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Wednesday Update – August 9, 2017

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AERA Grants Program – currently accepting proposals for both Dissertation and Research Grants
AERA Dissertation Grants – AERA provides dissertation support for advanced doctoral students to undertake doctoral dissertations using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Dissertation Grants are awarded for one-year for an amount of up to $20,000. The next application deadline is Friday, September 15, 2017.

AERA Research Grants – AERA provides small grants for faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars to undertake quantitative research using data from the large-scale national or international data sets supported by the NCES, NSF, and/or other federal agencies. The selection process is competitive. AERA Research Grants are awarded for one or two years, for an amount of up to $35,000. The next application deadline is Friday, September 15, 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email ( or phone (202-238-3200) if you have any questions regarding our program.

Student Alliance of Graduates in Education (SAGE) is a student-led organization with a mission to serve as an academic, professional, and social support group for graduate students in the College of Education. All graduate students within our three schools (STL, HDOSE, & SESPECS) are welcome and encouraged to attend any or all social and academic events throughout the school year.

Please mark your calendars for the following Back to School events, taking place on August 16th (during and after the STL Graduate School orientations) and on August 18th (during the HDOSE and SESPECS Graduate School orientations).

1.     Tours of Norman Hall and the Education Library
Tours will be offered at the following times on August 16th:
2:00 – 2:30 pm
2:30 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 3:30 pm
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Tours will be offered at the following times on August 18th:
12:00 – 12:30 pm
12:30 – 1:00 pm
1:00 – 1:30 pm

·         If you are interested in receiving a tour, please arrive to the Norman Courtyard 5 minutes prior to the start time that is most convenient for you. Our tour guides will have a SAGE sign to help you find the group.
·         If you are a current graduate student in the College of Education and you are interested in helping give tours to incoming students, please sign up for a time using this doodle poll. Your help with this key event will be much appreciated!

2.     Back to School Social:
Following the orientation, SAGE will be celebrating the start to a new school year at our annual Back to School Social! This is a great opportunity for returning students to reconnect with friends and for new students to meet others within the college. This year, the party will be held at World of Beer (3265 SW 34th st.) from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Appetizers will be provided and Happy Hour specials are from 3-7 pm. See attached flyer for more details! We hope to see everyone there!

Your SAGE Executive Board

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: December 16, 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.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Education Station and Preschool – Gainesville, FL
Our team is growing! Gainesville’s premier preschool, owned and operated by Gator grads, is now hiring! We have full time and part time positions available. 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, or bring in completed application. Our application can be found here. Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 6:30am-6:30pm

College Reach-out Program (CROP)
Employment opportunities are available for qualified UF students to tutor and mentor middle and high school students.
·         Salary is $10.50 per hour.  Tutors will work 12-15 hours per week from approximately 3 pm to 6 pm.  Tutoring sites are on campus and in the community at Reichert House and Howard Bishop Middle School.
·         Related duties include occasional test prep sessions, parent meetings, and field trips.
·         Each tutor will have a small core group of families to maintain contact with and update information on grades, etc.

Please contact CROP Coordinator, Diva McPherson, J.D. at or call 352-284-1787.

Part-time Advising Specialist at Blount Center
Currently seeking a part-time Advising Specialist at the Blount Center. This is a great position for a graduate student who needs some extra income and hands on experience while completing their education. Click here for details.

Student Assistant  – UF College of Education
The College of Education Business Office is seeking an undergraduate student assistant to provide clerical and administrative support for the Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 semesters. Duties will include but not be limited to: document sorting and distribution, data entry, document imaging, filing and making copies, and providing excellent customer service. Interested applicants must have unmet financial aid need, availability to work 10-15 hours per week Mon.-Fri., and be enrolled at least ½ time for the fall and spring semester. Hourly rate of pay is $10.00. To apply please email a resume and copy of your current course schedule to

Fall Interns Needed – Alachua Conservation Trust
Looking for creative and motivated students for August 29th – December 5th (week day schedule TBD) from UF or Santa Fe College that need experience working with a small local nonprofit.

Interns will help:
– develop, market and manage ACT’s annual Halloween Party
– run ACT’s “Rise up for the Santa Fe River” campaign
– prepare materials for the opening of Santa Fe River Preserve

Please send a short cover letter by August 20th with a description of your interests, skills, and fall schedule to:

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.

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

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.

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.

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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