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Wednesday Update – January 30, 2019

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Education Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Phil Poekert – Thursday, January 31 from 12-1pm, Norman 2-100 
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.

Teaching Tolerance is coming to Orlando, Florida! Our teaching and learning team will host two daylong workshops in February.

  • Social Justice Teaching 101 On February 8, learn how to effectively implement culturally responsive instruction in your classroom.
  • Facilitating Critical Conversations On February 9, learn how to talk openly about the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of social inequality and discrimination.

These workshops are ideal for K–12 classroom teachers and administrators or those who work with or coach classroom teachers and administrators. Join us for one or both!  The cost of each workshop is $35, which covers the workshop materials, coffee, lunch and a certificate of completion for credit hours. Group rates are available.

Space is limited—register today! Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from the experts and to network with educators who, like you, are committed to diversity, equity and justice.

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

Save the Date! Join Florida Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in Advocacy – March 16-18, 2019

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

Save the Date: Careers in Education Fair – Wednesday, April 3   
Mark your calendars for the Careers in Education Fair, April 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

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: .


Spring 2019 Degree Application Deadline — Friday, February 1 @ 5pm
Graduating this term? Be sure to apply for your degree before the application deadline, Friday, February 1 @ 5pm. Apply through ONE.UF > Student Self Service > My Record menu> Certificate/Degree Application.

2019-2020 Student Advisory Board Applications 
Reitz Union Board of Managers, Recreational Sports Board of Directors, or O’Connell Center Advisory Board? Applications are now available! Serve, gain valuable leadership experience, and help make decisions that benefit all students at UF. 2019-2020 Student Advisory Board Applications are available at They must complete a separate application for each board they wish to apply for.

Applications must be submitted online by March 15 at 11:59 p.m. If they have questions, have them review the application for more details or email Gerard Dorve-Lewis (

Terms for each student advisory board are an entire school year (Fall 2019 to Spring 2020). Qualifications include being a full-time UF student (12 hours undergraduate, 9 hours graduate), a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and not on Conduct Probation.

GLOBAL EDUGATOR T-Shirts are Ready Writing Competition
We have some Global Educator T-shirts who are lost and are waiting to go to their forever home. If you ordered a T-shirt around International Education Week, please come by Norman Hall 2-270 to pick up your T-shirt.

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.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Student Assistant Position in COE Business Office
The College of Education Business Office is seeking an undergraduate student assistant to provide clerical and administrative support for the Spring 2019 semester and possibly beyond. 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 ½ time for the spring semester. Hourly rate of pay is $10.00. To apply please email a resume or letter of interest and copy of your current course schedule to Ellen Young at

Federal Work Study – Dean’s Office Student Assistant Position Available
A part-time Federal Work Study (FWS) position as a student assistant with the College of Education’s Dean’s Office is available for the Spring semester. Students must be able to work approximately 10+ hours per week (maximum of 20hrs). This position is likely to continue for future semesters, if the selected candidate is a good fit. Specifically, we are looking for someone with a high level of professionalism, customer service skills, phone answering abilities, and self-motivation.

If you are interested in the position, please send an email to Mirela Vasconcelos ( including your CV, class schedule and FWS approval. Only students who include all three items will be considered for the position.

Education Station and Preschool
Our team is growing! Gainesville’s premier preschool is now hiring a full-time 3-year-old teacher! Applicants must be available to work the following shift: M-F 6:45am-2:45pm. Applicants should be hard-working, dependable, caring, nurturing, a team player with a positive attitude, and be comfortable communicating with children, parents, and peers. We are seeking highly-trained teachers (A.A., B.A., or C.D.A, 45-hour, CPR, and/or 1st Aid are a plus)! Position to commence immediately.

Please email resume to, or bring in completed application. Our application can be found at

Summer Job Opportunity in Maine
Camp Laurel South is currently hiring camp counselors for the summer of 2019. We are looking for educators, coaches and college students who enjoy working with children. We are a coed, residential camp in Casco, Maine.  For a short film clip about Laurel South, please enjoy this video.

Laurel South is considered one of the most prestigious children’s overnight residential summer camps in the nation. During the summer, we serve about 800 children (ages 7-15) and employ a staff of around 225. The majority of our staff are college students hired to teach an activity area, as well as living with a group of campers.  Our diverse program offers a wide range of activities from athletics, waterfront, inner arts, nature, adventure, culinary, etc.

If interested, please contact Drew at or call 800-327-3506. To apply online, visit our website at

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.

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

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Collegiate Challenge Trip organized by UF Habitat  – applications due Sunday, February 10th
Collegiate Challenge is an alternative Spring Break trip organized and facilitated by several Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the United States. UF Habitat has organized numerous trips over the last ten years and we will have three more this coming Spring Break, March 3-9!  During Collegiate Challenge, groups of UF volunteers travel across the Southeast to live and work with a local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Volunteers live as a group in housing provided by the affiliate and build at project sites throughout the week. Work hours vary but always leave time for exploring and visiting the surrounding areas.Apply here-

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

Childcare – Tutoring

Babysitter Needed
Babysitter needed for occasional evening/weekends for my 5 year old. Must be ok with dog and 2 cats (all very friendly/mellow), possible pet-sitter opportunities as well. Located near COE, PK Yonge, and Depot Park. Contact Desi at

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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