Wednesday Update for June 1, 2016

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Wednesday Update for June 1, 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. Please complete this 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!


SAGE Summer Social: Lakeside Potluck
Student Alliance of Graduate Students in Education (SAGE) invites all grad students in COE to a summer social at Lake Wauburg on Saturday, June 11, from 11:00am–3:00pm. Bring a dish you want to share and chat with friends while relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors! For details, please check SAGE’s Facebook page:

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 for kids with special needs.

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.


Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
Position available for one advanced undergraduate or graduate student to serve as a secondary coder for a literature review and video-based observational coding system.

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 July 1 and is anticipated to last 2 months. Ten 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. 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. To apply for the position, please email a brief statement describing your interest, the number of hours you are available, and a resume to Darbianne Shannon, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies,

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

EDG 6931 Mobile Technologies in Education
Mobile technologies have become ubiquitous and provide access to information and learning materials for anyone, anyplace. In what ways are these technologies currently being used to teach and to learn in formal and informal environments? This course explores national and international perspectives on mobile technologies based on case studies of different ways in which mobile technologies (tablets, wearables, Google glass) are currently being used in schools, in various disciplines in higher education, and for informal learning. Students will identify common strategies used for teaching with mobile technology and how these are adapted based on socio-political, economic, and educational contexts. 3 credit online course. Please contact Dr. Swapna Kumar ( for additional information.

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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