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Wednesday Update – January 23, 2019

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General Meeting for SFEA – Wednesday, January 23 @ 6pm
Join the Student Florida Education Association (SFEA) for the first general meeting of Spring 2019.

ACCENT Presents: John R. Kasich. The keynote presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 at the University Auditorium.

Weekly Education Policy Brown Bag Seminar – Thursday, January 24 from 12-1pm 
The Education Policy Research Center is starting a weekly brown bag lunch on Thursdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Weekly brown bags will be open to all faculty and students within the College of Education. Each week will include two presentations – 40 minutes full research presentation (i.e. conference presentations or job talk) and a 20 minute emerging idea discussion. This is a great opportunity for graduate students to present their research and for faculty to engage with colleagues and students outside of their discipline. Those interested in participating can view available dates and sign up via this public link or email If your schedule allows, please attend.

Education College Council Hosts Scholastic Books – Thursday, January 24 @ 8pm
Come enjoy free goodies, learn how to get free books and build your classroom library.

UF Chemistry Outreach Orientation – 7pm, Friday, January 25
UF Chemistry Club Science Outreach is a volunteer program for all majors. We provide hands-on service and teaching experience to volunteers while exciting children about STEM fields. If you could send the following information to Education undergraduates to help spread the word, we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you for your help!

The UF Chemistry Club Science Outreach Program is an exciting volunteering opportunity for anyone interested in sharing their love for science with children and get hands on teaching experience! We perform fun and simple experiments with local elementary and middle school students. Details here.

Minorities in Philosophy Conference at UF    
This is a conference to uplift minority voices within philosophy. Minority voices in philosophy include women, persons of color, and many other underrepresented group in philosophy. In promoting minority voices, we also encourage papers on minority issues or topics, such as queer theory, philosophy of race, philosophy of oppression, etc. The call for papers is attached.

The due date for papers is January 1st of 2019, and the conference will be held January 26th at UF. We will have Dr. Peter Westmoreland from the UF Philosophy Department as our Keynote speaker. The title of his talk is “Self-Knowledge and Domination”.

Overall, we hope that you keep us in mind as you are writing your final papers, polishing a writing sample, or otherwise working on a paper! If you have any questions please email: or

12th Annual Souper Fun Sunday – Sunday, January 27, 1:00-3:30pm 
Souper Fun Sunday is Gainesville’s premier soup tasting competition featuring over 30 soups from area restaurant and catering chefs. Local celebrity judges and attendees determine the winners. Come taste the delicious soups Gainesville has to offer and vote for your favorite!

Employer Perspectives Workshop – Monday, January 28, 2:30-3:30p   
Academics in Paradise? How Your Research Cred Differentiates You in The Private and Non-Profit Sectors. Workshop details here.

Denice Frohman – Monday, February 18, 6:00-7:30 in Ustler Hall   
Denice Frohman is a poet, performer, and educator from New York City. She is a CantoMundo Fellow, former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion and National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures grant recipient. Her work has appeared in The Adroit Journal, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of ColorWomen of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism, and garnered over 10 million views online. She’s featured on national and international stages, including The Apollo, The White House, The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, PEN World Voices Festival, and over 200 colleges and universities. She has a Master’s in Education and co-organizes #PoetsforPuertoRico. She lives in Philadelphia. You can learn more about Denice Frohman here:​.

EdCamp Putnam – Saturday, February 23, 8:30a-1:20p   
EdCamp Putnam is a great way to learn about schools in the surrounding counties! We have educators from Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Duval, St. Johns, Flagler, Suwannee, and of course Putnam County registered for this event! Meet people already in the field, teachers, principals, media specialists, curriculum and tech coaches, from K-12. It will be a great day of collaborating, learning and growing your Personal Learning Network. More details here.

Doral Academy Teacher Recruitment Fair – Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9-11am   
LOOKING FOR TEACHERS CERTIFIED IN THE AREAS OF Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading, and Electives. Please RSVP by completing this form

4th Annual College of Education Research Symposium – Thursday, March 21, 2019

Introducing: the Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium – June 17-18, 2019
The University of Cambridge and University of Florida invite you to the Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium. This symposium will convene a diverse group of educational leaders for a collaborative dialogue on the challenges facing the field.  Learn more at: .


5th Annual Words on Canvas: the Harn Museum’s Spring 2019 Writing Competition
Would you like a chance to have your poetry or prose featured in the Harn Museum of Art? Here’s your opportunity to write yourself into the museum!  Words on Canvas is an annual writing competition open to all UF and SFC students who find inspiration in art. Writers will choose one of 28 art works and submit a poem or prose piece inspired by it. Winning submissions will then be featured in the Harn’s Words on Canvas booklet and will garner prizes from the Harn gift shop!  The program is supported by UF Honors Program.

Further details on the competition including rules, guidelines, and the featured artworks can be found here: Previous year’s winning submissions can be found here:  If you have any questions or concerns you can email:

Come by the museum to view the works in person and get inspired!  Happy writing!​

FREE GRE WORKSHOP.  The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, February 11-14, 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.

Kappa Delta Pi applications
Applications to join Kappa Delta Pi are now open! KDP is the University of Florida’s only educational honor society. Every semester, we open up applications for new initiates. The Spring 2019 Application is DUE on January 25, 2019 at 6pm to Initiation is on January 29, 2019 at 8:15pm. We invite everyone to join us as we grow together through professional development and networking opportunities. Additional details here.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Job Opportunities at UF Science Outreach Center
Multiple Part-time Student Assistant positions available.  $9.00/hour

The UF Center for Precollegiate Education and Training ( is looking for multiple part time student assistants to help with various aspects of our science outreach center including the following: 1) social media/marketing/website development (TerminalFour); 2) General office and clerical tasks; 3) science education research; and 4) laboratory research experience to prep biotechnology equipment lockers and classroom science experiments. 

Advanced course work in life science (Jr/Sr level), STEM education, computer programming/web development, and/or journalism/media preferred.   Interested applicants should email CPET’s Associate Director, Dr. Julie Bokor at and include the following in the email (a CV or resume and cover letter may be submitted in lieu of the email text):

·       a brief description of job/volunteer experience;​
·       year and major or graduate program;
·       relevant college courses taken;
·       future personal and career goals; any additional information that pertains to the position.

Southwest Recreation Center hiring
RecSports and Intramural sports are looking for dynamic members to join our team for part time employment. Please attend any and all sessions that you are interested in.

Gainesville psychological office with multiple providers hiring part time receptionist. Seeking one year commitment minimum. Front desk responsibilities include, but are not limited to: scheduling patients, answering phones, verifying insurance, processing patient payments, filing and chart maintenance, and computer skills for data and billing entry. Six months of experience required, within the last two years. Hours 12:30-4:30PM, M-F; beginning salary $10/hr. Background check required.

Ideal candidate: focused on patient service, possesses a great work ethic, has strong communication skills, works well with others, and is trustworthy, dependable, and timely. Works with initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment.  Remains calm and effective in multitasking and emergency situations.

If you have previously applied for this position, there is no need to do so again. We are currently interviewing.  Please fax resume that includes past work history with dates and professional references contact information to 352-338-7710 or email resume to

KenMont and KenWood Camps
Currently recruiting Counselors for this summer at KenMont and KenWood Camps. We are a premier summer camp located in Kent, CT about 2 hours from New York City. We have a 200 acre facility which includes team sports, individual sports, waterfront activities, arts programs, and outdoor adventure activities.

Our campers are from ages 8 to 15 and come from NY, NJ, CT, FL, MD, CA and various other places. Our staff is from all over the world- all across the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.  If interested, please contact Program Director Emily Sussman at

PK Yonge Position Announcements –
Algebra II Honors (
High School English Language Arts Honors (
High School Chemistry Honors/Advanced Placement (
Elementary Visual Arts (preference for fluent Spanish speaker) (

English Position at St Francis Catholic Academy
ENGLISH TEACHER (Full-Time).  Saint Francis Catholic Academy is looking for a FULL-TIME Freshman English Teacher. The ideal candidate will have strong writing skills as well as a Florida Certification or be eligible for certification in English. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and Diocese of St. Augustine Employment Application to Debbie Couch, Assistant to the Principal, at

ECE Job Opportunity in South Florida
Montessori Learning Land (, is looking for a new teacher for their Nido Group (Ages 1-2 y/o).  The school would love to have someone with the Montessori training.

Sonshine Day Preschool located in Westside Baptist Church is hiring afternoon teachers.  Those interested must be able to work Monday-Friday 2:30-5:30pm.  Additional morning hours are optional if available. Completed 45 DCF training hours are a plus, but not required to be hired.  Must be willing to start DCF hours within first 90 days. Immediate positions available, must complete level II Background screening.  For more information or to apply please contact Chris Pappas: or 352-333-0017.

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Glen Springs Elementary needs volunteers for Science Night! 
When: Evening of Tuesday, February 5th
Where: Glen Springs Elementary
Please contact Angela Adams at if you are interested

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 5-17 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 or email John Reger at

Volunteers Needed for After-School Tutoring in Micanopy
Monday-Thursday, 2:30-3:30pm; Contact: Dolly Stokes (352-283-1098)

Willie Mae Stokes Community Center, 355 NW 6 Avenue, Micanopy, FL

Childcare – Tutoring

Babysitter Needed
Babysitter needed for 2 boys ages 14 & 12,  Monday-3:00-5:30 (sometimes 4:30).  Hired sitter will pick up boys from 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:

Spring & Summer 2019 – Study Abroad

AFA 4905: 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 4930: UF in Seville – Comparative International Education & Spanish Language
Are you interested in improving your Spanish while working with youth in schools or engaging in exciting service learning opportunities in the south of Spain? If so, this 6 credit Summer A (13 May – 8 June) Study Abroad in Seville, Spain is for you. Homestays, language classes for credit, and coursework in international comparative education will supplement your experiences working in diverse areas. Optional weekend excursions include Malaga and Morocco. Sign up ASAP or contact Dr. Coady for additional information

ENY 4905: From Ancient Farms to Modern Tables
Study Abroad course for Summer A 2019 (June 8-June 23, 2019). See the following attachments, UF in Greece and ENY4905,  for further information. Questions? Please contact Roberto Pereira at

– GEB4930, 2 credits, no pre-reqs or French needed
– Immersive business visits in the wine and aerospace industries, museums, restaurants, and tours
– Application Deadline Monday, December 10, 2018
– Contact Dr. Phalin for more information:


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