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Wednesday Update for January 25, 2017

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Martin with Malcolm: Exploring Social Justice through Multiple Lenses – Tuesday, January 31st
Please join the University of Florida’s campus-wide celebration as we remember and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. with a keynote address delivered by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill on Tuesday, January 31st, at 7:30 pm in the University Auditorium. A Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College, Dr. Hill remains as one of the leading journalistic voices in social justice receiving numerous awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, GLAAD and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

For event details and updates, RSVP to the Facebook event page. Please see attachment for further information.

The American Promise – Wednesday, February 1st
Join ECC for a viewing of The American Promise on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:30pm. See attachment for details.

1st Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium – Wednesday, March 22nd
The University of Florida Black Graduate Student Organization is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Diversity Graduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, March 22nd, in the Reitz Union.

All graduate students are eligible to submit original research abstracts (300-word limit). Click here to submit abstracts and register for the symposium. Registration and abstract submissions are free. The submission deadline is February 10th 2017. Please see attachment for further details.

12th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences: From Social Problems to Social Promise
The Florida Society of the Social Sciences (F3S) invites you to attend their 12th Annual Conference at the University of Florida on Saturday, April 15th. The conference theme, From Social Problems to Social Promise, highlights the role of research in addressing social inequalities, cultivating a sense of hope, and providing more equitable solutions for the future. We are excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Carla Shedd, Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Columbia University. See attached flyer for more information about the conference and the keynote speaker.

Are you looking for a way to present your research? We welcome papers and poster presentations from graduate students (and advanced undergraduates) in the humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. We also welcome workshop proposals from students, faculty, and community leaders. Please see the attached flyer for the call for submissions.

Pasco County Schools Instructional Job Fair – Thursday, February 23rd 
Pasco County Schools, located in Pasco County just north of Tampa Bay, is kicking off their hiring season for the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, February 23rd. This job fair is your best opportunity to secure an instructional position with us! We will be conducting on-the-spot interviews, and giving contingent offers for 2017-2018 school year. Attendees are asked to pre-register here. See flyer for additional details.

Seminole County Public Schools Teacher Job Fair – Saturday, March 4th 
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS), located near Orlando, FL, is looking for qualified teachers to join our educational team for the 2017-2018 school year! Soon-to-be graduating and alumni, please join us on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Lake Howell High School (4200 Dike Road Winter Park, FL 32792).

School Administrators from each school site will be interviewing and offering teacher contracts for instructional critical shortage areas for the 2017-2018 school year on the spot! Pre-registration is required. List of Critical Shortage Areas. See flyer for additional details.

Volusia County Schools JOB FAIR for teachers – Friday, April 14th
Volusia County School District located in central Florida is currently recruiting teachers for our 2017-18 school year. Instructional Job Fair will be held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach on Friday, April 14. Capacity is limited. Applicants must currently hold or be eligible for FLDOE certification. Questions should be directed to or 386-734-7190 ext. 20168. See attachment for application details.

Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Location: Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center
Doctoral Candidates: Friday, April 28th, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
Master’s & Specialist’s Degrees Only: Friday, April 28th, 8:00 pm (assemble at 6:30 pm)
Bachelor’s Degrees Only: Sunday, April 30th, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)

More information at


Spring 2017 Degree Application — deadline Friday, January 27th, 5pm
Graduating this term? Be sure to apply for your degree before the January 27th, 5pm application deadline. Apply through ONE.UF > Student Self Service > My Record menu> Certificate/Degree Application.

STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION FALL 2017 — deadline Monday, January 30th, 5pm
If you are completing an Early Childhood, Elementary or Special Education full-time internship in the Fall 2017 term, applications are due by Monday, January 30th, 5pm. Please email a PDF of your completed application to Rebecca Kidwell at, no later than 5:00 PM, Monday, January 30th.

Professional Orientation Seminar – Wednesday, February 1st
ELEMENTARY, SITE, & SPECIAL ED FULL-TIME INTERNS – If you are completing your full-time internship this SPRING as an Elementary, SITE, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, February 1st at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00pm. Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification. For more information, please contact Rebecca Kidwell at

The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, February 6 – 9, from 5-7 p.m. each day. The Math sessions are Monday  & Wednesday, and the Verbal sessions are Tuesday and Thursday.  You can register for just the math sessions, just the verbal sessions, or all four.  Go to, then “study skills” then “workshops” to register and learn the workshop location.

FREE Writing Tutoring
UF’s Writing Studio offers free one-on-one writing tutoring for all UF students.  Our tutors are mostly graduate students, and they work with students from freshmen to grad students, from all fields, and on documents ranging from one-page memos to dissertations.  We help many students with personal statements and application essays for graduate school, too.  We provide half-hour appointments; we are open at our main office M-F from 10:00am – 4:00pm, and in Library West M-R from 5:00 – 8:00pm.  To make an appointment, go to our website at, choose “Writing Studio,” and you’ll see directions on how to make appointments.

2017 University Women’s Club Undergraduate Scholarshipsdeadline Monday, February 27th
Each year the University Women’s Club awards up to 17 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to junior or senior undergraduate men and women. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.6 and have demonstrated service to the university and/or community. These awards are given in honor of Former First Ladies of UF.

There are some designated areas of interest for a few of the first ladies such as Art/ Art History, Elementary/Early Childhood Education, Music, Science and Theatre and Dance. The general application form and requirements can be found at:

The Rita O’Connell Scholarship is also selected by the UWC. These awards ($1,000) are given to students who have achieved success as students while persevering through physical or cognitive disabilities. There aren’t specific GPA requirements, but the application process must be followed.

The College of Education awards study abroad scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students through an annual scholarship selection process. There will be five study abroad awards available @ $1,500 each. Eligibility for study abroad awards require that students be enrolled in the College of Education. All information submitted will be verified and only complete applications will be considered. To apply, please complete the attached Study Abroad Scholarship Application along with a 500-750 word essay as described on the application. Complete applications are due to by 4:00pm, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd. Award decisions will be made and recipients contacted by Monday, February 13th. Contact Michael Caprino at with questions.

Additionally, please find information below regarding the UF in Ireland: Language & Education study abroad trip this summer that is being co-sponsored by UFIC and the College of Education. For a list of other UFIC-sponsored study abroad trips, please visit the UFIC website.

UF in Ireland: Language & Education – This study abroad will take place April 23 through May 6, 2017. Students will stay in Homestays around Dublin (week 1) and County Donegal (week 2) and will attend schools in both settings. This study abroad is officially a Spring semester course for 3 credit hours (EDG 4930 or EDG 6931: Language & Education in the Republic of Ireland), so students in our undergraduate programs can use Bright Futures toward this program. See flyer for additional information. Please contact Maria Coady with any questions (

Summer FLAS Competition (applications due Monday, March 13th)
Through support from the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Latin American Studies offers FLAS Academic Year Fellowships to support participation in an intensive study program of a less commonly taught Latin American language (i.e., Brazilian Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Maya, Quechua, etc.). Priority given to students pursuing a Master’s degree, graduate certificate, or undergraduate minor/certificate in Latin American Studies at UF. Please review the Center’s website for the full list of requirements and application materials.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Full-time Math Position
Boulware Springs Charter School is seeking a highly-qualified classroom teacher for a full time 2nd grade math position. The position is available immediately. Responsibilities include creating and implementing innovative and rigorous lesson plans, managing a classroom of students, assessing and monitoring student progress, communicating with parents, using data driven instruction to adjust to student learning, teaching character education, creating a warm environment, and working as a team member throughout the school.

Qualified applicants will have:
— an elementary teaching certificate (or be eligible to receive one)
— the ability to manage a classroom with warmth and fairness
— a sense of humor
— the ability to work cooperatively on a team
— flexibility and a willingness to “jump in” when needed

— a prorated salary based on an annual salary of $48,600 (the school year has already started so total salary will reflect start date)
— a 2% contribution to an IRA in your name

For more information, please visit To apply, please email Kay Abbitt (Director) at to indicate your interest and include your name, contact information, and a resume.

Paid Job Opportunity
Compassionate caregiver needed for young lady with intellectual disability. Must be at least 18 years old. Must have a reliable vehicle, must have high school diploma or higher education, and must enjoy working with individuals with disabilities. Duties include providing transportation to and from her activities, light house cleaning, supervising while in the community, and assistance with her meals. Over-nights and weekend shifts are available. If interested, please contact Nina Krauthammer at 352-331-2984 or

Summer Employment for Education Majors
Florida Elks Youth Camp is hiring male and female staff members to work with 9-13 year old campers. Staff must be available for all 8-weeks of camp, June 4th-July 29th. College scholarship opportunities are available. Applications will be available February 1st at Click here for more information.

Camp Laurel South is hiring college students, teachers and coaches!
Spend the summer of a lifetime in the beautiful state of Maine!
Camp Laurel South is currently hiring camp counselors for the summer of 2017. We are looking for teachers, coaches and college students who enjoy working with children.

We are a coed, residential camp in Casco, Maine. For a short film clip about Laurel South, please enjoy this video. If you or any other qualified applicants are interested in this opportunity, please contact Drew at or call 800-327-3506. To apply online, visit our website at

Assistant Professor Fresno State
The Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies, Fresno is currently conducting a search to hire an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) to start in AY2017-18. An official announcement of the position is attached.  We are seeking a candidate who is capable of doing research and teaching in the areas of Chican@/Latin@ education.  We are especially looking for a candidate who has demonstrated quality teaching or shows promise of being an excellent teacher and has an active research agenda.

Teaching is very important to us (we are on a semester system with a standard four-course teaching load that is reduced for the first two years to 3-3). The Department also supports the research agenda of its members. Interested individuals can find out more about California State University, Fresno by visiting the university website.  The university also has a website for New/Prospective Faculty. Vacancy announcements for all full-time faculty positions can be located at

Aspiring Teachers! Perfect Summer Job Opportunity!
Incredible summer opportunity for current and future teachers – Be a camp counselor at Pocono Springs Camp! Pocono Springs Camp is currently hiring for the summer of 2017. Being a part of the College of Education at the University of Florida shows you have a passion for children and working with them is part of your future! Working at summer camps is an amazing opportunity to develop and refine skills that will enhance your teaching practice for years to come! Working with children in the camp setting is unparalleled and deepens teachers’ ability to connect with their students in the classroom. Not only that, it’s a great resume builder and a life experience that leaves you with lifelong friendships and a summer home!

We are a 5-week, coed, residential camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Our staff will be at camp for a minimum from June 16th to July 28th! For a short film clip about Pocono Springs Camp, please enjoy this video on our website: Pocono Springs Camp Video

Paid Summer Teaching Opportunity in NYC
We are seeking highly motivated sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates and graduate students to serve as our Teaching Fellows. PMP’s five-week program uses an innovative near-peer mentorship model that pairs students in grades K-8 with high-achieving role models from the same community. Our competitive fellowship places college students with an interest in education and a passion for narrowing the achievement gap in front of these classrooms in the schools that need them the most. Teaching Fellows will undergo comprehensive training that prepares them for the rewarding responsibility of leading a classroom and will receive one-on-one support from a NYC-certified teacher throughout the summer.  Our Teaching Fellows are instrumental in combating the summer learning loss and narrowing the achievement gap in NYC.  This is a full-time, paid position.

If you are interested in pursuing teaching and making a difference this summer, please view the job description and flyer. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 6th. To learn more about our Teaching Fellowship, students can also join us for one of the two webinars we will host on January 31st and February 13th, 4:30pm – 5:30pm EST. Students can visit our website to sign up to receive an email reminder about the webinar.

Southern Teachers Agency  
Southern Teachers Agency, the premiere placement agency for private independent schools in the South, is accepting applications for 2017-2018 job openings. If you are interested in working with Southern Teachers Agency to find a position at a private/independent school, please visit their website.

Additionally, Southern Teachers Agency will be holding a Best of the South Job Fair on Saturday, February 4th in Atlanta, GA. The fair is free for active candidates. To become “active,” students must complete the online application, be accepted by Southern Teachers, and interview with their Southern Teachers placement counselor.  In order to register for the Atlanta job fair, the deadline for students to complete their application is January 23 at 5pm(ET).  There will also be another job fair in Washington, DC on March 25th.  Registration opens on February 5th. This fair is also free to active candidates with Southern Teachers Agency.

Since 1902, Southern Teachers have helped thousands of teachers find jobs from Maryland to Miami to Midland, TX. The service that Southern Teachers Agency provides to candidates is free. Also, candidates do not need a teaching license or education major to be considered.

Volunteering – Service

N.M.B. A Heart of Hope Program is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 youth organization that is searching for student volunteers/interns that will provide academic assistance to our youth. We serve youth ages K-12th grade. Our tutoring program is Monday-Thursday from 2-6pm. All volunteers/interns are greatly needed asap. Our organizations work with interns. If you are interested, please contact Ms. London @ 352-278-1869.

Yoga 4 Youth &/or Therapeutic Summer Camp Programs: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Licensed counselor, coach & yoga instructor, Brianna Schiavoni, is looking for volunteers to help with monthly therapeutic yoga classes & summer camps (June 2017). Mindful Milestones’ initiatives offer therapeutic yoga & small group programs as an affordable means to mental health and wellness. Youth participants typically have chronic conditions, like ADHD, anxiety & diabetes. In order to maintain low cost, the program utilizes university volunteers to act as behavioral supports during these classes. Volunteers will receive personalized training in behavioral modalities and oversight by a licensed professional – thoughtful letters of recommendation are issued respectively. Volunteer commitment ranges from 3-15 hours per month; and require a commitment of >1 academic semester. Some yoga experience is desirable. Interested parties should send resume and cover letter to and are welcomed to explore &/or for more information.

Project Rousseau
Are you looking for a way to give back to high school students, right here in Gainesville, through mentoring? Project Rousseau welcomes you to apply! Project Rousseau is a non-profit organization that helps underserved youth reach their full potential and pursue higher education by administering four pillars of programming: comprehensive one-to-one mentoring, academics, community service, and broadening horizons. We are looking for quality mentors to form safe, stable and supportive relationships with high school students. We will be having an information session Thursday, January 26 at 6pm  in the Reitz Union room 2315. If you have any questions, please contact:

Childcare – Tutoring

Need Tutor for 4th Grader
My name is Ms. Head and I am looking for a tutor for my child. She is currently in the 4th grade and struggling in reading and a little in math. I would like to have someone twice a week for a hour to a hour in a half.  If you are available, please give me a call as soon as possible (352) 792-7754.

Spring 2017 Seminars

School of Teaching & Learning (STL) Graduate Seminars. See flyer for more information.

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