Wednesday Update for May 4, 2016

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Wednesday Update for May 4, 2016

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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.

Master the Best Practices in Research
Selecting a Valid Sample Size for Longitudinal and Multilevel Study Designs. From graduate students to senior researchers, anyone can participate in this short course with only a basic background in statistics. See flyer for details.


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

LAE 6869: Teaching Digital Storytelling  
Join us for an eight-week, online summer course in which you will explore the power of stories, think about practical applications of digital storytelling, and design a digital story. Contact Dr. Kathryn Caprino ( for more details.

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.


Micanopy Area Cooperative School
Instructional classroom position available starting August 15, 2016. Position description and other details located here.

Acton Academy Jacksonville
Acton Academy Jacksonville (soon to open for the 2016-2017 school year) is in search of potential Guides for our Early Learners and Elementary Studio. Position description, application information, and other details located here.

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

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

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.

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.


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