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Wednesday Update – April 3, 2019

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Save the Date: Careers in Education Fair – April 3 | The Reitz Grand Ballroom   
Mark your calendars for the Careers in Education Fair, April 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

Education Policy Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Chris Redding, Priscilla Bell, and Dr. Dennis Kramer – April 4, 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.

Next Steps After Graduation Seminar – April 4 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | 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 | 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 | 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).

ACCENT Presents: Hasan Minhaj – April 11 at 8:00 PM | Curtis M. Phillips Center
Comedy is a universal language, and Hasan Minhaj is bringing his fluent tongue to enlighten the UF body on Thursday, April 11th. On behalf of the ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau at UF, we are pleased to invite you to the upcoming event, ACCENT Presents: Hasan Minhaj. The moderated conversation is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 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 Monday, April 8th at 5 p.m.:

Student Florida Education Association (SFEA) Meeting – April 15 at 7:15 PM | Norman Terrace Room
The SFEA is meeting on April 15th at 7:15 PM in the Norman Terrace Room. This meeting’s theme is “From College to Classroom” and we will be focusing on preparing and hearing experiences of first year teaching. Join us to learn and share your experiences!

Education College Counsel Presents: “Leaps and Bounds: Teaching, Researching, and Reflecting on Language, Learning, and Media” – April 16, 2:00 – 3:30 PM | Norman Hall Terrace Room
The Education College Counsel (ECC) presents “Leaps and Bounds: Teaching, Researching, and Reflecting on Language, Learning, and Media” with Dr. Kole Odutola. Dr. Odutola is a lecturer in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Museums Seeding Authority: A Paradigm for Practice of Justice & Generosity – April 18 at 4:00 pm | Smathers Library
Join museum thought-leaders Noelle Kahanu and Ben Garcia for a conversation about what decolonial museum practice looks like nationally and internationally, and a conversation about recent projects that are positively impacting Indigenous communities and museums.

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 | 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 | Hilton UF Conference Center

Spring Teacher Job Fair – April 27 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Vanguard High School, Ocala, FL
Marion County Public Schools (MCPS) is looking for qualified professionals to join our educational team for the 2019-2020 school year. Please join us for our Job Fair on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Vanguard High School (7 NW 28th Street, Ocala, FL 34475). School Administrators from each school site will be interviewing and offering contracts for instructional areas for the 2019-2020 school year. College students with an expected graduation date of Spring 2019 may apply. To attend the job fair you must: Pre-register for the event by 4/29 at, Submit an MCPS application for job application, bring multiple copies of your resume for principals to reviews and dress for success. For questions, please contact

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: .


Intermittent Entrance Closure in Norman Hall
The first floor entrance to New Norman Hall and the little courtyard on the north side of the building will be closed intermittently beginning Tuesday, April 9th. The closed entrance is located under the breezeway between Old Norman and New Norman Hall near the Counselor Education faculty and SHDSOE main office. The sidewalk will be torn up, landscaping removed, a new gas line brought in from SW 12th St, and a new generator will be installed. The intermittent work is expected to last two weeks. Parking should remain available in the small parking lot but access to Norman might require walking around the building to the south entrances near the parking garage. Faculty and staff who use the disabled parking spaces in the little lot will want to park in the designated disabled parking spaces near the parking garage instead. In an emergency, the Scorpio construction crew will be ready to help pedestrians navigate the torn up sidewalk area.

Fall Course Announcement: EDG 4910: Education Undergraduate Research (in School Mental Health)
Dr. Joni Splett’s research focuses on the prevention and intervention of emotional and behavioral concerns for youth in schools. She is currently working on projects related to universal mental health screening, child and adolescent mental health service utilization trends in school and community settings, expanding multi-tiered systems of support to be inclusive of mental health promotion, prevention and intervention (Interconnected Systems Framework), and continued development and testing of a cognitive-behavioral, self-regulatory intervention for girls in middle school demonstrating relationally aggressive behaviors and their families called GIRLSS (Growing Interpersonal Relationships through Learning and Systemic Supports).

To participate in this research you will need to sign up for the fall 2019 course EDG 4910. Please email to receive an application. Applications are currently being accepted. Additional course details can be found on the course flyer here:

Employment & Internship Opportunities

EduGator Central Student Assistant Positions
We are hiring for summer student assistants! This is a part-time student assistant position in the College of Education EduGator Central office for Summer 2019 with potential to continue in Fall and Spring semesters. This position is open to all students –applicants with or without a FWS award are encouraged to apply. Applicant should possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to work independently. The student must be able to work approximately 15 hours per week (maximum of 20 hours), Monday – Friday. To apply, please visit:

Florida Elks Summer Camp Staff
We’re an 8-week non-profit residential camp in Umatilla, Florida.  We do a week of staff training, and 7 one-week sessions of camp.  We see about 336 campers every week between the ages of 9-13.  Almost all of our campers come from the state of Florida, which makes us different than many camps out there.  This season we run June 2 to July 27. Any staff who works for us become eligible to apply for the Van Duren Scholarship.  This scholarship is up to $5,000 a year for 4-years.  Every year is a new year, so a student has the opportunity to get more money every year based on their academic and personal performance. To apply, please visit and select ‘Summer Camp Staff’.

Resilience Charter School Teacher Positions
Resilience Charter School ( is now hiring middle school teachers in all subjects for the 2019-20 school year (K-6 or secondary certification positions available).  We are a small, project based learning school with emphasis on innovation, environmental stewardship, and social justice, as well as social emotional learning. We are also a teacher-centered school with consistent collaboration, flexibility, and support for individual teaching styles.  Teachers can learn more and apply here!:  Resilience Charter School Teacher Job Openings in Gainesville

UF CPET Summer Counselor Positions
The University of Florida’s Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (UF CPET) has been developing and coordinating outreach programs for high-achieving high school students for 61 years. Collaborating with over 450 faculty from 75 departments across UF, our programs place high school students in high-caliber research and classroom settings to learn from faculty, scientists, and practitioners about cutting-edge research in all disciplines of science, engineering, medical fields, and the humanities. Each of our youth summer programs offer a different experience for students during their precollege academic explorations. We are hiring for a dynamic team of full-time Youth Program Counselors for summer 2019. This is a pre-professional position for upper-level undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students. Formal training and professional development provided.

  • Gator Computing Program Teaching Assistant/Counselor: Full-time position from June 3- June 14th plus training. Nonresidential, approximate hours are 8:00 – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, experience in Java, Python, or R
  • Molecular Biology/Biotechnology Lab Assistant/Counselor: Full time position from early May – July 27. Nonresidential, hours vary depending upon program week; some evening and weekend hours required. Experience in molecular biology research lab research techniques required.
  • Environmental Science Lab Assistant/Counselor: Full time position from early May – July 27. Nonresidential, hours vary depending upon program week; some evening and weekend hours required. Experience in environmental science, ecology, toxicology, or life science field and research lab techniques required.
  • Humanities and the Sunshine State Counselor: Full time position from June 3  – June 22. Nonresidential June 3 – June 14; residential Sunday, June 16 – Saturday, June 22; must be available and willing to live on-campus with program and during this time and assume responsibilities 24-hours a day. Previous camp experience or working with K-12 students preferred.
  • Summer Programs Counselor: Full time position from June 3 – July 27. Residential for three weeks: Sunday, June 16 – Friday, June 21 and Sunday, July 7 – Friday, July 19. Previous camp experience or working with K-12 students preferred.
  • Student Science Training Program Counselor: Full time position from May 20 – July 28. Residential Friday, June 8 – Sunday, July 28; housing is provided May 21 – June 7, if needed. Past participant of the UF SSTP preferred.

To apply, please visit: If you have any questions, please contact Dehlia Albrecht, Youth Programs Coordinator at

Tailsman Summer Camp Staff
Are you ready for an awesome summer? Talisman Programs offer exceptional camps for young people, ages 6 to 22, with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other learning differences. Since 1980, our ACA-accredited autism and Aspergers summer camp programs have been delivering unique alternatives to ordinary summer camps. Our progressive adventure programs help our campers  build success while increasing social skills, a sense of personal responsibility and a more positive self-image.We are looking for staff members to help increase camper’s social skills, a sense of personal responsibility and a more positive self-image. To apply, please visit:

Ascendigo Summer Camp Business Internship
Ascendigo Interns are our version of first year camp counselors, but with a focus on supporting and advocating for our participants on the Autism Spectrum. The Business Intern will support the Camp Program Administrator and Camp Program Manager with registration paperwork, Sunday check-in, Friday check-out and program coordination. This unique program will allow volunteers to get “hands on” experience with people on the autism spectrum, while also helping with day to day logistics of running a summer camp. For more information, please visit:

Ascendigo Summer Camp Multimedia Internship
Ascendigo Interns are our version of first year camp counselors, but with a focus on supporting and advocating for our participants on the Autism Spectrum. The Multimedia Intern is responsible for the weekly video shown on Fridays at the Award Ceremony. They will need to coordinate with staff to capture footage from each sport and edit into a video. The MI will also be responsible for capturing video footage and photos for use by the curriculum and marketing departments. For more information, please visit:

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

To Infinity and Beyond Summer Camp Volunteers
The Unity Family Community Center in Williston is hosting a STEM-themed summer camp,”To Infinity & Beyond Camp Blastoff! We are looking for undergraduate student volunteers to assist our tutors in teaching students about STEM. Someone with a science, technology, or education background would be preferred. The summer camp will be from June 10 – August 1 and is sponsored by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. If interested please contact Blaine Vitallo at

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

Childcare – Tutoring

Childcare Needed
Our two year-old son is the light of our life. He is a wonderful person to be around and we need a little assistance with him due to our active lifestyles. Both parents are business owners and have demanding schedules. We want to spend as much quality time with our baby and need some help. We are looking for someone who is experienced to aid in continuing his positive growth and development. We need help during weekdays in summer and would like to start part-time before summer if you could. The schedules and pay rate/hour will be discussed in person. If you are interested please email

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


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