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Wednesday Update – February 27, 2019

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Education Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Mary Brownell & Dr. Christopher Redding – Thursday, February 28 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.

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:

International Opportunities For Educators and Officer Elections -March 18 at 7:15pm in Norman Terrace Room
SFEA is having a meeting March 18th at 7pm in the Norman Terrace Room! The theme of the event is “International Opportunities for Educators” and at this meeting we will learn about our different opportunities of teaching abroad as well as hearing on different experiences different educators have had. Come network and enjoy some free pizza! 

Social Justice Careers Day – March 18 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Ustler Hall
Please join us in Ustler Hall for an exploration of career paths in social justice. The day will begin with a panel of Women’s Studies alumnae, working in education, mental health, violence prevention, and LGBT advocacy, who offer lessons from their post-graduation journeys, and conclude with a presentation on strategizing social justice job seeking. There will be a lunchtime (lunch provided)keynote address by UF alum and currentGainesville City Commissioner Gail Johnson,“Political Activism as a Path to Social Justice Work.” For more information, please visit this

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

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

Harn Museum of Art Summer Internships
Have you ever wondered what is like to work in an art museum? Harn internships are offered with the goal of providing professional experience, growth opportunities and guidance from museum professionals. Interns have gone on to careers ranging in education at institutions such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum and more! Deadline for applications is March 15, 2019. For applications and project descriptions please visit: If you have any questions please contact Paige Willis, Education Program Assistant, at 352.294.7062 or

VIPKid Language Instructor
VIPKid is currently hiring and offering a unique opportunity for students to earn extra income and gain direct teaching experience while going to school as a telecommute position. We offer immersive one-to-one English language instruction to children in China between the ages of 4 and 12 years old.  VIPKid is the leading global online K12 education provider and #1 company for remote jobs by Forbes (as rated by FlexJobs). They work with educational partners such as ETS, TESOL and National Geographic Learning to develop high-quality curriculum and a cutting-edge platform.There is no minimum hour requirement and schedules can be changed weekly; teach whenever and wherever is best for you in thirty minute increments. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact

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.

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 – Algebra II Honors P.K. Yonge Instructor – High School English Language Arts Honors P.K. Yonge Instructor – Elementary Visual Arts (preference for fluent Spanish speaker)

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 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:

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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