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Wednesday Update – November 8, 2017

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Save the Date: 3rd Annual SESPECS Research-to-Practice SymposiumFriday, December 1
The Third Annual SESPECS Research-to-Practice Symposium will focus on bringing together all of our Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies graduate students with faculty from within and outside of UF’s College of Education in a professional conference-like environment. Dr. Howard Wills will serve as our keynote speaker highlighting his work in applied research in supporting adolescents and young adults with autism. Additional details attached.

Teacher Job Fair 
Somerset College Prep Academy and Somerset Academy St. Lucie located in Port Saint Lucie, Florida is looking to hire teachers for the upcoming school year. Somerset is going to be hosting a job fair on January 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Somerset Academy St. Lucie (4402 SW Yamada Drive Port Saint Lucie, Florida).

We have a few different sign up bonuses that we offer our teachers such as: up to $800 relocation fee if the applicant lives outside of a 1 hour drive radius, $500 sign on bonus if the applicant lives inside a 1 hour drive radius, and a $250 referral fee. If you have any questions, please contact Brianna Zirger, Enrollment Officer at 772-343-7028 or email

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
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:

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African Americans in Paris
Dr. Sharon Austin, Director of the African American Studies Program and Associate Professor of Political Science, is teaching an African Americans in Paris class during spring break 2018. Students can earn 2-3 hours of credit hour and the course is open to all students, all majors, and to both graduate and undergraduate students. In Paris, we will visit a number of historic sites of significance to African Americans. The $2846 cost for undergraduates doesn’t include airfare, but does include lodging, some meals, transportation in Paris, and tickets to all of the site visits. Please contact Dr. Austin at or click here for more information. Application and additional details available here. ​

Opportunity for Graduate Students
The Center for Ethics and Education is pleased to announce an essay competition for graduate students. We are looking for essays that use philosophical insight and argument to address an important issue in educational policy and/or practice. The problem the essay addresses might arise in early childhood education, compulsory education, or post-secondary education, or in the way children are raised in families. Details here.

Eligibility: The author or co-authors must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college or university, but must not yet have defended their PhD by December 1st, 2017. Co-authors will split the cash prize.

·         The author/s of the first prize paper will receive $3000 and an invitation to participate as a discussant in one of the Center’s regular workshop-style conferences (invitation includes airfare, accommodation, food).
·         The second prize winner/s will receive $2000.
·         Third prize will receive $1000.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Long term substitute needed
English teacher with three preps: English 3 Honors, Intensive Language Arts, and Journalism at Sarasota High School in Sarasota County is looking for a long term substitute while she is on maternity leave from January to March. She is looking to secure someone as soon as possible. If you are interested, please email The projected dates for the position would be January 5- March 12.

Teaching Positions Available in Orlando
Positive Pathways Transition Center (of the Orange County Public School District in Orlando) has multiple teaching positions currently available in Language Arts, English, Math, Reading, and Electives. We are a K-12 alternative school with the majority of our students in middle and high school. Our dedicated teachers make a difference every day to keep our at-risk students from dropping out. This is a school where you can truly make a difference! Please contact Charlene Raulerson at 407-992-0599 ext. 6312223 or email

Spring 2018 Student Internship – deadline is Thursday, November 9 by midnight
The Child & Youth Program at Peaceful Paths is looking for interns and student volunteers for the spring and summer semesters. Peaceful Paths is a certified domestic violence agency for the tri-county area. Many children are often affected by violence in their homes, our Child & Youth Program is dedicated to providing a variety free and confidential services to address their needs. The center provides our interns and volunteers with many opportunities for growth and learning in areas such as child welfare, victim advocacy, and primary prevention. We also go out into the community and work with youth from elementary to high school with curriculum focused on healthy friendships, relationships, and intimate partner violence prevention. A lot of our programming is developed by us and is a great opportunity to create, teach, and work with youth in our community. If interested, please contact Laura Dawson at

Oak Hall School (Gainesville, FL) 
Seeks two senior administrators for 2018-2019 school year: Academic Dean (PreSchool-12th grade) and Head of Lower School (PreSchool-Grade 5). For more information, respond to

Berkeley Academy Teaching Internship – deadline is Wednesday, December 6
Berkeley Preparatory School seeks passionate, optimistic and tenacious college students to serve as our Berkeley Academy teachers this summer! The Berkeley Academy helps highly motivated, low-income students in our Tampa Bay community reach their unique potential and achieve their dream of going to college. We will also be able to provide housing this year for those who do not live in the Tampa Bay area. Due to the competitiveness of this program, we strongly encourage interested applicants to apply by Wednesday, December 6.

All majors encouraged to apply! For questions, please contact the Director, Kim Lawless at

Yucai Chinese School
We are a licensed local after-school care provider. Our students are from K to Grade 5. Most of them are American born Chinese and they use both languages. We currently have strong support for our students to practice Chinese language in our program. We would like our students to work more on their Math and do some STEM relevant activities next semester. Currently we are recruiting for a part-time teacher as a tutor in Math. We will have all the materials prepared and the teacher just need to assist the students to finish practicing the materials and keep a record of their work. Please visit our website for more information. If interested, please email

Camp Laurel South
Currently hiring camp counselors for the summer of 2018. We are looking for educators, coaches and college students who enjoy working with children. We are a coed, residential camp in Casco, Maine. For a short film clip about Laurel South, please enjoy this video. If interested in this opportunity, please contact Drew at or call 800-327-3506. To apply online, visit our website at

Childcare – Tutoring

Babysitter needed for the Spring Semester on Mondays 5:45-7:30 PM and Wednesdays 5-7:30 PM. Sitter will pickup from after care, bring her home, heat up dinner, start homework. Child is a sweet and smart 5th grade girl. Aftercare and home are near UF. Must have reliable transportation. Please contact Rachel at

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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