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Wednesday Update – October 3, 2018

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Women in Leadership Forum | October 3   
Last call to register for the 2018 Women in Leadership Forum! Patricia Brigham, president, League of Women Voters of Florida and Lumina Foundation education policy consultant Nicole Washington will headline the forum Oct.3 at 5:30 p.m. in Pugh Hall. Keynote presentations will be followed by networking breakout sessions. Light refreshments will be served. Pinecrest Councilmember Anna Hochkammer, Gainesville City Council member Gail Johnson and Jacksonville attorney and double Gator Dyvonnda Thurston will serve as breakout panelists. The forum connects emerging student leaders with proven local and national policy leaders and advocates. Don’t miss this great opportunity.

Gator Graduate Programs Fair 2018
This is an opportunity for UF students and other interested parties to explore graduate education options right here on campus — slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on the UF campus.

This event is part of UF Graduate Education Week (October 22-26, 2018), hosted by the UF Graduate School, the UF Career Connections Center, and the UF Office of Undergraduate Research. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Erin Rice in the UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives at

Volusia County Fall Instructional Job Fair – Friday, November 2  
Volusia County Schools will be hosting an invitation only, instructional job fair to hire talented teachers. All certifications are welcome to apply. Prior certifications listed here. To express your interest in being considered for an invitation to this job fair, complete all steps listed below prior to noon on Thursday, October 25. Additional resources for candidates can be found on our webpage


International Education Week – November 12-16, 2018  
The College of Education will be organizing a festival spotlighting the countries and regions of all of our students who have international experiences and/or backgrounds. We are asking all COE students to participate and volunteer by having a table that would introduce a country or region to our college community.

In order to make this a successful event, we need your help! Please contact: Dr. Jo Kozuma ( by OCTOBER 19th or join the planning meeting at COE Terrace Room on Wednesday, October 19th at 1PM. See attachment for additional details.

Save the Date! COE Research Symposium   —  Please submit ideas for a theme for the 2019 symposium!
Save the Date for the 4th annual College of Education Research Symposium that will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the Reitz Union. The symposium is presented by The Student Alliance of Graduates in Education (SAGE), the Education College Council (ECC), and the College of Education.

The COE Research Symposium offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. We are looking for your help! Please submit ideas for a theme for this year’s symposium by clicking here.

The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, October 8-11, 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.

Call for Proposals: AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research    
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research. The Council of the AERA established the fellowship program to provide support for doctoral dissertation research, to advance education research by outstanding minority graduate students, and to improve the quality and diversity of university faculties. The application deadline for the 2019-2020 competition is Thursday, November 1, 2018.

An informational webinar will occur on Thursday, September 20 from 3-4pm to discuss the program’s goals, the application process, and details about the competition. Please use the link to sign up for this webinar. For eligibility requirements and other details, please click here.

Call for Proposals: AERA Grants Program Dissertation and Research Grants  
The AERA Grants Program is currently accepting proposals for both its Dissertation and Research Grants. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the AERA Grants Program provides dissertation grants to graduate students and small research grants to doctoral level scholars using large-scale data sets in their research. Complete details located on the attachment.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Paid Teaching Residency – KIPP Metro Atlanta
The KIPP Metro Atlanta Teaching Residency provides a unique and rigorous opportunity for aspiring educators to enter the profession through a supportive training process. Residents will learn alongside mentor teachers, while earning a master’s degree in teaching. This selective, paid, two-year program immerses residents in intensive training through graduate coursework and thoughtful practice with a gradual on-ramp into teaching. See attachment for more details.

Fernandina Beach High School – Nassau County, FL
Currently has an opening for a teacher of environmental science and physical science. The position might also include the opportunity to teach physics. The position is currently filled by a long-term sub and is available immediately or beginning with the spring term that begins in January. If interested, please contact Chris Webber at

STEAM Education Opportunity at the Cade Museum
The Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention is looking for a passionate, engaged and committed intern to assist education staff in rotunda educational programs. The internship will provide the student with real-world experience in:
+ Teaching in classroom, museum, and science center settings with students of all ages 
+ Curriculum implementation 
+ Informal science education techniques in the STEAM fields

For more information and to apply, please visit

Position – Anita Zucker Center
The Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies is hiring an individual to serve as a data collector for an Institute of Education Sciences funded study: BEST in CLASS – Elementary. BEST in CLASS aims to address the needs of children in Kindergarten – 2nd grade at risk for social, emotional learning difficulties.

Each data collector will work approximately 10-15 hrs per week collecting data using a host of direct and indirect measures in local K-2nd grade public school classrooms. Additionally, data collectors will assist with data entry. If interested, please email

Harn Museum of Art Spring 2019 Internships
Have you ever wondered what is like to work in an art museum? Harn internships are offered with the goal of providing professional experience, growth opportunities and guidance from museum professionals. Interns have gone on to careers ranging in education at institutions such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum and more!

Spring internships in the Education Department are available in Campus Engagement, Gallery Interpretation and Family Programs. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.  Interested candidates can find instructions, applications and project descriptions at Questions? Contact Paige Willis, Education Program Assistant, at 352.294.7062 or

Student Summer Employment/Scholarship
Florida Elks Youth Camp is now accepting applications for positions as a camp counselor in Florida. The dates of employment are June 2 – July 27, 2019. If interested in applying, please visit and select “Summer Camp Staff”.

We see about 336 9-13 year-old kids every week for 7 weeks. Scholarships of up to $5,000 a year for four years are available for our staff to apply for after their first summer at Florida Elks Youth Camp. Please see flyer for details.

Childcare – Tutoring

Tutor Needed
After-school tutor and chauffeur for middle school student who needs some extra help with schoolwork.  Opportunity to start immediately two to three days a week from 3:00-5:30 or 6:00.

Duties include homework help, occasional transportation to activities and providing structure to the afternoon. Must have reliable transportation. Larger vehicle preferred but not required.

If interested please email name, days/hours available, and contact number to  

Afterschool Childcare Provider

UF faculty member looking to hire a reliable person to help during late afternoon/evening on Thursdays (5 to 8:30 pm) starting in November.  Additional babysitting opportunities on weekends and up to 4 days a week next semester.  Duties include picking up my 11-yr old girl and 8-yr old boy from school and driving them to sports activities or to home and help with homework and housework at home (emptying dishwasher, making lunches for next day, etc.).  Requirements: Prior experience as a babysitter/nanny, safe driving record, good references, non-smoker, and reliable car.   Contact Andrea Dutton at with references if interested in starting in November or if interested in opportunities for next semester.

Tutor Needed

I am looking for a tutor for my child.  She’s currently in the 7th grade and is struggling in math. I would like to have a tutor twice a week for a hour to a hour and a half. If available, please give me a call as soon as possible at 352-258-8067. Thanks a lot.  Terrance

Volunteer Opportunities

Cade Museum Volunteer Opportunities
The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, Gainesville’s newest museum, is seeking passionate volunteers to join #TeamCade to inspire creativity through science and art. Volunteers help with experiments and hands-on activities throughout the Cade Museum. If you have an interest in STEAM, invention, creativity, technology, or working with kids, the Cade Museum is the place for you! Visit  to learn more and fill out an application. For more information or questions, please contact Michele Kuhn, Volunteer Coordinator, at

PKY Fall Carnival – Thursday, October 18 from 3-6pm 
Looking for students to help out at the PK Yonge Fall Carnival. If you are not able to do the entire three-hour shift, we can figure out some shifts that you can do. We will take all of the volunteers we can get. The more volunteers we get, the less parents are needed giving them time to spend with their children at the carnival. If you are able to help out, please email Volunteer Coordinator Danica Faulkner at or text her at 352-214-8203.


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