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Wednesday Update – December 6, 2017

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Internship Orientation for Fall 2018 InternsThursday, December 7 at 9:30am
Early Childhood, Elementary & Special Ed Students who will be doing their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Fall 2018 must attend Thursday, December 7, Norman Hall Auditorium Room 137 – 9:30am ALL STUDENTS.

Research Funding Opportunity for UF Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Applications are invited from students of all majors for the Mary M. James Student Inspiration Fund opportunity, which was established to support student-created projects relating to the mission of the Harn Museum of Art.

· Awards: $250-$1,000
· Deadline: March 20, 2018
· Application difficulty: light paperwork, requires one faculty letter of reference and advance contact with a Harn staff member.
· Examples of past projects:
o An evaluation study of object interactions undertaken in the museum.
o A film on the impact of climate change on Alaskan native populations, which related to an upcoming Harn exhibition.

Further information, contacts and the application are here:

NYCDOE Application Now Open
The New York City Department of Education’s 2018-2019 Teacher Application is now open. We encourage you to submit an application through the website. Once an application is successfully submitted and pre-screened, you will have access to:
· NYC DOE Teacher Hiring Guide
· Priority consideration for NYCDOE recruitment and networking events
· Referrals to schools who are already interviewing candidates
· TeachNYC Academy: A series of job search webinars designed to give you the inside scoop on getting hired in our schools.

If you have any questions please email or call (718) 935-4000. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity!

Education Library Closure – December 16, 2017 – May 2018
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.

Career Fairs

Teacher Hiring Event with Pasco County Schools – Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Please join us as we “kick off” 2018 with our “New Year, New Career” VIP Job fair on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018. During this event candidates will have the opportunity to interview, and potentially secure a teaching position for immediate and future openings with Pasco County Schools.

How it works:
1. Go to: and complete the “Teacher Interview and Hiring Event” application.
2. Once your application is accepted, you will receive an email asking you to rank the attending schools by preference.
3. Once received, we will send you a VIP Invite to the exclusive event with all of the details inside!
4. Meet our wonderful team of principals, administrators and staff! Interviews will be conducted on the day of the event, with the option of interviewing with multiple schools all one night!

Apply HERE to secure your spot to interview, with the school of your choice. Space is limited for this event! Please email questions to or call 813-794-2947.

Teacher Job Fair  – Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:00am – 2:00pm
“A” Rated, state designated High Performing, state designated School of Excellence, US News and World Report America’s Best High School (2 years in a row) Somerset College Prep Academy (6th to 12th) and brand new Somerset Academy St. Lucie (PreK-5) will be doubling in size this upcoming school year. We will be hiring lots and lots of new educators. We have a very competitive pay scale and benefits package. We are also offering sign on or relocation bonuses. Please see the attachment for more information about the upcoming hiring fair.

Online registration is required. You may register here:

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

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Hiring Tutors
The UF College Reach-Program is hiring tutors to work with middle and high school students. Must be available Monday through Thursday from 3:30-6:30pm. Interviews will be held from Thursday, November 30-Friday, December 8. Further information located here.

Part-time Support Specialist position
Santa Fe College’s Office of Community Outreach and East Gainesville Instruction is seeking to hire a part-time support specialist. This position will be located at the Blount Center (401 NW 6th Street) and will provide support services for outreach efforts both at the Blount Center and in the community. This is a great opportunity for someone who desires a meaningful position working in our community, and who is happy with part-time employment. Click here for more information. 

Middle/High School Social Studies Teacher
Resilience Charter School is currently seeking a full-time Social Studies Teacher to begin January 2018 at an innovative new school in Gainesville, Florida. Resilience is a pioneering, leading-edge educational environment that is designed to truly engage and empower students and teachers.

Visit and for more information about the school. Additional details located here. Come join our dynamic, collaborative team of dedicated educators!

Education Jobs in Marion County Public Schools
Join the exciting changes happening in Marion County Schools! Led by Dr. Heidi Maier, MCPS is embracing 21st century research-based approaches to education. This is an opportunity to join a grass roots movement to support children reaching their full potential. Don’t wait, these positions will not last! Positions include First through Fifth grade teachers; Elementary Music and PE teachers; High School Math, English, Science, and Social Studies Teachers; and Exceptional Student Education teachers at all levels. For more information contact Keven Norton at or apply here.

Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Winning Reading Boost Volunteer Team
Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life?

Then join the Winning Reading Boost Volunteer Team!  For just an hour a week, you can volunteer at Metcalfe or Idylwilde Elementary School beginning January. Through the span of 90 days, volunteers will embark on a journey with 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students as they guide struggling readers through an engaging, 36-step learning experience that guarantees reading fluency.

For more information visit:

To sign up, you can reach out to Dr. Lisa Langley at or 352-273-4106.

Special Needs Resource Expo – Saturday, January 27, 2018, 12-3pm
The event is on Saturday, January 27th 12-3pm at Celebration UMC on Archer Road (9501 SW Archer Rd, 32608)

Volunteers needed for the following:

Friday, January 26th (6-9pm) – Help with room setup (physical work)
Saturday, January 27th (9am-12pm) – Last minute setup and helping vendors locate/setup their tables
Saturday, January 27th (12-3pm) – During the event (usher & breaks) – usher people to the area they are looking for and give the lone vendors breaks (watch the items at their table and let people know the vendor will be back soon)
Saturday, January 27th (3pm – ?) – Break down and clean up (physical work)

During this event, volunteers will get to meet all kinds of resources in our area that work with educating children. The Alachua County Council of PTAs, Pre K ESE department of education, Pace Center for Girls, and so many more will be attending. It will be a great way to connect with future resources and possible job opportunities. Please see attachment and Facebook page for more event details.

To volunteer, please contact:
Cheryl Russell 352-514-5906,
Marnie Shaefferr
Melissa Pisco

Florida Alternative Spring Break – Children with Disabilities trip
Hello, my name is Emma Cahoon and I am leading Florida Alternative Break’s Spring Break Children with Disabilities trip to Camp Boggy Creek. Please see attachment for details. If you have any questions, please contact me at or come into the Brown Center for Leadership and Service in the Reitz Union.

Volunteer at the Harn Museum of Art
Information Session: Saturday, December 2 @ 1pm
The Harn Museum has two new volunteer opportunities, so it’s an exciting time to join the team. Participate in educational programs in-house and out in the community that introduce new visitors to the museum and the joy of experiencing great works of art. Join us for this brief information session to learn about the activities, responsibilities and training program for these two new roles – Early Learning Volunteer and Art for Life Volunteer. For questions about these volunteer opportunities or the information session, please contact Brandi Breslin,

Early Learning Program Volunteer
Be a part of this new program to bring Head Start and Kindergarten students on a museum field trip. Work with museum educators and docents to welcome young visitors, prepare the museum classroom, and assist children with art-making activities.

Art for Life Volunteer
Join this successful outreach program for senior citizens who are unable to visit the museum. Art for Life volunteers work in teams to present and discuss works of art from the Harn collection and to make connections with participants’ past experiences and memories.

Museum University Student Educator (MUSE) Volunteer
Explore and activate current exhibitions at YOUR art museum. Become a M.U.S.E (Museum University Student Educator) for Spring 2018 to plan tours and activities that transform, surprise and challenge. All majors welcome. Weekly meetings on Thursdays from 3:30 – 5 p.m. First Meeting (and Museum Nights) is Thursday, January 11. Visit for the application and details. Submit the application to or drop it off at the museum by December 31.   *Please note this volunteer opportunity (a one-semester commitment) will not be discussed at the Information Session. Please contact Elizabeth King, Visitor Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at with questions.

Education/Social Work Volunteer Opportunity in South Africa!
One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2018 Education & Social Work program in Cape Town, South Africa this summer! Students and alumni of University of Florida are invited to participate in a unique volunteer opportunity. Over 1,000 students from over 100 universities (from Harvard to Hong Kong) have served abroad with One Heart Source and gained the skills, experience, and network to take their lives and resumes to the next level while serving those most in need. Members will engage with both theory and practice, developing themselves as culturally sensitive and responsive mentors and educators, while exploring education as a driving force for social change. Details here.

Courses & Seminars – Spring 2018

WST 3930: Violence Against Women
Spring 2018, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Period 3. See attachment for course details and instructor information.

EDG 4910: Education Undergraduate Research
Spring 2018, Thursdays, Periods 3-4 — Undergraduate Research in School Mental Health. See attachment for course description and instructor information. Interested in registering? Please contact Daniela Wojtalewicz,

Study Abroad – Summer 2018

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. ​

Study Abroad: Sustaining Humans and their Environments
The Department of Tourism, Recreation, and Sport Management is offering three interdisciplinary field-based STUDY ABROAD programs during Summer A 2018 on the theme of “Sustaining Humans and their Environments” open to all majors.  Application deadline is March 1, 2018. Details here.

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