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Wednesday Update – February 6, 2019

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Education Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Nicholas Gage & Nikki Grasley-Boy – Thursday, February 7 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.

Edcamp Hernando – February 9, from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at D.S. Parrott Middle School 
You are invited to join us at Edcamp Hernando, come see what edcamps are all about! Grow your PLN, learn with and from fellow educators, share your best practices, and leave energized! Register for FREE at

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.

Spring Networking Fair -February 13 from 4-7pm at the Reitz Union North Lawn
Family Youth and Community Sciences Club will be hosting their annual Spring Networking Fair. We invite organizations and non-profits from all around Gainesville, Florida and the US to come in and recruit students for internships, practicums and volunteer opportunities.

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, 8:30am-1:20pm   
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.

Teacher Recruitment Fair – March 2 at 9:00 at Veterans High School, Kathleen, Georgia
Houston County Board of Education is inviting graduating students seeking employment to Houston County’s annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on March 2 at Veterans High School.  For more information, please visit

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

Teacher Job Fair – Saturday, March 9 from 9 am-2 pm at Oviedo High School
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) school administrators from each school site will be interviewing and offering teacher contracts for instructional critical shortage areas for the 2019-2020 school year on the spot. Pre-registration for the job fair is required and can be found by visiting the district’s website: For questions, please contact:
Pre-registration deadline is Thursday, February 14, 2019. Registration link:

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 at the Reitz Union

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.

College of Education Recognition Dinner -Friday, April 26 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Hilton UF Conference Center

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: .


College of Education Study Abroad Scholarships
Any College of Education student completing a study abroad program can qualify! COE students interested in applying for Study Abroad Scholarships should complete the application and submit it, along with a 500-750 word essay to by 4pm on Friday, February 8th, 2019. First preference given to COE students completing the COE program in Seville. Second preference given to COE students completing other UF study abroad programs. COE students participating in study abroad opportunities through programs unaffiliated with UF may also qualify. Information can be found here (left-hand side of the page). Please direct questions about the UF in Seville opportunity to Dr. Maria Coady ( and questions about the scholarship process to

University Scholars Program 2019-2020 Applications
COE is now accepting applications for undergraduate students interested in participating in the University Scholars Program. Students selected by a committee as University Scholars will receive a $1,750 stipend to support research efforts under a faculty mentor. Please reach out to Aaron Ganas ( with any questions.

Spring 2019 Degree Application Deadline *Extended* — Friday, February 8 @ 5pm
Graduating this term? Be sure to apply for your degree before the application deadline, Friday, February 8 @ 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

Santa Fe College STEM Tutor Coordinator Position
Santa Fe College is looking for a STEM Tutor coordinator. The Learning Commons STEM Tutor Coordinator collaborates with the Director and other coordinators to oversee the Learning Commons facility, as well as all other center activities related to the daily operations of the Learning Commons. The application deadline is February 14. To apply, please visit:

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School -Instructor Positions
P.K. Yonge is currently seeking instructors for the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more about P.K. Yonge, please visit
Direct links to the applications:
 – P.K. Yonge Instructor – High School Physics / Engineering P.K. Yonge Instructor – Technology Integration Specialist P.K. Yonge Instructor – Algebra II Honors P.K. Yonge Instructor – High School English Language Arts Honors P.K. Yonge Instructor – High School Chemistry Honors/Advanced Placement P.K. Yonge Instructor – Elementary Visual Arts (preference for fluent Spanish speaker)

Grassy Waters Preserve Environmental Education Internship
Grassy Waters Preserve is seeking a college student to intern for summer of 2019 to teach students during field trips to Grassy Waters Preserve, which includes canoeing, dip-netting, etc. Interns will lead hands-on activities focused on environmental awareness and sustainability at West Palm Beach City Park Facilities. The internship is June 10th– Aug. 1st  (4 days a week, 8 hours a day, however, dates can be flexible) and includes a $2000 stipend. The application deadline is April 1st. If you have any questions please contact Charles Wilson ( Information for the program can be found at:

For an application, please contact Mary Crider,  *Our interns are sponsored by the Grassy Waters Conservancy*

South Carolina Summer Camp Internships
Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute, a division that focuses primarily on summer camp programming is reaching out to recruit students for our summer camp counselors’ positions. position descriptions are available online.

4-H Summer Camp, located in Summerton, South Carolina, works with youth from ages 8-14, and focuses on water activities, high adventure, sports and recreation, and much more.
Camp Voyager, located in Pickens, South Carolina works with youth ages 10-14 and focuses on programming OZOBots, building Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, flying drones, playing video games and more!

Pocono Springs Camp – Summer Job and Internship Position
Pocono Springs Camp is currently hiring Activity & Cabin Specialists for the summer of 2019. We are hiring for many departments from Athletics & Tennis, Creative & Performing Arts, to Waterfront and Outdoor Adventure! We are a 5 week coed camp in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Staff are at camp from June 14th to July 27th with opportunities to stay for pre and post season. Salaries include all room and board, meals, staff shirts, and laundry services!

If you are interested in this opportunity, you can contact Annie Copp at or call 570-218-5800 or apply online at

RecSports Student Employee Position
The Department of Recreational Sports is seeking team players that value integrity and energy with an intent to contribute excellence service to our patrons. Applications for the following positions are available from February 4-20. Job descriptions and instructions to apply can be found on this site:

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

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

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-

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

Tutor Needed
Tutor needed for 6th grader in math, ELA, and science with the Cambridge Program. If interested, contact Khadija Camps at

Babysitter Needed
Babysitter needed for occasional evening/weekends for my 5 year old, $10/hour. 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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