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Wednesday Update for February 1, 2017

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Professional Orientation Seminar – Wednesday, February 1st, 1:30-3:00pm
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

American Promise – Wednesday, February 1st, 7:30pm
Join ECC for a viewing of American Promise, an intimate and provocative account, recorded over 12 years, of the experiences of two middle-class African-American boys who entered a very prestigious–and historically white–private school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. American Promise, which traces the boys’ journey from kindergarten through high school graduation, finds the greatest challenge for the families–and perhaps the country–is to close the black male educational achievement gap, which has been called “the civil rights crusade of the 21st century.” Pub subs will be provided.

UF Fulbright Pechakucha – Thursday, February 9, 5:30pm
The next Fulbright Pechakucha to be held on February 9th from 5:30 to 7 pm at the UF International Center (The Hub). Pechakucha is a presentation format in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. Presentations are concise and fast paced! Pechakuchas are also a great time to network with U.S. and international Fulbright participants on UF campus. Event details and RSVP located here. We hope to see there!

SAGE Event – The Evolution of a Research Study: The Student Alliance of Graduate Students in Education (SAGE) is holding its first professional event of the spring semester in Norman 2337 on Wednesday, February 15, at 11am-12pm. Featured Panelists include Dr. James McLeskey, Dr. Maria Coady, Stephanie Schroeder, and Jungyoung Park. For more information, please check SAGE’s Facebook Page or view the attachment.

Harvard Student Research Conference 2017 – Friday, April 7th
Now in its 22nd year, SRC is the country’s largest student-run conference on educational research and will take place on Friday, April 7. Last year, we had approximately 400 attendees from over 30 different institutions across the U.S. and Mexico. This year’s theme, “Spanning the Divide: Building Bridges through Research,” intends to spark a meaningful dialogue on how educational research can play a key role in bringing together different communities to tackle education’s greatest challenges. Students may submit research proposals and/or register to participate as an attendee via our website.  Research proposal submissions are due by Friday, February 17th.

For more information about the conference, please visit

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 Friday, February 10th. 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.

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


Education Replacement Senate Seat applications due Friday, February 3rd, 12:00pm    
Good afternoon students! Are you passionate about advocating for student issues? Are you looking for a way to get more involved in Student Government? If so, consider applying for the open Education Senate replacement seat today! Applications can be found at and are due Friday, February 3rd at 12:00 PM.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to: Jackie Phillips, Information & Communication Chairwoman,, 904.235.8090

UF Leadership Minor Applicationsdeadline Wednesday, February 8th, 11:59pm  
The UF Leadership Minor is the only selective university wide minor that give students the opportunity to develop their leadership capacity. An overview and other information located at Click here to apply!

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.

2017-2018 STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS – application deadline Friday, February 3rd, 4:00pm
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 (

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.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

P.K. Yonge High School Math Instructor
This is a full-time, 10-month instructional position that reports to the K-12 Principal of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School. The ideal candidate would have high school mathematics teaching experience and recent training in educational technology and/or experience as an online learner. Further details are available on the P.K. Yonge Employment website. A complete position description and application are available here.

P.K. Yonge K-12 Librarian
This is a full-time, 10-month instructional position that reports to the K-12 Principal of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School. The ideal candidate would have experience as a K-12 librarian and recent training in online research and instructional uses of educational technology. Further details are available on the P.K. Yonge Employment website. A complete position description and application are available here.

Middle School Mathematics Position
North Broward Preparatory School is seeking a middle school teacher with experience and expertise in teaching mathematics. Applicants should feel comfortable teaching a Foundations of Math course in order to develop students’ number sense. Practical applications to topics and concepts should be emphasized with real world problem solving and their strategies. Applicant should also be able to teach Pre-Algebra to reinforce and facilitate the transition from concrete to more abstract mathematics.  This teacher will also serve as an advisor to a group of students, meeting with them weekly for mentoring, academic coaching, leadership training, team building, and community service initiatives.

For more information about North Broward Prep, please visit our website. To apply for the position click here.

Clemson University Summer Camp Counselor Opportunities
We are currently recruiting students for our counselor positions at both 4-H Summer Camp and Camp Voyager. 4-H Summer Camp, located in Summerton, South Carolina, works with youth ages 8-14 and focuses on water activities, high adventure, sports and recreation, and much more. Camp Voyager works with youth ages 10-14 and focuses on GPS devices, PDAs, video and digital cameras, and editing software, Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, drones, video games and much more. Summer camp flyer

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

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.

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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