Wednesday Update for June 29, 2016

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Wednesday Update for June 29, 2016

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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:

Employment / Internship

Summer Camp Job
Needed: Female, age 18+ to volunteer as a counselor at Diabetes camp, June 25-July 1 (overnight) in DeLand, FL (Camp Winona), with girls ages 5-8. No experience in camping, as a counselor or medicine or nursing is required.
Great experience for future teachers, nurses, doctors, nutritionists, etc. Gain invaluable exposure to wonderful children learning about themselves and their chronic disease. If interested, contact Dr. Emily Weber LeBrun at If you need transportation, please contact Dr. Theresa Vernetson at

I am looking to employ someone to assist with transportation and after-school homework help for my son starting in August. He is 16 y/o and has Asperger’s Syndrome. There may be additional hours available over the summer to get to know him while transporting him to and from his Occupational Therapy appointments and assisting with a summer English project. This is a paid position with a gas allowance. Amount of time per week varies but is about 1-3 hours per day depending on amount of homework during the school year.  Please contact Mrs. Terry Sprague at 352-262-0026 for more information. Thanks for your time and consideration.

Elementary School Counselor and Teacher Positions
Columbia City Elementary School in Lake City, Florida will be hiring a School Counselor and teaching positions for the 2016-2017 School Year.  Columbia City is the home of nearly 630 students of a wide variety of wonderful backgrounds and ability levels. If you are interested in working with a great team and helping students reach their greatest potential, please apply for either of these positions!  To apply, please visit the employment page for the Columbia County School District by clicking here.

University Press of Florida Internship 
University Press of Florida at UF is seeking interns for the fall semester in the areas of acquisitions, editing, design, production, marketing, sales, and advertising. Our internship program offers students of all majors the opportunity to gain employment experience in the business of book publishing.

To apply, students should visit and complete the application form on that page. The application deadline is Friday, July 8.

Note: the UPF sales and marketing department has internship availability for July/August 2016 in addition to the fall semester.

Seeking Qualified Elementary Education Teachers
Innovation Charter, a K-4th grade charter school, in the Pompano Beach area is seeking qualified teachers to empower young ones for success as world changers. Innovation currently has a kindergarten position as well as 2nd and 4th grade positions for the 2016-2017 school year because of the increase in enrollment. If interested, please visit or Teachers-Teachers.

Kids Count – Program Assistant Positions 
Kids Count is currently seeking interested persons for program assistant positions. We hope to begin interviews after July 1. Application available 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

Volunteering and Service

EFL Fellowship Opportunity in Palestine-Fall 2016
Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) is an American nonprofit working with disadvantaged children and women in the Middle East and we are recruiting English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teaching Fellows! The application deadline is July 15th, 2016. This fellowship, based in the West Bank city of Nablus, is a terrific opportunity for students and recent graduates of the University of Florida’s College of Education and TESOL programs to gain international personal and professional experience. See handout for additional information.

Call for Summer Plunge Participants!
Summer Plunge is a single-day service project where volunteers will branch out into various areas of Gainesville to participate in exciting service projects. 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

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.


Volusia County Virtual Job Fair   
Volusia County School District located in central Florida is currently recruiting teachers for our 2016-17 school year. Priority seating for: Elem Ed, ESE, English, Reading, Math & Science. See handout for complete details.

Courses and Seminars – Fall 2016

EDG 6017: Writing for Academic Purposes (Fall, 2016)
This seminar is designed to enhance the capacity of advanced graduate students from all academic disciplines to write for academic purposes. It guides students through the entire process of academic writing, which includes understanding the task at hand, planning the work, conducting library research, reading to gather information, developing audience awareness, appropriating discursive resources, working with other people’s ideas and voices, and using feedback and editing to improve writing. The course focuses on exploring the ways in which language is used as a creative resource for presenting information, structuring text, embedding perspectives, developing argument, referencing sources, and addressing audience needs in academic writing. It combines focused discussion of key features of and issues in academic writing with practical applications through critical analysis of model essays as well as thoughtful critique of students’ own writing. The course also provides an insider’s perspective on writing for scholarly publications, including journal/publisher selection, manuscript review process, overcoming rejections, and other tips for getting published. Please contact Dr. Zhihui Fang ( for additional information.

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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