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Wednesday Update – November 14, 2018

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Info Session for Spring Branch ISD – Thursday, November 15th
Post Graduation: The Next Step in Your Education Career. See attachment.

UF Master of Health Administration Open House – Friday, November 16th
Learn how YOU can make a difference with the UF MHA Program. Register Now!

International Education Week – November 12-16, 2018 
Please join us this Friday, November 16th, 2018, from 12:30pm-2:30pm located at Friendship Plaza on the northeast side of the COE library at Norman Village to celebrate International Education Week! Food and fun to celebrate International Education Week!

Global Edugators T-shirts can be purchased here: available until 12/1/18. Check out the design!

Student Intern Reception (Broward County) Monday, November 19th
Representatives from Talent Acquisition/Instructional will be presenting valuable information about your transition to Broward County Public Schools. Topics presented will include application procedures, certification, compensation and new teacher support.

Donuts with the Deans – Thursday, November 29th, 9:30-11:00am

4th Annual SESPECS Research to Practice Symposium – Friday, November 30th, 10am-1pm   
The Fourth Annual SESPECS Research-to-Practice Symposium will focus on bringing together all of our Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies graduate students with faculty from within and outside of UF’s College of Education in a professional conference-like environment. Dr. Michael Coyne will serve as our keynote speaker highlighting his work in vocabulary development within an MTSS framework. Following our keynote presentation, refreshments will be served and students will display their own research work during a poster session. We cordially invite all UF College of Education faculty and students to attend this event.


International Education Week T-Shirts     
In celebration of International Education Week, Global EduGator T-Shirts are available for purchase. Please go to the online store to make your selection,

Libraries Charity Drive   
Greetings! Our annual Charity Drive is going on now. You can find donation boxes located throughout the library branches for you to place your donations. See attachment for a list of items needed.

Graduate assistantships in Youth Development & Family Sciences   
Are you interested in becoming an academic, non-profit, or federal agency researcher?  Our graduate students are focused on cutting edge topics that will make them competitive across a range of prevention science opportunities. See attachment for details.

Assistantships are available, and the deadline for applications is January 15. For questions, please contact Coordinator of Academic Programs, Gregg Henderschiedt, at or Graduate Coordinator, David Diehl at

IES Education Policy Postdoctoral Position 
The Education Policy Initiative (EPI) seeks candidates interested in deepening their knowledge of rigorous, applied quantitative education policy research for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. We will accept applications submitted online. Please visit our website for instructions. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1 and will continue until the positions are filled. See attachment for additional details.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Graduate Assistant Position
The Institute of Higher Education is looking for a graduate research assistant who can conduct data collection and policy analysis related to state financing of colleges and universities.

The graduate research assistant (GRA) will operate within a multi-university team of policy researchers.  Primary responsibilities include data collection and coding, collaborating with team members, reporting progress and results.  Regular tasks will require GRA to interpret policy-related documents and state budget documents.

The role requires contextual knowledge (minimum) of public finance and budgets as well as clear and concise communication skills. The GRA will collect data in Word and Excel and report information to team members, including other GRAs and faculty team members. Other administrative and research-oriented duties incidental to the work tasks may be assigned.

If interested please apply at and reference requisition 509251.

Graduate Assistant Position
The Institute of Higher Education is looking for a graduate research assistant to engage campus-based practitioners as part of a guided student pathways study. The graduate research assistant (GRA) will collaborate with the UF-based research team to provide evidence-based recommendations regarding best practices when using guided pathways as academic plans at four-year universities. The GRA will interview higher education practitioners to identify best practices and conduct basic research tasks, such as annotated bibliographies and literature reviews.

The role requires previous research experience as well as clear and concise communication skills. The GRA will collect and disseminate information from partner institutions and generate reports in Word and Excel to document findings. Other administrative and research-oriented duties incidental to the work tasks may be assigned. Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; Demonstrated ability to conduct basic research tasks and engage in clear and concise communication with stakeholders. If interested please apply at and reference requisition 509228.

Paid Summer Teaching Fellowship in NYC
Our team partners with PreK-12 low-income schools across NYC to deliver high-quality academic summer learning programs. Our Teaching Fellows receive 40 hours of intensive training and are provided with support for an entire month to prepare an enriching experience for the children we serve. In the last three years, we’ve hired well over 200 college Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students to teach in our schools.

This summer, Teaching Fellows will be paid $18 per hour and can expect to earn ~$3,000 – $4,000 pre-tax from June 11th to August 11th.  To learn more and apply for our Teaching Fellowship, please visit:

The deadline to apply for our 2019 Teaching Fellowship is Friday, March 1st.

Union County High School – Lake Butler, Florida
UCHS has two full-time instructional positions available for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • English Language Arts teacher (Grade 10)
    •  This position is currently filled by a long-term sub and is available immediately.
  • Intensive Reading teacher
    •  This position will be available on November 26.

For more information please contact Julee Ricketson at, or visit to apply.

Putnam County School District’s Job Openings – Application Deadline: Until Filled  *unless otherwise noted

Middleton Burney Elementary
Teacher, ESE Teacher

Interlachen High School
Teacher, Math/Science

Ochwilla Elementary
Teacher, VE

Kelley Smith Elementary
Teacher, FourthJenkins Middle School
Teacher, Civics 5-9 ESOL Preferred
*Application Deadline: November 13, 2018

Miller Middle School
Teacher, Science
Teacher, Social Studies

Price Middle School
Teacher, Science

Crescent City High School
Teacher, Math

Childcare – Tutoring

Childcare Needed
Gainesville family seeks afterschool childcare for four children ages 8, 7, 6 and 6 years old. If interested, please email Chris at

Tutors Needed
My name is Reathea Felder. My husband and I are over the youth ministry at my church Open Door Ministries. Our youth ministry ranges in ages from 13-18. Beginning in January, we would like to offer tutoring services to students especially those with difficulty in math, sciences, and reading. We would like to have a tutor once a week from 1-2 hours to assist students needing help in those areas. If anyone is interested please contact me at 727-515-5392 or email me Thank you

I am currently looking for a caregiver for my 22 year old son who is diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome. Our current need is for the following:

– Hours: 3:30- 5:30pm Monday- Friday
– Clean driving record
– Safe and reliable transportation
– Must be able to pass all background checks
– Must be reliable
– Must be responsible, patient, offer guidance, be fun, and love to laugh

Our son is funny and goofy and and working on learning how to be an adult. We would like the applicant to be willing to help him with this journey. Work will include picking him up from his day program at 3:30 and then working with him until we come home at 5:30. We want someone who will guide him through daily living skill (but NOT DO these things for him). Also someone who will have fun with him and treat him like he is a young adult. Our son loves to be out in the community, he loves music and movies, and being goofy.

We are willing to hire more than one person if you cannot work all 5 days. If you are interested please contact Elizabeth Gutierrez

Tutor needed for High School Freshman
Looking for a tutor that has the educational skills and patience to tutor my 14 yr. old 9th grade daughter in the subjects of Math & Science. My daughter has been diagnosed with ADHD she is very smart but gets bored/loses focus very easily. Looking for someone who may be able to introduce her to new strategies that will help her obtain the knowledge she being taught as well as effective studying habits. Tutoring needed Mondays and Wednesdays, Mondays and Thursdays, or Tuesdays & Thursdays for one hour during the times 6:00-8:00 (whichever time slot/days that works best for you). I can also be flexible with the days. We can discuss a neutral location to meet. If interested and for further details please email me

Babysitter Needed
Babysitter needed for 2 boys ages 14 & 12,  Monday-Friday from 7:15 to 8:50 and M, T, TR and F 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 HR. Other sitting opportunities may occur as current sitters schedules change.  Email:

Live-in nanny/Au Pair
Looking to offer a room (furnished or otherwise) in my home in exchange for part-time childcare help for my two boys ages 7 and 5. I am a single mother with shared custody, so there would be approximately 3 days a week when the children are not in the home (Monday morning until Thursday after school). Responsibilities would mirror that of an Au Pair: childcare help, especially on weekends, supervision and assistance with homework, chores, and home projects (like gardening or creative building).

Light household chores would be required, but mostly to set an example and model habits of participation and organization to the children. They are capable of their age-appropriate chores and are encouraged at all times to participate in every aspect of respecting and caring for our home ie.  straightening up, taking out trash/compost/recycling, loading and unloading dishwasher, setting the table, learning to cook/bake/sew, collecting/sorting/and putting away laundry, cleaning their own rooms/messes, watering plants, basic yard work, etc.

We enjoy an active lifestyle with limited screen time and a focus on diverse cultural and educational opportunities. We have a piano and craft room, which you would have access to. Artistic and musical activities are greatly encouraged, as are dance, performance arts, and martial arts. My main goal is having regular one-on-one time with each individual child, some nighttime babysitting, as well as the option to bring them on occasional weekend work trips and winter ski trips (all travel expenses would be covered).
You will have a private room, wi-fi, and full access to the shared rooms in the home.

Requirements: Good communication skills, a positive vibe, tidy habits, previous experience working with children, safe driving record, good references, non-smoker, and reliable vehicle. A native or fluent speaker of either German or Spanish preferred (this is a multilingual home). Please contact Geraecka at with references/resume, personal expectations, and what you are excited to contribute as a new member of our family.

Childcare opportunity – Spring Semester
We are seeking a responsible, fun, experienced childcare provider to work Mondays approximately 1:30-4:30pm to care for and transport our 9-year old daughter. She is easy, down to earth, and enjoys cooking, nature, reading, and art. Starting Jan 7th. NW Gainesville. 15$/hour. Also, occasionally need evenings and other days.  Must have reliable vehicle and a clean driving record. Please reply to if interested.

Looking to hire a reliable person to babysit our 3 year old son a few days a week starting immediately.  Would prefer Tuesday and/or Thursday from 8am to 4pm with some variability in hours. Responsibilities would primarily be for our preschooler but would need some after school assistance with 10 year old twins on a rare occasion.  Some light household chores would be required at times (general straightening up, folding toddlers clothes, some dishes, etc)

Requirements: Prior experience as a babysitter/nanny, safe driving record, good references, non-smoker, and reliable car. Please contact Janna at with references/resume.

Spring 2019 – Courses and Seminars

EDG 4910: Education Undergraduate Research (in School Mental Health)
Dr. Joni Splett’s research focuses on the prevention and intervention of emotional and behavioral concerns for youth in schools. She is currently working on projects related to universal mental health screening, child and adolescent mental health service utilization trends in school and community settings, expanding multi-tiered systems of support to be inclusive of mental health promotion, prevention and intervention (Interconnected Systems Framework), and continued development and testing of a cognitive-behavioral, self-regulatory intervention for girls in middle school demonstrating relationally aggressive behaviors and their families called GIRLSS (Growing Interpersonal Relationships through Learning and Systemic Supports).

To participate in this research you will need to sign up for the spring 2019 course EDG 4910 (see attachment). Please email to receive an application. Applications are currently being accepted. Additional Course details can be found here.

African Americans in Paris Spring Break Class
Dr. Sharon Austin, Director of the African American Studies Program and Professor of Political Science, is teaching an African Americans in Paris class during spring break 2019. 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 $2750 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.  If interested, please apply here.

EDG 6931: Doctoral Seminar on Rural Education 
Although nearly one-third of Florida’s schools are considered “rural” following US education definitions of rurality (NCES, 2004, 2006), we know very little about how schools function in rural settings (Nugent, Kunz, Sheridan, Glover, & Knoch, 2017) and ways to improve learning for rural students. This advanced graduate level seminar explores rural education, and unpacks ‘rurality’, stereotypes and beliefs surrounding rural schools. Additional course details here.


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