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Wednesday Update – October 4, 2017

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Collier County Public Schools – Teacher Interview Day – Friday, October 6
The School District of Collier County will be hosting a Teacher Interview Day on October 6, 2017 at the CCPS Administration Building form 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

The District serves more than 47,000 total students in 29 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 8 high schools, and a PreK-thru-12 school (Everglades City School). There are also 13 Alternative School Programs.  The District employs approximately 3,200 highly qualified teachers, 49% with advanced degrees.

For many of our students, English is not the first language for 14% of our students with more than 6,600 (PreK-12) students in the English Language Learners (ELL) program. Collectively, these students speak 85 different heritage languages and hail from 121 different countries of origin. More than 52% of our students live in non-English homes, where English is not the first language and sometimes isn’t even spoken.

CCPS is actively recruiting English, Science, Math, and ESE educators from throughout the state, and we would welcome the opportunity to connect with your students. Interested students are encouraged to visit our website, and if there are any questions, feel free to reach out to Daryl Scott, Human Resources Recruitment Manager, at

Schools 3.0: When Pedagogy and Technology Join Forces – Tuesday, October 10
The Educational Technology Program Area will be hosting an upcoming guest speaker and interactive graduate student luncheon with Dr. Lynne Schrum. The luncheon sponsored by the UF Research Foundation Professorship will be held at Norman Hall in the Terrace Room (G-400) on October 10, 2017 from 11am- 1pm with the presentation beginning at 3pm. Graduate students interested in attending the luncheon should RSVP to Jiahui Wang ( by October 6, 2017.

Dr. Schrum has been an editor of a flagship journal in her respected field for many years. We encourage you to attend the interactive luncheon and presentation with Dr. Schrum to learn about the publishing process and developments in pedagogy and technology. Further details here.

Educator Professional Development, Palm Coast Florida Saturday, November 4
Join us at Buddy Taylor Middle School on Saturday, November 4 from 8:30am-3:30pm for an inspiring day of learning with educators from across Florida. An Edcamp is an educational “unconference” hosted by teachers, for teachers. Sessions are interactive, with topics decided the morning of the event by participants.

Click here to register and learn more.

Volusia County Instructional Job Fair – Friday, November 17
Fall has arrived here in Florida and Volusia County School District is currently  recruiting teachers for our 2017-18 school year as well as our 2018-19 school year. Education majors as well as any potential candidates such as science, math and technology majors, please see attachment.  Job Fair requests, please contact:

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Employment & Internship Opportunities

Harn Museum of Art Internships Spring 2018 – applications due October 15
The Harn Museum is now accepting applications for spring interns. Harn internships are open to all majors with the goal of providing professional experience, growth opportunities and guidance from museum staff. This spring, the Harn will offer 4 projects within our Education department. Interns have gone on to careers at institutions such as the Guggenheim, Christie’s Auction House, the Art Institute of Chicago, Macy’s and Yale University.

Internships are available on an ongoing basis with fall, spring and summer application deadlines and selection periods. Interested candidates can find instructions, application form and all project descriptions on our website at

For questions contact Layne, Education Program Assistant, at 352-294-7062 or

Liberty Middle School (Ocala, FL)
Liberty Middle School in Marion County Public Schools is hiring qualified individuals for the following teaching positions:
6th & 7th Grade Science
7th Grade Civics/PE
6th & 7th Grade Language Arts
7th Grade Math

If you are interested, please view the details of the positions and apply online under Career Opportunities at

Job Opportunity with P4H Global 
P4H Global ( is a 501c3 international nonprofit that supports the long-term development of Haiti by providing educational programs to the Haitian people. The vision of the organization is to Redefine Aid. In a world where handouts and detrimental aid is the norm, P4H aims to redefine how the world sees and does aid. We are accepting applications for an Executive Residency position. This position will pay $20,000 annually and housing in North Fort Lauderdale is provided. Please contact for more information.

Teaching Positions in Bronx Schools
The NYC Department of Education currently has teaching positions available in Bronx schools in all certification areas.  There are multiple openings for teachers of Students with Disabilities.  A prospective candidate must have, or be eligible for, NYS certification. See Go to: Web Results: Office to teaching initiatives home page: OTI:NYSED Please forward resumes to

Volunteer – Service

Math Volunteer needed at Hidden Oak Elementary
Class grade 3rd & 4th combo class
Twice a week from 9:45-10:45 am
Contact Mrs. Haley Courts,

Partnership for Strong Families |  Seeking Volunteers & Interns
Volunteering at one of Partnership for Strong Families’ Resource Centers is about more than just lending a hand. Serving here means offering real-life change to individuals who are ready to improve their lives and the lives of their families. You’re not just tutoring afterschool, you’re helping students reach graduation and college. You’re not just answering phones, you’re connecting parents to critical resources. You’re helping to create a safe environment for families to receive support and develop resiliency. We’re looking for volunteers and interns who are consistent and committed to serving each week, during normal business hours, for at least one semester. Visit our website to see how you can make a difference in your community.”

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:  Samantha Tracy, Sr. Community Relations Professional at Office: (352) 244-1626, Cell: (352) 318-1298, or email

The Oak Tree After-school Enrichment Volunteer Opportunity
The Oak Tree Early Learning Academy After-school Enrichment program serves students in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. We provide a safe enriching  and stimulating after-school environment that focuses on Homework Help, Tutoring, and high performance strategies to help students achieve their highest potential academically, socially and emotionally. Our enrichment focus is on Literacy, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  We work in partnership with parents and
fellow teachers to build foundations for effective learning with measurable results. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 12 pm – 6pm. We are located on corner of NE 15th Street and 23rd Ave. For more information, please email to:

Children Beyond Our Borders Volunteer Opportunity
The UF chapter of Children Beyond Our Borders Inc. (CBOB) was founded in 2003 and since then has grown and laid the framework for the nonprofit organization CBOB, established in 2007. Throughout each school year, the members of the UF chapter of CBOB raise awareness on campus and throughout Gainesville regarding child poverty, social injustice and internal displacement. Members also participate in fundraising for special projects and help organize CBOB’s annual service trips to Colombia.

One of our programs is offering tutoring services here in Gainesville to children between the ages of 8-13 and we are desperately in need of volunteers! Details available here and on the CBOB Facebook page.

Childcare – Tutoring

Tutor Needed
I am looking for someone who would be available to tutor our son who is currently in the 9th grade.  We are looking for someone to assist him with studying and organizational skills.  In addition, he will also need tutoring assistance in geometry.  Please feel free to contact me by email at or call 352-215-2148.  Thank you.

UF Community Tutoring Program
UF is proud to offer resources like Tutor Matching Service to provide supplemental one-on-one tutoring to students. As a courtesy to students seeking individual assistance for students, the University of Florida provides a link to Tutor Matching Service (TMS) where students can register to receive private tutoring for payment. Students with academic aptitude in a given subject or subjects may also sign up to become a tutor as part of this service.  Tutoring can take place in person or online through the digital GoBoard system depending on the preferences and abilities of the tutor and tutee. More information available here.

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