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Wednesday Update – July 26, 2017

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Fall Registration
Have you registered for fall? It is important to register now – 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 – please be sure your fall registration is complete.

Schools on Screen: Public Perceptions of Teachers and Students (and Why They Matter) 
A Two Day Symposium at the University of Florida featuring Keynote Address by Dr. Mary Dalton, From Heroes to Hacks: The Disturbing Rise of Bad Teachers on Television. Please see attachment for additional details.

Education Library Closure Spring 2018 – Tentative Closure Date: December 17, 2017
The Education Library will be closed starting Spring 2018 due to renovations of the library area. We encourage faculty, students, and staff to prepare for the Spring 2018 closure by checking out resources and materials needed from the Education Library during the Fall 2017 semester. For more information, click here.

The Education Library now has a subscription to the LearnTechLib database!

Employment & Internship Opportunities

SouthTech Academy (Boynton Beach, FL)
Interested in hiring Gators (certified in English 6-12 and/or Reading) to fill instructional vacancies for the 2017-2018 school year at SouthTech Academy. Interested candidates can send a resume to For more information about SouthTech, please click here.

Child & Youth Program Fall Internship – Peaceful Paths
The Child & Youth Program at Peaceful Paths is looking for interns and student volunteers for the fall semester.  Internship posting is located here.

Peaceful Paths is also looking for interns and volunteers all year round.  It would be a good fit for anyone who is interested in getting experience in programs surrounding domestic violence/dating violence.  If you have any questions, contact Cassie Gaspard with Peaceful Paths.  Her email is  Cassie also shared that interested individuals can visit their website to learn more:

Art Position (Union County High School)
Position details attached.

YMCA Afterschool Program
The North Central Florida YMCA is looking for enthusiastic and energetic students who would love an opportunity to work with students age 5-15.  Our afterschool program is starting on August 14th and we need counselors who are ready to gain vital experience working with children, while also building their leadership skills.

The afterschool program runs from 1:00pm-6:00pm Monday through Friday.  If you are a responsible young adult and the thought of getting to work hands on with students excites you, please reach out to Joe Benton or Ashley Aron @ 352-374-9622 Ext. 37.

You can also send your resume to or come in and fill out an application.  Our address is 5201 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32605.

Elementary Grade Physical Education Instructor (P.K. Yonge Developmental Research)
This position is a 10-month appointment. The anticipated start date is August 3, 2017.  For a complete job description, minimum requirements and the application, please click here.

Assistant Principal (P.K. Yonge Developmental Research)
This position is a 10-month appointment with the possibility of a summer appointment. The anticipated start date is August 3, 2017.  For a complete job description, minimum requirements and the application, please click here.

Virtual TA Position for Students
We’re looking for students who are interested in being virtual teaching assistants. Students can work on their own time and earn extra money by sharing their expertise with other struggling students. Information and application can be found here:

University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Seeking an Area Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor who will serve UCCE Calaveras, Tuolumne, Amador and El Dorado Counties with headquarters in Calaveras County, San Andreas, CA.  This position will conduct a multi-county based extension, education and applied research NFCS program to meet clientele needs in these counties. Additional details located here.

Please contact Soo Hsieh to answer any questions related to this search at (530) 750-1285 or

Childcare – Tutoring

Reading Coach
I am looking for a reading coach for my seven year old son.  He is going into the second grade and was just diagnosed with a reading convergence and tracking issue. We are working with an Ophthalmologist to get the issue corrected.  I would like to give him a push in the right direction with strengthening his skills in reading. Please let me know if you have anyone available for tutoring. Please contact Ashley Lentz-Black at​ or 352.278.2727.

Caregiver Needed
My friend and I are looking to share a caregiver for my 22 month old son and her 24 month old daughter. They’ve been sharing care for over a year and get along splendidly.

Here are the basis of what we’re looking for/offering:
*someone reliable and gentle with whom we can build a relationship, who can become part of our extended family
*2 mornings/week, 8:30-12:30 (days flexible pending each term’s schedule)
*additional times ad hoc
*$12/hour for 2 kids, $10/hour for 1 kid

If interested, please contact Oaklianna Caraballo at (352) 283-9830.

Tutor For 5th Grader
My name is Ms. Head and I am looking for a tutor for my child. She is going into  the 5th grade and struggles 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.

Female Tutor Needed
I am looking for a tutor for my ten year old granddaughter Ma’highya Robinson to help with her reading, comprehension, and other skills needed for the fifth grade. I really would like to have someone who will make learning fun, and will in turn build her confidence in the classroom.  Female tutor only. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Deborah Robinson at 352-378-2115 (home) or 352-213-0002 (cell).

Bambino, a nationwide FREE babysitting app, just launched in Gainesville and North Central Florida and is trying to recruit baby sitters in our area!  The app connects families and sitters based on recommendations of family and friends to provide the best babysitting experience.  We aim towards recruiting quality sitters such as college students, to help them with their studies.  Please find more information at

Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for my 14 year old son and 8 year old daughter starting Fall 2017 (August 2017). 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. CONTACT: Asmita @ 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to

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