Wednesday Update for May 25, 2016

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Wednesday Update for May 25, 2016

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Graduate Student Survey Reminder 
If you haven’t already done so, please help EduGator Central (COE Office of Student Services) plan for the future by completing a survey regarding your needs as a graduate student and the services that you would like to see offered at the College of Education. Click here. Please complete your survey by Friday, June 3rd. Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Spring 2016! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email Fallen Walker,, from your Gatorlink address (include your full name). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay Gator strong!


Northeast Florida Teacher Virtual Career FairFREE Teacher Recruitment Event
An easy way to meet Hiring Representatives Real-time from 12 Public School Districts for full-time teaching positions in Northeast Florida. Virtual fair scheduled for Wednesday, June 29. Registration and additional details located here.

NYC Department of Education Bronx Field Support Center Teacher Job Fair
Seeking NYS Certified Teachers in all license areas. Special Education, ESL, Math, Science and Physical Education are high need areas. Job fair scheduled for Wednesday, June 8. Please see flyer for registration information and additional details.

Service & Volunteering

Caleb’s Pitch
Caleb’s Pitch seeks a student group that is looking for a philanthropic cause. Caleb’s Pitch is a local nonprofit that is 100% volunteer driven. Our mission is to paint a positive experience for children as they battle life threatening diseases. Our signature activity is syringe art and this activity has spread to the Universities of Wisconsin and Missouri. Please check out this video to see what we do with student athletes at the University of Florida. You can watch this video to learn more about Caleb Jacobbe, the inspiration for the organization. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Contact Tim Jacobbe at for more information.

UF Open House – Volunteers Needed 
The Office of Admissions will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, August 13 from 9am-3pm. They need volunteers to welcome and assist prospective students and their families throughout the day! If you are interested in serving as a volunteer during Open House on Saturday, August 13, please email Albert Perera at More information here.

Balance 180 has a wonderful hands-on volunteer experience available for you this summer! We are offering a summer camp and adaptive gymnastics class for kids with special needs.

This summer, we have two opportunities to work with our athletes:
Adaptive Gymnastics Classes – Saturdays, 12:30-1:30pm from May 28th – July 30th.
Volunteers have the opportunity to work one-on-one with our young athletes, assisting them during a 1 hour gymnastics class. Disabilities include autism, down syndrome, and cerebral palsy.  Come join us if if you are interested in helping our athletes learn new motor skills, follow directions, and being engaged in fun exercises.  If you are interested in being a part of the Adaptive Gymnastics volunteer team, please contact Matthew Zeigen at No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer and specialized training for all volunteers on May 22nd.

Balance 180 Summer Camp – Monday – Friday (mornings) from July 11th – July 29th.
Summer camp is a life changing experience where you have the opportunity to work with kids with special needs to help them make friends, enjoy gymnastics, dance, create arts and crafts, and play games. This camp is available for kids ages 2-15 with and without special needs (see flyer for more details). If you are interested in participating in summer camp, please contact Sarah Meurer at No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer and you do not need to sign up for every day, unless you want to. If you are not available in the mornings, you may be able to help out in the afternoon:) A training/orientation session is scheduled for May 22nd and July 9th, during which our team of health care professionals and educators teach you how to best work with our amazing athletes.


Teaching Positions in Levy County
Levy County is building a new school, Williston Middle/High School that is scheduled to open this fall 2016 and they are seeking teachers. Position details and application are available here.

Seaside Schools, Inc.
Seaside Neighborhood School in Seaside, Florida currently has two positions available, a 6th grade language arts/social studies teacher and a 5th/6th grade science teacher. School information and additional position details available at or contact HR, Betty Corley at

Courses and Seminars – Fall 2016

GRADUATE Course – Diagnosis and Assessment in Autism and Neurodevelopment Disorders
This graduate level assessment course will be offered in the fall on Wednesdays from 1-4. Please see attachment for 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.

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.

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