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Wednesday Update – March 20, 2019

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eAdvising Webinar -March 20, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
College Advising Corps is hosting an eAdvising webinar on Wednesday, March 20th! Join CAC at at 4:00 PM EST. If you have questions, please email Program Director Theresa O’Donnell at Visit for more information.

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, 9 AM – 4:00PM

4th Annual College of Education Research Symposium Keynote Address – Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Reitz Union, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The College of Education would like to invite you to attend its 4th Annual Research Symposium. Dr. Sevan Terzian will  deliver the keynote address and he will be speaking on “Uncovering the Racial Roots of Gifted Education in the United States” at the COE Research Symposium on Thursday, March 21st from 9:30-10:30am at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, Chamber Room.

ACCENT Presents: Kevin O’Leary -March 25 at 8:00 PM
On behalf of the ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau at UF, we are pleased to invite you to ACCENT Presents: Kevin O’Leary. The keynote presentation is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 25 at the Curtis M. Phillips Center. Please plan on arriving no later than 7:45 p.m. to check-in at the media table and be seated by our staff. All media attendees must RSVP with the following link by Friday, March 22 at 5 p.m.: As per our policy, photographs and video may only be taken during the first five minutes of the event. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Graduate Student Research Day – April 2 at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) is an event that is open to graduate students from every college on campus that provides them with the opportunity to present their research and network with graduate students and faculty from outside their discipline. Each year, a speaker is invited to give a talk on a theme selected by the members of OGAP that we believe is relevant to the personal and professional development of graduate students. This year’s keynote speaker is theme is Dr. Jeremy Waisome and the theme is: “Adaptation: Growing and developing in an ever more dynamic world”.

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.

Next Steps After Graduation Seminar – April 4 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM at Stavros Institute
Pinellas County is hosting a seminar on “Next Steps After Graduation”. At the seminar you will receive sample interview questions, hear first year teacher experiences, and network with the recruitment team! Pinellas County Schools are hiring new teachers -bring your laptop for assistance with applying to Pinellas County on SearchSoft. Registration closes on March 28. Please follow the link to complete the form: NEXT STEPS AFTER GRADUATION

TEDxUF Conference – April 6 from 12:00 – 5:00 PM at the Phillip’s Center
TEDxUF strives to connect the bold ideas of both the University of Florida and the greater Gainesville community. The University of Florida is rising as a current top ten public institution, producing cutting edge research and students entering the workforce at highly competitive levels. In honor of our 10th anniversary, this year’s theme is “Legacy”. This event is free and open to the public, however all attendees must register before the event at this link: Registration for our event starts on March 20th at 6pm and will be ongoing until tickets run out. We encourage everyone to do this as early as possible to ensure seating.

The Great Florida Teach-In Job Fair – April 8 from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
The Great Florida Teach-In is an annual job fair organized by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention. It provides a convenient forum that enables educator candidates seeking employment in Florida to obtain interviews with Florida school district and Florida charter school personnel responsible for hiring teachers. To register as a candidate for this event, please visit Once you have created your Teachers-Teachers account using the provided link, you will be able to register for the event through If you have questions, please contact us toll-free at 1-800-TEACH-FL (800-832-2435).

Volusia County Schools’ Instructional Job Fair – 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 – April 24 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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:

Northeast Florida Education Career Fair – April 25 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at the Thrasher-Horne Center
Do you want to impact the future? You can with a career in education! The Northeast Florida Education Career Fair is being held on Thursday, April 25 from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm at Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park, Florida. The positions available are: teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, food service workers, substitute teachers, and teacher assistants. Register online 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

Employment & Internship Opportunities

University Press of Florida Internships
University Press of Florida at UF is seeking interns for the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 semesters in the following areas: Acquisitions, Editorial, Design and Production, Marketing, and Journals. Our internship program offers students of all majors the opportunity to gain employment experience in the business of book publishing. To apply, students should visit and complete the application form found on that page. The application deadline is Friday, April 12.

Tomorrow’s Youth Organization Internship
Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, an American nonprofit working with disadvantaged communities in Palestine, is currently recruiting international interns for a three-month summer internship! The application deadline is April 15th, 2019. This internship, based in the West Bank city of Nablus, offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain international working experience and develop professional and intercultural skills. For more information about the internship and application, please visit our Idealist page.

Assistant Learning Specialist Internship
The Otis Hawkins Center is looking for an Assistant Learning Specialist. This position is a two-year internship (pending performance evaluation after year one) intended to provide a practical, hands-on experience in the area of Learning Services Support for student-athletes while pursuing a graduate degree at University of Florida. A bachelor’s degree in a related field of expertise such as but not limited to education, sport management, psychology, or counseling is required with a desire to become a full-time Learning Specialist. To apply, please visit: This posting will close on March 26th.

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

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

TEDxUF Conference Volunteers
Are you interested in joining the TEDxUF team? Volunteering is a great way to start! To sign up, please visit:

Balance 180 Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunity
Are you interested in working with children and having a fun summer camp experience? Balance 180 Gymnastics and Sports Academy, a local non-profit organization committed to integrating children with disabilities, is looking for college-aged volunteers to join our summer camp. Volunteers work 1-1 or 2-1 with participating campers (ages 3-15 years) in a wide range of activities, such as gymnastics, crafts, and games. Balance 180 Summer Camp will run from July 15 – August 2, volunteers can join in the morning from 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM or in the afternoon from 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM. These times can be adjusted to the volunteer’s schedule. If interested, please email Sanja Dizdarevic at

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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