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Wednesday Update – May 1, 2019
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College of Education Recognition Ceremony – May 4 | Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Join the College of Education to celebrate COE graduates for Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist’s, and Doctoral Candidates
Clay County District Schools 2019 Teacher Recruiting Fair – May 11 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Fleming Island High School
Clay County School District is hosting its 2019 Teacher Recruiting Fair! Clay County is the home of 42 schools. This recruiting event is open to all Florida certified teachers and those eligible for Florida certification. Please bring your resume and meet with our principals! If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Wright at email@example.com or Michelle Bily at michelle.bily@myoneclay. No advance registration required.
Gator Junior Golf Association Fundraiser Tournament – May 18 | Mark Bostick Golf Course
The Gator Junior Golf Association is hosting an exciting charity scramble golf tournament on Saturday, May 18th at Mark Bostick Golf Course to raise money for our scholarship program! We will be having a raffle and food, fun, and free prizes, including UF men’s golf team merchandise and apparel. The tournament is a fundraiser to help us continue building our program and impacting our community. We want to expand our scholarship program where we serve Reichert House and Girls Place programs for at-risk youth. These students come from difficult backgrounds and our program is a reward for them. The price is $100/individual, and $400 for four people, so invite your friends and family! Current parents of our program will receive a 10% discount using the code “GET10”. Sign up at: https://gatorjuniorgolf.org/tournament-1
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: http://lfplsymposium.org/ .
Graduate Student Scholarships
The Board of the University Women’s Club has approved five (5) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to be awarded to graduate students this year. The student must be completing the first year of UF graduate study, at least, and must be a U.S. citizen. The awards for men and women are based on scholastic excellence, character and financial need. Only one student may be nominated by a department or program.To complete the application process we ask that YOU, as professor and nominator, provide us with the name, email address, and mailing address of the candidate along with a recommendation on his or her behalf. The student’s curriculum vitae should accompany this recommendation. A brief statement from the candidate about why this award would be helpful is also appropriate. After a review of all candidates by the Scholarship Committee, five scholarship winners will be selected. The professor nominating the student will be notified of the award as will the winners. Scholarship checks will be mailed to the students directly. Please contact Susan Robell 352-256-5569 for any questions.
Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Susan Robell, 2583 SW 50th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32608
Free GRE Workshop
The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop Monday through Thursday, May 20-23, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. each day. The Verbal sessions are Monday & Wednesday, and the Math sessions are Tuesday and Thursday. You can register for just the math sessions, just the verbal sessions, or all four. Go to www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu, then “study skills” then “workshops” to register and learn the workshop location.
College of Education Recognition Ceremony Tickets
Tickets for the College of Education Recognition Ceremony are available for pick up at EduGator Central now! You must have filled out the survey and requested your order in advance to receive tickets. We ask that you please bring your ID and to count your tickets before you leave EduGator Central –if you have extra tickets that you no longer need, please leave them at the office. We are open from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. Congratulations on your graduation!
Certificate Announcement: The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theater for Health
The Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Theater for Health will introduce students from across disciplines to the exciting global field of applied theatre. Students who complete the coursework for the certificate will be introduced to history and practices in the field of applied theater and will explore utilizing and facilitating theatre in communities for education, social change, and health. This certificate can serve as a credential for developing post-baccalaureate educational pathways and career options. *For more information and to enroll, please contact Professor Jeffrey Pufahl at email@example.com
- Applied Theater I: Theory & Practice (HUM 2930) will be the first course offered this fall for the program! T/TH periods 7-8 (1:55 PM – 3:50 PM), McGuire Pavilion Room G-12.
Employment & Internship Opportunities
Summer Camp Coordinator
The SWAG Family Resource Center is looking for a Summer Camp Coordinator! The Summer Camp Coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the daily activities, general camp operations, and programs to ensure a quality elementary summer camp. This position requires a high-level of independence, productivity, and attention to detail. The Summer Camp Coordinator may support and/or collaborate with other resource center staff, volunteers, and interns. The Summer Camp Coordinator will report to the SWAG Family Resource Center Manager. Must have completed high school and be 18 or older. Experience working with at-risk children in a school, camp, or community setting (may include volunteer experience). Must successfully complete a Level II background screen (including fingerprints and a drug screen). Position Type and Expected Hours: This is a temporary contract position, for a period of 6 weeks between June 10 – June 28 and July 8 – July 26, 2019, Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm and two Fridays (Field trips on June 28th and July 26th). Compensation is $11.60 an hour. Interested individuals should contact Amanda.Elliott@pfsf.org, SWAG Family Resource Center Manager, for full description or to submit a cover letter and resume.
Boulware Spring Charter School is hiring a reading/math teacher. Teacher needed to be the reading/math teacher of record for small pullout groups of struggling Kindergarten – 5th grade students. Teacher would be required to submit weekly lesson plans based on school curriculum, be able to implement plans with fidelity, be responsible for grading, and communicating with parents regarding grades and academics. Hours are Monday – Friday from 7:45 – 8:15. Our school calendar starts on July 9, 2019 and ends on May 28, 2020. Within our school year, we are in school for 10 weeks and then off for 2 weeks. Job Type: Full-time. Salary: $42,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year. For more information, please visit: http://www.boulwarecharter.com/employment/
Boulware Spring Charter School is hiring an art teacher. Part time art teacher needed at small charter school to work 20 hours weekly. There is some flexibility with the scheduling of the 20 hours. Responsibilities include: plan and prepare a program of study to meet the needs and interests of the students, plan and present art displays, demonstrate and assist students to use different techniques and media to develop art works aligned to their artistic abilities, and more.Job Type: Part-time. Salary: $20.00 to $25.00 /hour. Hours are Monday – Friday from 7:45 – 8:15. Our school calendar starts on July 9, 2019 and ends on May 28, 2020. Within our school year, we are in school for 10 weeks and then off for 2 weeks. For more information, please visit: http://www.boulwarecharter.com/employment/
Long-Term Substitute Teacher
Boulware Spring Charter School is hiring a long term sub needed for Kindergarten teacher on maternity leave. Job starts July 10, 2019 and ends September 20, 2019. There is a possibility that another part time long term position could be available starting October 7. Responsibilities include planning, preparing, teaching, and grading lessons using school curriculum. Teacher would also be expected to have contact with parents regarding academics and behavior. There would be support provided from the teacher on maternity leave. The long term sub would be provided with guidance on lesson planning and other classroom matters. Hours are 7:45 – 4:15 Monday through Friday. Awesome work environment with lots of support. Prefer applicant to have previous teaching experience. A sense of humor, classroom management, and a love of children are very important. Job Types: Full-time, Temporary. Salary: $150.00 to $170.00 /day. For more information, please visit: http://www.boulwarecharter.com/employment/
Physical Education Instructor
Boulware Spring Charter School is hiring a physical education instructor is needed for small charter school. The Physical Education/Coach/ Health teacher is responsible for organizing innovative games and challenges that promote physical activity among all students in grades K-5. The goal is to develop motor skills, physical development, proper exercise, and eating habits among all students. The teacher must be knowledgeable about healthy life practices and use everyday relevant situations to teach these practices, must be creative and resourceful in using school space and limited resources to provide physical activities, and be flexible and engaging as an instructor for students from multiple grade levels. The PE instructor will also be responsible for managing the school’s Morning Mile program. Hours are Monday – Friday from 7:45 – 8:15. Our school calendar starts on July 9, 2019 and ends on May 28, 2020. Within our school year, we are in school for 10 weeks and then off for 2 weeks. Job Type: Full-time. Salary: $37,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year. For more information, please visit: http://www.boulwarecharter.com/employment/
UF CPET Residential Counselor Positions
UF SSTP is a seven-week residential science immersion program for academically talented high school students. Residential counselors are an integral part of our summer program providing leadership, mentorship, and supervision for the up to 90 SSTP participants. A counselor’s responsibilities are multifaceted and range from working in the CPET office, to planning, organizing, and implementing activities, to leading small group discussions and providing feedback on academic assignments, to facilitating a safe and inclusive residential environment. Applications: Link to the on-line application available at http://bit.ly/CounselorApp. Two references, a resume, and copy of college/university transcriptions (unofficial transcripts acceptable) are requested. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Application deadline is Sunday, May 7th. Contact: Dehlia Albrecht, Youth Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-392-2310.
Psychologist Office Assistant
A licensed psychologist in Gainesville is seeking an office staff for her private practice. Responsibilities include: Typing data into reports and letters, scoring psychological tests, organizing and filing client charts and documents, other office responsibilities such as answering phones and ordering materials. Hours are flexible. This is a great opportunity to learn various psychological tests and improve report writing skills. 1 year commitment is required. If interested, please call 352-372-8000 or email at
Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences Middle School Teacher Positions
Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences is a diverse, urban middle school looking to attract educators committed to a growth mindset who are ready to impact the future! A traditional 6-8 school, Hill is located near 6th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in the Hilltop neighborhood serving students from every part of the socio-economic spectrum. We strive to create a joyful, academically robust learning experience rooted in relationships each and every day.Hill was awarded the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award by the state of Colorado based on our school performance last year. This award is given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences has exceeded expectations related to student academic progress and met/exceeded expectations related to academic growth gaps. We are the only traditional middle school to earn the award! Hill was also awarded the Top Mover Award by Denver Public Schools to celebrate the fantastic leap we made on the SPF this year – jumping TWO colors in a single bound! For more information, please visit: http://hill.dpsk12.org
The communications internship with E-Learning, Technology, and Communications at the University of Florida College of Education offers a well-rounded, fun environment for students looking to broaden and strengthen their communications experience. Qualified candidates will often work independently within a framework of communication objectives. Responsibilities include: Create and curate social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Snapchat; includes photo/image editing, conduct social media analytics and audits, edit photography/images for presentations and social media, develop digital strategies for different campaigns across the college, write stories for website(s) that will be published across social media platforms and WordPress blogsAssist in a variety of events including live tweeting, interviewing and photography Assist with photo and/or video shoots around the college, conduct research to support communications campaigns. To apply, please send an updated resume and writing sample to email@example.com.
Take Stock in Children Mentor Coordinator & Data Specialist
TSIC Mentor Coordinator and Database Specialist – The Mentor Coordinator and Database Specialist will be responsible for mentor recruitment, application processing, training, monitoring, mentor communication & retention for our 300+ volunteer mentors. This person will also be responsible for entering, quality checking, and maintaining data on students, mentors, alumni, and other required data for the Take Stock in Children program. Please visit our website for a full job description and information on how to apply for this position https://jobs.myflorida.com
Summer Kids Cooking Camp Internship
The Fat Tuscan Cooking School offers students the most comprehensive Cooking Camp in Florida. Our students get all day one-on-one experience from experienced chefs and work in a real kitchen preparing recipes. With our hands-on learning approach we encourage each student to prepare recipes and meals for themselves and their families. The Fat Tuscan is looking for a summer intern to work hands-on with kids in the kitchen. The internship is Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Each aid/counselor will work with a maximum of 10 students, ages 10 – 15. All food materials and class instructions are provided. For more information, please visit: http://www.fattuscan.com If you have any question please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Wicosuta Summer Internship
Camp Wicosuta is a traditional four-week sleepaway camp for girls in Hebron, New Hampshire that offers two sessions. Located on Newfound Lake, working at Wico is a perfect job for someone who loves working with kids and wants to spend their summer outside! As a camp counselor at Wico you will live in a cabin with 6-12 campers and instruct in the activity area of your expertise. We are seeking instructors with a comprehensive background, as well as the ability to easily adapt and modify lesson plans for various age groups. Stipend includes: Salary, Travel Allowance, and Room and Board. Enjoy your time off: Staff Lounge with wifi & tv, days off options to Boston, Burlington, Hanover & Maine. To find out more about spending a summer working at Wico, visit our website at www.campwicosuta.com. If you are interested in working with us apply directly online. If you have any questions you can email email@example.com or call 800-846-9426/914-946-0927
Service and Volunteer Opportunities
Summer Art Camp Volunteers
Gain service hours and encourage creativity as you assist children ages 7 – 11 with accomplishing various art projects. As a volunteer you will assist students throughout the art-making process, help manage supplies and facilitate classroom set-up and clean-up. Volunteers should be able to commit to one 3.5 hour shift (either morning or afternoon) for a full week (Monday – Friday). Morning shift is 8:30 am – 12noon. Afternoon shift is 1 pm – 4:30 pm. Camp dates run from June 3 to August 2, and more information regarding themes can be accessed here. Interested in becoming a Harn volunteer? Please contact Jennifer Infinger, School and Family Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.294.7060.
Childcare – Tutoring
Seeking an enthusiastic and responsible caregiver starting Fall 2019 (August 2019) for my 10-year-old daughter and occasionally to drive my high schooler son. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references, non-smoker, and reliable car. Duties: Include pickup from school, supervising homework, driving kids to activities, help with minor chores such as kids’ laundry. Hours for Fall 2019: Need availability Monday through Friday afternoon hours (average approx. 10-12 hrs. per week). If nanny’s availability is only for part of the week will still consider those applications as I am willing to consider splitting the week between two nannies. Pay: $13/hour. CONTACT:Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to email@example.com
Family, originally from China, is offering a paid opportunity for one or more students who’s native language is English to assist an 11 year old boy on the autism spectrum in Reading/writing, Math, sports and Social communication area as tutor at home or home school, short-term work in the summer or long-term work for more than one year, in Gainesville. (Experience with elementary education or special education students is desirable, but not necessary.) If you are interested, please contact the boy’s mother, Cindy, by phone /text at 7273016344, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Babysitter needed for a 4 and 9 year old. Monday – Friday afternoons. Hired sitter will pick up the kids, plus driving to or picking up the 9 years old from after-school activities in town. Tutoring homework sometime needed. Good driving record a must. Rate: $12 an hour. If interested, please email: email@example.com. Start date is negotiable.
Part time nanny needed, Monday to Friday, 5 hours a day, for a happy 3.5 year old. We live near the Millhopper library. Looking for someone to for 3 weeks in summer, over the following dates: 7/22 – 7/26, 7/29 – 8/2, 8/5 to 8/9. The ideal candidate would be great with our toddler and dogs (we have 2), trustworthy, creative and punctual. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
- Reserve Group Study Rooms at the Education Library— http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/studyroom
- Try out the DIE CUTS in the Education Library
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