Wednesday Update for June 22, 2016

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Wednesday Update for June 22, 2016

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Important Dates

Degree Application Deadline – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29,2016, 5:00 p.m. – Deadline to apply to graduate for Summer B/C 2016. Submit your degree application via ONE.UF – Under My Online Services, My Record, click Degree Application. Do not wait until the last minute. Remember, there are no late degree applications for Summer!


UF Teaching Center (; 392-2010) offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, 7/11-7/14 from 5-7 p.m, to help students prepare for the Math and Verbal sections of the GRE. Verbal sessions are M & W, Math sessions are T & R.  Students may register for any or all four sessions here:

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.


Chemistry Teaching Position
Episcopal School of Jacksonville will be hiring a full-time Science teacher (10th grade Chemistry and 11th-12th grade AP Chemistry) for the 2015-2016 school year. At least 2 years of secondary science teaching experience is desired but not required. Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Ms. Pat Slevin, Director of Human Resources at

PACE Internship Opportunity
The PACE Center for Girls Internship Program offers a small group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to non-profit management. Internship assignments vary greatly in terms of content; however, interns are normally involved in some aspect of the programming, administration, development, special events, or outreach of the PACE Center for Girls. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization.

Internships are unpaid. Interested candidates should complete this application and provide proof of school enrollment or graduation upon offer. Applications are due July 22nd.

Bilingual Counselor & Teacher Positions  
Worcester Public Schools is looking to fill the following Bilingual positions: Counselor: School Psychologists; Teacher: English as a Second Language, Dual Language Elementary (able to deliver curriculum in Spanish and English), English as a Second Language/Science, Transitional Bilingual Teachers (fluent in Spanish and English), and Foreign Language (Spanish). Position descriptions available here.

Elementary Education Teachers Needed
The Academy Pre/School in Gainesville, FL is looking for two Elementary Education teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. Please send your resume to Dr. Suzana Sargent at

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

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

Volunteering and Service

Summer Plunge Day of Service
The annual Summer Plunge is a day when volunteers branch out all over the Gainesville area to different organization sites to provide beneficial service to the community. Volunteers can participate in a variety of services that range from working with animals, working with the elderly, alleviating environmental issues and many more interesting activities. Please consider participating in this event and making a positive impact on the Gainesville community. The event will take place on July 23rd from 8am to 1pm.

Volunteer registration takes place from June 27th – July 20th. Please see the Summer Plunge page for more details.

Individuals seeking leadership opportunities can also sign up to be site leaders. Site leaders gain important leadership and facilitation experiences and are essential for the success of Summer Plunge! Training will be provided to include skills on volunteer motivation and reflection. This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and community members. Site leader applications are open from June 20th – July 4th.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Guzman at

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

Babysitting, Nanny, Tutoring

Reading Tutor
My name is Ms. Head and I am looking for a tutor for my child for the summer. She is going to the 4th grade and struggling in reading. I would like to have someone twice a week for a hour to a hour in a half. If you are available please on Mondays and/or Thursdays, please give me a call @ 352-792-7754.

Courses and Seminars – Fall 2016

EDH 6931: Data Management & Analysis for Education Policy Research
This course introduces students to useful data sources, analytical techniques, and data management (STATA) tools for conducting policy-relevant research in higher education. Students will learn: 1) strategies for accessing and managing publicly available higher education data; 2) a variety of analytical techniques for evaluating the efficacy of policy alternatives; and 3) tools to manage complex data within the STATA data analysis and statistical software. Please contact Dr. Dennis Kramer ( for additional information.

Graduate Course – The College Student
Much of higher education research revolves around understanding the students who enroll at colleges and universities across the country every year, but what do we already know about college students, their changes over time, and the specific influence of certain college experiences on their outcomes? Scholars have explored issues around who the “typical” college student is and whether college actually shapes students’ lives, learning, and development. This course examines the demographic similarities and differences in college students, important educational and societal outcomes which stem from higher education, and the environments which influence students’ likelihood of reaching their academic, social, and career goals. See handout for additional information.

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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