Fall 2021 Research Brown Bag Series | UF Education Policy Research Center The Education Policy Research Center is excited to announce the fall 2021 Research Brown Bag Series. Please mark your calendars to join for the upcoming talks! The Brown Bag will meet in-person in Norman 2707 and will also be accessible in a hy-flex format via Zoom at: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/92985397126?pwd=NndneUZYUHc3Q1ZYNEJobFJKMWtQUT09
Employment and Internship Opportunities
Middle School Math Support Teacher - P.K. Yonge
Description: P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School (DRS) is seeking to hire an experienced Middle School Math Support teacher. Instructor responsibilities include:
Small group direct instruction and tutoring of middle grades math students.
Administer and analyze formative assessments to monitor student progress and plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for students.
Design appropriate curriculum, instructional, and assessment accommodations to support academic success for a diverse group of striving students.
Description: PK Yonge is hiring for an OPS position-substitute teacher. Substitute teachers report to the PK Yonge Developmental Research School Principal and are employed on an as needed basis with no guaranteed number of hours per week during the regular school year (August-May).
Specific responsibilities and obligations are as follows:
Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
Follow classroom teacher’s instructional plan
Application: If interested please apply on the UF website (https://jobs.ufl.edu), search Sub requisition number 517391.
Service and Volunteer Opportunities
Description: The David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service invite you to Changemakers’ Dialogues. Come share your own experiences and listen to others in order to put into practice leadership and social change concepts & build understanding for everyone through exercises, reflection and dialogue. This FREE weekend-long leadership program seeks to brings together students from diverse backgrounds to share about their life & campus experiences around particular identities & topics and train on how to create these spaces for more students.
In dialogue, students are partnered to be co-facilitators, and this is your opportunity to be trained in Intergroup Dialogue, a national model, through a new UF program: Changemakers’ Dialogue. You will leave the weekend as a fully certified Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator. Undergraduates and Graduate students invited to apply! Annual Intergroup Facilitator Training Weekend: October 2 – October 3. *MUST ATTEND the entire weekend. Food Provided & Training On-Campus. Application: To apply and for more details, please visit: https://bit.ly/3kpcoJb. *Application closes September 19th, 11:59 PM Website:https://leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/changemakers-dialogue/
GNV4ALL Chapter at UF
Description: GNV4ALL Chapter is the UF branch of the local non-profit organization Gainesville For All, where we fight together to tackle issues of economic and racial inequality in Gainesville, Florida. We are currently seeking a Team Chair for our Education team! In the past, the Education team has examined issues including achievement gaps in Gainesville schools, access to early learning opportunities, and a need to improve college and career readiness. As a Team Chair, you will be in direct communication with the Head of the Education team at our parent non-profit, be involved with community discussions and projects, and will oversee the initiatives of the UF Education team. Website: More information about GNV4ALL can be found at this link: http://gnv4all.org/Application: More information about the chapter and our application can be found here: https://forms.gle/SCWSfMGmoKyGWeCj8.
LAP-2 Graduate Coordinator Volunteers
Description: The Office of Academic Support is seeking graduate-level students who would like to volunteer as Graduate Coordinators and support second-year undergraduate students for a leadership program, LAP-2. About: LAP-2 is a year-long enrichment program designed to help 2nd-year students develop leadership while finding their identity and purpose. Through monthly meetings, service learning and more, students gain all the tools needed to lead. The LAP-2 Graduate Coordinators play an integral role in the development of both students and programming.
Graduate Level Student
Interest in and excitement about supporting second-year students
Attend 2 monthly meeting, Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. However, attending every meeting will not be necessary (please inquire for more information.
Attend Bi-Weekly LAP-2 Staff Meetings. Time is TBD.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Assist in preparing monthly lessons on leadership, identity, purpose, career exploration, communication, working with others, professionalism and more.
Oversee one LAP-2 Student Leadership Committee and programming efforts:
To Apply: Please send your resume and a short paragraph on your interest to Megan MacKenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org), LAP-2 coordinator by September 9th, 2021. No cover letter is required.
Balance 180 Volunteers
Description: Balance 180 is a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. Our volunteers work 1 on 1 or 2 on 1 with our athletes who have disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and cerebral palsy, among others. This fall we have an opportunity for students to work with our athletes in the Adaptive Gymnastics Program on Saturdays from 12:45-1:45pm. This is a gymnastics class that is specifically designed for children with varying abilities. We set up the gym in rotations that include vault, bars, beam, floor, and a tumble track, so our athletes can work on a variety of motor skills. The athletes have a range of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and cerebral palsy. Information on this program can be found in the flyer below. Application: If you are interested in being a part of the Adaptive Gymnastics volunteer team, please contact Elizabeth Figg at AGvolunteers@balance180.org. No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer.
Kappa Delta Pi Applications
Description: Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society that provides future and current educators with helpful resources and service opportunities. Kappa Delta Pi promotes excellence and fellowship with those dedicated to teaching others. Application: Applications open August 8th and close on Friday, September 10th at 11:59pm. https://forms.gle/2eg8RuoXg1dBA9XN9
Contact: Please email email@example.com if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing all your applications.
Tutoring and Childcare
Elementary School Online Tutor
Description: Elementary School Tutor needed to supplement existing coursework in 3rd and 5th grade reading and mathematics and homework complexities. Work will be done via Zoom 4 times per week (M-Th) for 1 hour per day for each of my two children in the late afternoon on weekdays. Need creative exercises focusing on reading comprehension including point of view and main idea assessment. Mathematics focus should use common core math including algebra. Willing to hire 1 tutor for each grade level if necessary. Start Date: As soon as available, work will continue throughout the school year excluding holidays and semester breaks. How to Apply: Please send a summary of relevant experience and proposed hourly rate to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to also call me directly at 954-559-8027 if there are any questions.
Description: BrightPath is looking for college students to virtually tutor K-12 students from low-income backgrounds during Fall of 2021. From early September up until Thanksgiving, tutors will meet virtually and one-on-one with a K-12 student on a recurring basis. As a trained volunteer, you have the opportunity to serve as a role model and help a student make real academic gains in a time of need in our education system – right from your dorm!
BrightPath Tutors is a student-led 501(c)(3) originally founded on Vanderbilt’s campus with the mission of closing K-12 achievement gaps that were widened due to the pandemic through high-dosage tutoring. We are looking to build upon our current tutor base of 500 college tutors, and we could use your help! Application: If you’re interested in joining the movement and serving as a volunteer tutor for this program, you can sign up at http://brightpath.tutorfly.org/apply. Contact: Reach out to BrightPath co-founder, Sam, in order to chat and/or ask questions at email@example.com
Childcare for Children’s Ministry
Description: Childcare for children’s ministry at CityLight Church including ages nursery, preschool and elementary. Join an awesome team working with kids in a safe, fun and energetic environment for kids to enjoy. Learn more about the vision and mission of CityLight Church (citylightgnv.com). Hours: 5-10 hours/week Schedule: Sunday, 10am – 12:30pm. Other hours are flexible during the week. Pay Rate: $10 per hour. Contact: Allison Wicker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2021 Research Brown Bag Series: Are Homegrown Teachers More Racially Diverse, More Effective, and Less Likely to Exit Teaching?
Date: September 16, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Location: Norman 2707 andZoom
The Social Justice Consultation Corps Presents: Remembering Comfort Women and Moving Beyond Healing the Wounds
Date: September 17, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Location: Zoom
COE Research Symposium – Tomorrow! Join us tomorrow (3/4) for the 2021 UF College of Education Research Symposium, brought to you by the UF College of Education, the Education College Council (ECC), and the Student Alliance of Graduates in Education (SAGE). The Symposium is 100% open to the public – anyone can join any session, no registration required. Here are some highlights of what you won’t want to miss:
Keynote Presentation: “Leading Through Uncertain Times: How COE School Directors Managed Difficult Times and Lead our Schools Forward” – Our COE school directors – Dr. David Miller, Dr. Erica McCray, and Dr. Ester de Jong – describe the past year in their respective schools and what to expect moving forward (1-2pm on 3/4).
Roundtable Presentations: Join Zoom rooms for roundtable presentations all day long as undergraduate students, graduate students, and practitioners present their research and discuss some of the most pressing issues in education today
Virtual Digital Poster Gallery: Check out digital posters from the Gainesville education community in an immersive, 3D virtual space!
Grab-n-go goodies from ECC at Norman Hall: Say hi to your friends at ECC and grab snacks, swag, and other goodies at their table at the Conference Center of Norman Hall from 12-1pm on 3/4.
Write a Gator Nation Giving Day Thank You Note!
Faculty and staff devote their time, talents and resources to make our university and the College of Education the best it can be – and this Giving Day they showed they are “All for the Gators” by donating to support scholarships, research, programs and more. Help us share gratitude for these incredible members of the Gator Nation, and in return we’ll mail you a limited-edition Giving Day decal. Saying thanks is easy! Follow these steps to participate:
The Presidential Service Award recognizes graduating undergraduate and graduate students who dedicate themselves to promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus and in the community. This award gives the University a chance to acknowledge students who made outstanding efforts in the areas mentioned above, many of which often go unrecognized and unrewarded. Additionally, the Faculty and Staff Advocate of the Year is a special Presidential Service Award that recognizes UF faculty or staff who have gone above and beyond in promoting UF students to pursue Service and leadership opportunities in the community. To learn more about the requirements for each award, please visit our website at https://leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/psa/.
UF Survey | Exploring the Perceptions of Campus Police Outreach Events Among College Students
Dr. Erika Brooke from the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida:
Each semester, my undergraduate research methods students undertake an original data collection research project focused on improving the justice system. This semester, we are examining police—community interactions by exploring perceptions of undergraduate students on campus police sponsored outreach events. The study has been approved by the UF IRB (IRB202100354) and my students plan to present their findings to UF police at the end of the semester. Survey link: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MLKUatBa6TKEpo. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Brooke at email@example.com.
JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) JELF (Jewish Educational Loan Fund) provides interest-free, last dollar loans for Jewish undergrad, graduate and vocational students in need. Applicants should visit JELF.org/loans/app to start the process. The application is open on March 1 – April 30 for the full academic year and September 1 – 30 for spring and/or summer semester only.
Employment and Internship Opportunities
Royal Palm School ESE Positions
Description: Royal Palm School is a great place to work! We are an ESE Center that services students PreK-Transition (ages 3 to 22). We have the following ESE programs at our school for K-12: Physically Impaired, PMH, TMH, ASD, Dual, and Transition. Our class size for K-12 averages 4 to 8 students. All of our rooms have two paraprofessionals that assist the teacher and students throughout the day. Application: To apply, please send an email to Director Jennifer Corcoran firstname.lastname@example.org, or can be reached at (561) 357-1903. Website:https://rpec.palmbeachschools.org
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
Description: The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative is a two-year conservation training program for undergraduates who are interested in careers in conservation and in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field. Scholars take part in applied field research projects (1st Summer – 2021), professional internships (2nd Summer – 2022), mentoring, and form strong professional networks that span the country (and beyond). The application deadline has been extended to March 8, 2021 for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Collaborative https://ddcsp-collaborative.org/ Eligibility: Please visit https://ddcsp-collaborative.org/eligibility to see if you are eligible (must graduate in orafter Fall 2022). Pay Rate: Scholars receive a weekly stipend of $550 dollars for 9 weeks in the 1st summer, and 8 weeks in the 2nd summer. This stipend amount does not include the stipend you may receive for food and housing during your second summer. Application: For more info on the program and how to apply see the attached flyer, visit https://ddcsp-collaborative.org/.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships
Description: The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. Program Features: Students may request funding to support overseas research for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Funds support travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; maintenance and dependent allowances based on the location of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s); an allowance for research-related expenses overseas; and health and accident insurance premiums. Projects may focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories). Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, eligible students submit their individual research narratives and application forms to their home IHE. The IHE compiles all eligible individual student applications for inclusion in the institutional application that is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. A student is eligible to receive a DDRA fellowship from their IHE if he or she
is a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States;
is a graduate student in good standing at an IHE;
is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution when the fellowship period begins;
is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program; or
possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project.
American Council on Education Graduate Research Associates
Description: The American Council on Education (ACE) is hiring their new cohort of Graduate Research Associates for the 2021-2021 academic year. The American Council on Education’s Graduate Research Associate Program provides graduate students and recent graduate students with an opportunity to conduct research within a leading national higher education association in Washington, DC.
Description: ESOL Achievers is an organization based in Gainesville, Florida. ESOL Achievers’ mission is to ensure immigrant high school students, specifically those in the ESOL Program, graduate high school and forge their unique path to achieve their dreams. The organization works with and supports over 100 ESOL (ESL) students at Gainesville High School. ESOL Achievers is seeking passionate student interns to support their mission. Internships Available:
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Intern
Student Mentorship & Tutoring OnDemand Intern
Social Media Management Intern
Website Design & Management Intern
Job Type: Unpaid Internship, remote Application: To apply, please email Verónica Paz Gonzalez at email@example.com
UF IFAS Summer Internship with Cedar Key School K-12 Education
Description: This internship is intended to give undergraduate students at UF an opportunity for real-world experience in education and/or extension activities. Selected students will work alongside local K-12 youth from Cedar Key School. The hosts include UF/IFAS faculty as well as Cedar Key K-12 educators. Interns will participate in a summer wrap- up workshop where interns will summarize their experiences. This is a great opportunity for students to enhance their skill sets and explore career options in educational natural resource fields. This internship is open to current undergraduates from the College of Education, University of Florida. Pay Rate: This internship is 240 paid work hours for a total of six weeks, and interns are paid $12.00 per hour for up to 40 hours a week. Website: To see more information on our previous interns and their experiences, please visit (http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/ncbs/tag/ncbs-interns/) Application: Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references in a single PDF file to Emily Colson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The CV should include GPA and transcript as well as details of experience and skills relevant to the position. Applications are due by March 20, 2021.
Camp Laurel South Summer Camp
About Camp Laurel South: Camp Laurel South is located near Portland, Maine in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region. Its 150 unspoiled acres include woodlands, sports fields and open lawns. It’s location in the southern part of Maine makes Laurel South a most inviting summer retreat for campers and counselors alike. Each summer, Laurel South operates two four-week programs with 400 boys and girls, ages 7 to 15 in each session. They come from all over the U.S. as well as several foreign countries. The return rate for both campers and staff is very high. Description:Camp Laurel South is a residential summer camp in Maine seeking college athletes to be activity instructors and camp counselors for the summer of 2021. This is a great summer experience that can fulfill many internship requirements. We look for people with personality, character, maturity, professional training, experience and most importantly, a sincere desire to work with children. Our counselor to camper ratio is better than 1:3. Application: This is a two month experience June 14 – August 15. To apply, please visit: https://www.camplaurelsouth.com/summer-camp-counselors-staff/
Florida Elks Summer Camp
Description: Florida Elks Youth Summer Camp is hiring staff members and camp counselors! This summer program will go from June 13th 2021 to August 7th 2021. By working here at camp, students become eligible to apply for the Van Duren scholarship. Students must continue working here to receive the scholarship. Awards are between $1,000 and $5,000 a year. We are a residential camp and staff stay here on property while campers are here. Campers are 9-13. Pay Rate: Starts at $300 a week. Application: feyc.org Contact: For questions, please contact Elliott Gilbert at email@example.com or 352-552-0786
Service and Volunteer Opportunities
Check back next week for more opportunities!
Tutoring and Childcare
Tenth Grade Tutor
Description: Tutor needed for 15 year old (10th grade) with ADHD.
Subjects: History, Math, Robotics (student is able to do the academic tasks, but in order to complete his work, he needs help staying focused, organized, and motivated.)
When: 2-3 times per week for 1-2 hrs (M, W, F, around 4pm)
Description: STEPs for Success is looking for tutors for elementary, middle, and high school students. Experience is preferred, but not required. Must be able to commit for the entirety of the 2020-2021 school year. Pay: $15 per hour Hours: Tutors-at least 4 hours a week (more hours are available upon request) Schedule: Flexible (afternoon/evenings 3-4 days a week Monday through Friday are highly preferred) Contact: Interested? Questions? Please send an email with your resume to Stephanie (Tutor Director) at STEPsforSuccess352@gmail.com