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Wednesday Update – March 15, 2017

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Career Fairs

Careers in Education Fair – Reitz Union – Wednesday, April 5th, 9:00am-5:00pm
COE Students – We welcome you to attend this year’s College of Education Career Fair and lead-in events!  The Careers in Education Fair will feature over 50 recruiters from public and private schools in Florida and from surrounding states.  The Mapping Professional You session will be facilitated by the UF Career Resource Center who will offer helpful information about resume and cover letter writing as well as tips on interviewing skills.  The Possible Futures in Education session will feature a panel of speakers who will be available to answer your questions about career pathways in education.  Please see the flyer for event details.  Hope to see you there!

Diversity Teacher Recruitment Virtual Career Fair – Thursday, April 6th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Online recruiting event for educators – Featuring jobs within school systems, colleges & universities nationwide. Click here for complete details.

Alachua County Public Schools Job Fair – Saturday, April 8th, 8:00am-12:00pm
Pre-register at Come prepared to interview! More details here.

Heartland Teacher Recruitment Fair – Saturday, April 8, 8:30am-2:00pm
The Heartland Educational Consortium will be holding it’s second annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on April 8, 2017. Representatives from the six Heartland Districts (DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee) will be present to interview candidates. As of today’s date we are hiring for a large variety of subject areas, but we are especially
anxious to interview candidates with the following certifications: Elementary Education K-6, English 6-12, Exceptional Student Education K-12, Math 5-9, Math 6-12, Reading K-12, Guidance and Counseling K-12, Foreign Language – Spanish K-12, All Science Certifications (including Biology & Chemistry). Pre-registration for the event is required. More information pertaining to our Districts, the event, and registration process can be found on the attached flyer and on our website.

Is a Heartland District right for you? Watch our video to obtain more information about teaching in Heartland.

Volusia Schools Instructional Job Fair – Teach by the Beach!
Volusia County School District located in central Florida is currently  recruiting teachers for our 2017-18 school year. The Job Fair will be held Friday, April 14 from 7:45am – 3:00pm. This job fair is by invitation only. Capacity is limited. To receive an invitation, you must complete all 3 steps by 12pm on Friday, April 7th:

  1. Complete VCS employment application: Click here to begin
  2. Complete Gallup Teacher Insight portion of the online application
  3. Send name & certification area to:

We are interested in all education majors as well as subject area majors: Biology, English, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies.

Events and Announcements

SAGE Event – Getting the most out of your conference experience – Wednesday, March 15th, 1-2pm
Navigating AERA and other educational meetings: 
Student Alliance of Graduate Students in Education (SAGE) is holding its fifth professional event of this school year in the Terrace Room on Wednesday, March 15, at 1-2pm. For more information, please check SAGE’s Facebook Page:

Kick Butts Day – Wednesday, March 15th
Quit your way! Click here for free tools and services offered through Tobacco Free Florida.

Informational Meeting – Education College Council  – Thursday, March 16th @ 2pm
Students interested in leadership positions from across the college, and representatives from the various student organizations currently operating in the college, you are invited to attend this meeting regarding the Education College Council (ECC) and the upcoming nomination and election period for the 2017-2018 academic year. ECC is the umbrella organization for the entire college, serving both graduate and undergraduate students for the purpose of:

1.       Providing leadership for the students and student organizations of the College of Education.
2.       To serve as a liaison between the student organizations of the College of Education and the Student Government of the University of Florida.
3.       Support and promote the clubs/organizations of the College of Education
4.       Provide programs of interest and relevance to the student body of the College of Education
5.       Promote communication between the faculty, staff and students of the College of Education

Please click here if you can attend. The meeting will be in the Norman Hall Terrace Room.

Between Hell & Hope: Teaching Humanity in an Imperfect World – Thursday, March 16, 5:00-6:30pm
Author Leanne Lawrence will give a presentation on her book about her experience teaching students at the Alachua County Jail. Light refreshments will be served. Event details here

Strengthening Dialogue through Diverse Perspectives – Thursday, March 30th
The 2nd Annual COE Student Research Symposium intends to facilitate cross-disciplinary communication and, to that end, we hope this annual event draws interest across the college. Keynote address by Dr. Adam Laats, Historian of Education from Binghamton University. See flyer for details. If you have any questions, please contact SAGE officers Vera Wei Ma and Brittney Castanheira at

Summer programs at UF for teachers and students
For almost 60 years, we have provided opportunities for teachers and students to explore research opportunities at the University of Florida. We are delighted to share information about the numerous 2017 summer programs for teachers and students offered by the Center for Precollegiate Education and Training. Application review begins March 17 for all student programs. Each are highlighted here and more information including application instructions are available at Scholarships are available for many of our programs. We encourage you to explore our website to find out more about our programs and share these opportunities with others.

UF to welcome UCLA diversity and inclusion expert Mitchell Chang on March 23
Building on the awareness about diversity and inclusion generated at events held earlier this year — including the Provost’s Symposium on implicit bias in January and the Council on Diversity’s day of events featuring Professor Rumay Alexander of UNC-Chapel Hill in February — UF will host Professor Mitchell Chang of UCLA as a third speaker on the topics in March.

Chang is a professor of higher education and organizational change as well as courtesy faculty in Asian American Studies at UCLA whose research focuses on the educational efficacy of diversity-related initiatives on college campuses as well as application of those best practices toward advancing student learning and democratizing institutions. While on campus, he will share his views on how diversity and inclusion are linked to the mission of higher education as well as his thoughts on how we can maximize an environment for learning, diversity literacy and “inclusion as a journey.” Click here for more details.

International Literacy Association – Orlando, FL – July 15-17, 2017,
Early bird rates end April 24th. Click here for conference details.


Education Library: Streaming Videos via Kanopy
UF Libraries has a subscription to streaming videos via Kanopy. It contains 455 videos under the subject of “Education”.
Browse Kanopy at For off-campus access see

Graduate Student Research Series: a four-session series
The Smathers Libraries is offering a research series series covering the following themes:
Finding Scholarly Sources
Reading Scholarly Sources Effectively
Building Scholarly Knowledge in Your Field
Tips for Writing an Effective Scholarly Paper

Appropriate for both graduate and professional students. See flyer for additional details.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Full Time Mathematics and Science Positions Available for the 2017-2018 School Year
Mater Academy Charter Middle High School is an “A” Ranked College Preparatory Middle-High School in Miami-Dade County.
We are ranked among the best high schools in the nation by US News and World Reports and Newsweek.

We are beginning to interview potential educators for the 2017-2018 school year. We are seeking Full-Time Middle and High School Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics Teachers. Additionally we are interested in school counselors and several other subject areas. Interested applicants should send their resumes to

PACE Center for Girls Internship Program deadline Monday, March 27th
The PACE Center for Girls Internship Program offers a select group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to non-profit management of a school just for girls. Interns are involved in some aspect of programming, administrative duties, development, special events, and outreach.

We accept students currently enrolled in a bachelor or master’s degree. We also accept recent graduates (maximum one year after graduation). PACE internships are unpaid and require a minimum of 10 hours/week. Application deadline is March 27, 2017.

Military Magnet Academy – North Charleston, SC
Upcoming Vacancies for 2017-2018: MS Math, MS Science, MS ELA, MS PE, LD Resource, HS Math, EMD (SC), SAI (JROTC Instructor), Guidance Counselor. Click here for position descriptions, application, etc.

Volunteering – Service

Service Opportunity – applications due Friday, March 17th by 12pm
Are you looking for an organization that will develop you personally and professionally? Enactus is an international social entrepreneurship organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. We provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put people’s own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, we take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success. Our work transforms both the lives of the people we serve, and in turn, the lives of our students as they develop into more effective, values-driven leaders.

Enactus is an outstanding opportunity to develop your leadership potential, provide connections with companies across the country, and build your resume with roles immediately. With over 550 corporate partners, Enactus is the building block to a future focused on improving livelihoods across the globe. We believe investing in students who take entrepreneurial action for others creates a better world for us all.

At our chapter, we have multiple projects focused on educating those in our community. With opportunities to develop curriculum, lead sessions, and serve as mentors, your involvement and passion will empower students, young adults, and older individuals within the greater Gainesville area.

Join the University of Florida chapter by applying before THIS FRIDAY, March 17th, 2017 at noon. We are open to all majors and backgrounds, and find your unique journey as a UF student a strength to our chapter. For more information, please feel free to email me at Apply here.

Childcare – Tutoring

Tutoring Opportunity
I am interested in hiring a student to tutor for the rest of this semester (until the end of May) for a one hour session twice a week.  The student is an 8th grader at Oak View Middle School and the tutoring with take place at the Newberry library between the hours of 3 and 6 in the afternoon. During these tutoring sessions, there needs to be a homework check to be sure it is being done correctly as well as review session for upcoming exams and quizzes as needed.  I also want someone who is well versed in 8th grade Algebra as that is the math class he is taking this year. If interested, please contact  I would like to fill this position asap.

Tutor Needed
I am a visiting scholar and looking for students whose native language is English to assist my third-grade boy in his spoken English and reading skills. Experience with English tutoring or having an elementary teacher certification is desirable, but not necessary. One or two times a week for an hour. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon availability. Pay negotiable. The location is at our home on SW 20th Ln, 32607 and you must have your own transportation. If you are interested, please contact Jie Zheng, by phone or text at (352) 871-9163 or E-mail:

Spring 2017 Seminars

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

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