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Wednesday Update – April 26, 2017

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Be Inspired by Top Education Innovators
Since January, the Walton Family Foundation has been on a video journey — traveling from Washington, D.C., to Oakland to Denver to New Orleans — visiting top innovators in education. Through this journey, we learned how bold education innovators are rethinking old ideas and experimenting with new approaches to expand opportunities for students. We invite you to watch the six videos in the series to be inspired by some of the most exciting people and ideas in education today.

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 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

Fulton County Virtual Career Fair – STEM Fields – Thursday, April 27, 11am-2pm
Fulton County School Board is hosting an online career fair for students interested in teaching the STEM fields for the 2017-2018 academic school year. During this free event, speak directly with recruiters from across the nation looking to fill K-12 STEM teaching positions. Registration and other details here.

St. Johns County Public Schools – Saturday, May 6, 9:30am-2pm
St. Johns School District will be holding a Spring Teacher Recruitment Fair for Secondary Teachers at St. Augustine High School on Saturday, May 6. See attachment for further information. Please register here.

Palm Beach County Job Fair – Saturday, May 20 (deadline to register May 13)
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

Apopka High School
Apopka High School located in Orange County has many openings for the 2017-2018 school year. If interested, please complete the Career Interest Form. Job openings and location information located on the Apopka High School website.

Okaloosa County School District – Teach at the Beach!
Hiring for the 2017-2018 school year in: Math, Science, Special Education, Speech Language, School Psychologists, and Counselors. See attachment for additional details.

Intern / Aide Needed
4 year old daughter with Down syndrome currently attends Stepping Stones preschool at Trinity UMC in a typical 3 yr. old classroom and is doing pretty well. However for next fall in pre-k, she will need an intern or aide to assist her with understanding directions, center time, transitions, etc. She will be attending school Mon- Fri from 9am-12pm. My daughter is potty trained, she speaks in phrases and knows a lot of sign language, she knows her abcs, numbers thru 20, colors, shapes, days of the week, etc. Most of the 3 yr old curriculum.  She has difficulty focusing and paying attention, and struggles with fine motor skills. If you are interested or in need of volunteer hours for Fall 2017, please contact Carol Dungan at 352-682-5545.

Childcare – Tutoring

Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for my 14 year old son and 8 year old daughter starting Fall 2017 (and summer 2017 if available). We live in SW part of town near Haile. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references, non-smoker, and reliable car. Duties: Include pickup from school, helping with homework, driving kids to activities, supervise outdoor play, help with minor chores such as kids laundry. Hours for Fall 2017: 2.40PM-5.30 PM (+/- 30 mins), Monday through Friday (approx. 12 hrs per week). If sitter’s availability is only for part of the week will still consider those applications as I am willing to consider splitting the week between two sitters. Please contact Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to

Family, originally from China, is offering a paid opportunity for one or more students whose native language is English to assist a 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

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

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)

EDG 4910: Education Undergraduate Research
Fall 2017, Wednesdays, Periods 3-4 – Undergraduate Research in School Mental Health. See attachment for course description and instructor information. Interested in registering? Please contact Daniela Wojtalewicz,

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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