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Wednesday Update – February 13, 2019

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Education Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Dennis Kramer, II, Ph.D. – Thursday, February 14 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.

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.

Discussion on Adaptive Literacy Technologies with Dr. Danielle McNamara – February 18, from 1:00-2:00 pm in Norman Hall Terrace Room
Please join us for a talk and discussion on Adaptive Literacy Technologies with Dr. Danielle McNamara, psychology and literacy scholar and director of the Science of Learning and Educational Technology Laboratory at Arizona State University.

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.

Post-Graduation: Next Steps for Future Teachers Webinar – February 26 at 3:00 pm
This webinar will discuss considerations when researching and applying for teaching positions and share a few tips on how to find the right school (district) for you. This Employer Perspectives presentation is hosted by Spring Branch Independent School District in collaboration with the UF Career Connections Center. Register at For more information please contact Daneen at

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:

International Mentoring Association Conference – March 11-12 at UF Hilton Conference Center
The International Mentoring Association is hosting its 2019 conference with the theme: “Diversity in Mentoring Initiatives: Practice and Research.” The College of Education is  a platinum sponsor for this conference and because of that 10 free registrations are available to the first 10 graduate students who wish to attend the conference.  If you are interested in being one of those, please email Dr. Linda Searby at

From Colored to Black – March 16 at 7:30 pm & March 17 at 2:00 pm at Squitieri Studio Theatre
A theatrical experience that encompasses over eighty years of Florida’s Black Oral History with stories from the St. Augustine Civil Rights Movement, the resettlement of Rosewood, Gainesville’s Old Lincoln High School, and more. This unique theatrical experience provides the foundation for critical dialogue around Black History and identity. For more information visit:

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

From Segregation to Black Lives Matter – African American Oral History Symposium – March 21-March 23
This symposium marks the formal opening of the Joel Buchanan Archive of African American Oral History at the University of Florida to scholars, students, and researchers worldwide. The symposium will feature panels, films, exhibits, performances, and lectures on many different facets of Black History. For more information visit:

4th Annual College of Education Research Symposium – Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Reitz Union ***Proposal Submission Deadline is February 18 at 11:59 pm

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.

Volusia County Schools’ Instructional Job Fair -Friday, April 19
Volusia County School District located in central Florida is currently recruiting teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. To request an invitation to the April Job Fair, complete the online employment application and complete the Job Fair Survey by 12:00 pm on Friday, April 5. If you have any questions, please email:

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: .


International Mentoring Conference Scholarship Applications
Scholarships are available for the International Mentoring Conference! Are you interested in learning how to become a more effective mentor? Register for the upcoming International Mentoring Association Conference hosted on March 11-12! Student scholarships are available — contact Linda Searby at for more information on how to apply.

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. *Applications due February 15, please reach out to Aaron Ganas ( with any questions.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

St. John Paul II Catholic School Teacher Positions
A PreK3 – 8th Grade Diocesan School located in Lecanto, Florida, is seeking teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. The preferred applicant is passionate about teaching and must have a bachelor’s degree and hold or be eligible for Middle Grades English (5-9) or English (6-12) Certification from the Florida Department of Education. Full time positions with benefits are anticipated. To apply: Complete the online application and submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Application:

If you have any questions, email Principal Lee Sayago at

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:

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Active Streets Alliance & 352Creates
Active Street Alliance and 352Creates is in need of activity leaders for their upcoming event! We are inviting businesses, organizations and individuals to lead activities and/or any group activity that will engage attendees in a healthy, active and/or creative lifestyle. The free community event will be held Sunday, February 24th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Depot Park and its surrounding streets. Sign up at:

Childcare – Tutoring

Tutor Needed
Reading tutor needed for 3rd grader who can help read and discuss context. Tutoring needed two times per week for one hour each day, $20/hour in the Southwest area (near longleaf). If interested please contact:

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

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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