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Special Thursday Edition – February 1, 2018

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Important Dates: Mark Your Calendars!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (5-7pm) – College of Education Career Fair
Thursday, April 5, 2018 – College of Education Student Research Symposium

Friday, April 20, 2018 (6-8pm) – College of Education Recognition Banquet


Study Abroad Scholarshipsdeadline is 4pm, Friday, February 2 
Please submit this form and a 500-750 word essay to to be considered. Five awards of $1,500 available! More info here.

Call for Proposals: 2018 COE Student Research Symposium 
All undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and practitioners in the field of education:

You are invited to submit a proposal to the University of Florida’s third annual College of Education Student Research Symposium, sponsored by the Education College Council (ECC) and Student Alliance of Graduates in Education (SAGE). The date of this year’s Symposium is Thursday, April 5th, 2018.

During this 50th anniversary year of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our theme, “A Critical Collaboration in ‘Times of Challenge and Controversy'”, serves as both a tribute and a call to action. The symposium intends to facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue and, to that end, we hope this annual event will draw interest across all three schools within the college.

As in previous years, we understand the term “research” broadly and welcome submissions of original social science research, historical inquiry, practitioner inquiry, and other research projects that further our knowledge and understanding of education in a variety of settings, both formal and informal. Faculty members who have worked with undergraduate and graduate students and intern/mentor teacher pairs who have engaged in practitioner inquiry are especially encouraged to submit.

For more information about proposal formatting and submission, please see the attached “Call for Proposals” document and the submission link below. The deadline for all proposal submissions is March 1st, 2018. Submission link.

If you have any questions about the submission process or presentation formats, please contact SAGE President, Brittney Castanheira at Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering to help with the Symposium, either before or during the event, please contact SAGE officer, Masashi Otani at or click here to sign up now!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 13th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences
The Florida Society of the Social Sciences (F3S) invites paper, poster, or workshops to be presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences (CSS). This day-long, interdisciplinary conference, themed Advancing Public Knowledge in a Changing Social Landscape, will be held at the University of Florida on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

For the past 13 years, the Florida Society of the Social Sciences (F3S) has strived to provide unique forum Florida’s students of the social and humanistic sciences scholars to engage with others around issues of social import and impact. The cornerstone of F3S’s efforts is the Annual Conference of the Social Sciences, where over one hundred graduate and undergraduate students come together to present and discuss their work with a broad audience that crosses disciplines, professions, origins, and walks of life.

We are excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker: Dr. Roberto G. Gonzales, Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Please submit a 250-word abstract of your paper, poster, or workshop presentation here. The submission deadline is March 16, 2018. 

The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, February 19-22, from 5-7 p.m. each day. The Math sessions are Monday & Wednesday, and the Verbal sessions are Tuesday and Thursday. You can register for just the math sessions, just the verbal sessions, or all four. Go to, then “study skills” then “workshops” to register and learn the workshop location.

University of Florida Dietary Intake Study – Undergraduate Students
I am a masters student in the Food Science and Human Nutrition department conducting an IRB approved study (study number: IRB201702863) assessing dietary intake of fruits and vegetables and eating behaviors in University of Florida students. To be eligible to participate, you must be a current University of Florida undergraduate student between the ages of 18-29. It is an online survey that will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.

Your help in completing this research study is voluntary and would be greatly appreciated! For any questions you may have, you may contact our faculty supervisor, Dr. Langkamp-Henken at or (352)-294-3721.

Spring 2018 Degree Application Deadline — Friday, February 2 @ 5pm
Graduating this term? Be sure to apply for your degree before the application deadline, Friday, February 2 @ 5pm. Apply through ONE.UF > Student Self Service > My Record menu> Certificate/Degree Application.

Glen Springs Elementary needs volunteers for Science Night!
When: Evening of Tuesday, February 6th
Where: Glen Springs Elementary
Please contact Angela Adams at if you are interested

UF in Ireland: Language and Education. This unique and informative 3 credit study abroad will take place from 27 April to 10 May this year. The study abroad is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Please email Maria Coady for more details.

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

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Gainesville Country Day School
Currently has 3 preschool positions open. 2 Full Time VPK certified positions, and 1 Part time, M-F 830-1pm, floating position. Please send resumes to GCDSINFO@GMAIL.COM. For more information click here.

Summer Teaching Positions: Teach Reading to Students of All Ages
· Earn more than $6,500 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $550-$700/week.
· Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
· Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2018 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

We hire people who:
· Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
· Are responsible, hardworking, and have good communication and organizational skills
· Will be patient and supportive with students

The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature. We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute.

Positions at P.K. Yonge
· Assistant Principal & Instructor
· High School Counselor
· 6-12 Physical Education, HOPE, and Personalized Learning
· High School Spanish/Portuguese Instructor
· Middle School Engineering and Technology
· High School Economics/Government and Advanced Placement Government/Economics Instructor
· Middle School Science Instructor

Paid Summer Teaching Opportunity 
Practice Makes Perfect (PMP), a NYC-based organization that partners with schools to provide academic summer programming for students in high-need communities is seeking highly motivated sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduates and graduate students to serve as our PMP Teaching Fellows.

PMP’s intensive five-week program uses an innovative near-peer mentorship model that pairs struggling students in grades K-8 with high-achieving role models from the same community. Our competitive fellowship places students with an interest in education and a passion for narrowing the achievement gap in front of these classrooms in the schools that need them the most. PMP Teaching Fellows will undergo comprehensive training that prepares them for the rewarding responsibility of leading a classroom and will receive one-on-one support from a NYC-certified teacher throughout the summer. Our Teaching Fellows are instrumental in combating the summer learning loss and narrowing the achievement gap in NYC. This is a paid position.

For more information and to apply, please visit or email

Student Employment Position
Position available for advanced undergraduate or graduate students to assist with project activities for Embedded Instruction California, an outreach project to adapt, pilot, and evaluate professional development on strategies for supporting preschool teachers to embed instruction for young children with disabilities in ongoing activities and routines in early childhood classrooms. The student would assist the project coordinator with data entry and video coding. Knowledge of EXCEL, attention to detail, reliability, flexibility, and maintaining confidentiality are important qualifications. Experience with preschool curricula and children ages 3-5 in classroom settings is preferred. The position is an hourly position that is available immediately through the Summer A semester and may include additional semesters pending performance. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required. Students will be paid $10-$12/hour, depending on experience. The position includes a brief orientation, training, and ongoing supervision by the project coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in professional development, coaching, or instructional approaches in early childhood and would like to gain experience in research. If interested, please email a brief statement describing your interest, the number of hours you are available, and a resume to Dr. Darbianne Shannon, Postdoctoral Associate, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies,

St. Patrick Interparish School
Seeking a Morning Star aide to work with children with learning challenges. It is full time and comes with benefits. The ideal candidate should have some experience with special needs children. If interested, please contact Frank Mackritis at

Camp Wicosuta
Camp Wicosuta is need of a few great counselors this summer to run our program for our 7-15 year old campers. This is a traditional four-week sleepaway camp for girls in Hebron, New Hampshire that offers two sessions. Located on Newfound Lake, working at Wico is a perfect job for someone who loves working with kids and wants to spend their summer outside! You can learn more about our program here. If interested, please contact Carly Meltzer at or call 800-846-9426/914-946-0927.

Archimedean Upper Conservatory (Miami, FL)
Archimedean Upper Conservatory is looking for a highly qualified individual to fill a full-time teaching position for English. Further details are located here. If interested, please contact the Director, Demetrios Demopoulos at or call 305-301-2607.

Instructional Job Fairs

Doral Academy Teacher Recruitment Fair – Saturday, February 10, 9:00 – 11:00am
Looking for teachers certified in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Electives. Applicants must have obtained or be in the process of completing requirements for a Professional Florida Teaching Certificate. See attachment for registration and location information.

Rock Hill Schools Teacher Recruitment Fair (Rock Hill, SC) – Saturday, February 24, 8:30am – 12:30pm
Twenty-seven schools (K-12) will be showcased and prospective teachers will be able to visit school exhibits and speak with school representatives. Pre-screening interviews will also be conducted in preparation for making contract decisions.

In order to expedite the registration process, we are requesting that all potential recruits pre-register. Also, please complete an on-line certified teacher application. If you need further assistance, please contact Melissa Tate @

Volusia County Schools Central Florida Hiring Teachers – Thursday, April 12, 2018, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Volusia County School District located in central Florida is currently recruiting teachers for our 2018-19 school year. Applicants must currently hold or be eligible for FLDOE certification. Questions should be directed to: or 386-734-7190 ext. 20168. Capacity is limited. See attachment and Why Volusia for more information.

Volunteer & Service Opportunities

Discover the wider world and connect with change makers making a positive and lasting impact in their communities.

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit that runs travel, community service, and experiential education programs around the globe. We dig into social justice issues while working in solidarity with local activists, non-profits, and communities. We want you to join us in the fight for a better world. It’s time to make the whole world your classroom!

Programs are filling up quickly, so apply as soon as possible. Financial assistance is available for all students on five- and six-week programs. Apply by March 8th. Can’t travel in the summer? We travel all year long!

Gators in Motion
Aces in Motion is offering a fantastic volunteer opportunity for students through our on-campus program called Gators in Motion! Gators in Motion (GIM) is a program that brings underserved middle and high school students onto campus in order to provide them with one-on-one tutoring, recreation, enrichment, life skills lessons, and field trip opportunities. We are looking for Department of Education students who can act as tutors and mentors to our students. The program takes place Monday- Thursday from 3:45- 6:15 in the Florida Gym. Students will be asked not to use their cell phones during programming time in order to be engaged and a role model to the students. Your main role will be a motivator to the students, encouraging them to get their grades up and to work hard during homework time. If you would like to get involved, please e-mail the Program Director, Shannon Fenn, at

Gator Junior Golf Association
If you love kids and are looking for a way to get involved, then consider volunteering with the Gator Junior Golf Association, Gainesville’s only non-profit junior golf program! As a volunteer, you would be mentoring and helping kids ages 5-14 to develop both golf skills and life skills that can be used on and off the course. Only basic golf knowledge is required. If interested, please visit our website,, for more info and email Tori at

Childcare & Tutoring

Nanny Needed
We are a professional couple looking for a caring and responsible nanny to care for our two young children – six and three year old boys to start in August.

You must love children and be mature, reliable, trustworthy, punctual and organized. You will need to work Tuesday-Friday around 12-6 depending on the day, with an occasional evenings/weekends. Duties will include picking up from school, taking to afterschool activities, homework, making meals/lunches, laundry, and light housekeeping. We are a non-smoking household and you must be a nonsmoker. You must have a reliable car and clean driving record. Please contact Nicole Foland at or 352-246-8560.

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