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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: .


Webinar: “Experiences of Non-Binary Graduate Students: What’s Helpful and What’s Not”
Join panelists Arielle Webb, Halleh Hashtpari, Natajah Roberts, Sergio Domínguez Jr, Trevor Waagen in a discussion about the experiences of non-binary students. To view this webinar please visit here to learn more. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact Emmie Matsuno <> or Jae Puckett < >

The Josephine West Memorial Service Scholarship
The Josephine West Memorial Service Scholarship provides an annual grant of $1,000 to an outstanding undergraduate, female student at the University of Florida. It was established by the Office of Student Affairs in 1985 after her untimely passing, in memory of her fine contributions to the University. This $1,000 scholarship provides support to a student who reflects the values for which Josephine West stood: academic excellence, service to others and a love of learning. To be considered, applicants must comply with all the following requirements: Undergraduate, Enrolled full time (in the fall), minimum 3.0 GPA, female, significant service to UF and to fellow students. The application along with more information can be found at: The deadline to apply is June 7, 2019.

OPRE Grant Announcement: Family Strengthening Scholars
The full announcement for “Family Strengthening Scholars” is available online at: OPRE intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood (HM/RF) policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus on questions that have direct implications for the HM/RF field, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. These grants are intended to address issues of significance to inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved and understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), use rigorous research methodology (both primary data collection and secondary data analysis), and help inform the development of future intervention research. Applicants may apply for project periods up to 24 months with two 12-month budget periods.  Up to $25,000 may be awarded for each budget period.  Letters of intent are due by June 10, 2019 and applications are due by July 8, 2019. If you have questions regarding this grant announcement, please email the OPRE grant review team at or call 1-877-350-5913.

Summer Reading List for Kids
It’s time to start thinking about summer reading—an exciting time to ponder what to purchase, pre-order, or put on hold at the library. If you need reads for kids and teens, there are plenty of picks to peruse in our big summer book list—75 in all! For the complete list, please visit:

Course Announcement: EDG 6931 – Theorizing Race & Racism in Educational Research with Dr. Christopher Busey
Drawing from diverse and global theorizations of race, this primer course aims to 1) explore several critical theorizations of race that are prominently featured and in some cases neglected in educational research; 2) trace the socio-historical foundations and transnational parallels of several theorizations of race; and 3) draw from our developing understandings of theories of race and racism to frame educational inequities. Section 18E8/Class #12509. Wednesdays, 12:50 – 3:50 PM. Location TBD. For more information regarding the course, please contact Dr. Chris Busy at

Camp Kids in the Woods at Austin Cary Forest
Is your current 5th-9th grade child looking for fun adventure this summer?  Consider Camp Kids in the Woods! Campers will conduct various field explorations led by local scientists from forestry, wildlife, and water resources. Camp Kids in the Woods summer program is a collaborative effort between the University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation and the USDA Forest Service. Camp Kids will be held on June 10-14 and June 24-28, from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. for more information, please visit: If you have any questions, please contact Molly Disabb at kidsinthewoods@ifas.ufl.eduor call 352-378-2451.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

OPS Educational Technologist
The OPS Educational Technologist position with E-Learning, Technology, and Communication at the University of Florida College of Education offers an opportunity for a student or recent graduate to gain valuable experience in instructional design and online learning environments. Assist ETC staff in maintaining ADA (Americans Disabilities Act) Compliance including captioning of videos, converting documents to formats readable by a screen reader, formatting pages with proper headers and color contrasts, and applying alternative tags to any images in the course. Find, replace, and embed videos in all current and upcoming courses, evaluate courses using the QM+UF Markers of Excellence, update the design of older online and hybrid courses using ETC templates, fix and repair any course related issues via the College of Education help desk, and assist our instructional designers on any other tasks that may be required. If interested, please send resume and cover letter to

High School Mathematics Teacher
Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota, Florida is seeking a full-time Mathematics teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Candidates should possess great communication skills and must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Mathematics or a related field, from an accredited college/university.  Applicants should have knowledge of current teaching practices, ability to pass a Level II background screening, and hold a Professional Certification to teach in the State of Florida or be eligible for such certification.  High School mathematics teaching experience preferred. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Assistant Principal Stefan Gates at

Early Childhood Education Teacher
Dunnellon High School seeks a dynamic early childhood educator with a passion for teaching young people about the importance of early childhood education through developmentally appropriate practices and high standards. The program entails teaching high schoolers (Level 1, 2, 3, 4 – a total of 6 periods a day) about early childhood education according to certain state Career and Technical Education (CTE) standards.We are looking for someone who can provide an educational atmosphere in which students will move toward the fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth and maturation in accordance with district philosophy, goals and objectives. Reports to Principal or Assistant Principal at assigned location. The application process is open through May 31, 2019, online at 

Language Arts & Communications Tutor Coordinator
The Learning Commons Language Arts and Communications Tutor Coordinator collaborates with the Director and other coordinators to oversee the Learning Commons facility, as well as all other center activities related to the daily operations of the Learning Commons. In collaboration with the Director and other coordinators, the Language Arts and Communications Tutor Coordinator will ensure high quality training, supervision, and evaluation of the tutoring teams within their assigned disciplines. The creation of the Learning Commons is the central focus of a USDE Title III Project tasked with the improvement of SF’s academic quality and success though the creation of a centralized learning lab and its associated activities.  All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. To apply, please visit here.

DP Chemistry/MYP General Science Educator
Cedar International School, an IB World School in the British Virgin Islands, seeks an experienced IB DP Chemistry and MYP Science educator to join its faculty. The position will start in the 2019-20 academic year. We are an IB World School celebrating 29 years of offering high quality education in the British Virgin Islands. Cedar serves approximately 270 students from Pre-School (age 3) through grade 12 (age 18), and is authorised to deliver the full IB continuum – the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). Our learning community is richly diverse, with students, teachers, and staff representing more than 30 nationalities. We are committed to providing a challenging international education that benefits from the rich resources of the BVI community and is complemented by an extensive programme of co-curricular opportunities which enhance the school experience. Cedar students are athletes and artists, problem solvers and innovators, world travellers and community volunteers, and so much more. Please send a cover letter and CV to – Zachary Pascoe – Head of Secondary at Cedar International School.

Program Manager/Community Engagement Position
Best Buddies International in Orlando is hiring for a Program Manager/Community Engagement position. This role includes engaging, training, and supporting volunteers in Best Buddies school and community programs. This includes trainings for advisors; developing and leading ongoing awareness activities with all chapter members and communities; communicating Best Buddies deadlines and expectations using online platforms; hosting Leadership Training Days for regional volunteers; developing and leading Ambassador Trainings for all participants with IDD; and ensuring full participation from chapter advisors and student leaders in the Annual Leadership Conference. The PM, Community Engagement is also responsible for encouraging and monitoring participation in state events, like the Friendship Walk, and tracking the fundraising efforts of all volunteers. To apply, please visit:

Haitian Creole Graduate Teaching Assistant Position
UF is looking for a Teaching Assistant who can teach Haitian Creole for Fall 2019. Requirements: Fluency in speaking, reading, writing, and listening to Haitian Creole, UF graduate student. The Graduate Teaching Assistant is responsible for teaching one 50-minute class of second semester Haitan Creole Monday – Friday. She or he must also hold 2 hours of office hours per week. He or she is required to take a 3-credit graduate teaching methodology course in the Fall of 2019. This position is from 8/15/2019 – 5/15/2020. For more information, please contact Benjamin Hebblethwaite at

Harn Museum of Art Internship
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. Deadline for applications is June 1, 2019.  Interested candidates can find instructions, applications and project descriptions at Questions? Contact Paige Willis, Education Program Assistant, at 352.294.7062 or

Easterseals Florida Camp Counselors
We are seeking energetic, creative, and compassionate indidivudals to fill our overnight summer camp positions! If you want to translate your talent, your passion, and your commitment to help people with disabilities, families and the community, you might be exactly what what we are looking for! Easterseals’ Camp Challenge located in Sorrento, FL. We have 12 camp counselor positions open (paid plus room and board) as well as lifeguard and camp nurse positions. Apply for all open positions here

Embedded Instruction California Student Position
Embedded Instruction California is looking for undergraduate or graduate students to assist them in project activities, such as: a project to adapt, pilot, and evaluate professional development on strategies for supporting preschool teachers to embed instruction for young children with disabilities in ongoing activities and routines in early childhood classrooms. Knowledge of Excel, attention to detail, reliability, and maintaining confidentiality are important qualifications. Experience with preschool curricula and children ages 3-5 in classroom settings and bilingual in Spanish is preferred. The position is an hourly position that is available immediately through the end of the Spring 2020 semester and may include additional semesters pending performance. A minimum of 10 hours per week is required. Students will be paid $10-$15/hour, depending on experience. If interested, please email a brief statement describing your interest, the number of hours you are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 and 5 for the Summer semester, and a resume to Dr. Darbianne Shannon, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies,

Tacachale Behavioral Program Specialist & Rehabilitation Therapists
Are you a special educational professional looking for a challenging position that utilizes your skills and abilities with less stress and more autonomy than a typical school setting? Tacachale offers educators a unique environment enabling them to work closely with others in providing care for the developmentally disabled. Tacachale is currently hiring Behavioral Program Specialists and Rehabilitation Therapists. We are a state facility, so all positions qualify for the fabulous State Benefits package, including tuition waivers, health insurance, and paid sick and annual leave. Please apply at:

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: If you have any question please email:

Service and Volunteer Opportunities

Splash Pals Adapted Aquatics Volunteers
Splash Pals at NCF provides an aquatic activity program for children with physical and developmental disabilities, focused on swimming, exercise, social interaction, and play. We work with various disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, and others. It’s a great environment where student members learn about and gain meaningful experience working with children with these disabilities. Check out the website at for more information.

BCLS Florida Alternative Breaks Site Leader 
The Brown Center for Leadership and Service Program is looking for students who are interested in becoming site leaders. This role which encompasses servant leadership and giving back to the community by leading service opportunities for Florida Alternative Breaks and Days of Service. Site Leaders are students who will lead Florida Alternative Breaks trips, Day of Service experiences, and local service opportunities for UF students. To apply please visit:

Balance 180 6th Annual Summer Camp Volunteers
Volunteers needed for Balance 180’s summer camp from July 15 – August 2! Volunteers can join in the morning from 8:00am-12:30pm or in the afternoon from 12:30pm-5:30pm; however, these times can be adjusted to the volunteer’s schedule! No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer. Volunteers can sign up for any week or specific days: whatever works for your schedule! Most help is needed in the mornings. Students who are interested can email Dennis Lee at

Adaptive Gymnastics Class Volunteers
Volunteers needed for gymnastics class from May 25 – August 3! This is a gymnastics class that is specifically designed for children with varying abilities. We set up the gym in 4 rotations, including vault, floor, beam, and bars, so that our athletes can work on a variety of motor skills. If you are interested in being a part of the Adaptive Gymnastics volunteer team, please contact Stephanie Thompson at No gymnastics experience required to volunteer.

Cade Museum Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunity
The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention is now accepting applications for summer camp volunteers for camp on July 15-19 and July 22-26. Volunteers help to make camp an enriching experience for all by helping students with activities and assisting camp teachers. Please complete an application here  or contact Michele Kuhn at for more information.

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention Volunteers
Looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity? Do you love science, art, technology, and being creative? Join the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention as a volunteer! They are always in need of passionate volunteers who enjoy working with people and teaching others to help throughout the museum. Apply online at, and contact Michele Kuhn, Volunteer Coordinator, at with any questions. Their next orientation is Tuesday, May 21st at 6 pm.

Childcare – Tutoring

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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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