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Wednesday Update – June 13, 2018

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Earn $20 in Cash
Looking for college students to participate in a study about multimedia learning. Participant criteria and other details located on the attachment.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Palatka High School in Putnam County
Teachers needed for the upcoming school year. We have openings in Math, English, and Science. We are also able to offer a one-time signing bonus of $5,000 for any brand new teacher that comes to work for us. Applications and specific details can be found at

Evergreen Elementary School in Marion County
We currently have 4th, 5th grade and K-5 EBD positions available. If interested, please visit the Evergreen Elementary website and click Career Opportunities.

Sun ‘n Lake Elementary in Highlands County
Currently Sun ‘n Lake Elementary has four teaching positions open, and Highlands County has close to 27 open teaching positions posted. If  you are open to an exciting opportunity to serve students, please apply here.

Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
Position available for an advanced undergraduate or graduate student to assist with activities for a project providing professional development for early intervention providers serving infants and toddlers with or at risk for disabilities. The professional development is focused on providers coaching families to implement practices to support the social-emotional development of their infants and toddlers.  This student would assist the Project Coordinator with preparing materials for professional development workshops and meetings, data entry, and data processing. The position is an hourly position that is available immediately with the opportunity to continue the work through next year. Availability for 20 hours per week is preferred. Students will be paid $12-$15/hour, depending on experience. The position includes a brief orientation and training and ongoing supervision by a 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 funded projects. If interested, please email a brief statement describing your interest and a resume to Dr. Cinda Clark, Postdoctoral Associate, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies,

Palm Grove Academy – Ocala
Palm Grove Academy is actively seeking dedicated and forward-thinking teachers who support the vision and mission of our school. Positions available are 9th and 10th grade Math, Science, Social Studies, and English.  Minimum requirements: Degree in field with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience. Fluency in English. If you meet qualification and are interested, please e-mail a cover letter and up-to-date resume to

Teaching Opportunity for Students & Teachers — Teach English to Children in China
The job is working online in the mornings or early evenings to teach English to Children in China. The pay is $16-$20 an hour and there are travel opportunities too! The company offers employees to go to China for summer camps along with other opportunities to meet the students that we teach.

This job has given me, as an education major, many opportunities to work with diverse populations, teach children, and make money. Hopefully it can do the same for others who have an interest in international studies, teaching, or the Chinese culture.

Attached you will find instructions on how to apply for the job along with some more in depth information. Feel free to email me with any questions and if/when someone applies so that I can follow up with the company as well at

Volunteer Opportunities

Gymnastics Summer Camp
Are you interested in working with children and have a fun summer camp experience? Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy, a local non-profit organization committed to integrating children with disabilities, is looking for college-aged volunteers to join our summer camp. This summer we are running our fifth integrated summer camp and are looking for volunteers that are excited to work with children with special needs!

Summer camp 2018 will run from July 16th- August 3rd and promises to be a blast! Volunteers can join in the morning from 8:00am-12:30pm or in the afternoon from 12:30pm-5:30pm; however, the times can be adjusted to the volunteer’s schedule! No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer! Volunteers can sign up for any week or specific days: whatever works for your schedule! Most help is needed in the mornings 🙂
Our inclusive summer camp provides a great hands-on learning experience for student volunteers. Volunteers work 1-1 or 2-1 with participating campers (ages 3-15 years) in a wide range of activities, such as gymnastics, crafts, and games! Volunteers help athletes make new friends, learn new motor skills, and encourage the athletes to try new activities! Our athletes have a range of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and cerebral palsy, among others.
We are so excited to be offering our summer camp again and hope you will be able to join us and benefit from this learning experience! Attached is a flyer with additional details! Students who are interested can email Ashley Tringas at

Gator Junior Golf Association Volunteer Opportunities
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 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 or email David Steinfeldt at

Childcare – Tutoring

Part-time Nanny Needed
Part time nanny needed for 2 sweet boys, ages 1 and almost 3. Stay at home mom in southwest Gainesville who needs help 2-3 days week for a few hours each day. Duties include watching the boys and light cleaning ( kids laundry, toy pickup, etc) while I catch up on housework/organization, run errands, or take one child to an appointment. Hours are flexible, I can work with your schedule to accommodate mornings or afternoons. Must be comfortable with dogs. Please contact Natalie at

Starting in August:  Babysitter needed for 2 boys ages 13 & 11,  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 7:15 to 8:50 and Thursday afternoons 3:00-5:30 (sometimes 4:30).  Hired sitter will take boys to their respective schools.  Schools near each other. Good driving record a must.  Rate: $10.00. Other sitting opportunities may occur as current sitters schedules change.  Email:


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