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Wednesday Update – April 19, 2017

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U.D.I.G. (Understanding Dyslexia in Gainesville) meeting – Monday, May 15, 6:00-8:00pm
We will have a guest speaker, Dr. Jon Mundorf, an award-winning teacher and internationally recognized practitioner of teaching to meet the needs of all learners. He will share the principles of Universal Design for Learning (U.D.L.) and how they yield classrooms in which all students have success. Meeting will be at P.K. Yonge Community Classroom.

Questions? Email: Blake Beckett: or Kara Dawson:

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!


Office of Sustainability to Host Collection Day – Wednesday, April 19, 7:30am-1:30pm
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

COE Inquiry Showcase & Celebration – Thursday, April 20, 3:00-7:00pm
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 Alternative Elementary Certification (SITE) and 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!

THATCamp-Gainesville – Friday, April 21, 9:00am-4:00pm
THATCamp, The Humanities and Technology Camp, is an unconference which fosters informal and productive conversations about Digital Humanities and Public Humanities projects, topics, and skills. For all who work with and research Digital and Public Humanities, we believe this unconference will be of interest to you. Since it is an unconference, session proposals are directly posted on the website, where other participants can read them and comment on them. To get started, please register here. There is no registration cost.

THATCamps provide a good space to network and brainstorm. This year, we expect many UF and community folks to attend, as well as the dynamic mix of attendees found at other THATCamps from many institutions, including graduate students, scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, developers and programmers, K-12 teachers, administrators, managers, and funders as well as people from the non-profit sector, people from the for-profit sector, and interested amateurs. We’ve heard from folks around the State who plan to attend. We hope that you will join us!

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.

Career Fairs

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.   

Interested in teaching in North Carolina? – Tuesday, April 25
Public Schools in North Carolina are Hiring! Attend the North Carolina Teacher Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, April 25 from 9:00am-5:00pm to learn more. This Virtual Career Fair is free for candidates to attend! Registration and additional details located here.

Palm Beach County Job Fair – Saturday, May 20
Palm Beach County Schools invites you to the 2017 Teach Palm Beach Job Fair on May 20. This event will feature all Palm Beach County schools. The last day to register online is May 13. More details 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 – application deadline April 20
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.

Childcare – Tutoring

Searching for Part-time toddler sitting
We are looking for someone interested in doing some part time sitting with our 3.5 year old and 22 month old.  We’re in need of an hour or two between 2 and 5 o clock 2-4 days a week.  Our daughter is 3.5 years old and very active and smart.  She has some sensory processing disorder issues, so we would definitely need someone who is able to keep her engaged in a quiet, calm manner.  Our son is 22 months and is very sweet and quiet.  He usually plays by himself with minor supervision.  Currently, we do not have anyone to watch the kids and we’re hoping to build up to a point where we can confidently leave both children with the caretaker for an hour or two.  For the short term future, one of us would also be at home during the time frame.  Our goal is to introduce this new system to the children and if it’s working well, increase the number of visits per week.  Please contact Eric Atria at 352-214-8051 or email

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

Courses and Seminars (Summer and Fall 2017)

LAE 6869 Teaching Digital Storytelling
8-week online course starting May 8 (Summer 1). Course is aimed at helping practicing teachers and graduate students incorporate digital storytelling into their professional context. Contact Dr. Kathryn Caprino at for more information. Course flyer

School of Teaching & Learning (STL) Graduate Seminars.

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