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Wednesday Update – February 20, 2019

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Post-Graduate Service Panel -Wednesday, February 20, 6:00-8:00pm at Ocora Pugh Hall
We would like to invite you and your students to the Post-Graduate Service Panel on February 20th from 6-8pm in Pugh Hall. Representatives from Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, City Year, Teach for America, Fulbright, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will be in attendance to answer questions about service oriented opportunities after graduation. For more information, please visit:

Education Policy Brown Bag Seminar – Thursday, February 21 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 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.

Give a Little, Get a Latte! – Tuesday, February 26th from 8:00-10:00am & 2:00-4:00pm
Stand Up and Holler for Gator Nation Giving Day at Norman Hall  on Tuesday, February 26 from 8-10am and 2-4pm. Give a Little, Get a Latte with coffee from Mi Apa and there will also be giveaways! We will be setting up between Digital World and Norman Parking Garage.

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 Deadline Extended to February 22, 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.

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: .


Graduate Award Nominations
Nominations for COE Outstanding Graduate Student Awards are now being accepted by EduGator Central (COE-Office of Academic & Student Services). Faculty, please take this opportunity to nominate an outstanding COE graduate student for one of the following three Graduate Student Awards, to be presented at our annual Recognition Dinner on Friday, April 26, 2019.  Nominations are open to all COE graduate students who were/are enrolled in at least two of the following three terms at the UF College of Education: Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019. Nominations are being accepted for: Outstanding Graduate for Professional Practice, Outstanding Graduate for Leadership, Outstanding Graduate for Research

NOMINATING PROCESS:  COE Faculty should submit a one-page letter of nomination.  A maximum of two additional letters of support (up to one page each) will be accepted and may come from COE or other UF faculty.  The nominee’s vitae/resume must be included with the nomination. All nomination materials must be submitted electronically to Aaron Ganas at  by 5:00pm on Friday, March 15, 2019.

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.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Camp Cody Summer Camp Counselor Positions
Camp Cody is looking for stellar activity counselors to join us for the summer of 2019! We are specifically looking for students interested in education and/or child development to join our team. Camp Cody is a co-ed, overnight summer camp, located on the shore of Lake Ossipee in Freedom, New Hampshire and hosts campers from age 7-17. To apply, please visit: . We look forward to hearing from you!

South Carolina Summer Camp Positions 
Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute is reaching out to recruit students for summer camp counselors’ positions at their technology based summer camps! position descriptions are available online. To apply email your resume and which camp you applying for to:
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!

iTutorGroup Online English Teaching Position
Looking for a rewarding work-from-home job that offers flexible working hours at the most competitive rates? Join us today with over 20,000 teachers already delivering and enjoying classes on the most versatile online learning platform! iTutorGroup is looking for enthusiastic teachers with great communication and presentations skills to teach and motivate students! This position requires a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate or relevant experience. If you are interested please contact Ellyn Scanlan at

Practice Makes Perfect Summer Teaching Fellowship Positions
We’re less than one month away from closing our summer Teaching Fellowship! The Practice Makes Perfect paid summer teaching fellowship offers aspiring educators the opportunity to make summer learning engaging, fun, and impactful for students who need it the most. Serving as head classroom teachers at our partner school sites in New York City, Fellows are instrumental to achieving PMP’s mission of providing high-quality summer programming. 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 the Teaching Fellowship is Friday, March 1st* 

Charleston County School District Leadership Positions
The Charleston County School District in South Carolina is currently searching for talented candidates who can fill positions as principals, assistant principals, and other district leadership beginning in the 2019-2020 school year! Our district team will be meeting potential transformative leaders in various locations around the country from March 9-10, 2019. For more information about the locations and school district please visit: We ask that each candidate send a resume and cover letter to for consideration.

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)

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Brain Awareness Week Volunteers
Brain Awareness Week 2019 is coming up soon this year (March 12-15) and we need volunteers to help make it happen! During BAW we do community outreach at various elementary, middle, and high schools throughout Alachua County as well as at the McKnight Brain Institute, where we get to teach students about the fascinating aspects of the brain. We will provide you with a training session where we will go over how to teach each class we offer and will also provide you with all the materials you need. To volunteer, please complete the following form by Friday, February 22, 2019:  Please indicate the time you would like to volunteer and attend at least one training session.

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 1st grader. I would prefer to have him tutored twice a week (45 minutes each day) preferably Thursday and either Saturday/Sunday. $40 per week. If interested, please contact:

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:

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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