Wednesday Update for June 15, 2016

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Wednesday Update for June 15, 2016

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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.


Peace Corps is currently hiring for several 2 year positions in the fields of Education. Peace Corps Volunteers receive many benefits including paid travel abroad, a living stipend, insurance, and more. Seniors and recent UF graduates, if you are ready to take your skills abroad next Spring, now is the time to apply. You must apply by July 1st to be considered for the positions departing Jan-March 2017.

Your next job title could be:
Teacher Collaborator in Thailand, Primary Literacy Educator in Dominican Republic, or
Secondary Education Science Teacher in Cameroon. To view all current job postings, visit

To learn more about Peace Corps opportunities available to you both here on campus and abroad, contact your UF Peace Corps advisor, Bobbi Stienmetz, at 352-294-2267 or

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,

Office Assistant Needed for Private Psychologist (Part-Time)
A licensed psychologist in Gainesville is seeking an office staff for her private practice. Read more…

Responsibilities include:
– Type data into reports and letters
– Score psychological tests
– Organize and file client charts and documents
– Other office responsibilities such as answering and ordering materials

Hours are flexible. This is a great opportunity to learn various psychological tests and improve report writing skills. 1 year commitment is required.

If interested, please call 352-372-8000 or email at

School Director
Rollins Child Development Center in Cartersville, GA is currently hiring a full time new school director to enhance our program. Our school is committed in our mission to provide a strong early learning program to our youngest community aged six weeks through six years. Our curriculum includes a strong and vibrant Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs.

Led by the principles of Christian faith, we employ a formula of innovative industry training, parent empowerment and involvement, classroom techniques and accountability that will allow us to be a catalyst for change for each of the families we serve. Position description and further details located here.

Agriscience Teacher
Franklin County Schools is seeking a motivated agriscience teacher to help launch a new high school Ag program in August 2016.  We are looking for an individual to provide an educational atmosphere in which students will develop foundations in agriscience with an emphasis in forestry. Franklin County is located in the panhandle and the school has a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.  All interested applicants should submit a resume and district application found at

License-Eligible Play Therapist
The Child Advocacy Center is advertising an opening for a License-Eligible Play Therapist. All of the details are available at  Job Order Number 10238970.  Cover letters and resumes will be received through Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Indian River Academy Employment Opportunities
Indian River Academy, a public Pre-K – 5th elementary school in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking committed and passionate educators to join their team of instructors for the 2016-2017 school year! Instructors at IRA are forward thinkers who place great importance on building relationships with students and their families and collaborating with colleagues to create and deliver engaging standards-based lessons. For more information or to complete an application, please click here.

Volunteering and Service

Volunteers Needed for STEM Education
Alachua County has recently teamed up with VEX robotics to put robotics classes in all Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in the district. We are looking for Education, Engineering, and Computer Science volunteers who are interested in learning about the VEX platform, and working with children in a classroom environment. We will also be teaching basic computer programming and 3-D modeling skills to help with the students, and prepare you for any future STEM teaching opportunities. For more information, check out and send us an email at

Earn $50 in Cash: Seeking students with dyslexia or reading difficulties
We are researchers in the College of Education at the University of Florida and are looking for college students with dyslexia or reading difficulties to participate in a study about learning in multimedia environments. Students may be registered with their colleges’ disability office but do not have to registered with this office. Students may have a formal diagnosis of dyslexia but do not need to have a diagnosis of dyslexia.  We will test for dyslexia.

Participation will take 1-2 hours and participants will wear an electroencephalography (EEG) headset that records brain activity during part of the study. Non-UF students will not be expected to travel to UF; UF researchers will travel to the participants’ home institution at a mutually convenient time. Participants will receive $50 in cash. If interested, please contact: Dr. Linda Lombardino ( or 352 273 4036) or Kendra Saunders (  NOTE: This study has been approved by the University of Florida IRB-2

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.

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. Please contact Dr. Cynthia Johnson,, for further information.

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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