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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.

Pasco County Schools – Fall Job Fair – Thursday, November 9, 4-6pm
Job seekers will have the chance to:
Meet and interview with principals/managers from our Elementary, Middle, High Schools, and student services department.
Learn about Pasco County Schools’ culture, benefits, professional development opportunities, and the support we offer all of our teachers.
Win door prizes including a Garmin Activity Tracker.

Interested but don’t know if you qualify? Stop by, we’ll have a Certification team available, who will help guide you through the certification process and offer information sessions throughout the night. Click here to Pre-Register and earn more chances to win!

2017 International Week at the College of Education – November 13-17, 2017
Dear COE Community, you are cordially invited to celebrate the 2017 International Week at the College of Education. UF International Week is being held from November 13 through 17.

We are featuring three days of events starting with a Faculty and Doctoral Student Panel, followed by an International Festival including food, music, and dance, and a film viewing and discussion of the acclaimed documentary: He Named Me Malala.  Please see flyer for details. We hope you will join us for all or some of these exciting events!

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:

For other events happening at the University of Florida, please click here.


Employment & Internship Opportunities

Professor Seeks Research Assistant 
Seeking a graduate student research assistant to assist professor in qualitative analysis, manuscript development, conducting literature searches, and related duties.  This grant-funded position includes full time tuition reimbursement for fall, spring and summer and a stipend of $8700 annually. This position starts in January 2018 (with a brief orientation period during Fall 2017) and will continue through March 2019 and beyond, pending grant renewal. It includes a 10-hour per week commitment at the health science center, the potential to present at conferences, or co-author papers.  Other requirements of applicant include:

  1. Experience analyzing and coding qualitative data
  2. Working knowledge of NVivo preferred
  3. Able to stay in the position for a minimum of two years
  4. Demonstrates excellent attention to detail
  5. Capable of handling a dynamic and fast paced research active environment.

Qualified graduate students are invited to submit their resume and names/contact information of two references to: Dr. Linda S. Behar-Horenstein at

Fort McCoy School – Marion County    
4th and  5th and grade openings. For more information, please click here. If interested, please contact Michael Hearn at 352-671-6325 or email

Military Extension Internship Program
This internship is a 10-15 week, hands-on experience working with military children and families on an active military installation. Interns will get the opportunity to travel to a new place, learn about military culture and lifestyle, work directly with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in a classroom setting, be exposed to the youth and teen center programs, and work alongside those in administrative roles learning about what goes into the management of military child and youth centers.

If interested, please contact the Military Extension Internship Program Coordinator for Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, Kathleen Welling at 765-496-7716 or email

Careers in Community Organizing for Social Justice  
The Direct Action & Research Training (DART) Center will hold an online information session Wednesday, November 1 at 7 pm to discuss careers in community organizing with UF students and alumni interested in uniting congregations and working for social, economic and racial justice. RSVP at

DART hires and trains organizers to build organizations that have successfully addressed issues including:

* Plugging the school-to-prison pipeline
* Reining in predatory lending practices
* Expanding access to primary health and dental care
* Prioritizing funding for affordable housing and job training
* Education reform in low-performing public schools
* Fighting for immigrants’ rights

Positions start January 16, 2018 in Miami, FL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Topeka, KS and Columbia, SC.

Positions start August 13, 2018 in Knoxville, TN, Columbia, SC, Lexington, KY, Topeka, KS, and St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Starting salary $34,000/year + benefits.

Although it may be helpful, no prior organizing experience is necessary. Fluent Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To find out more about DART or to apply, we encourage you to visit Still have questions? Contact Hannah Wittmer at or (202) 841-0353.

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

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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