertainment by The Saltwater Cowboys and Lucky Mud. Proceeds will support services to local schools provided by the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. For more information, please visit our website: or

O2B a Kid Again FUNdraiser
Please join us for our annual O2B a Kid Again FUNdraiser benefitting the Education Foundation of Alachua County on Sunday, May 1 from 5-8pm! Proceeds from the party help support teacher and school grants, and teacher recognition programs. Tickets are just $12.50 each for ACPS employees and their guests. $25 for the general public. Tickets are on sale with a designated O2B fun counselor at each school or our contact information is below.

This year’s party at O2B Kids on Newberry Road will feature a BBQ supper and fun food from Bono’s, Dominos, Sonic, Rotary Foundation Fryers, and Subway with additional surprise treats, and adult beverages, soda and tea.

O2B staff will be hosting some fabulous games and activities some with one of a kind trophies! Nashville Recording Artist JAMIE DAVIS will be entertaining us in the
backyard. Gators Dockside will host a Wing eating contest at 6:00pm. The principal’s event will be at 6:45pm and will be fun! It’s for all the MARBLES and a cash prize for your school. Corks and Colors will be doing fun art projects in the art room.

We will have our fabulous silent auction with hundreds of wonderful items including theme park tickets, artwork, restaurant gift cards, summer camps, tickets to fun events AND MORE!  Silent auction closes at 7:15pm and the line for payment will open sometime after 7:30pm… so plan to stick around for Jamie’s second set.

Lots of wonderful sponsors and friends are helping to host this party and we are grateful. See postcard! In fifteen years, we have raised more than a half a million dollars while having fun! Contact us with questions or for ticket purchases! Rachel – 352-955-7250 x262; or Kelley

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
English 6-12
Exceptional Student Education K-12
Math 5-9
Math 6-12
Reading 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:


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.


Levy County School Board
We have an opening for an elementary counselor at Joyce Bullock Elementary (pk-2nd) half time and Bronson Elementary (pk-5) half time for a full time position next school year. Both are outstanding schools with supportive administration and you would be working with two experienced counselors. Williston and Bronson are only 20 minutes from Gainesville so it might be easier to drive there than across town in Gainesville. ​Please contact Lisa Gant, Joyce Bullock Elementary School Counselor, at 352-528-3341. More information available at

Queen of Peace Catholic Academy
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence where Faith and Knowledge Unite located in Gainesville, Florida is seeking a Middle School Mathematics teacher and a Middle School Social Studies teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic oriented to academic excellence with the ability to differentiate learning and integrate instructional technology. Applicants should hold or be eligible for relevant certification  in the State of Florida. Resume, Diocesan Employment Application, and three references from an educational setting should be sent to Principal Tammie Vassou at

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!

For more information about this incredible opportunity, please visit:
APPLY NOW! Positions are filling quickly:

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.

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

Babysitting, Nanny, Tutoring

Math Tutor
I am looking for a math tutor for my 7th grade son for the end of May and summer months. I would like someone at least 2 to 3 days a week. Please contact me if you are interested. My email is

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; if you are interested.

After School Care Needed
Contact Luke Flory at: 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

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

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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