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Special Thursday Edition – April 13, 2017

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Thank you, EduGators!
Last week the College of Education successfully completed an on-site review by our national accrediting body, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). A special appreciation to our current students, interns and recent graduates who participated in one of the meetings conducted by the site visitors. The initial feedback highlighted the commitment of our students, rigor of our programs, and meaningful engagement with school partners to create high quality clinical experiences.  The final decision about reaccreditation will come in Fall 2017 – but we’re confident it will be good news for the college.  National accreditation is a recognition of our high quality programs and permits graduates to seek school-based positions not only in Florida, but other states across the country.


Summer Registration
Have you registered for summer? It’s important to register early – to claim a spot in the course you want and to avoid courses being canceled due to insufficient enrollments. A reminder to undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students – be sure to complete summer registration this week!

Education Council College Officers for 2017-2018
Congratulations to your newly elected Education College Council Officers for the 2017-2018 academic year!

President – Natalie Hagler – Curriculum, Teaching & Teacher Education, PhD student
Vice-President – Jennifer Johnston – Mental Health Counseling, Master’s student
Treasurer – Charlotte Bolch – Curriculum & Instruction, Statistics Education, PhD student
Secretary – England Dubinsky – Unified Elementary Education Program:  Dual Certification, Junior student

Apply Now For UF Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Grants
The UF GSC is now accepting travel grant applications for travel that begins on the following dates:
(1) Domestic travel beginning June 15 – July 22
(2) International travel beginning July 1 – July 22
The application and further information is available on the GSC Grants website at The deadline for grant applications is April 30 for both domestic and international travel.  Please note these deadlines are different than other months, as they have been adjusted to accommodate the end of Student Government’s fiscal year.

GSC is also seeking students to review travel applications at monthly review meetings.  These are typically held the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m., and last between 1.5 -2.5 hours. New reviewers are trained at the beginning of each meeting. To find out more or attend the next meeting, please email

Please remember the following when applying for travel grants:
(1) A representative of your department must attend all GSC general body meetings, the dates of which may be found here:  or here:
(2) No purchase made on a department PCard may be reimbursed by a GSC travel grant.
(3) Funding is not guaranteed, and awards are made on a competitive basis. For information regarding application evaluation criteria, please our webpage:
(4) Applications submitted late or in the incorrect application window will be denied automatically.
(5) Incomplete and/or plagiarized applications will be denied automatically.
(6) Students can only receive one award per fiscal year. Definition of the fiscal year dates for GSC travel are defined here:

If you have questions, or are interested in serving as a reviewer on GSC’s Grants Committee, please email


Office of Sustainability to Host Collection Day – Wednesday, April 19
Sustainable UF’s Collection Day Event is your one stop drop! Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by the NW corner of the O’Connell Center parking lot on Wednesday, April 19th between 7:30 am – 1:30 pm. This event makes it easy and convenient to get rid of unwanted household items, clothing, hazardous waste, old electronics, furniture, appliances, and non-perishable food items.

Usable items will be donated for use in the community, and damaged goods, hazardous waste, and electronic equipment will be recycled or disposed of safely and responsibly by our partnering organizations.

Visit for more information on the event and our community partners!

Mandatory Internship Orientation for Spring 2018 Interns – Thursday, April 20
Elementary & Special Ed Students who will begin their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Spring 2018.

The Internship Orientation is scheduled for:  Thursday, April 20 – Norman Room 2337 – 9:30am ALL STUDENTS

Northeast Florida Teacher Virtual Career Fair – Thursday, April 20
Full-time Teaching Positions in Northeast Florida – FREE for candidates to attend!
An easy way to meet Hiring Representatives Real-time from 12 Public School Districts. For a list of participants, registration, and additional details, click here.   

Inquiry Showcase Invitation – Thursday, April 20th
You are cordially invited to attend the 2017 Spring Semester Inquiry Showcase on Thursday, April 20th from 3-7pm in the Norman Auditorium. This event allows our Unified Elementary ProTeach students to share the inquiry research they have conducted on their professional practice throughout the semester. The Inquiry Showcase provides our students and attendees a space to engage in ongoing dialogue about important educational issues. This event is a wonderful learning experience for who attend. We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there!

Summer Professional Learning – Technology in Teaching – Friday, June 9
Join P.K. Yonge for a one-day educator-hosted conference highlighting work taking place on the P.K. Yonge campus. Our blended learning and technology initiatives are driven by five tenets of student learning. Sessions will focus on how we are working to create dynamic and engaging learning environments that integrate various technologies in support of our goals. This conference is only $35. Registration deadline is May 15. Further information here.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Summer student assistant and counselor positions available with UF science outreach center
The UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training is looking for several talented and motivated individuals to join our team to assist with multiple science programs for students and teachers. Full and part time positions are available from three to eight weeks in duration including office assistance and on-site day and residential counselor positions. We will begin interviewing and hiring immediately, so interested students should visit the UF CPET website to find out more information and application instructions. Questions can be directed to Dr. Julie Bokor at​

EduGator Central – Student Assistant Positions
This is a part-time FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS) position in the College of Education EduGator Central office for Summer 2017 with potential to continue in Fall and Spring semesters. This position assists in the administration of the department’s activities. Applicant should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to work independently. Further details and application are located here. Position closes Thursday, April 20.

Education Station and Preschool (Full and Part-time Positions Available)
Our team is growing! Gainesville’s premier preschool is now hiring! Education Station and Preschool is owned and operated by College of Ed. grads! Applicants should be hard-working, dependable, caring, nurturing, a team player with a positive attitude, and be comfortable communicating with children, parents and peers. We are seeking highly-trained teachers (A.A., B.A., or C.D.A, 45-hour, CPR, and/or 1st Aid are a plus)! Positions to commence immediately.

Please email resume to, or bring in completed application. Our printable application can be found here. Compensation: $10-$12/hour

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 6:30am-6:30pm; (352) 335-0026

GoEnnounce – Naples, Florida
We are an education technology located in Naples, Florida currently hiring summer internships and a full time job opportunity. We think these would be fantastic opportunities for College of Education students to get involved as we target the K-12 market. Attached you will find the job descriptions and contact information (for summer interns looking to be in Naples) or graduating seniors (full time position).

P.K. Yonge (Athletic Director)  
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 previous experience as a varsity high school athletic coach, physical education teacher, and recent training in educational technology. Click here for position description and application. Employment at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.

Institute of Reading Development – Summer Teaching Positions Available
The Institute teaches developmental reading programs to students in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature. Details here.

We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

·         Earn more than $6,500 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $550 – 750 per week while teaching.
·         Gain over 150 hours of paid teacher-training
·         Earn over 400 hours of teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
·         Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

America Reads
America Reads is federal work study funded organization. We focus on improving the reading skills of children grades K-5. We currently tutor at 3 local elementary schools and after school facilities as well. We are currently seeking to hire/train tutors this semester so they can begin tutoring Fall 2017. Minimum availability is 3 days and 8-10 hours ranging from Monday-Friday only. Starting pay rate is $10/hr.  Visit​ to fill out an application and please email it to  Feel free to email with further inquires.

Childcare – Tutoring

Our daughter is 23, autistic and mildly mentally disabled, fun, outgoing, very talkative, loves manicures, going to the movies, parks, museums and the mall. She loves board games, Disney and really loves music.  We are looking for help 10 hours a week starting immediately (some weeks may be 15 hours) with pay of $12 per hour. Her companion must be a female with previous experience with people with special needs and have her own car. Please contact me at 352-219-9522 if interested

Family, originally from China, is offering a paid opportunity for one or more students who’s native language is English to assist an 9 year old boy on the autism spectrum in Reading/writing, Math, sports and Social communication area as tutor at home or home school in Gainesville. (Experience with elementary education or special education students is desirable, but not necessary.) If you are interested, please contact the boy’s mother, Cindy, by phone/text at 7273016344, or at

Local family seeks daily help with two-year-old twin girls. Daily schedule consists of picking girls up from local school at 11:45am and watching them at home until 5:00pm. Additional evening and weekend time may be requested depending upon availability and need. Previous experience with twins and/or multiple toddlers preferred. References will be requested. If interested, please contact Joe at

Part-time Nanny to help during summer. Opportunity to start immediately and continue in the fall.  Bright, cheerful, independent twelve-year-old with mild physical disability.  Uses wheelchair and walker . Flexible schedule. Duties include transportation to activities and providing structure to the day. Must have reliable transportation. Larger vehicle preferred but not required. Perfect for college student taking summer classes.

If interested please email name, days/hours available, and contact number to

In search of after-school babysitting for three children ages 9, 8, and 3.  They love to be active and play outside.  Pay will be $12/hour.  Need someone who will be available for the entire summer semester.  Please contact me if interested and we can work out a schedule. Kelly Acosta at 978-828-8893 or email

Seminars (Summer and Fall 2017)

School of Teaching & Learning (STL) Graduate Seminars.

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