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Wednesday Update – June 12, 2019

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Webinar: “Celebrating Pride: A Conversation with Nancy Kates on Brother Outsider” – June 13 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
In this webinar, we will discuss how to use the documentary to explore Bayard Rustin’s identity as a gay man of color trying to affect change in the twentieth century, his work as the organizer of the March on Washington, and his legacy in the civil rights movement today. This webinar is from 3–4pm ET, on Thursday June 13. Brother Outsider, now streaming from (log in required to view the video). For more information about this webinar please visit Facing History and Ourselves.

Introducing: The Leadership for Professional Learning Symposium – June 17-18
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 < >

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:

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

Kids Count Program Assistant
Kids Count in Alachua County, Inc. is looking for a Program Assistant to serve as director of the Kids Count program held at Faith Mission serving students from Rawlings Elementary and Duval Early Learning Academy. Program Assistant will as assistant to director of the Kids Count at either Rawlings or Metcalfe after school program. The program Assistant will assist Program Director (PD) at Rawlings/Metcalfe program, each serving 30 children grades K-3, supervise students and assist in planning after school program sessions Monday through Friday, help coordinate the planning of Friday enrichment activities, manage and supervise volunteers, perform regular documentation such as attendance, dismissal, and contact information, clean up the building at the end of the day (students may help). Hourly position: expectation is 22 to 25 hours per week, with an average of 23.5 hrs./wk. Wage: $12 – $15 / hour. Starting date: Monday, August 5, 2019. Please email resume and cover letter to Qualified candidates will be emailed an application form. Application must be submitted with a completed form, resume, and letters of reference by email to Starting Date: July 29, 2019 (two weeks prior to first day of Alachua County schools).

Kids Count Program Director
Kids Count in Alachua County, Inc. is looking for a Program Director to serve as director of the Kids Count program held at Faith Mission serving students from Rawlings Elementary and Duval Early Learning Academy. Director of the Kids Count site at the Faith Mission, serving 30 children grades K-3 will: supervise and execute after school program sessions daily, plan and coordinate all program activities, maintain a safe, nurturing, orderly environment, direct and supervise program assistants in coordination with executive director, and collaborate with the Program Director/Curriculum Coordinator at the Metcalfe Site and the Executive Director. BA or BS degree, preferably in the field of education. Successful completion of 40 hours on-line training in accordance with Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) regulations for school-age children (can obtain once hired). Salary position, with the expectation to average 30 hours/week. Wage: Salary of $18,000-$24,000 dependent upon experience. Please email resume and cover letter to Qualified candidates will be emailed an application form. Application must be submitted with a completed form, resume, and letters of reference by email to Starting Date: July 29, 2019 (two weeks prior to first day of Alachua County schools)

LiFT Educational Academy Teacher Positions
LiFT Educational Academy, What’s On Your Mind, Inc is a small private school in South Florida. We are looking for to fill several teacher positions for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Performance responsibilities include: Creates and implements individualized curriculum and observes readers in the classroom, assists in the selection of appropriate materials utilized for corrective measures, provides demonstrations of new methods and materials (i.e. team teaching), is responsible for maintaining the literature collection, plans and conducts periodic students’ evaluations to assess the need for changes in the reading program, plans and develops special reading projects as approved or provided, ensures that reading is a component of the K-8 Language Arts assesses students to record and monitor student’s progress throughout the school year, provide for remedial instructional needs of students K-8 through collaboration with staff and small group instruction with reading strategies.

Newberry Christian Community School Teacher Positions
Are you ready to change lives? Newberry Christian Community School is looking for teachers for the 19-20 school year. We are hiring for elementary lead teachers, middle school and high school science, math and English teachers. We are looking for degree holding teachers with experience in the classroom and a passion for ministry; we really do change lives! A candidate will also possess a keen understanding of the needs of students as well as an appreciation for their common struggles and issues with academics. We are looking for a dedicated professional who wants to share Christ wile providing students with an exemplary education that prepares them for the future. Pay is based upon experience. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please email us at

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

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

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.

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 until 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.

Course Announcements

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

Childcare – Tutoring

Tutor Needed
A family who is 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. Tutoring is needed 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


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