Wednesday Update for June 24, 2015

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Wednesday Update for June 24, 2015 

 

*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter to ss.update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided

General Announcements

Peace Corps Applications Due July 1st
Are you graduating this summer or in December and still considering what to do post Graduation? Peace Corps is looking for talented individuals to utilize their teaching skills throughout the world. Your education background makes you quite valuable to developing communities. Teachers are needed to teach English, Math, Science, special education, and more. The next round of applications are due Wednesday, July 1st.  If you’re interested in seeing what opportunities there are for you, I invite you to explore the website at www.peacecorps.gov/openings. The application takes less than an hour so there is still time to be considered for positions departing in early 2016. If you need help with your resume or motivation statement, your campus Peace Corps Recruiter is happy to help. Email Bobbi at peacecorps@ufic.ufl.edu to set up an appointment. 


ENC 5319- Scholarly Writing for Publication- Writing for Intersectional & Social Justice Research – Fall 2015
This workshop-style seminar is a valuable course for graduate students (and their advisor) as it will give a venue to make progress on and enhance thesis/dissertation writing or other research projects, allowing advisors to focus more on conceptual/methodological issues than on the writing. And, it brings a lens that many students are hungry for: intersectionality and social justice perspectives. See flyer for more details.

Opportunities and Employment

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, UF’s K-12 laboratory school, is seeking applicants for a full-time kindergarten teacher for one year beginning August 13, 2015.  Interested applicants should apply through GatorJobs:  Position: Visiting Elementary Instructor; Requisition Number: 0908377
To apply: https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/65831

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, UF’s K-12 laboratory school, is seeking applicants for a part-time high school biology teacher for one year beginning August 13, 2015.  Interested applicants should apply through GatorJobs: Position: OPS Faculty; Requisition Number: T2648
To apply: https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/66751


Program Assistant at Kids Count
Three positions for after-school programs located at Kids Count, an after school tutoring program. See flyer for details. Please contact Bill at bill.kidscount@gmail.com with any questions.


Part-Time Nursery Teacher and Classroom Assistants Needed
The Servants of Christ Anglican Church is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated teachers and assistants to work Sunday Morning during services, as well as, weekday and evenings shifts available. Infant through pre-k teachers needed. $10/hr. Background checks required. Contact Kim Harris at kim@servantsanglican.org


Daycare Staff
Hawthorne Academy is a childcare facility in Hawthorne, FL  looking for staff for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. State mandated 40 hours and 1st aid/cpr is a plus. Applicants please submit resumes and/or credentials to hawthorneflacademy@gmail.com. Inquires can also be made at 352-358-8030.


Exceptional Education Teachers- Orlando, Florida
Princeton House Charter School is seeking Exceptional Education Teachers with Prek-3rd and/or K-6th certifications to serve students with Autism. We are a public charter school located in Orlando, Florida. Please see flyer for further information.


Emerald Shores Elementary – Ocala, Florida
Currently hiring for 4th and 5th grade teachers, a librarian, and a guidance counselor. Application information located at: http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/dept/per/vacancies.cfm

Emerald Shores Elementary
404 Emerald Rd.
Ocala, FL 34472
352-671-4800
Contact person:  Kathy Cook, School Secretary


Teaching Positions
Ruth Rains Middle School, located in Cross City, Florida, has the following instructional openings available for immediate hire:

Reading (must be reading endorsed)
Middle Grades Science (may teach out of field up to 1 year)
Middle Grades English Language Arts

Applicants should send resumes to Alexa Mills via fax (352-498-1283) or email alexamills@dixie.k12.fl.us.

Applicants must print an application online (http://www.dixie.k12.fl.us/) and mail or fax it to:

Attention: Nicole Chesser
16077 NE 19 Highway
Instructional Services Building 2
Cross City, FL 32628
Fax: (352) 498-1308

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Nanny Needed
Nanny for a toddler that has some soft markers for autism. He has not been diagnosed yet, but the family is on an early intervention plan with steps to take with him over the next several months. In this family, both parents work, so it’s important his nanny follow through on these steps with him during the week while they are away. For now, we need someone for three days a week at about 8 hours per day ($10/hour). The days will vary, because one parent is a fire fighter and has different days off each week. However, the mother is off on Fridays, so it should never fall on a Friday that this person would have to work.

Interested students can contact me with their resumes: jordananavarro@outlook.com.


Tutor Needed
Looking for someone to help our 6 year old granddaughter while she is staying with us in Gainesville during the first and possibly second week of July. The two areas she needs help with are reading and math. Please contact Dr. Michael Weaver at michael.weaver@ufl.edu or 317-379-6976.

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/

Wednesday Update for June 17, 2015

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Wednesday Update for June 17, 2015 

 

*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter to ss.update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided

General Announcements

Fall 2015 Graduate Supplemental Retention Scholarship
The Supplemental Retention Scholarship (SRs) offers limited tuition assistance for UF students enrolled in a Ph.D .or MFA degree program who have no more than three semesters to completion, and have exhausted all opportunities for a fellowship, assistantship, or other College/Departmental funding.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  The funding is designed to assist students with the completion of their degree programs by providing limited tuition assistance.   Information and applications are available at: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/supplemental-retention-scholarships.

Deadline:  APPLICATIONS will be accepted until July 6, 2015

If you have questions concerning the Supplemental Retention Scholarship, please contact Sarah Perry at saraht@ufl.edu or at 392-6444.


ENC 5319- Scholarly Writing for Publication- Writing for Intersectional & Social Justice Research – Fall 2015
This workshop-style seminar is a valuable course for graduate students (and their advisor) as it will give a venue to make progress on and enhance thesis/dissertation writing or other research projects, allowing advisors to focus more on conceptual/methodological issues than on the writing. And, it brings a lens that many students are hungry for: intersectionality and social justice perspectives. See flyer for more details.

Opportunities and Employment

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, UF’s K-12 laboratory school, is seeking applicants for a full-time kindergarten teacher for one year beginning August 13, 2015.  Interested applicants should apply through GatorJobs:  Position: Visiting Elementary Instructor; Requisition Number: 0908377
To apply: https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/65831

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, UF’s K-12 laboratory school, is seeking applicants for a part-time high school biology teacher for one year beginning August 13, 2015.  Interested applicants should apply through GatorJobs: Position: OPS Faculty; Requisition Number: T2648
To apply: https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/66751


Exceptional Education Teachers- Orlando, Florida
Princeton House Charter School is seeking Exceptional Education Teachers with Prek-3rd and/or K-6th certifications to serve students with Autism. We are a public charter school located in Orlando, Florida. Please see flyer for further information.


Emerald Shores Elementary – Ocala, Florida
Currently hiring for 4th and 5th grade teachers, a librarian, and a guidance counselor. Application information located at: http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/dept/per/vacancies.cfm

Emerald Shores Elementary
404 Emerald Rd.
Ocala, FL 34472
352-671-4800
Contact person:  Kathy Cook, School Secretary


The Teaching Center is looking to employ 7 graduate students this fall semester for the following: Mathematics Center tutor coordinator and supplemental instructors for courses in anthropology, humanities (Good Life), psychology, sociology, education, and public speaking. Employment would be quarter-time as teaching assistants (except for math coordinator which is half-time) or temporary OPS. To complete an employment application, please go to https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu.


PART TIME WEB ASSISTANT
We are looking for a highly organized individual who can use resources available to problem solve and accomplish various web tasks for the College of Education. Tasks require strong attention to detail and the ability to work under deadlines. The ideal candidate will take initiative in finding issues to fix on the website.

Responsibilities
Help the Webmaster with updates to P.K. Yonge’s web presence and 130+ college subsites, including:
•Field basic help requests from faculty to make website changes
•Fix PDFs, tweak photos and prepare other documents to post to website
•Search for public domain and iStock images

Minimum Requirements:
Must have experience with WordPress’ content management system, plugins widgets, themes, etc.
Basic skills in Photoshop, Excel, Acrobat
CSS troubleshooting experience preferred

Complete the online application at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/66843.


Teaching Positions
Ruth Rains Middle School, located in Cross City, Florida, has the following instructional openings available for immediate hire:

Reading (must be reading endorsed)
Middle Grades Science (may teach out of field up to 1 year)
Middle Grades English Language Arts

Applicants should send resumes to Alexa Mills via fax (352-498-1283) or email alexamills@dixie.k12.fl.us.

Applicants must print an application online (http://www.dixie.k12.fl.us/) and mail or fax it to:

Attention: Nicole Chesser
16077 NE 19 Highway
Instructional Services Building 2
Cross City, FL 32628
Fax: (352) 498-1308


ROOMY LUXURY TRIMARK STUDIO APARTMENT JUST BECAME AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE UPCOMING 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR! Beautifully furnished. Also available is a parking space right next to your apartment. You don’t have to worry about furnishing your place and you don’t have to worry about roommate drama. Plenty of seating/lounging to host friends or family. Roomy high-end kitchen with granite. Washer & dryer in your apartment. Easy 1 block walk to campus! Very close to Norman, sorority row, and the rest of the UF campus. If you prefer, furniture can be removed and parking is an optional add-on. Please email for price and details: pinnelas@aol.com.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutor Needed
Looking for someone to help our 6 year old granddaughter while she is staying with us in Gainesville during the first and possibly second week of July. The two areas she needs help with are reading and math. Please contact Dr. Michael Weaver at michael.weaver@ufl.edu or 317-379-6976.


Tutor Position at City College
City College’s Gainesville campus is seeking a tutor for the upcoming Summer Quarter. This is a part-time position, Monday through Thursday, 15 to 20 hours per week, at $12.00 per hour. The tutor would work with adult learners in morning and evening blocks on basic education subjects including College Algebra, English, Basic Mathematics, Reading Skills, and Computer Applications. If interested, please contact Jimmie Gunn at jgunn@citycollege.edu by Friday, June 19th.


English Writing Tutor Needed
I am looking for an English writing tutor for my son during summer break. My son will be in 11th grade and we are looking for someone who can help improve his English writing ability. Graduate student who is majoring in language art and native English. $15/hour but is negotiable. Contact sy196051@gmail.com.

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/

Wednesday Update for June 10, 2015

Please do not reply to this email. 

Necessary contact information is included in each announcement

Wednesday Update for June 10, 2015 

 

*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter to ss.update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided

General Announcements

SAGE SocialThursday, June 11th
Please join SAGE (the Student Alliance of Graduates in Education) for our summer social! SAGE will be hosting a pizza social (we’re buying!) at Piesano’s on Thursday, June 11th at 5:30pm. If you would like additional information, please see SAGE’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/697240560385201/) or email SAGE’s secretary, Lisa Lundgren, at lisa.lundgren@ufl.edu for additional questions.


Fall 2015 Graduate Supplemental Retention Scholarship
The Supplemental Retention Scholarship (SRs) offers limited tuition assistance for UF students enrolled in a Ph.D .or MFA degree program who have no more than three semesters to completion, and have exhausted all opportunities for a fellowship, assistantship, or other College/Departmental funding.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  The funding is designed to assist students with the completion of their degree programs by providing limited tuition assistance.   Information and applications are available at: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/supplemental-retention-scholarships.

Deadline:  APPLICATIONS will be accepted until July 6, 2015

If you have questions concerning the Supplemental Retention Scholarship, please contact Sarah Perry at saraht@ufl.edu or at 392-6444.


ENC 5319- Scholarly Writing for Publication- Writing for Intersectional & Social Justice Research – Fall 2015
This workshop-style seminar is a valuable course for graduate students (and their advisor) as it will give a venue to make progress on and enhance thesis/dissertation writing or other research projects, allowing advisors to focus more on conceptual/methodological issues than on the writing. And, it brings a lens that many students are hungry for: intersectionality and social justice perspectives. See flyer for more details.

Opportunities and Employment

The Teaching Center is looking to employ 7 graduate students this fall semester for the following: Mathematics Center tutor coordinator and supplemental instructors for courses in anthropology, humanities (Good Life), psychology, sociology, education, and public speaking. Employment would be quarter-time as teaching assistants (except for math coordinator which is half-time) or temporary OPS. To complete an employment application, please go to https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu.


PART TIME WEB ASSISTANT
We are looking for a highly organized individual who can use resources available to problem solve and accomplish various web tasks for the College of Education. Tasks require strong attention to detail and the ability to work under deadlines. The ideal candidate will take initiative in finding issues to fix on the website.

Responsibilities
Help the Webmaster with updates to P.K. Yonge’s web presence and 130+ college subsites, including:
•Field basic help requests from faculty to make website changes
•Fix PDFs, tweak photos and prepare other documents to post to website
•Search for public domain and iStock images

Minimum Requirements:
Must have experience with WordPress’ content management system, plugins widgets, themes, etc.
Basic skills in Photoshop, Excel, Acrobat
CSS troubleshooting experience preferred

Complete the online application at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/66843.


Teaching Positions
Ruth Rains Middle School, located in Cross City, Florida, has the following instructional openings available for immediate hire:

Reading (must be reading endorsed)
Middle Grades Science (may teach out of field up to 1 year)
Middle Grades English Language Arts

Applicants should send resumes to Alexa Mills via fax (352-498-1283) or email alexamills@dixie.k12.fl.us.

Applicants must print an application online (http://www.dixie.k12.fl.us/) and mail or fax it to:

Attention: Nicole Chesser
16077 NE 19 Highway
Instructional Services Building 2
Cross City, FL 32628
Fax: (352) 498-1308


Kid’s Yoga Volunteer Position
Milestones in the Making, Lisa Schiavoni & Associates is a family-owned & -operated private practice serving children & families in Greater-Gainesville for 30 years. Our staff is looking for volunteers to assist with a ‘Yoga for Youth’ initiative this summer. Volunteers will receive personalized training in behavioral modalities & oversight by a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Position expectations range from 3-6 hours biweekly; & require a minimum commitment of >1 academic semester. Yoga experience is desirable but NOT required.  Classes – in need of volunteer support – vary in time, date & venue; but a current ‘Kids Yoga Schedule’ can be referenced at www.MilestonesintheMaking.com. Interested parties should send a resume with cover letter ASAP to brianna.adele@gmail.com.

Applicants should include (1) what about the position interests you AND (2) communicate general schedule availability in their inquiries. More info available on attached flyer.


Volunteer in Peru
Looking for something to do this Summer/Winter? Are you interested in Volunteering and Helping Communities? See flyer for details and application.


ROOMY LUXURY TRIMARK STUDIO APARTMENT JUST BECAME AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE UPCOMING 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR! Beautifully furnished. Also available is a parking space right next to your apartment. You don’t have to worry about furnishing your place and you don’t have to worry about roommate drama. Plenty of seating/lounging to host friends or family. Roomy high-end kitchen with granite. Washer & dryer in your apartment. Easy 1 block walk to campus! Very close to Norman, sorority row, and the rest of the UF campus. If you prefer, furniture can be removed and parking is an optional add-on. Please email for price and details: pinnelas@aol.com.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

English Writing Tutor Needed
I am looking for an English writing tutor for my son during summer break. My son will be in 11th grade and we are looking for someone who can help improve his English writing ability. Graduate student who is majoring in language art and native English. $15/hour but is negotiable. Contact sy196051@gmail.com.


Sitter Needed
UF professor looking for motivated and reliable graduate/undergraduate education student to watch and work with bright and caring 10-year-old twins during summer (afternoons). Looking for someone to pick them up from camp and work with them on assignments. Pay negotiable. Must have reliable transportation. Contact Katheryn at (352) 359-1861 or RussellBrownK@law.ufl.edu


Part-Time Nanny Needed
My husband and I are looking for a student who can help us with child care in the weekdays evening probably from 5pm to 8pm and some weekends. My children are 4 and 6. They will need to be picked up from school. The nanny may have to take them to an evening activity or take them home and help with evening routine (Dinner etc.). We are looking for someone with safe driving record, active and playful and has some child care experience. I can be contacted via rabia.ghauri@gmail.com or phone: 925-321-6446.


Tutors needed for UF student organization!
Gators for Equal opportunity (GEO) need volunteers for the summer semester. Our volunteer service consists of helping underprivileged children in Alachua city with their homework and also provide additional support for those subjects that might be hard for them. We meet on Wednesday in Alachua city at 6 pm. If you want more details, email me mayansr1@ufl.edu, visit our webpage https://ufl.collegiatelink.net/organization/gators4equalopportunity or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Gators4EqualOpportunity?ref=bookmarks

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/

Wednesday Update for June 3, 2015

Please do not reply to this email. 

Necessary contact information is included in each announcement

Wednesday Update for June 3, 2015 

 

*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter to ss.update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided

General Announcements

SAGE SocialThursday, June 11th
Please join SAGE (the Student Alliance of Graduates in Education) for our summer social! SAGE will be hosting a pizza social (we’re buying!) at Piesano’s on Thursday, June 11th at 5:30pm. If you would like additional information, please see SAGE’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/697240560385201/) or email SAGE’s secretary, Lisa Lundgren, at lisa.lundgren@ufl.edu for additional questions.


ENC 5319 – Scholarly Writing for Publication – Writing for Intersectional and Social Justice Research – Fall 2015
This workshop-style seminar is a valuable course for graduate students (and their advisor) as it will give a venue to make progress on and enhance thesis/dissertation writing or other research projects, allowing advisors to focus more on conceptual/methodological issues than on the writing. And, it brings a lens that many students are hungry for: intersectionality and social justice perspectives. See flyer for more details.

Opportunities and Employment

Kid’s Yoga Volunteer Position
Milestones in the Making, Lisa Schiavoni & Associates is a family-owned & -operated private practice serving children & families in Greater-Gainesville for 30 years. Our staff is looking for volunteers to assist with a ‘Yoga for Youth’ initiative this summer. Volunteers will receive personalized training in behavioral modalities & oversight by a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Position expectations range from 3-6 hours biweekly; & require a minimum commitment of >1 academic semester. Yoga experience is desirable but NOT required.  Classes – in need of volunteer support – vary in time, date & venue; but a current ‘Kids Yoga Schedule’ can be referenced at www.MilestonesintheMaking.com. Interested parties should send a resume with cover letter ASAP to brianna.adele@gmail.com.

Applicants should include (1) what about the position interests you AND (2) communicate general schedule availability in their inquiries. More info available on attached flyer.


Volunteer in Peru
Looking for something to do this Summer/Winter? Are you interested in Volunteering and Helping Communities? See flyer for details and application.


International School of Ho Chi Minh City hiring 4th grade PYP position for August 2, 2015 – June 18, 2016
Founded in 1993, the International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is the first and most established international school in Ho Chi Minh City. ISHCMC is a non-denominational, co-educational and multi­cultural international school with over 50 nationalities represented. Teaching in the English medium, ISHCMC is certified to provide all three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes (Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and the IB Diploma) for all of our students ages 2 to18 years.

Requirements: Single teacher with no dependents must have a valid teacher certificate; extensive background checks will be performed by the school. Ideally a teacher with IB/PYP experience/certification, but if not then someone willing to learn and adapt to the PYP philosophy of teaching. For more info on the IB/PYP program read this: http://www.ibo.org/en/programmes/primary-years-programme. See attachment for benefits. Email the Principal, Kurtis Peterson, kurtispeterson@ishcmc.edu.vn, and Headmaster, Simon Leslie, directly at SimonLeslie@ishcmc.edu.vn


Teacher Interns Needed
Lancaster Correctional Institute is in need of teacher interns to assist with instruction to prepare youthful offenders ages 18 -24 to take the GED. The hours would be 4:30 – 7:30pm Monday-Friday. Day classes are also held from 8 – 11am. Please contact Education Supervisor, Gloria Myers at (352) 463-4915


ROOMY LUXURY TRIMARK STUDIO APARTMENT JUST BECAME AVAILABLE FOR THE ENTIRE UPCOMING 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR! Beautifully furnished. Also available is a parking space right next to your apartment. You don’t have to worry about furnishing your place and you don’t have to worry about roommate drama. Plenty of seating/lounging to host friends or family. Roomy high-end kitchen with granite. Washer & dryer in your apartment. Easy 1 block walk to campus! Very close to Norman, sorority row, and the rest of the UF campus. If you prefer, furniture can be removed and parking is an optional add-on. Please email for price and details: pinnelas@aol.com.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Sitter Needed
UF professor looking for motivated and reliable graduate/undergraduate education student to watch and work with bright and caring 10-year-old twins during summer (afternoons). Looking for someone to pick them up from camp and work with them on assignments. Pay negotiable. Must have reliable transportation. Contact Katheryn at (352) 359-1861 or RussellBrownK@law.ufl.edu


Part-Time Nanny Needed
My husband and I are looking for a student who can help us with child care in the weekdays evening probably from 5pm to 8pm and some weekends. My children are 4 and 6. They will need to be picked up from school. The nanny may have to take them to an evening activity or take them home and help with evening routine (Dinner etc.). We are looking for someone with safe driving record, active and playful and has some child care experience. I can be contacted via rabia.ghauri@gmail.com or phone: 925-321-6446.


Tutors needed for UF student organization!
Gators for Equal opportunity (GEO) need volunteers for the summer semester. Our volunteer service consists of helping underprivileged children in Alachua city with their homework and also provide additional support for those subjects that might be hard for them. We meet on Wednesday in Alachua city at 6 pm. If you want more details, email me mayansr1@ufl.edu, visit our webpage https://ufl.collegiatelink.net/organization/gators4equalopportunity or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Gators4EqualOpportunity?ref=bookmarks

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/

Wednesday Update for May 27, 2015

Please do not reply to this email. 

Necessary contact information is included in each announcement

Wednesday Update for May 27, 2015 

 

*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter to ss.update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided

Announcements

General Announcements

Peace Corps Application Workshop: Tips for Success – June 3rd 3:00-4:30pm
Have questions about applying for the Peace Corps? Come to the International Center in HUB to make your application stand out from the rest. Attend this workshop to walk through the application process with your campus recruiter and find out what information Peace Corps needs from you. Learn about the important role your resume plays in determining your placement. You will have your questions answered and gain valuable tips to guide you through the application process. Check out http://www.peacecorps.gov for a current listing of available positions. Applications are due July 1 for spring departures. Email peacecorps@ufic.ufl.edu for more information.


ENC 5319 – Scholarly Writing for Publication – Writing for Intersectional and Social Justice Research – Fall 2015
This workshop-style seminar is a valuable course for graduate students (and their advisor) as it will give a venue to make progress on and enhance thesis/dissertation writing or other research projects, allowing advisors to focus more on conceptual/methodological issues than on the writing. And, it brings a lens that many students are hungry for: intersectionality and social justice perspectives. See flyer for more details.


E-Cigarette Survey
The Researchers in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health at UF, in collaboration with GatorWell, are recruiting UF students to develop a health communication campaign on electronic cigarettes. Interested students will begin by completing a brief survey to assess eligibility for the study. If selected, participants will be compensated with a $5 Amazon giftcard for completion of each portion of the study- up to $15 for completion of the entire study. Please contact Kiarash P. Rahmanian at rahmanian@ufl.edu for more information or begin the two-part questionnaire now: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6RRwdU3mjzRGzqt

Opportunities and Employment

International School of Ho Chi Minh City hiring 4th grade PYP position for August 2, 2015 – June 18, 2016
Founded in 1993, the International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is the first and most established international school in Ho Chi Minh City. ISHCMC is a non-denominational, co-educational and multi­cultural international school with over 50 nationalities represented. Teaching in the English medium, ISHCMC is certified to provide all three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes (Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and the IB Diploma) for all of our students ages 2 to18 years.

Requirements: Single teacher with no dependents must have a valid teacher certificate; extensive background checks will be performed by the school. Ideally a teacher with IB/PYP experience/certification, but if not then someone willing to learn and adapt to the PYP philosophy of teaching. For more info on the IB/PYP program read this: http://www.ibo.org/en/programmes/primary-years-programme. See attachment for benefits. Email the Principal, Kurtis Peterson, kurtispeterson@ishcmc.edu.vn, and Headmaster, Simon Leslie, directly at SimonLeslie@ishcmc.edu.vn


Teacher Interns Needed
Lancaster Correctional Institute is in need of teacher interns to assist with instruction to prepare youthful offenders ages 18 -24 to take the GED. The hours would be 4:30 – 7:30pm Monday-Friday. Day classes are also held from 8 – 11am. Please contact Education Supervisor, Gloria Myers at (352) 463-4915


Academia La Providencia (Providence Academy) in Honduras still needs 2 people to come and join the La Providencia family as teachers!
Have you ever wanted to teach abroad? Is God calling you to serve Him in a practical way? Is it time to get out of your comfort zone? Then come and join Academia La Providencia in August – June 2015. Speaking Spanish is not a requirement – your classes will be in English! You will gain far more from this experience than you could ever give. Contact Katharine Marrow at: kmarrow@providenceworld.com


Balance 180 Seeking Volunteers
We are a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. We are gearing up for the start of our Summer Adaptive Gymnastics class and our Summer Camp! We are looking for volunteers that are excited to work with kids with special needs! All of our volunteers work one-on-one or two-on-one with the participating athletes. The athletes have a range of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy and many more. During our Adaptive program the athletes will work on developing new motor skills, improve social interactions, and gain confidence! The Adaptive Program is offered from May 30th-August 1st. We will be holding two sessions every Saturday. The first class will be offered from 12:30- 1:25pm (> 8 yrs) and the second (2-8yrs) from 2:00-2:55pm.

If you are not available on Saturdays, Balance 180 is also running its third annual summer camp and needs volunteers who are excited to work with children with special needs. Summer camp is a great learning experience for student volunteers. Summer camp will take place during the last three weeks in July. If interested in volunteering e-mail us at balance180adaptivegymvolunteer@gmail.com. We have a limited number of volunteer spots available so it is very important for anyone interested to contact us ASAP. Thanks!


Harn Fall Internships
Applications for fall term internships are due June 1st. Internships are offered in all museum departments and provide guidance from museum professionals. More information, including project descriptions and application forms, can be found on the Harn’s website at http://www.harn.ufl.edu/intern. Please contact Layne Thue-Bludworth with any questions laynetb@harn.ufl.edu

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutors needed for UF student organization!
Gators for Equal opportunity (GEO) need volunteers for the summer semester. Our volunteer service consists of helping underprivileged children in Alachua city with their homework and also provide additional support for those subjects that might be hard for them. We meet on Wednesday in Alachua city at 6 pm. If you want more details, email me mayansr1@ufl.edu, visit our webpage https://ufl.collegiatelink.net/organization/gators4equalopportunity or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Gators4EqualOpportunity?ref=bookmarks


Part-time Nanny Needed
My husband and I are looking for a student in the school of education to serve as a part time nanny. My daughter is 15 months old, and we would be looking for the student to come to our house 3-4 days a week. We are fairly flexible on the times, but most likely 8am-noon or 2-4:30pm. We are looking for someone who will create educational learning experiences for our daughter during her time at the house. I can be contacted via emai, amyaschafer11@gmail.com or phone at 727-608-3016.

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/

Wednesday Update for May 20, 2015

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Wednesday Update for May 20, 2015 

 

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Announcements

General Announcements

E-Cigarette Survey
The Researchers in the Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health at UF, in collaboration with GatorWell, are recruiting UF students to develop a health communication campaign on electronic cigarettes. Interested students will begin by completing a brief survey to assess eligibility for the study. If selected, participants will be compensated with a $5 Amazon giftcard for completion of each portion of the study- up to $15 for completion of the entire study. Please contact Kiarash P. Rahmanian at rahmanian@ufl.edu for more information or begin the two-part questionnaire now: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6RRwdU3mjzRGzqt


Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) Annual Meeting
Florida is now a member state of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA). The association is a nonprofit incorporated educational organization whose purposes are to encourage quality educational research in the Mid-South and to promote the application of the results of quality educational research in the schools. Member states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Please join the MSERA in Lafayette, LA for our annual meeting schedule for November 4-6, 2015. They are currently accepting proposals for the meeting and urge you to consider submitting. Conference proposals are due by July 15th. Please consider sharing your work at a discussion or display session, teaming up with colleagues for a symposium, providing training, and encouraging yoru students to present at a Research in Progress (RIP) Session. For more details, please see the attached flyer and visit our webpage at http://www.msera.org/index.html


2015 FATE Conference – The 21st Century Educator: iTeach, iLead, iResearch
The Florida Association of Teacher Educators is excited to announce that the 2015 FATE conference will be taking place in Gainesville, Florida. This two-day conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal by June 1st. The submission form is online at www.FATE1.org and the student registration fee is $50.00. Click here for more information. We hope to see you in October!

Opportunities and Employment

Instructional Job Fair in Virginia  — deadline Wednesday, May 20th
Manassas City Public Schools, located in Manassas, Virginia, is holding an Instructional Job Fair for applicants who possess or are eligible for a Virginia Teaching License. Attached is a flyer and detailed instructions for applying. Interviews are by invitation only so applicants must apply on our website by Wednesday, May 20, 2015 for consideration.  If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources Department at 571-377-6027.


Balance 180 Seeking Volunteers
We are a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. We are gearing up for the start of our Summer Adaptive Gymnastics class and our Summer Camp! We are looking for volunteers that are excited to work with kids with special needs! All of our volunteers work one-on-one or two-on-one with the participating athletes. The athletes have a range of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, cerebral palsy and many more. During our Adaptive program the athletes will work on developing new motor skills, improve social interactions, and gain confidence! The Adaptive Program is offered from May 30th-August 1st. We will be holding two sessions every Saturday. The first class will be offered from 12:30- 1:25pm (> 8 yrs) and the second (2-8yrs) from 2:00-2:55pm.

If you are not available on Saturdays, Balance 180 is also running its third annual summer camp and needs volunteers who are excited to work with children with special needs. Summer camp is a great learning experience for student volunteers. Summer camp will take place during the last three weeks in July. If interested in volunteering e-mail us at balance180adaptivegymvolunteer@gmail.com. We have a limited number of volunteer spots available so it is very important for anyone interested to contact us ASAP. Thanks!


Harn Fall Internships
Applications for fall term internships are due June 1st. Internships are offered in all museum departments and provide guidance from museum professionals. More information, including project descriptions and application forms, can be found on the Harn’s website at http://www.harn.ufl.edu/intern. Please contact Layne Thue-Bludworth with any questions laynetb@harn.ufl.edu


Temple Beth Am Day School in Pinecrest, Florida
This Reform Jewish Day School is hiring: Elementary School STEM Teacher (Grades 1-4 / see attachment for details) and Elementary School Teacher(s) K-4 (see attachment for details). If interested, please email resume or inquiries to snovak@tbam.org.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutors needed for UF student organization!
Gators for Equal opportunity (GEO) need volunteers for the summer semester. Our volunteer service consists of helping underprivileged children in Alachua city with their homework and also provide additional support for those subjects that might be hard for them. We meet on Wednesday in Alachua city at 6 pm. If you want more details, email me mayansr1@ufl.edu, visit our webpage https://ufl.collegiatelink.net/organization/gators4equalopportunity or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Gators4EqualOpportunity?ref=bookmarks


Part-time Nanny Needed
My husband and I are looking for a student in the school of education to serve as a part time nanny. My daughter is 15 months old, and we would be looking for the student to come to our house 3-4 days a week. We are fairly flexible on the times, but most likely 8am-noon or 2-4:30pm. We are looking for someone who will create educational learning experiences for our daughter during her time at the house. I can be contacted via emai, amyaschafer11@gmail.com or phone at 727-608-3016.

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/

Wednesday Update for May 13, 2015

Please do not reply to this email. 

Necessary contact information is included in each announcement

Wednesday Update for May 13, 2015 

 

*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter to ss.update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided

Announcements

General Announcements

2015 FATE Conference – The 21st Century Educator: iTeach, iLead, iResearch
The Florida Association of Teacher Educators is excited to announce that the 2015 FATE conference will be taking place in Gainesville, Florida. This two-day conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal by June 1st. The submission form is online at www.FATE1.org and the student registration fee is $50.00. Click here for more information. We hope to see you in October!


2015 Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program — June 24-August 7, 2015
This six-week summer program sponsored by the Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) is designed as an orientation to graduate education and promotes acclimation to the University of Florida. The goal of this program is to provide newly enrolled doctoral students with the groundwork for their graduate education by: (1) supplementing the student’s knowledge of the research process; (2) honing their research writing skills and (3) easing the transition into graduate level studies at the University of Florida. Applications and additional information on the program can be found on our website at: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/florida-boe-summer-fellowship-program. If you have questions concerning the Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program please contact OGMP at ogmp@ufl.edu or by phone at 352-392-6444.

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Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) Annual Meeting
Florida is now a member state of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA). The association is a nonprofit incorporated educational organization whose purposes are to encourage quality educational research in the Mid-South and to promote the application of the results of quality educational research in the schools. Member states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Please join the MSERA in Lafayette, LA for our annual meeting schedule for November 4-6, 2015. They are currently accepting proposals for the meeting and urge you to consider submitting. Conference proposals are due by July 15th. Please consider sharing your work at a discussion or display session, teaming up with colleagues for a symposium, providing training, and encouraging yoru students to present at a Research in Progress (RIP) Session. For more details, please see the attached flyer and visit our webpage at http://www.msera.org/index.html

__________________________________________________________________________________

Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

  • EDF 6403: Research Course will be offered this summer. It is the six-credit required research course for all COE doctoral students. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to focus the summer on research and on fulfilling all research course requirements. Email the instructor, Dr. Manley, at amanley@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EDG 6931: Schools, Teachers, and the Marginalization of Students (Summer C, Wednesday, Periods 4-6) – In this new doctoral seminar, we will examine how school and teacher policies and practices disproportionately place certain student groups on society’s margins and limit their life chances. Students will develop content knowledge and skills in research and writing. Email the instructor, Dr. Brianna Kennedy-Lewis, at bkennedy@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EEX 7526: Seminar in Grant Writing – In this seminar, students will learn the skills necessary to solicit funding from state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations. Email the instructor, Dr. Gagnon at jgagnon@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EEX 6936: Critical Appraisal & Conduct of Systematic Reviews of Intervention Effects – Graduate Students with a focus of providing intervention services to children with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in disciplines such as: Education, Psychology, Special Ed, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, etc. Email the instructor, Dr. Reichow, at breichow@coe.ufl.edu for additional information
  • EEX 6936: Meta-­‐Analysis in Prevention and Intervention Science – A NEW Graduate Seminar in Meta-Analysis! This course is open to any and all graduate students interested in prevention and intervention science. Email the instructor, Dr. Gage at gagenicholas@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:

Opportunities and Employment

Temple Beth Am Day School in Pinecrest, Florida
This Reform Jewish Day School is hiring: Elementary School STEM Teacher (Grades 1-4 / see attachment for details) and Elementary School Teacher(s) K-4 (see attachment for details). If interested, please email resume or inquiries to snovak@tbam.org.


Residential Supervisor for High School Summer Academic Programs at UF 
The University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET) is seeking a Residential Supervisor for summer academic programs housed in Beaty Towers. Preferred applicants are graduate or post-undergrad students. Please see attachment for details. The Center has also added a number of available undergraduate positions. Visit http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/2015/04/summer-employment/.


Child Development Program – Newberry, Florida
The City of Newberry Parks and Recreation department is looking for interns and practicum students for the summer and/or fall semester. Please see the flyer for additional details. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and availability to Ashley Austin at Ashley.Austin@ci.newberry.fl.us.


Instructional Job Fair in Virginia 
Manassas City Public Schools, located in Manassas, Virginia, is holding an Instructional Job Fair for applicants who possess or are eligible for a Virginia Teaching License. Attached is a flyer and detailed instructions for applying. Interviews are by invitation only so applicants must apply on our website by Wednesday, May 20, 2015 for consideration.  If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources Department at 571-377-6027.


Teaching Jobs For Certified Graduates
Yuteh Private School in New Taipei City, Taiwan is looking for certified teachers from the United States to work in our dual-immersion Chinese-English program. We are hiring for all grade levels and all subjects. Click here for more information.


Scholarship Opportunity – Manatee County Students
The Manatee Community Foundation is seeking applicants to provide scholarships to students from Manatee County pursuing a degree in education. Selection Criteria: Scholarship applicants must –
1. Be working toward a degree in education
2. Be accepted to a State of Florida accredited 2 or 4 year educational institution, excluding State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and the University of South Florida.
3. Be a resident of Manatee County.
4. Be a citizen of the United States.

Scholarship application is located here. For questions or to inquire about the extended deadline, please contact Scholarship Coordinator Joan McCaw at (941) 747-7765 or email joan@manateecf.org.


Summer Residential Counselor Opportunities
The University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET) is seeking summer residential counselors for the following: 1. Male and female counselors for week-long high school summer academic programs, including Humanities and the Sunshine State, Science Quest (two sessions), and STEAM Quest. Counselors will be hired for the entire summer and work with all programs. and 2. Male counselors for the 57th Annual Student Science Training Program (SSTP). Additional information on the CPET summer programs can be found at http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/students/.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least two years of college and be in good standing with their college or university. Recent college graduates and students in graduate/professional school are also encouraged to apply. Applicants may not be enrolled in summer classes as the available positions are full time. Applicants must be able to commit to working 24-hours a day for the duration of the program (including overnight). Counselors will be hired for a 7 week to 11 week period. Please see the attachment for additional information. Contact Christy Rodkin, Coordinator, Youth Programs at christy@cpet.ufl.edu or 352-392-2310. Applications will be open until all positions are filled.


Marion County Public Schools, just 30 miles south of UF, wants you in its next class of new teacher hires!  If you are ready to work with excited administrators and focused students in one of Central Florida’s most beautiful areas, join us for a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16.  Interviews could lead to instant job offers for the right candidates.  With local discounts and free giveaways, don’t miss this opportunity to land your first teaching job.  Click here for requirements and interview sign-ups.  Get ahead of the game (and your colleagues) by signing up today.  Marion County Public Schools offers competitive salaries and great benefits including free health insurance, affordable living, and first-class lifestyles.  MCPS is an equal opportunity school district.


Trinity Catholic High School, a college preparatory high school in the Diocese of Orlando, located in Ocala Florida is hiring for the following positions. For questions or further information, please contact Lou Pereira at lpereira@tchs.us


Part-time and Substitute Preschool Teachers Needed
Looking for some extra income? Consider working for Holy Trinity Episcopal School of Gainesville. Visit our website at www.htesgnv.org to learn more about our preschool. If you’re interested in becoming a substitute or part-time preschool teacher, please send you’re resume and availability to Jason@htesgnv.org. Pay is hourly and based on work experience and level of education.


Housing Opportunity
Faculty member in the UF Sociology Department has a newly built cottage in the Duckpond neighborhood (see photo). Looking for help with an 11 year old and around the house for reduced rent. For more information, please contact Christine Overdevest at coverdev@ufl.edu.


2/1 House sublease available mid-April
Subleasing a great 2 bedroom 1 bath house available mid-April through end of July. Big fenced-in backyard perfect for dogs, quiet neighborhood, new refrigerator. It has a gas stove and water heater. Washer and Dryer in separate utility unit in the backyard. Asking $800 per month, but price is negotiable. See the craigslist ad for contact and more info: http://gainesville.craigslist.org/sub/4944003422.html

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Part Time Nanny Needed 
Variable summer hours, about 10 hours per week. An immediate opening for the fall for after school 2-3 days per week. Duties include: transportation to activities and educational play. Bright, cheerful, independent ten year old with mild special needs (walks using a walker). Must have reliable transportation. Larger vehicle preferred but not required. If interested, please send your name, email, days/hours available, and contact number to hartyallen@gmail.com 


Summer Nanny Needed

UF faculty member looking to hire a reliable person to help during late afternoon/evening 2-3 days a week during from May through late July. Additional babysitting opportunities on weekends and for fall semester. Duties include picking up my 8-yr old girl and 5-yr old boy from school/camp/daycare and driving them to sports activities or to home and help with light housework at home (emptying dishwasher, making lunches for next day). My children love outdoor activities and having someone to play games or read a book with. Prior experience as a babysitter/nanny required along with at least one reference. Experience providing transportation for children is a bonus. Contact Andrea at adlambeck@gmail.com if interested.


Tutors Needed – Upper Echelon Academy
Opportunity for recent graduates of teacher certification programs: Wellington, Florida hosts the Winter Equestrian Festival from January to late March every year. During these three months, adolescents from around the country and the world come here to showcase their talents. Students miss as much as 12 weeks of school while they compete at WEF and require private tutoring to keep up with their academics from their respective schools. Upper Echelon Academy is looking to hire qualified tutors for January, February, and March of 2016. Successful candidates will receive a monthly salary of $4,000 that will include their accommodation and is based on a 30 hour week. Tutors work Monday-Thursday with every Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. It is imperative that applicants have a valid driver’s license and a mode of transportation. Please visit  www.upperechelonacademy.com. For questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact (561) 371-4330.


Nanny needed
Our family is looking for a nanny between now and the start of the next school year to care for our 2-year-old son at our home in the mornings, 8am-1pm. During summer we’ll also have our 6-yr-old twins and our 8-yr-old at home on some weeks, when not in camps. The older children are pretty independent but need only basic supervision while parents are at work.

Responsibilities for the youngest one include potty training, engaging him with music/toys/dancing/speaking with him, as well as some light household upkeep (dishes, folding and putting away children’s laundry).   Please contact mtrklja@yahoo.com or call 352-871-5211.


SUMMER NANNY NEEDED: We are searching for an energetic and unflappable nanny for our two young boys, ages 6 and 4. If you love kids, are silly and fun, patient and kind, and can problem solve on your feet, then this is the job for you! We live in High Springs, a 20 minute drive north of Oaks Mall, 5 miles west of I-75. Nearby is a park, train, library, and splash pad, plus we have a fantastic backyard full of critters to explore.

The boys are sweet-natured and super-creative and will love your attention. Outdoor play is encouraged as well as quiet cuddles and story time on the couch. They also love Lego’s, imaginative games and scavenger hunts.Occasionally, we ask for your help with a load of kids laundry and we ask that our home be picked up at the end of the day. We are a laid-back family so ask any question and feel free to chat with us about anything. Please be comfortable with pets and have experience as a nanny as well as experience providing transportation for children.

We need help 2x per week, ideally Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 1st, although Mondays and Fridays are also an option. Typically 9 – 3 or 10 – 4. Pay $12/hour. Thanks in advance and we can’t wait to meet you! Contact Kate @ kate@kathleenbyars.com.


Tutor needed
Tutor needed for first grade student at Chiles Elementary, once or twice a week, for support in reading. Can meet at local public library. Would love volunteers, but prices and times are negotiable. Please contact student’s counselor, Tracy Leibach, at leibachtl@gm.sbac.edu for more information


Tutor needed
Reading and writing tutoring help for 2nd and 5th Grader for summer in Jonesville area. Twice a week. Please email Pradeep Jain at prepjain@gmail.com for more details.


Tutor needed
Student tutor needed to help 11-year old son who is struggling in math and reading. Looking for 3-4 days a week. Currently have him home schooled, therefore the morning hours are durable. His hobbies are baseball, golf and video games. Please contact Wayne Fields (352-281-0356) or Linda Fields (352-665-3677)


Help needed
UF faculty member looking to hire highly motivated and reliable person to help with their 5 years old daughter. Tasks will include picking her up from a kindergarten (on Mon, Wed, Thursday & some Friday) and stay with her until 5:30pm (help with homework, grocery and light household chores). Must have own transportation and good driving record. Spanish speaking or extra talent to share with our daughter is a plus. Long term commitment is desired. If interested, there will also be additional babysitting opportunities in the evening and weekend also. Contact phalyka@ufl.edu if interested.

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/

Wednesday Update for May 6, 2015

Please do not reply to this email. 

Necessary contact information is included in each announcement

Wednesday Update for May 6, 2015 

 

*Please send announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter to ss.update@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided

Announcements

General Announcements

2015 FATE Conference – The 21st Century Educator: iTeach, iLead, iResearch
The Florida Association of Teacher Educators is excited to announce that the 2015 FATE conference will be taking place in Gainesville, Florida. This two-day conference will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center. We hope you will consider submitting a proposal by June 1st. The submission form is online at www.FATE1.org and the student registration fee is $50.00. Click here for more information. We hope to see you in October!


2015 Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program — June 24-August 7, 2015
This six-week summer program sponsored by the Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) is designed as an orientation to graduate education and promotes acclimation to the University of Florida. The goal of this program is to provide newly enrolled doctoral students with the groundwork for their graduate education by: (1) supplementing the student’s knowledge of the research process; (2) honing their research writing skills and (3) easing the transition into graduate level studies at the University of Florida. Applications and additional information on the program can be found on our website at: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/florida-boe-summer-fellowship-program. If you have questions concerning the Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program please contact OGMP at ogmp@ufl.edu or by phone at 352-392-6444.


Doctoral Dissertation Funding: FAMILY STRENGTHENING SCHOLARS GRANT
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, 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/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize 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 May 8, 2015 and applications are due by June 8, 2015.


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

  • EDF 6403: Research Course will be offered this summer. It is the six-credit required research course for all COE doctoral students. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to focus the summer on research and on fulfilling all research course requirements. Email the instructor, Dr. Manley, at amanley@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EDG 6931: Schools, Teachers, and the Marginalization of Students (Summer C, Wednesday, Periods 4-6) – In this new doctoral seminar, we will examine how school and teacher policies and practices disproportionately place certain student groups on society’s margins and limit their life chances. Students will develop content knowledge and skills in research and writing. Email the instructor, Dr. Brianna Kennedy-Lewis, at bkennedy@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EEX 7526: Seminar in Grant Writing – In this seminar, students will learn the skills necessary to solicit funding from state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations. Email the instructor, Dr. Gagnon at jgagnon@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EEX 6936: Critical Appraisal & Conduct of Systematic Reviews of Intervention Effects – Graduate Students with a focus of providing intervention services to children with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in disciplines such as: Education, Psychology, Special Ed, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, etc. Email the instructor, Dr. Reichow, at breichow@coe.ufl.edu for additional information
  • EEX 6936: Meta-­‐Analysis in Prevention and Intervention Science – A NEW Graduate Seminar in Meta-Analysis! This course is open to any and all graduate students interested in prevention and intervention science. Email the instructor, Dr. Gage at gagenicholas@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:

Opportunities and Employment

Temple Beth Am Day School in Pinecrest, Florida
This Reform Jewish Day School is hiring: Elementary School STEM Teacher (Grades 1-4 / see attachment for details) and Elementary School Teacher(s) K-4 (see attachment for details). If interested, please email resume or inquiries to snovak@tbam.org.


Residential Supervisor for High School Summer Academic Programs at UF 
The University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET) is seeking a Residential Supervisor for summer academic programs housed in Beaty Towers. Preferred applicants are graduate or post-undergrad students. Please see attachment for details. The Center has also added a number of available undergraduate positions. Visit http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/2015/04/summer-employment/.


Child Development Program – Newberry, Florida
The City of Newberry Parks and Recreation department is looking for interns and practicum students for the summer and/or fall semester. Please see the flyer for additional details. If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and availability to Ashley Austin at Ashley.Austin@ci.newberry.fl.us.


Instructional Job Fair in Virginia 
Manassas City Public Schools, located in Manassas, Virginia, is holding an Instructional Job Fair for applicants who possess or are eligible for a Virginia Teaching License. Attached is a flyer and detailed instructions for applying. Interviews are by invitation only so applicants must apply on our website by Wednesday, May 20, 2015 for consideration.  If you have any questions, please contact our Human Resources Department at 571-377-6027.


Teaching Jobs For Certified Graduates
Yuteh Private School in New Taipei City, Taiwan is looking for certified teachers from the United States to work in our dual-immersion Chinese-English program. We are hiring for all grade levels and all subjects. Click here for more information.


Scholarship Opportunity – Manatee County Students
The Manatee Community Foundation is seeking applicants to provide scholarships to students from Manatee County pursuing a degree in education. Selection Criteria: Scholarship applicants must –
1. Be working toward a degree in education
2. Be accepted to a State of Florida accredited 2 or 4 year educational institution, excluding State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and the University of South Florida.
3. Be a resident of Manatee County.
4. Be a citizen of the United States.

Scholarship application is located here. For questions or to inquire about the extended deadline, please contact Scholarship Coordinator Joan McCaw at (941) 747-7765 or email joan@manateecf.org.


Summer Residential Counselor Opportunities
The University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET) is seeking summer residential counselors for the following: 1. Male and female counselors for week-long high school summer academic programs, including Humanities and the Sunshine State, Science Quest (two sessions), and STEAM Quest. Counselors will be hired for the entire summer and work with all programs. and 2. Male counselors for the 57th Annual Student Science Training Program (SSTP). Additional information on the CPET summer programs can be found at http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/students/.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least two years of college and be in good standing with their college or university. Recent college graduates and students in graduate/professional school are also encouraged to apply. Applicants may not be enrolled in summer classes as the available positions are full time. Applicants must be able to commit to working 24-hours a day for the duration of the program (including overnight). Counselors will be hired for a 7 week to 11 week period. Please see the attachment for additional information. Contact Christy Rodkin, Coordinator, Youth Programs at christy@cpet.ufl.edu or 352-392-2310. Applications will be open until all positions are filled.


Marion County Public Schools, just 30 miles south of UF, wants you in its next class of new teacher hires!  If you are ready to work with excited administrators and focused students in one of Central Florida’s most beautiful areas, join us for a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16.  Interviews could lead to instant job offers for the right candidates.  With local discounts and free giveaways, don’t miss this opportunity to land your first teaching job.  Click here for requirements and interview sign-ups.  Get ahead of the game (and your colleagues) by signing up today.  Marion County Public Schools offers competitive salaries and great benefits including free health insurance, affordable living, and first-class lifestyles.  MCPS is an equal opportunity school district.


Trinity Catholic High School, a college preparatory high school in the Diocese of Orlando, located in Ocala Florida is hiring for the following positions. For questions or further information, please contact Lou Pereira at lpereira@tchs.us


Part-time and Substitute Preschool Teachers Needed
Looking for some extra income? Consider working for Holy Trinity Episcopal School of Gainesville. Visit our website at www.htesgnv.org to learn more about our preschool. If you’re interested in becoming a substitute or part-time preschool teacher, please send you’re resume and availability to Jason@htesgnv.org. Pay is hourly and based on work experience and level of education.


Housing Opportunity
Faculty member in the UF Sociology Department has a newly built cottage in the Duckpond neighborhood (see photo). Looking for help with an 11 year old and around the house for reduced rent. For more information, please contact Christine Overdevest at coverdev@ufl.edu.


2/1 House sublease available mid-April
Subleasing a great 2 bedroom 1 bath house available mid-April through end of July. Big fenced-in backyard perfect for dogs, quiet neighborhood, new refrigerator. It has a gas stove and water heater. Washer and Dryer in separate utility unit in the backyard. Asking $800 per month, but price is negotiable. See the craigslist ad for contact and more info: http://gainesville.craigslist.org/sub/4944003422.html

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Summer Nanny Needed
UF faculty member looking to hire a reliable person to help during late afternoon/evening 2-3 days a week during from May through late July. Additional babysitting opportunities on weekends and for fall semester. Duties include picking up my 8-yr old girl and 5-yr old boy from school/camp/daycare and driving them to sports activities or to home and help with light housework at home (emptying dishwasher, making lunches for next day). My children love outdoor activities and having someone to play games or read a book with. Prior experience as a babysitter/nanny required along with at least one reference. Experience providing transportation for children is a bonus. Contact Andrea at adlambeck@gmail.com if interested.


Tutors Needed – Upper Echelon Academy
Opportunity for recent graduates of teacher certification programs: Wellington, Florida hosts the Winter Equestrian Festival from January to late March every year. During these three months, adolescents from around the country and the world come here to showcase their talents. Students miss as much as 12 weeks of school while they compete at WEF and require private tutoring to keep up with their academics from their respective schools. Upper Echelon Academy is looking to hire qualified tutors for January, February, and March of 2016. Successful candidates will receive a monthly salary of $4,000 that will include their accommodation and is based on a 30 hour week. Tutors work Monday-Thursday with every Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. It is imperative that applicants have a valid driver’s license and a mode of transportation. Please visit  www.upperechelonacademy.com. For questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact (561) 371-4330.


Nanny needed
Our family is looking for a nanny between now and the start of the next school year to care for our 2-year-old son at our home in the mornings, 8am-1pm. During summer we’ll also have our 6-yr-old twins and our 8-yr-old at home on some weeks, when not in camps. The older children are pretty independent but need only basic supervision while parents are at work.

Responsibilities for the youngest one include potty training, engaging him with music/toys/dancing/speaking with him, as well as some light household upkeep (dishes, folding and putting away children’s laundry).   Please contact mtrklja@yahoo.com or call 352-871-5211.


SUMMER NANNY NEEDED: We are searching for an energetic and unflappable nanny for our two young boys, ages 6 and 4. If you love kids, are silly and fun, patient and kind, and can problem solve on your feet, then this is the job for you! We live in High Springs, a 20 minute drive north of Oaks Mall, 5 miles west of I-75. Nearby is a park, train, library, and splash pad, plus we have a fantastic backyard full of critters to explore.

The boys are sweet-natured and super-creative and will love your attention. Outdoor play is encouraged as well as quiet cuddles and story time on the couch. They also love Lego’s, imaginative games and scavenger hunts.Occasionally, we ask for your help with a load of kids laundry and we ask that our home be picked up at the end of the day. We are a laid-back family so ask any question and feel free to chat with us about anything. Please be comfortable with pets and have experience as a nanny as well as experience providing transportation for children.

We need help 2x per week, ideally Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 1st, although Mondays and Fridays are also an option. Typically 9 – 3 or 10 – 4. Pay $12/hour. Thanks in advance and we can’t wait to meet you! Contact Kate @ kate@kathleenbyars.com.


Tutor needed
Tutor needed for first grade student at Chiles Elementary, once or twice a week, for support in reading. Can meet at local public library. Would love volunteers, but prices and times are negotiable. Please contact student’s counselor, Tracy Leibach, at leibachtl@gm.sbac.edu for more information


Tutor needed
Reading and writing tutoring help for 2nd and 5th Grader for summer in Jonesville area. Twice a week. Please email Pradeep Jain at prepjain@gmail.com for more details.


Tutor needed
Student tutor needed to help 11-year old son who is struggling in math and reading. Looking for 3-4 days a week. Currently have him home schooled, therefore the morning hours are durable. His hobbies are baseball, golf and video games. Please contact Wayne Fields (352-281-0356) or Linda Fields (352-665-3677)


Help needed
UF faculty member looking to hire highly motivated and reliable person to help with their 5 years old daughter. Tasks will include picking her up from a kindergarten (on Mon, Wed, Thursday & some Friday) and stay with her until 5:30pm (help with homework, grocery and light household chores). Must have own transportation and good driving record. Spanish speaking or extra talent to share with our daughter is a plus. Long term commitment is desired. If interested, there will also be additional babysitting opportunities in the evening and weekend also. Contact phalyka@ufl.edu if interested.

Archived Newsletters

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Wednesday Update for April 29, 2015

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Announcements

General Announcements

4th Annual Book Drive
The UF Libraries are holding our 4th Annual Spring Book Drive. Were you thinking of giving your office/lab a good spring cleaning before summer started? If you have books you no longer use, you could achieve several good things by donating them to the book drive.

  1. Add to the UF Libraries’ collections (if the books are selected for retention)
  2. Support sustainability by reusing/recycling the books
  3. De-clutter your personal space

Collection boxes will be in all the main branches (Library West, Smathers/Library East, Marston Science, Health Science, Education, Architecture and Fine Arts, and the Legal Information Center) in the lobbies or near the information desk. The collection runs from April 20th thru May 1st, 2015. You can drop off your donation at any time during normal operating hours. Books that are not selected for the Libraries’ collections will either be sold or donated to other organizations. If you have any questions, please contact lib-GreenTeam@ad.ufl.edu.


2015 Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program — June 24-August 7, 2015
This six-week summer program sponsored by the Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) is designed as an orientation to graduate education and promotes acclimation to the University of Florida. The goal of this program is to provide newly enrolled doctoral students with the groundwork for their graduate education by: (1) supplementing the student’s knowledge of the research process; (2) honing their research writing skills and (3) easing the transition into graduate level studies at the University of Florida. Applications and additional information on the program can be found on our website at: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/finances-and-funding/florida-boe-summer-fellowship-program. If you have questions concerning the Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship Program please contact OGMP at ogmp@ufl.edu or by phone at 352-392-6444.


Kanopy now available in the COE Library
We are pleased to announce that the Library has recently introduced the new Netflix-like video streaming service, Kanopy. Click here to start watching: http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/

Some of the popular films that are now available in the education department include:
1) Stenhouse Classroom Management & Leadership: http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/node/111277
2) Teacher Education Collection: http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/node/100142
3) Assessment for Learning Collection:  http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/node/92122
4) Complete Teacher Education Development Collection: http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/s-category/52
5) There are also films available from the psychotherapy.net producers

Additional teaching benefits:
– Create clips/playlists
– Embed any video or clip in your Learning Management System
– Social media tools facilitate conversations between students and filmmakers


Doctoral Dissertation Funding: FAMILY STRENGTHENING SCHOLARS GRANT
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, 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/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize 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 May 8, 2015 and applications are due by June 8, 2015.


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

  • EDF 6403: Research Course will be offered this summer. It is the six-credit required research course for all COE doctoral students. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to focus the summer on research and on fulfilling all research course requirements. Email the instructor, Dr. Manley, at amanley@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EDG 6931: Schools, Teachers, and the Marginalization of Students (Summer C, Wednesday, Periods 4-6) – In this new doctoral seminar, we will examine how school and teacher policies and practices disproportionately place certain student groups on society’s margins and limit their life chances. Students will develop content knowledge and skills in research and writing. Email the instructor, Dr. Brianna Kennedy-Lewis, at bkennedy@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EEX 7526: Seminar in Grant Writing – In this seminar, students will learn the skills necessary to solicit funding from state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations. Email the instructor, Dr. Gagnon at jgagnon@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EEX 6936: Critical Appraisal & Conduct of Systematic Reviews of Intervention Effects – Graduate Students with a focus of providing intervention services to children with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in disciplines such as: Education, Psychology, Special Ed, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, etc. Email the instructor, Dr. Reichow, at breichow@coe.ufl.edu for additional information
  • EEX 6936: Meta-­‐Analysis in Prevention and Intervention Science – A NEW Graduate Seminar in Meta-Analysis! This course is open to any and all graduate students interested in prevention and intervention science. Email the instructor, Dr. Gage at gagenicholas@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:

Opportunities and Employment

Teaching Jobs For Certified Graduates
Yuteh Private School in New Taipei City, Taiwan is looking for certified teachers from the United States to work in our dual-immersion Chinese-English program. We are hiring for all grade levels and all subjects. Click here for more information.


Scholarship Opportunity – Manatee County Students
The Manatee Community Foundation is seeking applicants to provide scholarships to students from Manatee County pursuing a degree in education. Selection Criteria: Scholarship applicants must –
1. Be working toward a degree in education
2. Be accepted to a State of Florida accredited 2 or 4 year educational institution, excluding State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and the University of South Florida.
3. Be a resident of Manatee County.
4. Be a citizen of the United States.

Scholarship application is located here. For questions or to inquire about the extended deadline, please contact Scholarship Coordinator Joan McCaw at (941) 747-7765 or email joan@manateecf.org.


Summer Residential Counselor Opportunities
The University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET) is seeking summer residential counselors for the following: 1. Male and female counselors for week-long high school summer academic programs, including Humanities and the Sunshine State, Science Quest (two sessions), and STEAM Quest. Counselors will be hired for the entire summer and work with all programs. and 2. Male counselors for the 57th Annual Student Science Training Program (SSTP). Additional information on the CPET summer programs can be found at http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/students/.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed at least two years of college and be in good standing with their college or university. Recent college graduates and students in graduate/professional school are also encouraged to apply. Applicants may not be enrolled in summer classes as the available positions are full time. Applicants must be able to commit to working 24-hours a day for the duration of the program (including overnight). Counselors will be hired for a 7 week to 11 week period. Please see the attachment for additional information. Contact Christy Rodkin, Coordinator, Youth Programs at christy@cpet.ufl.edu or 352-392-2310. Applications will be open until all positions are filled.


Marion County Public Schools, just 30 miles south of UF, wants you in its next class of new teacher hires!  If you are ready to work with excited administrators and focused students in one of Central Florida’s most beautiful areas, join us for a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16.  Interviews could lead to instant job offers for the right candidates.  With local discounts and free giveaways, don’t miss this opportunity to land your first teaching job.  Click here for requirements and interview sign-ups.  Get ahead of the game (and your colleagues) by signing up today.  Marion County Public Schools offers competitive salaries and great benefits including free health insurance, affordable living, and first-class lifestyles.  MCPS is an equal opportunity school district.


Career Resource Center (CRC) hiring for a Career Ambassador
Are you looking for summer job on campus? Are you interested in helping fellow gators with their career needs? The CRC Career Ambassador position is for you! Career Ambassadors are undergraduate students hired to represent the Career Resource Center and its mission to facilitate holistic career development of students. As Career Ambassadors, student employees are responsible for providing specialized support, customer service and outreach to the University of Florida community. Career Ambassadors staff our Career Library, Front Desk and provide one-on-one help for students in Express Drop-In (in-depth training will be provided).

We are looking for dependable students with strong communication skills, desire to help others and commitment to learning! Position is available immediately and throughout the Summer C semester. Federal Work Study is highly desirable. If you are interested in the position, please email Allie Ricker at AlexandraR@crc.ufl.edu for more information and application instructions.


Trinity Catholic High School, a college preparatory high school in the Diocese of Orlando, located in Ocala Florida is hiring for the following positions. For questions or further information, please contact Lou Pereira at lpereira@tchs.us


Preschool in Gainesville hiring
Our team is growing! Gainesville’s premier preschool is now hiring! We are looking for a full time 3 year old teacher with open availability. Applicants should be hard-working, dependable, caring, nurturing, a team player with a positive attitude, and be comfortable communicating with parents and peers. We are seeking highly-trained teachers (A.A., B.A., or C.D.A, 45-hour, CPR, and/or 1st Aid are a plus)! Position starts immediately. Compensation is $9-12/hour based on level of education and experience. Please email resume, or apply in person. Our application can be found at: http://www.educationstationandpreschool.com/forms/application.pdf


Volunteers Needed (5/9-5/16) – Big Idea Business Plan
The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) provides a rigorous entrepreneurial learning and development opportunity for service disabled veterans and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military. The 8 day Boot Camp is intensive, rigorous, and demanding and we need YOU to help us make it a success! We are seeking undergraduate and graduate volunteers who can help us with a variety of shifts between Saturday, May 9th and Saturday, May 16th. Shifts will include opportunities to network with veterans and faculty.

If you are interested in being part of the team that makes it all happen, please sign up for the time that works best with your schedule: http://bit.ly/1BMazHt. If you have any questions about the event or volunteering please email Hannah Morris at Hannah.Morris@warrington.ufl.edu.


Volunteers Needed for annual Partner Family Banquet – May 19th
Partnership for Strong Families will be hosting our annual Partner Family Banquet for our current foster (or as we call them, partner) families at the Santa Fe River Ranch. Our foster parents are invited to bring their children (both biological and foster) out for a night of fun for the kids and dinner and entertainment for the parents. To show our parents our appreciation for everything they do for us and our community’s children in out-of-home care, we will be offering childcare offsite at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex (located at 14300 NW 146th Terrace, Alachua FL 32615) for children 4-11 years old. We are looking for volunteers to come out to the Recreation Complex from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to help us supervise the children. In addition to providing them dinner, we will have three bounce houses, carnival games, and crafts to keep the children busy. Currently we are expecting to have approximately 90 children in attendance and would love to have at least 15 volunteers help us out. If you are interested, please contact Recruitment Specialist Morgan Clement at (386) 249-1831.


Volunteer Opportunity for Student Teachers — 3-day Summer Reading Camp
The Junior League of Gainesville – Read With Me Committee, is in need of teachers, student teachers, and intern volunteers to assist at a 3-day Reading Camp this summer. They are working with the Alachua County Library to offer this free-of-charge camp to elementary school children in the Gainesville area. The goal is to also include parents so that they are given better tools for reading with their children at home. The camp is tentatively scheduled for June 9-11 from 9am-12pm at the Milhopper Branch Library. If you are interested in participating or for more info, please contact Heather Sarkis at heather.sarkis@gmail.com or call 352-215-1980.


Immediate Openings In Polk County
Interested students (soon to be grads) seeking immediate employment, go to www.polk-fl.net to complete the online application and send an electronic resume (along with your PCPS online application reference ID#) to Annissa Brockington Wilfalk, annissa.wilfalk@polk-fl.net, for follow up. If you would prefer serving in a Pilot Sub capacity with the Polk County school district to gain some additional hands-on experience and exposure in our schools, this option is available too.


Part-time and Substitute Preschool Teachers Needed
Looking for some extra income? Consider working for Holy Trinity Episcopal School of Gainesville. Visit our website at www.htesgnv.org to learn more about our preschool. If you’re interested in becoming a substitute or part-time preschool teacher, please send you’re resume and availability to Jason@htesgnv.org. Pay is hourly and based on work experience and level of education.


Housing Opportunity
Faculty member in the UF Sociology Department has a newly built cottage in the Duckpond neighborhood (see photo). Looking for help with an 11 year old and around the house for reduced rent. For more information, please contact Christine Overdevest at coverdev@ufl.edu.


2/1 House sublease available mid-April
Subleasing a great 2 bedroom 1 bath house available mid-April through end of July. Big fenced-in backyard perfect for dogs, quiet neighborhood, new refrigerator. It has a gas stove and water heater. Washer and Dryer in separate utility unit in the backyard. Asking $800 per month, but price is negotiable. See the craigslist ad for contact and more info: http://gainesville.craigslist.org/sub/4944003422.html

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutors Needed – Upper Echelon Academy
Opportunity for recent graduates of teacher certification programs: Wellington, Florida hosts the Winter Equestrian Festival from January to late March every year. During these three months, adolescents from around the country and the world come here to showcase their talents. Students miss as much as 12 weeks of school while they compete at WEF and require private tutoring to keep up with their academics from their respective schools. Upper Echelon Academy is looking to hire qualified tutors for January, February, and March of 2016. Successful candidates will receive a monthly salary of $4,000 that will include their accommodation and is based on a 30 hour week. Tutors work Monday-Thursday with every Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. It is imperative that applicants have a valid driver’s license and a mode of transportation. Please visit  www.upperechelonacademy.com. For questions about this exciting opportunity, please contact (561) 371-4330.


Nanny needed
Our family is looking for a nanny between now and the start of the next school year to care for our 2-year-old son at our home in the mornings, 8am-1pm. During summer we’ll also have our 6-yr-old twins and our 8-yr-old at home on some weeks, when not in camps. The older children are pretty independent but need only basic supervision while parents are at work.

Responsibilities for the youngest one include potty training, engaging him with music/toys/dancing/speaking with him, as well as some light household upkeep (dishes, folding and putting away children’s laundry).   Please contact mtrklja@yahoo.com or call 352-871-5211.


SUMMER NANNY NEEDED: We are searching for an energetic and unflappable nanny for our two young boys, ages 6 and 4. If you love kids, are silly and fun, patient and kind, and can problem solve on your feet, then this is the job for you! We live in High Springs, a 20 minute drive north of Oaks Mall, 5 miles west of I-75. Nearby is a park, train, library, and splash pad, plus we have a fantastic backyard full of critters to explore.

The boys are sweet-natured and super-creative and will love your attention. Outdoor play is encouraged as well as quiet cuddles and story time on the couch. They also love Lego’s, imaginative games and scavenger hunts.Occasionally, we ask for your help with a load of kids laundry and we ask that our home be picked up at the end of the day. We are a laid-back family so ask any question and feel free to chat with us about anything. Please be comfortable with pets and have experience as a nanny as well as experience providing transportation for children.

We need help 2x per week, ideally Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 1st, although Mondays and Fridays are also an option. Typically 9 – 3 or 10 – 4. Pay $12/hour. Thanks in advance and we can’t wait to meet you! Contact Kate @ kate@kathleenbyars.com.


Tutor needed
Tutor needed for first grade student at Chiles Elementary, once or twice a week, for support in reading. Can meet at local public library. Would love volunteers, but prices and times are negotiable. Please contact student’s counselor, Tracy Leibach, at leibachtl@gm.sbac.edu for more information


Tutor needed
Reading and writing tutoring help for 2nd and 5th Grader for summer in Jonesville area. Twice a week. Please email Pradeep Jain at prepjain@gmail.com for more details.


Tutor needed
Student tutor needed to help 11-year old son who is struggling in math and reading. Looking for 3-4 days a week. Currently have him home schooled, therefore the morning hours are durable. His hobbies are baseball, golf and video games. Please contact Wayne Fields (352-281-0356) or Linda Fields (352-665-3677)


Help needed
UF faculty member looking to hire highly motivated and reliable person to help with their 5 years old daughter. Tasks will include picking her up from a kindergarten (on Mon, Wed, Thursday & some Friday) and stay with her until 5:30pm (help with homework, grocery and light household chores). Must have own transportation and good driving record. Spanish speaking or extra talent to share with our daughter is a plus. Long term commitment is desired. If interested, there will also be additional babysitting opportunities in the evening and weekend also. Contact phalyka@ufl.edu if interested.

Archived Newsletters

If you want to read about any of the announcements, opportunities, and events posted in last week’s Wednesday Update Newsletters, or peruse previous newsletters, please visit https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/category/student-newsletter/

Wednesday Update for April 22, 2015

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Wednesday Update for April 22, 2015 

 

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Announcements

General Announcements

Join Sustainable UF for Collection Day! – Wednesday, April 22nd from 7am-1pm
Let Sustainable UF help you ‘green’ your spring cleaning at the annual Collection Day event. This initative provides an easy, fast and convenient way for students, faculty, staff, and UFHealth employees to donate household items for use in the community, and provides a safe way to get rid of hazardous and electronic waste for proper recycling or disposal. Please bring your items to the O’Connell Center Parking lot. Click here for a complete list of items and additional details.


Internship Orientation for Spring 2016 Interns – Thursday, April 23rd
Elementary & Special Ed Students who will begin their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Spring 2016. The Internship Orientation is Thursday, April 23 in Norman Room 250 at 9:30am.


10th Annual SAGE Symposium – Thursday, April 23rd – 11am in the Terrace Room:
Faculty and students are invited to attend the 10th Annual SAGE Symposium, showcasing research conducted by the College of Education’s distinguished graduate students. Come and engage in conversation about critical areas of research in education and support your colleagues in their professional development as researchers.


THATCamp Gainesville: The Humanities and Technology Camp – Friday, April 24th
The UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with the Smathers Libraries are hosting The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) in Gainesville on April 24, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Smathers Library, room 100. Digital technologies have created new and exciting opportunities to teach people about history, culture, art, music and literature, among other humanities fields. THATCamp is a free “unconference” where researchers, teachers, students, developers, librarians, museum professionals and others can discuss digital projects, learn and teach each other new programs and skills and brainstorm initiatives to support cultural work in the digital age. Session topics are proposed by the participants before the Camp and the conference schedule is created by the group together on the first morning. For more info, find THATCamp Gainesville on Facebook, Twitter or www.gainesville2015.thatcamp.org


Unified Elementary Proteach Inquiry Showcase – Friday, April 24th
Please plan to attend the Unified Elementary Proteach Inquiry Showcase on Friday, April 24th from 3-7 p.m. The Showcase begins in Norman Auditorium and then transitions to break-out sessions that highlight the various inquiries our teacher researchers engaged in over the past semester/year. Please mark your calendars to join us for this wonderful event!  ​


4th Annual Book Drive
The UF Libraries are holding our 4th Annual Spring Book Drive. Were you thinking of giving your office/lab a good spring cleaning before summer started? If you have books you no longer use, you could achieve several good things by donating them to the book drive.

  1. Add to the UF Libraries’ collections (if the books are selected for retention)
  2. Support sustainability by reusing/recycling the books
  3. De-clutter your personal space

Collection boxes will be in all the main branches (Library West, Smathers/Library East, Marston Science, Health Science, Education, Architecture and Fine Arts, and the Legal Information Center) in the lobbies or near the information desk. The collection runs from April 20th thru May 1st, 2015. You can drop off your donation at any time during normal operating hours. Books that are not selected for the Libraries’ collections will either be sold or donated to other organizations. If you have any questions, please contact lib-GreenTeam@ad.ufl.edu.


Kanopy now available in the COE Library
We are pleased to announce that the Library has recently introduced the new Netflix-like video streaming service, Kanopy. Click here to start watching: http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/

Some of the popular films that are now available in the education department include:
1) Stenhouse Classroom Management & Leadership: http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/node/111277
2) Teacher Education Collection: http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/node/100142
3) Assessment for Learning Collection:  http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/node/92122
4) Complete Teacher Education Development Collection: http://ufl.kanopystreaming.com/s-category/52
5) There are also films available from the psychotherapy.net producers

Additional teaching benefits:
– Create clips/playlists
– Embed any video or clip in your Learning Management System
– Social media tools facilitate conversations between students and filmmakers


Line Dance Lessons
Are you feeling stressed during these last weeks of the semester? There are only two line dance classes left (4/28, 5/5)! Come join us from 5:30-6:30pm and learn dances to a variety of music such as Uptown Funk, Lady GaGa, Colt Ford, Taylor Swift, and Big & Rich to name a few! We will meet in 1327A and move to the Terrace Room if we have a large group. No experience required and all are welcome. You don’t need to wear cowboy boots, but you are welcome to wear them if you choose. Dress comfortably, wear shoes you can move in, and be sure to bring water. There is no set charge; however, I request a suggested $5 donation per class to help raise money for a mission trip to Uganda this summer to build a home for abandoned babies and work with children in an orphanage. Contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions, jswank@coe.ufl.edu.


Doctoral Dissertation Funding: FAMILY STRENGTHENING SCHOLARS GRANT
The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families intends to award up to three grants to support dissertation research on healthy marriage/responsible fatherhood policy issues (HMRF). These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for HMRF policy decision-making and program administration, 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/understudied populations (e.g., low-income families, minority populations), utilize 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 May 8, 2015 and applications are due by June 8, 2015.


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

  • EDF 6403: Research Course will be offered this summer. It is the six-credit required research course for all COE doctoral students. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students to focus the summer on research and on fulfilling all research course requirements. Email the instructor, Dr. Manley, at amanley@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EDG 6931: Schools, Teachers, and the Marginalization of Students (Summer C, Wednesday, Periods 4-6) – In this new doctoral seminar, we will examine how school and teacher policies and practices disproportionately place certain student groups on society’s margins and limit their life chances. Students will develop content knowledge and skills in research and writing. Email the instructor, Dr. Brianna Kennedy-Lewis, at bkennedy@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EEX 7526: Seminar in Grant Writing – In this seminar, students will learn the skills necessary to solicit funding from state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations. Email the instructor, Dr. Gagnon at jgagnon@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.
  • EEX 6936: Critical Appraisal & Conduct of Systematic Reviews of Intervention Effects – Graduate Students with a focus of providing intervention services to children with disabilities who are pursuing degrees in disciplines such as: Education, Psychology, Special Ed, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, etc. Email the instructor, Dr. Reichow, at breichow@coe.ufl.edu for additional information
  • EEX 6936: Meta-­‐Analysis in Prevention and Intervention Science – A NEW Graduate Seminar in Meta-Analysis! This course is open to any and all graduate students interested in prevention and intervention science. Email the instructor, Dr. Gage at gagenicholas@coe.ufl.edu for additional information.

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:

Opportunities and Employment

Marion County Public Schools, just 30 miles south of UF, wants you in its next class of new teacher hires!  If you are ready to work with excited administrators and focused students in one of Central Florida’s most beautiful areas, join us for a Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday and Saturday, May 15 & 16.  Interviews could lead to instant job offers for the right candidates.  With local discounts and free giveaways, don’t miss this opportunity to land your first teaching job.  Click here for requirements and interview sign-ups.  Get ahead of the game (and your colleagues) by signing up today.  Marion County Public Schools offers competitive salaries and great benefits including free health insurance, affordable living, and first-class lifestyles.  MCPS is an equal opportunity school district.


Career Resource Center (CRC) hiring for a Career Ambassador
Are you looking for summer job on campus? Are you interested in helping fellow gators with their career needs? The CRC Career Ambassador position is for you! Career Ambassadors are undergraduate students hired to represent the Career Resource Center and its mission to facilitate holistic career development of students. As Career Ambassadors, student employees are responsible for providing specialized support, customer service and outreach to the University of Florida community. Career Ambassadors staff our Career Library, Front Desk and provide one-on-one help for students in Express Drop-In (in-depth training will be provided).

We are looking for dependable students with strong communication skills, desire to help others and commitment to learning! Position is available immediately and throughout the Summer C semester. Federal Work Study is highly desirable. If you are interested in the position, please email Allie Ricker at AlexandraR@crc.ufl.edu for more information and application instructions.


Trinity Catholic High School, a college preparatory high school in the Diocese of Orlando, located in Ocala Florida is hiring for the following positions. For questions or further information, please contact Lou Pereira at lpereira@tchs.us


Oak Ridge High School located in Orlando, Florida is hiring for the following positions. For questions or further information, please contact Assistant Principal Mike Martucci at michael.martucci@ocps.net or (407) 852-3200 ext. 6102236.


Mater Brighton Lakes K-6 Charter School in Kissimmee, Florida is hiring! This charter school is managed by Academica, a reputable and respected charter management company. Please send resumes or job inquiries to: Ccangemi@materbrightonlakes.com


Teacher Fair for Future Employees – register by April 24th
The School District of Lee County located in Fort Myers, Florida will be hosting our teacher recruitment fair on May 14th. For the required steps to register or other questions, visit careers.leeschools.net.


Temple Judea — Director of Congregation Learning
Temple Judea in Fort Myers, Florida is looking for an energetic, creative educator who has a passion for educational excellence and for engaging people of all ages into the joy of Jewish learning. Position description and additional information can be found here. Please contact Jennifer Manekin, jenmanekin@yahoo.com, 954-260-2227 or Joann Goldman, templejudeapreschool@gmail.com, 239-482-1121


Preschool in Gainesville hiring
Our team is growing! Gainesville’s premier preschool is now hiring! We are looking for a full time 3 year old teacher with open availability. Applicants should be hard-working, dependable, caring, nurturing, a team player with a positive attitude, and be comfortable communicating with parents and peers. We are seeking highly-trained teachers (A.A., B.A., or C.D.A, 45-hour, CPR, and/or 1st Aid are a plus)! Position starts immediately. Compensation is $9-12/hour based on level of education and experience. Please email resume, or apply in person. Our application can be found at: http://www.educationstationandpreschool.com/forms/application.pdf


Volunteers Needed (5/9-5/16) – Big Idea Business Plan
The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) provides a rigorous entrepreneurial learning and development opportunity for service disabled veterans and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military. The 8 day Boot Camp is intensive, rigorous, and demanding and we need YOU to help us make it a success! We are seeking undergraduate and graduate volunteers who can help us with a variety of shifts between Saturday, May 9th and Saturday, May 16th. Shifts will include opportunities to network with veterans and faculty.

If you are interested in being part of the team that makes it all happen, please sign up for the time that works best with your schedule: http://bit.ly/1BMazHt. If you have any questions about the event or volunteering please email Hannah Morris at Hannah.Morris@warrington.ufl.edu.


Volunteers Needed for annual Partner Family Banquet – May 19th
Partnership for Strong Families will be hosting our annual Partner Family Banquet for our current foster (or as we call them, partner) families at the Santa Fe River Ranch. Our foster parents are invited to bring their children (both biological and foster) out for a night of fun for the kids and dinner and entertainment for the parents. To show our parents our appreciation for everything they do for us and our community’s children in out-of-home care, we will be offering childcare offsite at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex (located at 14300 NW 146th Terrace, Alachua FL 32615) for children 4-11 years old. We are looking for volunteers to come out to the Recreation Complex from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to help us supervise the children. In addition to providing them dinner, we will have three bounce houses, carnival games, and crafts to keep the children busy. Currently we are expecting to have approximately 90 children in attendance and would love to have at least 15 volunteers help us out. If you are interested, please contact Recruitment Specialist Morgan Clement at (386) 249-1831.


Volunteer Opportunity for Student Teachers — 3-day Summer Reading Camp
The Junior League of Gainesville – Read With Me Committee, is in need of teachers, student teachers, and intern volunteers to assist at a 3-day Reading Camp this summer. They are working with the Alachua County Library to offer this free-of-charge camp to elementary school children in the Gainesville area. The goal is to also include parents so that they are given better tools for reading with their children at home. The camp is tentatively scheduled for June 9-11 from 9am-12pm at the Milhopper Branch Library. If you are interested in participating or for more info, please contact Heather Sarkis at heather.sarkis@gmail.com or call 352-215-1980.


Job Openings: College Reach-Out Program (CROP)-One Week Residency Camp
CROP has positions available for individuals qualified to serve as camp counselors. the residency camp will run from Sunday, July 5th through Friday, July 10th and is designed to provide 9th and 10th graders with a “college experience.” Primary duties of counselors include 24/7 sight and sound supervision of camp participants. Compensation is $500 plus meals. The CROP Summer Residency Counselor application can be found at: https://education.ufl.edu/crop/crop-documents/. The deadline for applications is April 17th at 5pm.

Completed applications can be turned in at the Office of Recruitment, Retention & Multicultural Affairs, COE (G415 Norman Hall). For questions, please contact Diana McPherson at dmcpherson@coe.ufl.edu


Job Opportunities in Jacksonville, Florida
The Guardian Catholic Schools (Holy Rosary and St. Pius) are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for the following positions: grades 1, 2, and 4.
  Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter, resume and Employment Application to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at principal@stpiusjax.com. Application can be found here: http://www.dosafl.com/catholic-schools-employment/

St. Pius V Catholic School is seeking a middle school math and Religion teacher for the 2015-16 school year. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic oriented to academic excellence and student-directed learning.  He or she will hold certification in the state of Florida (Middle Grades Math/Science or Elementary 1-6).  Strong instructional technology skills, particularly in using tablets in the classroom, are highly desirable. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter, resume and Employment Application to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at principal@stpiusjax.com. Application can be found here: http://www.dosafl.com/catholic-schools-employment/

St. Pius V Catholic School is seeking PK4 and Kindergarten teachers for the 2015-2016 school year. Applicants will have the opportunity to join a strong early learning program and staff that is recognized with a 5-Star rating from the Early Learning Coalition. Qualified applicants certified in Early Childhood Education should send a cover letter, resume and Employment Application to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at principal@stpiusjax.com. Application can be found here: http://www.dosafl.com/catholic-schools-employment/


SourceCode B46 (SCB46), a provider of K-5 student enrichment services, is growing and looking for university and college students who would like to become instructors of our program. Instructors will be responsible for delivering the SCB46 project-based learning curriculum to our elementary students. During the program, students are given the task of developing and transforming stories into animated movies through storytelling and software coding. All classes consist of 16 55-minute sessions that take place on the campuses of our partner sites or online. This opportunity is open to junior and senior level education majors only. If selected, students:

  • Will receive full training, background checks and district badging at no cost.
  • Can teach up to 20 sessions per week.
  • Will earn $20 per session as an independent contractor team member.
  • Can actively pursue employment opportunities with SCB46 schools and clients.

For more information about this opportunity, have students visit http://www.sourcecodeb46.com/university-program. Please forward additional questions to Sarah Stack at sarah@sourcecodeb46.com.


Immediate Openings In Polk County
Interested students (soon to be grads) seeking immediate employment, go to www.polk-fl.net to complete the online application and send an electronic resume (along with your PCPS online application reference ID#) to Annissa Brockington Wilfalk, annissa.wilfalk@polk-fl.net, for follow up. If you would prefer serving in a Pilot Sub capacity with the Polk County school district to gain some additional hands-on experience and exposure in our schools, this option is available too.


Job Opportunities at Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS)
Learn more about opportunities in HCPS through Teach in Tampa and apply today. The Early Application Deadline is Friday, April 17th.  Candidates who apply early will have the best chance of securing early contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. The salary for teachers with zero years of experience is $38,000 plus board-paid benefits. The Teach in Tampa website has much more information about why outstanding new teachers graduating from University of Florida should consider joining Team HCPS—including our reputation for innovation, our shared commitment to excellence, and the countless opportunities we have for teachers to take a leading role in their schools and within the district.


Lakewood Ranch High School Hiring for Fall 2015
Lakewood Ranch High School is a fairly new school having been open for 16 years. We are a big 7A school approximately 2300 students located in East Manatee County. We have been designated as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education for most of the years we have been open.  We have built one of the most dominate high school sports programs in the state being in the top of both of the FHSAA major awards consecutively for the last 5 years.  We also excel in our fine and performing arts programs winning many awards.  The community of Lakewood Ranch is one of the fastest growing communities in the US.  We are looking for highly motivated teachers that would like to come in and help build on the success that has been started. Please email resume to Shawn Trent, trents@manateeschools.net, or call 941-727-6100 for questions.


Part-time and Substitute Preschool Teachers Needed
Looking for some extra income? Consider working for Holy Trinity Episcopal School of Gainesville. Visit our website at www.htesgnv.org to learn more about our preschool. If you’re interested in becoming a substitute or part-time preschool teacher, please send you’re resume and availability to Jason@htesgnv.org. Pay is hourly and based on work experience and level of education.


Housing Opportunity
Faculty member in the UF Sociology Department has a newly built cottage in the Duckpond neighborhood (see photo). Looking for help with an 11 year old and around the house for reduced rent. For more information, please contact Christine Overdevest at coverdev@ufl.edu.


2/1 House sublease available mid-April
Subleasing a great 2 bedroom 1 bath house available mid-April through end of July. Big fenced-in backyard perfect for dogs, quiet neighborhood, new refrigerator. It has a gas stove and water heater. Washer and Dryer in separate utility unit in the backyard. Asking $800 per month, but price is negotiable. See the craigslist ad for contact and more info: http://gainesville.craigslist.org/sub/4944003422.html


Teachers Needed for Next School Year!
Ruth Rains Middle School in Cross City, Florida is looking for 2 English/Language Arts Teachers, 1 Math Teacher, 1 Science Teacher and possible 1 Reading Teacher for next school year. Please send your resume to the Principal, Alexa Mills, at alexamills@dixie.k12.fl.us.


Summer Internship Opportunity-Projects for Haiti – applications due by April 18th
Projects for Haiti, Inc. is a rapidly growing non-profit organization located in Gainesville, Florida. The organization is accepting resumes for their internship program for the Summer of 2015. Students with relevant past experience and education are encouraged to apply. Internship positions are available in Accounting, Marketing and Communications, Networking, Productions and Development. The following document provides detailed information about each department’s intern responsibilities: https://docs.google.com/a/projectsforhaiti.org/document/d/1BtgIwyYsgp5v8sxrR7lb1e29MmcJPljMNjZ5zuip24k/edit. Resumes, Cover Letters, and questions can be emailed to interns@projectsforhaiti.org


Now Hiring! Summer Job Opportunity!
Looking to make money and make a difference? If so, the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department has an opportunity that you might qualify for! www.cityofgainesville.jobs  Contact LaRose Manker with any questions at 352-393-8709.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

SUMMER NANNY NEEDED: We are searching for an energetic and unflappable nanny for our two young boys, ages 6 and 4. If you love kids, are silly and fun, patient and kind, and can problem solve on your feet, then this is the job for you! We live in High Springs, a 20 minute drive north of Oaks Mall, 5 miles west of I-75. Nearby is a park, train, library, and splash pad, plus we have a fantastic backyard full of critters to explore.

The boys are sweet-natured and super-creative and will love your attention. Outdoor play is encouraged as well as quiet cuddles and story time on the couch. They also love Lego’s, imaginative games and scavenger hunts.Occasionally, we ask for your help with a load of kids laundry and we ask that our home be picked up at the end of the day. We are a laid-back family so ask any question and feel free to chat with us about anything. Please be comfortable with pets and have experience as a nanny as well as experience providing transportation for children.

We need help 2x per week, ideally Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 1st, although Mondays and Fridays are also an option. Typically 9 – 3 or 10 – 4. Pay $12/hour. Thanks in advance and we can’t wait to meet you! Contact Kate @ kate@kathleenbyars.com.


Tutor needed
Tutor needed for first grade student at Chiles Elementary, once or twice a week, for support in reading. Can meet at local public library. Would love volunteers, but prices and times are negotiable. Please contact student’s counselor, Tracy Leibach, at leibachtl@gm.sbac.edu for more information


Tutor needed
Reading and writing tutoring help for 2nd and 5th Grader for summer in Jonesville area. Twice a week. Please email Pradeep Jain at prepjain@gmail.com for more details.


Tutor needed
Student tutor needed to help 11-year old son who is struggling in math and reading. Looking for 3-4 days a week. Currently have him home schooled, therefore the morning hours are durable. His hobbies are baseball, golf and video games. Please contact Wayne Fields (352-281-0356) or Linda Fields (352-665-3677)


Help needed
UF faculty member looking to hire highly motivated and reliable person to help with their 5 years old daughter. Tasks will include picking her up from a kindergarten (on Mon, Wed, Thursday & some Friday) and stay with her until 5:30pm (help with homework, grocery and light household chores). Must have own transportation and good driving record. Spanish speaking or extra talent to share with our daughter is a plus. Long term commitment is desired. If interested, there will also be additional babysitting opportunities in the evening and weekend also. Contact phalyka@ufl.edu if interested.


Babysitter Needed
We are looking for a responsible babysitter who can drive and has access to a vehicle to help with our two children ages 12 and 4. Hours would primarily be in the evenings between 3-6pm on weekdays. Competitive hourly pay offered. We live in the southwest part of Gainesville. If interested, please contact Uma at 352-219-2272 (cell) or 352-331-9938.


Babysitter Needed
Gainesville family with four children ages 5 years old, 4 years old, 3 years old and 3 years old seeking babysitter on Sunday afternoons, one weekday evening per week, and a few weekdays during the summer. Responsibilities include playing with children, taking walks to nearby playground, making child meals, and helping children as they learn to clean up. No driving. Our children are, of course, wonderfully fun, loving and cheerful. References will be requested. If interested please email Chris at c@ufl.edu.


Volunteer Tutors NEEDED
The N.M.B. Heart of Hope Program is seeking individuals who are looking to make a difference in a childs life. Our tutoring program helps kids grades 3-12. We are faced with the challenge of too many youth needing help, but not enough people commited to the cause. If you are that person, group, or organization thats willing to volunteer your free time to help the less fortunate children please contact Tandra @352-258-3450

Archived Newsletters

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