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Wednesday Update – March 13, 2019

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Education Policy Brown Bag Seminar – Thursday, March 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.

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:

RCSCS K-8 Charter School Hiring Fair
RCSCS is a K-8 Charter School in Coral Springs and we are looking for qualified teachers for the 2019-2020 school year. We are having a hiring fair on April 24th from 4-7PM at our school and would love to meet you! If you are interested, but unable to attend, please email Robyn Kaminsky, the hiring fair coordinator at:

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: .


Scholarship Notifications
Did you apply for a scholarship for the 2019 school year? The 2019 scholarship recipients have been chosen! Please check your email for your scholarship award notification from

Graduating Student Speaker Applications
Do you have a message that you would like to share with fellow graduates? The COE Recognition Ceremony will include an address by a graduating student. The speaker will be chosen by a committee of COE students, faculty and staff based on submitted applications. Spring 2019 COE graduates receiving a bachelor’s, master’s, or specialist degree are eligible to apply. Student Speaker applications are due by 5:00pm on Monday, March 25th

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.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Dr. Patel High School Teacher Positions
Dr. Kiran C. Patel High School is hiring for all subject areas for our inaugural staff! We are looking for innovative teachers who want to focus on project-based learning (PBL), a flipped classroom, cross-curricular planning, and blended learning. The school building is to be completed by June 30, 2019 and will have starting student body of 300 students. For more information, please visit: To apply, please visit:

Classroom Observers
The SERVE Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a university-based research, development, dissemination, evaluation, and technical assistance center. We have recently been selected to evaluate activities of the Partnerships for Engaged Quality Instruction through Professional Development (EQuIPD), a study funded by the U.S. Department of Education. We are recruiting classroom observers to work on this project in April and May, 2019 with classrooms in Tampa/Sarasota, Palm Beach, and St Augustine. Observers will be trained to use an adapted observation protocol, based on Jeff Marshall’s EQUIP model. Classroom observers will work directly with SERVE staff and be paid for training, and for their observations.

If you are interested, please contact: Victoria Coyle at or

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

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

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Childcare – Tutoring

Tutor Needed
Tutor needed for a 9 year old with autism and a 6 year old with ADHD. The 9 year old needs a tutor who can work on social situations, different types of play, and coping strategies. The 6 year old needs tutoring in reading, math, and social situations. If you are interested, please contact Tara Blum at 267-337-5211 or by email at:

Childcare Needed
Seeking motivated and reliable babysitter for occasional supervision of 4 year old and 1 year old on the northwest side of town. Duties would be reading with children, completing puzzles, visiting the neighborhood playground, and watching one child while their mother takes the other to various activities around town. Flexible schedule. If interested, please contact

Spring & Summer 2019 – Study Abroad

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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