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Wednesday Update – August 29, 2018
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Backpack Full of Cash
ACCPTA (Alachua County Council of Parent Teacher Associations) is presenting the documentary “Backpack full of Cash” on Tuesday, September 11 at 6pm in the Reitz Union Auditorium, followed by a discussion with Dr. David Miller. All are welcome! Additional details on the attachment.
Home Away from Home: Remembering Refugees in Florida – Sept. 20, 2018 at 6PM in the Pugh Hall Ocora
The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua Co. will present oral history interviews Seyeon Hwang, a doctoral student, conducted with refugees resettled in Jacksonville. A panel will consist of organizations that provide services for refugees discussing themes of displacement, resilience, and “making it home” :
- Basma Alawee, refugee and refugee organizer with Florida Immigrant Coalition
- Travis Trice, World Relief Jacksonville
- Jose Sanchez, Church World Services
Co-sponsorships are welcome and extra credit sign in sheets can be made available for your classes. Please contact Grace Chun at email@example.com for more information. **Dinner refreshments will be provided.**
The newly renovated Education Library is now open!
Reserve Group Study Rooms — http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/studyroom
- Rooms can be reserved for groups which must contain at least 2 people
- If not in use, rooms can be used by individuals or groups on a fist come, first served basis
- Quiet conversation are allowed however, rooms are not sound proof
- No food allowed in group study rooms
Focus Group opportunity for Graduate Students on Spanish and English materials
We are holding a focus group session for graduate students in the Nygren Studio (Library West 212) on September 4th, from 1-2:30pm to discuss their research practices with materials in Spanish and English. A flyer is attached and more information can be found at http://ufdc.ufl.edu/IR00010513/00001
Interested Graduate Students please RSVP via the google form, or by emailing Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org by September 1st. This will be a great opportunity for graduate students to meet many people in the Libraries, and to share and learn about research practices for creating improved supports for everyone. Graduate students do not need additional expertise/experience for this. We are looking to get their feedback in an open-ended discussion. This will be a very fun and productive time!
Students: Register for LeadUF Today!
LeadUF, hosted by the David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service, is a 4 week foundational leadership development experience that includes an overnight retreat and several meetings. LeadUF allows you to build personal skills and understanding, become a leader on campus, and connect with other students. This unique, limited access experience is ideal for 1st and 2nd year students. Registration is OPEN and will close when space is full. It’s recommended to register by September 7. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/LeadUFregistration
Employment & Internship Opportunities
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS)
“A”-rated & Premier National School District is HIRING! We’re looking for the following (3) HIGH-NEED AREAS:
1.) An Educational Guidance Counselor at an Elementary Title I school
2.) Elementary-level Foreign Language Teacher to teach Mandarin Chinese
3.) Multiple positions at all grade levels for Exceptional Student Education (ESE)
If interested, please contact or send your resume to: Carolyn J. Hevey, Human Resources Administrator–Recruitment/Certification Phone: 407-320-0083, Email: email@example.com
Seeking Spanish teacher
$25 per class for substitute Spanish instructor. Possibility for long-term work. Teach children 5-11 in small groups in well established after-school program held at private and public elementary schools throughout Gainesville. Instructor must be a native speaker or fluent in Spanish. Contact Kaydie Vistelle at Fun Languages 352.372.6885 or email at Kaydiev@funlanguages.org.
Elementary Teacher Needed Immediately– Sidney Lanier
1st and 2nd grade EBD classroom- currently with 4 students and a paraprofessional. If you are still working on your proteach degree, no problem! You can have your bachelor’s degree, and work on your masters while teaching! You need an elementary certification, and be willing to take the special education k-12 test (school will reimburse the cost if passed). Supportive school environment. If you are interested or have more questions contact Buddy Kamman, principal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Assistant position in the College of Education
The College of Education, School of Teaching and Learning is seeking an undergraduate student assistant to provide clerical and administrative support fall 2018 & spring 2019 semesters. Duties will include but not be limited to: document sorting and distribution, data entry, document imaging, filing and making copies, and providing excellent customer service. Interested applicants must have unmet financial aid need, availability to work 10-15 hours per week Mon.-Fri., and be enrolled at least 1/2 time for the fall and spring semester. Hourly rate of pay is $10.00. To apply please email a resume and copy of your current course schedule to email@example.com.
AmeriCorps VISTA positions
Marion County Public Schools is looking for innovative ways to engage at-risk and/or under-performing elementary school students. The Marion County VISTA project develops a sustainable volunteer recruitment and management system to provide tutors from Mario County High Schools for students that are targeted as low reading test scores in order to boost school attendance, decrease negative student behavior, improve academic performance and school readiness, and increase reading test scores. Click here for more information.
In addition, AmeriCorps VISTA has numerous programs all over Florida for students approaching the end of the bachelor’s or master’s or just taking a break from school. The education award at the end of one year of service is approximately $6k (slightly over), and the living allowance in most Florida counties is $472.22 bi-weekly. Counties such as Monroe, Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach are slightly higher. Please contact Program Officer Alexia Lunningham at 407-587-2977 or email ALunningham@cns.gov if you have any questions regarding this or any of the National Service Volunteer opportunities.
Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies
Position available for a Spanish speaking bi-lingual 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Stock in Children
The Education Foundation- Alachua County is looking for 11 more mentors for Take Stock in Children. “Mentors are a critical component to the success of Take Stock in Children. Mentors serve as positive role-models, advocates, coaches and friends. As a Take Stock Mentor you meet weekly with your scholar at their school and have an opportunity to help a child reach their goal of a college education. We are currently seeking new mentors for our newest class of Take Stock in Children. Click here to learn more about being a mentor, or begin filling out the mentor application”
Volunteer with 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, https://gatorjuniorgolf.org/become-a-volunteer/, for more info or email Tori Look at email@example.com.
MentorGNV believes your students would be a perfect addition to our team! We are currently looking for students who would be interested in Mentoring for Fall 2018. Students have the option to choose between mentoring elementary, middle or high school students in the Gainesville area. In the application link, people choose their available times/ preferences and our team will do their best to match them to their listed preferences. If interested, please fill out the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/Kqv0zAr7uq5Z2Wbl1
Aces in Motion (AIM)
Aces in Motion (AIM), a nonprofit after-school outreach program, is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors, tutors, and most importantly role models for our middle and high school students. Check out THIS LINK for more information regarding an opportunity to volunteer and work with Gainesville’s underserved communities. This is a great way to gain experience in sport for development, academic tutoring, and character development. Want to get involved? Contact Melissa Weinsz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer at GiGi’s Playhouse: Down Syndrome Achievement Center!
If you’d like to gain experience working with children with special needs, you may be interested in this volunteering opportunity! GiGi’s Playhouse is a Down Syndrome Achievement Center that offers free programs for participants with Down syndrome and their families!
While the programs consist of singing, dancing, fun activities, and playtime, they all have an educational and therapeutic focus. Whether working on social skills, motor skills, speech and language, reading, or just simple peer interaction, it is all purposeful fun!
GiGi’s Playhouse program sessions are mostly on Saturdays and Sundays, and you would be able to choose whichever program sessions work for your schedule. We are always looking for volunteers, so if you are interested, you can visit our website and fill out the Volunteer Interest Form. Here’s the link: gigisplayhouse.org/gainesville/volunteer/. If you have any questions about volunteering, feel free to email Drew Fletcher, the Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com!
March of Dimes Collegiate Council, formerly Gators March for Babies
Our organization works to support the mission of the March of Dimes as they lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They are working radically to improve the health care moms and babies receive, while pioneering research to find solutions to the problems faced by both. In this country, 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely each year and the societal costs of this premature birth is more than $26 billion per year. For more information on the March of Dimes please watch this video.
Childcare – Tutoring
Starting in August: Babysitter needed for 2 boys ages 13 & 11, Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons (3-4pm on M and T. Friday until 4:30) .Hired sitter will pick up boys from their respective schools. Schools near each other. Good driving record a must. Rate: $10.00 an hour. Other sitting opportunities may occur as current sitters schedules change. pEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babysitter/Driver for 6th Grader in NW Gainesville
M/T/Th 3:30-5:00p and T/Th 7:30-8:30a, $75/week, start immediately. Job requires picking up at bus stop and keeping student on task. Job can be filled by more than one person. Applicants should be reliable and punctual and have a safe driving record. My 6th grader is cheerful and fun. Please email Tara at email@example.com if interested.
Organizer/Personal Assistant for a student with disabilities
$20 an hour. 4 hours per week minimum. Looking for someone with great organizational skills and experience with students with disabilities/ASD. Primarily to organize workload, track progress and provide accountability. Some face to face but also remotely.
Can you help sharpen my son’s skills? In need of a tutor for a nine year old boy who is in the 4th grade and embarrassed to ask for help. He is having a hard time in Math, English/Language Arts, and Reading Comprehension. If you can lend him a hand with homework 3 days a week and help him understand what is being taught, we will be forever grateful. The sessions will take AT LEAST an hour, and we will take more time if you have it. Please contact Lindsay Wilcox at 352-514-1048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Family, originally from China, is offering a paid opportunity for one or more students who’s native language is English to assist an 10 year old boy on the autism spectrum in Reading/writing, Math, sports and Social communication area as tutor at home , home school,or summer camp in Gainesville. (Experience with elementary education or special education students is desirable, but not necessary.) If you are interested, please contact the boy’s mother, Cindy, by phone/text at 7273016344, or at email@example.com
Micanopy Tutoring – with Friends of the Library
Tutors needed for 1-on-1 tutoring with at-risk elementary through high school students one to four afternoons per week. Micanopy Library is located 15 to 20 minutes south of campus. Volunteers are also welcome. This is an Alachua County/United Way funded program.
Hours (one or more of the following days): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday, anytime between 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – These are summer hours. To apply, interested applicants should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UF College Reach-Out Program (CROP) is hiring tutors to work with middle and high school students. Information on CROP is on the College of Education website: https://education.ufl.edu/crop/.
Salary: $10.50 per hour; 12-15 hours per week available.
If interested, please send a letter of interest and a resume to Isabella Limonta at email@example.com. Feel free to also contact me with any questions.
Unity Family Community Center Tutor Position
Unity Family Community Center is hiring a tutor position open for the 2018-2019 academic year. The tutor will plan and teach life skills lessons and help students with homework in a classroom setting. The tutor is needed from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm Monday – Thursday. The pay rate is $13 per hour. The successful candidate will need to complete a background check through Meridian before starting the position. The position is open until filled. Interested applicants may apply for the position by sending a resume to Blaine Vitallo a firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, please contact Blaine Vitallo through email or call 352-529-2030.
Interlachen High School – Tutors Needed
Interlachen High School is in need of tutors! Our district will be implementing the amazing AVID curriculum and a large piece of this is that students are able to meet in small groups on Tuesdays and Thursday to get that extra help with difficult material. Tutors will go through a background check, training process, and must be able to commit to 2 days every week for 2-3 hours each day. Compensation is available at a rate of 15.00/hour. The school year begins August 14 and tutors will be needed the following week. If interested, please contact Ms. Brittani Phillips at email@example.com.
Call to Action: America Reads Tutors Needed!
America Reads is one of the preeminent federal community service programs in the country. Its mission? To mobilize an army of trained reading tutors to help children become successful, independent readers. Our tutors play a critical role in elementary schools and community centers throughout Gainesville. They partner with teachers to support reading instruction. They work one-on-one with children who are struggling to learn. They run small-group tutoring sessions. They inspire a love of books and reading in their students.
Courses & Seminars
If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/