Wednesday Update for May 20, 2015

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*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

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

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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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Announcements

General Announcements

EduGators! FEA elections are here! Please take time to vote for your next executive board at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S9T7939​ Votes are due by Friday evening, feel free to vote on your own time, or vote at our meeting tonight at 8pm in the Norman Terrace Room!


Edugator Shirts for Sale!
ECC will be selling new Edugator shirts in the SRC this week!  The proof can be found on the ECC website and Facebook page, Education College Council at UF.  Shirts are $12 and can be paid by cash or check made out to the University of Florida!


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.


MASH: Mathematics→Art←Science at the Harn-Thursday, April 16th
The Harn Museum of Art and the UF Science for Life Program, in collaboration with the Office of Research, and the Colleges of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Health & Human Performance, and Liberal Arts & Sciences are hosting the first MASH Museum Night. In addition to the exhibits and performances by mathematics and science faculty, staff, and students MASH will include a food buffet, hands-on activities for children, and fun mathematics/art/science trivia competitions. All are welcome to attend. The event is from 6-9 p.m.

**If you would like to participate by exhibiting your art or other creative work such as photography, drawings, paintings, digital media, or performances of dance, music or theater, the deadline for applications is Friday, April 10th. Go here to submit an online application:http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu/index.php?link=mash. Contact Christy LaPlante at christyn@ufl.edu or David Julian at djulian@ufl.edu if you have any questions.


Gators For All Abilities – applications for leadership positions due April 17th
Gators For All Abilities is an upcoming UF student organization. The goal of the organization is to empower students with disabilities and allies by promoting disability advocacy, fostering a supportive and inclusive community, and providing leadership development experiences. We are looking for passionate UF students, either undergraduate or graduate, to apply for the positions we have open. Our Treasurer position as well as our positions for Committee Chairs and Committee Co-Chairs are available for you to apply for!  More in depth position descriptions and expectations are listed at the top of our application link.

If you have any questions, please contact us at gatorsforallabilities@gmail.com. Applications are due April 17th by 5:00 PM. To apply go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-9kLBEJUXnq_sC6u4vWZuxIK1Qv6i4GH599zusQJdtk/viewform


Northeast Florida Education Career Fair – Monday, April 20th
North East Florida Education Consortium will be holding its annual Education Career Fair on Monday, April 20th at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, Florida. District and school based administrators from eight school districts in northeast Florida will be present to meet with and interview teacher candidates. The attached flyer has the event details as well as the link for online registration.


Constructing the Island of the Blue Dolphins’ Archive: A talk by Dr. Sara Schwebel
Monday, April 20, 4 p.m. in the Judaica Suite, located on the 2nd floor of Smathers Library (East), Dr. Schwebel will discuss her most current project, a digital archive of materials related to Scott O’Dell’s Newbery award-winning children’s book Island of the Blue Dolphins, and how it relates to nature, historical narratives, and colonialism. The archive will be released in 2016 alongside the first-ever critical edition of Island of the Blue Dolphins.  Sara Schwebel holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. She teaches children’s, young adult, and American literature. She is the author of Child-Sized History: Fictions of the Past in U.S. Classrooms and a number of academic articles about children’s historical fiction and history pedagogy.

This event is co-sponsored by the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature (George A. Smathers Libraries), the Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, and the Department of English as part of the Baldwin Library’s Annual Speaker Series.


ASTRA Final General Body Meeting – Monday, April 20th
Want to enjoy a full meal while you witness the fruition of ASTRA’s fundraising efforts toward this year’s philanthropy project? Learn how to get more involved in the local Gainesville community with us at ASTRA’s last general body meeting of the semester on Monday, April 20th at 6 PM in Stuzin 104. Elections for next year’s executive board will be held, scholarship winners will be announced, and club T-shirts will be available for purchase. If attending, please RSVP to pr.astrauf@gmail.com.


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 scheduled for: Thursday, April 23 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


THATCamp Gainesville: The Humanities and Technology Camp
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!  ​


Line Dance Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to line dance? Now’s the time to start! Join me from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Terrace Room starting Tuesday, March 31. We will meet every Tuesday through the end of April, except for Tuesday the 14th because the Terrace Room is not available that day…unless we can find an alternative location. If you can’t make it every week, that is okay too; come when you can. 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. We will learn line dances to a variety of music. 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.  Line dancing is lots of fun and a great stress reliever for the end of the academic year. Please contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions, jswank@coe.ufl.edu.


Spring A 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer A 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ISIS under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS left menu. The application deadline is May 13th by 5:00pm. Education minors can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


Spring B/C 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer B/C 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ISIS under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS left menu. The application deadline is July 1st by 5:00pm. Education minors can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


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

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.


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

Tutor needed
I need a tutor to teach English for my son, a 2nd grade Korean boy. $15/hour for payment. I want to get tutoring twice per a week. Located in Magnolia Place Apartments. Please contact janghyera77@gmail.com or 352-872-8274.


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

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 8, 2015

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Announcements

General Announcements

TONIGHT!!-Education Career Night – Wednesday, April 8th
Teaching isn’t the only profession you’ll hear about if you attend UF’s College of Education Career Night on Wednesday, April 8th. From 4-5 pm, in the Reitz Union Auditorium, there will be a panel of four dynamic College of Education alumni offering career advice and discussing the distinctly different career paths they each have followed—quite successfully—after earning their education degrees at UF. This panel is open to everyone!

Following the Career Panel, join us in the Reitz Union Ballroom from 5-7:00 pm to network with recruiters in education at the “Careers in Education” Career Fair. All majors are encouraged and invited to attend!


2nd Annual North Florida EnergyWhiz Expo – Saturday, April 11th  

Volunteers & Science Exhibitors are needed from 8am-3pm at the Santa Fe College Track. Encourage future scientists and engineers in this solar model car and solar cooker demonstration. Volunteers are needed to organize and host the expo which will feature local middle- and high school students in the Junior Solar Spring and Solar Cook-Off on the Santa Fe College track. To volunteer, visit https://sites.google.com/site/northfloridaenergywhizexpo/. To learn more, contact Adrienne Thieke at adriennethieke@gmail.com; Dr. Marin Smilov at marin.smillov@sfcollege.edu or 213-1414; or Dr. Sindia Rivera-Jiminez at sindia.rivera-jiminez@sfcollege.edu.


SITE M.Ed. Program Information Meeting- Wednesday, April 15th 

SITE is an alternative teacher certification for career-changers who possess an undergraduate degree outside of education. Please join Dr. Shelley Warm next Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 pm at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, Arredondo Cafe. You can email Dr. Warm with questions at rwarm@coe.ufl.edu and visit the website for more information:  https://education.ufl.edu/school/Programs/Elem/SITE/site.html

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MASH: Mathematics→Art←Science at the Harn-Thursday, April 16th

The Harn Museum of Art and the UF Science for Life Program, in collaboration with the Office of Research, and the Colleges of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Health & Human Performance, and Liberal Arts & Sciences are hosting the first MASH Museum Night. In addition to the exhibits and performances by mathematics and science faculty, staff, and students MASH will include a food buffet, hands-on activities for children, and fun mathematics/art/science trivia competitions. All are welcome to attend. The event is from 6-9 p.m.

**If you would like to participate by exhibiting your art or other creative work such as photography, drawings, paintings, digital media, or performances of dance, music or theater, the deadline for applications is Friday, April 10th. Go here to submit an online application:http://sfl.aa.ufl.edu/index.php?link=mash

Contact Christy LaPlante at christyn@ufl.edu or David Julian at djulian@ufl.edu  if you have any questions.

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Northeast Florida Education Career Fair – Monday, April 20th

North East Florida Education Consortium will be holding its annual Education Career Fair on Monday, April 20th at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, Florida. District and school based administrators from eight school districts in northeast Florida will be present to meet with and interview teacher candidates. The attached flyer has the event details as well as the link for online registration.


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 scheduled for: Thursday, April 23 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


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!  ​


Line Dance Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to line dance? Now’s the time to start! Join me from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Terrace Room starting Tuesday, March 31. We will meet every Tuesday through the end of April, except for Tuesday the 14th because the Terrace Room is not available that day…unless we can find an alternative location. If you can’t make it every week, that is okay too; come when you can. 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. We will learn line dances to a variety of music. 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.  Line dancing is lots of fun and a great stress reliever for the end of the academic year. Please contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions, jswank@coe.ufl.edu.


Spring A 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer A 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through one.uf.edu under the My Record menu> degree application from the one.uf.edu left menu. The application deadline is May 13th by 5:00pm. Education minors can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


Spring B/C 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer B/C 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through one.uf.edu under the My Record menu> degree application from the one.uf.edu left menu. The application deadline is July 1st by 5:00pm. Education minors can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


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:


Stressed? Worried about a friend? Kognito can help!
With the stress of the semester piling up and deadlines looming at every turn, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center would like to highlight Kognito, an online resource to help students learn to recognize signs of stress and realistically practice talking to other students about it, with the goal of connecting them with support on campus. UF students are able to do this for FREE through the Counseling and Wellness Center’s home page at www.counseling.ufl.edu where you can click on the “Worried about a Friend” link, or at http://counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=186. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes 30 minutes. This gives YOU the chance to develop an invaluable set of skills to help friends in distress and, quite possibly, to help prevent suicide. If you need help setting up an account or have any questions please contact the student Kognito Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


Talking Walls Framing Promo
Talking Walls has been at University of Florida for over 15 years and recently relocated to a more convenient location with store front parking. We are offering graduating students $70.00 off Diploma frames with 10% of all sales going back to UF as we’re licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company.

Opportunities and Employment

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 and Multicultural Affairs, COE (G415 Norman Hall). Questions about the positions can be directed to Diva McPherson at dmcpherson@coe.ufl.edu

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Employment Opportunities in Jacksonville, Florida
St. Pius, a historically African American school located on the North side of Jacksonville, will have positions open for the next school year; 1st & 2nd grades, potentially more. If you are interested, please send your resume to the Principal, Sister Cynthia Shaffers, principal@stpiusjax.com. Explore http://www.stpiusjax.com to learn more about all of the wonderful things happening at St. Pius.


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. They will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on April 8th and setting up interviews for qualified applicants with the HCPS Principals. 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 will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8th. This 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.


Summer Camp Volunteers Needed
Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy is a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. This summer, we are running our third annual summer camp, and need volunteers that are excited to work with children with special needs! Summer camp is a great learning experience for student volunteers. All of our volunteers work 1-1 or 2-1 with the participating campers in a wide range of activities including gymnastics, crafts, and games. The athletes have a range of disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and Cerebral Palsy among others. Camp will be offered July 13 – July 31, Monday – Friday, from 8am-5pm. Volunteers do not need to commit to the entire three weeks or all day, however, we do ask that volunteers sign up in advance for the days they are available and indicate either morning (8am-12:30pm) or afternoon (12:30pm-5pm) shifts. We are so excited to be offering an inclusive camp again this summer for children in the Gainesville community! If you are interested in volunteering, please email balance180summercamp@gmail.com.


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.


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

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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.

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Summer Internship Opportunity-Projects for Haiti
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

Applications are being accepted until April 18th.

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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.

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Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Part-time nanny needed for 3 yr old child
Professional family seeking education student with nanny experience and interest in working with one fun-loving 3 year old boy. Approximately 30 hours a week (12–6pm daily M-F with some flexibility for right individual). Responsibilities would include pick up from pre-school, make child’s meals, take child to classes and playground, and other light household responsibilities (i.e. fold laundry, tidy kitchen, etc). Must have safe car and safe driving record. Must have references. Please call or email Brian at 617-750-2264 or bmawds@yahoo.com.


Tutor Needed
10-year old child in fifth grade needs help with Reading, Language Arts, and some Math. Can meet at Cone Park Library off of East University “Lake Road”. Please contact Teneka Mavin at 352-415-5585


Tutor Needed to help with Reading Comprehension
Need tutor for 8-yr old son in second grade. Preferably someone who can go after school twice a week, after school and/or Saturday to O2B Kids Super Center on Newberry Road for at least 1/2 hour increments. He is currently working above grade level but recently since this new curriculum he has been having a bit of a struggle with the reading comprehension portion. Please contact Pamela Brown at (352) 494-9679.


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

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 1, 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

Virtual Career Fair: 130+ Employers Hiring Full-time, Interns, & Co-ops (All Majors)
The SEC/ACC Virtual Career Fair is April 1st & 2nd! Currently we have a list of 130+ excellent employers registered for the event. (Review Employer List Here). This is a great way to immerse yourself in more opportunities that could benefit your future. REGISTER HERE!


FREE GRE WORKSHOP
The UF Teaching Center is offering this workshop on April 1st & 2nd from 5-7 p.m. to help students prepare for the GRE exam. Students are welcome to register for both sessions. The workshop is free. To register and learn the room locations, go to the Teaching Center website, click on Study Skills and then Workshops.


ASTRA Marches for Babies – Monday, April 6th
Looking for a diverse service club that offers a whole range of volunteer opportunities? You’ll be sure to find what you need with ASTRA! Join us at our next general body meeting on Monday, April 6th at 6:00 PM in Stuzin 104. We will have a speaker from Gators March for Babies to talk about our philanthropy project for the upcoming academic year. In addition to this, we have available for you many other events to come. Free pizza will be served and we will have a team-building activity. All are welcome! Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/412809332225246/ or email pr.astrauf@gmail.com.


Attention Graduate Students & Post-docs: Upcoming Colloquium for TAs

  • Peer2Peer:  A Workshop for Teaching Assistants
    April 7th from 8:30 – 11:45am
    o Smathers Library East Room 100
    o   Round table discussions lead by experienced TAs on a variety of topics
    o   For full details and registration visit:  teach.ufl.edu
    o   Participants can attend one or all sessions
  • Beyond Research:  Successfully Navigating Grad School and Charting a Career Course
    o   Dr. Teri Balser leads a workshop designed to explore skills in communication, proposal writing and working with groups
    o   April 7th from 1:30 – 4:30pm
    o   Smathers Library East Room 100
    o   For full details and registration visit:  teach.ufl.edu

This event is jointly sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Center and the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. For questions, contact Jennifer Smith at jksmith@ufl.edu.


Peace Corps Info Session – Tuesday, April 7th
Peace Corps will be hosting an Information Session on Tuesday, April 7th from 1:00- 2:30pm in the International Center in the HUB. Come meet your Campus Peace Corps Recruiter, learn about Peace Corps requirements and benefits, and find out what opportunities there are to serve specifically in the Education sector. Contact Bobbi Stienmetz peacecorps@ufic.ufl.edu for more information.


Education Career Night – Wednesday, April 8th
Teaching isn’t the only profession you’ll hear about if you attend UF’s College of Education Career Night on Wednesday, April 8th. From 4-5 pm, in the Reitz Union Auditorium, there will be a panel of four dynamic College of Education alumni offering career advice and discussing the distinctly different career paths they each have followed—quite successfully—after earning their education degrees at UF. This panel is open to everyone! Following the Career Panel, join us in the Reitz Union Ballroom from 5-7:30 pm to network with recruiters in education at the “Careers in Education” Career Fair. All majors are encouraged and invited to attend!


2nd Annual North Florida EnergyWhiz Expo – Saturday, April 11th 
Volunteers & Science Exhibitors are needed from 8am-3pm at the Santa Fe College Track. Encourage future scientists and engineers in this solar model car and solar cooker demonstration. Volunteers are needed to organize and host the expo which will feature local middle- and high school students in the Junior Solar Spring and Solar Cook-Off on the Santa Fe College track. To volunteer, visit https://sites.google.com/site/northfloridaenergywhizexpo/. To learn more, contact Adrienne Thieke at adriennethieke@gmail.com; Dr. Marin Smilov at marin.smillov@sfcollege.edu or 213-1414; or Dr. Sindia Rivera-Jiminez at sindia.rivera-jiminez@sfcollege.edu.


Northeast Florida Education Career Fair – Monday, April 20th
North East Florida Education Consortium will be holding its annual Education Career Fair on Monday, April 20th at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, Florida. District and school based administrators from eight school districts in northeast Florida will be present to meet with and interview teacher candidates. The attached flyer has the event details as well as the link for online registration.


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 scheduled for: Thursday, April 23 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


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!  ​


Line Dance Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to line dance? Now’s the time to start! Join me from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Terrace Room starting Tuesday, March 31. We will meet every Tuesday through the end of April, except for Tuesday the 14th because the Terrace Room is not available that day…unless we can find an alternative location. If you can’t make it every week, that is okay too; come when you can. 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. We will learn line dances to a variety of music. 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.  Line dancing is lots of fun and a great stress reliever for the end of the academic year. Please contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions, jswank@coe.ufl.edu.


Spring A 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer A 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through one.uf.edu under the My Record menu> degree application from the one.uf.edu left menu. The application deadline is May 13th by 5:00pm. Education minors can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


Spring B/C 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer B/C 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through one.uf.edu under the My Record menu> degree application from the one.uf.edu left menu. The application deadline is July 1st by 5:00pm. Education minors can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


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:


Stressed? Worried about a friend? Kognito can help!
With the stress of the semester piling up and deadlines looming at every turn, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center would like to highlight Kognito, an online resource to help students learn to recognize signs of stress and realistically practice talking to other students about it, with the goal of connecting them with support on campus. UF students are able to do this for FREE through the Counseling and Wellness Center’s home page at www.counseling.ufl.edu where you can click on the “Worried about a Friend” link, or at http://counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=186. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes 30 minutes. This gives YOU the chance to develop an invaluable set of skills to help friends in distress and, quite possibly, to help prevent suicide. If you need help setting up an account or have any questions please contact the student Kognito Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


Talking Walls Framing Promo
Talking Walls has been at University of Florida for over 15 years and recently relocated to a more convenient location with store front parking. We are offering graduating students $70.00 off Diploma frames with 10% of all sales going back to UF as we’re licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company.

Opportunities and Employment

Job Openings: Child & Youth Programs – Deadline Extended to midnight April 3rd
Peaceful Paths is currently seeking 3 qualified individuals to fill part-time positions in the Child & Youth Programs. Specific information about each position can be found at www.peacefulpaths.org/jobs. Applicants should apply using the job application found at the bottom of each job posting. Any questions about these openings can be directed to John Thomas, Director of Child & Youth Programs by email at johnt@peacefulpaths.org.


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.


Employment Opportunities in Jacksonville, Florida
St. Pius, a historically African American school located on the North side of Jacksonville, will have positions open for the next school year; 1st & 2nd grades, potentially more. If you are interested, please send your resume to the Principal, Sister Cynthia Shaffers, principal@stpiusjax.com. Explore http://www.stpiusjax.com to learn more about all of the wonderful things happening at St. Pius.


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. They will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on April 8th and setting up interviews for qualified applicants with the HCPS Principals. 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 will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8th. This 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.


Summer Camp Volunteers Needed
Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy is a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. This summer, we are running our third annual summer camp, and need volunteers that are excited to work with children with special needs! Summer camp is a great learning experience for student volunteers. All of our volunteers work 1-1 or 2-1 with the participating campers in a wide range of activities including gymnastics, crafts, and games. The athletes have a range of disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and Cerebral Palsy among others. Camp will be offered July 13 – July 31, Monday – Friday, from 8am-5pm. Volunteers do not need to commit to the entire three weeks or all day, however, we do ask that volunteers sign up in advance for the days they are available and indicate either morning (8am-12:30pm) or afternoon (12:30pm-5pm) shifts. We are so excited to be offering an inclusive camp again this summer for children in the Gainesville community! If you are interested in volunteering, please email balance180summercamp@gmail.com.


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.


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 for 3 yr old child
Professional family seeking education student with nanny experience and interest in working with one fun-loving 3 year old boy. Approximately 30 hours a week (12–6pm daily M-F with some flexibility for right individual). Responsibilities would include pick up from pre-school, make child’s meals, take child to classes and playground, and other light household responsibilities (i.e. fold laundry, tidy kitchen, etc). Must have safe car and safe driving record. Must have references. Please call or email Brian at 617-750-2264 or bmawds@yahoo.com.


Tutor Needed
10-year old child in fifth grade needs help with Reading, Language Arts, and some Math. Can meet at Cone Park Library off of East University “Lake Road”. Please contact Teneka Mavin at 352-415-5585


Tutor Needed to help with Reading Comprehension
Need tutor for 8-yr old son in second grade. Preferably someone who can go after school twice a week, after school and/or Saturday to O2B Kids Super Center on Newberry Road for at least 1/2 hour increments. He is currently working above grade level but recently since this new curriculum he has been having a bit of a struggle with the reading comprehension portion. Please contact Pamela Brown at (352) 494-9679.


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

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 March 25, 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

SAGE March Madness Social Event – Thursday, March 26th at 11am in the Terrace Room
Escape the madness of the semester and come relax with your fellow friends! Bring your favorite munchies to share with others and SAGE will provide the rest.  See you there!


SAGE Leadership Opportunities Available:  Applications due Friday, March 27th
Looking for more ways to get involved in leadership in the College of Education?  The Student Alliance of Graduates in Education (SAGE) is a cross-departmental organization dedicated to providing professional and social events for graduate students in the College of Education.  We are currently looking to fill leadership positions for the upcoming year.  For more information and application instructions, visit our Facebook page or website at https://education.ufl.edu/sage/


FREE GRE WORKSHOP
The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam on Monday – Thursday, March 30th – April 2nd, from 5-7 p.m. each day. The workshop will take place over four evenings, and students can register for as many of the sessions as they would like to attend. The Verbal sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, and the Math sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. The workshop is free, but the students can go to the Teaching Center website (www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu) and click on “Study Skills” and then “Workshops,” to register and learn the room locations.


Stressed? Worried about a friend? Kognito can help!
With the stress of the semester piling up and deadlines looming at every turn, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center would like to highlight Kognito, an online resource to help students learn to recognize signs of stress and realistically practice talking to other students about it, with the goal of connecting them with support on campus. UF students are able to do this for FREE through the Counseling and Wellness Center’s home page at www.counseling.ufl.edu where you can click on the “Worried about a Friend” link, or at http://counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=186. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes 30 minutes. This gives YOU the chance to develop an invaluable set of skills to help friends in distress and, quite possibly, to help prevent suicide. If you need help setting up an account or have any questions please contact the student Kognito Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


10th Annual SAGE Symposium:  Proposals due March 31st
Attention COE graduate students:
  You are invited to submit a proposal for a poster presentation that showcases your research.  This will be an excellent opportunity to receive helpful feedback from peers and accomplished professors, as well as network with colleagues with similar research interests. Poster proposal submissions are due by 3/31. Check our SAGE website at https://education.ufl.edu/sage/ or our Facebook page for proposal submission instructions.


Attention Graduate Students & Post-docs: Upcoming Colloquium for TAs

  • Peer2Peer:  A Workshop for Teaching Assistants
    o  April 7th from 8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
    o Smathers Library East Room 100
    o   Round table discussions lead by experienced TAs on a variety of topics
    o   For full details and registration visit:  teach.ufl.edu
    o   Participants can attend one or all sessions
  • Beyond Research:  Successfully Navigating Grad School and Charting a Career Course
    o   Dr. Teri Balser leads a workshop designed to explore skills in communication, proposal writing and working with groups
    o   April 7th from 1:30 – 4:30
    o   Smathers Library East Room 100
    o   For full details and registration visit:  teach.ufl.edu

This event is jointly sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Center and the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. For questions, contact Jennifer Smith at jksmith@ufl.edu.


Education Career Night – Wednesday, April 8th
Teaching isn’t the only profession you’ll hear about if you attend UF’s College of Education Career Night on Wednesday, April 8th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m., in the Reitz Union Auditorium (open to everyone!). A panel of four dynamic College of Education alumni will offer career advice and talk about the distinctly different career paths they each have followed—quite successfully—after earning their education degrees at UF. Following the Career Panel, UF’s award winning Career Resource Center is hosting “Careers in Education” Career Fair from 5 – 7:30 p.m. next door, in the Reitz Union Ballroom.


2nd Annual North Florida EnergyWhiz Expo – Volunteers & Science Exhibitors Needed
4/11/15 (Saturday), 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., SF College Track
Encourage future scientists and engineers in this solar model car and solar cooker demonstration. Volunteers are needed to organize and host the expo which will feature local middle- and high school students in the Junior Solar Spring and Solar Cook-Off on the Santa Fe College track. To volunteer, visit https://sites.google.com/site/northfloridaenergywhizexpo/.  To learn more, contact Adrienne Thieke atadriennethieke@gmail.com; Dr. Marin Smilov at marin.smillov@sfcollege.edu or 213-1414; or Dr. Sindia Rivera-Jiminez at sindia.rivera-jiminez@sfcollege.edu.


Northeast Florida Education Career Fair
North East Florida Education Consortium will be holding its annual Education Career Fair on Monday, April 20th at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, Florida. District and school based administrators from eight school districts in northeast Florida will be present to meet with and interview teacher candidates. The attached flyer has the event details as well as the link for online registration.


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 scheduled for:  Thursday, April 23, 2014 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


Spring A 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer A 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through one.uf.edu under the My Record menu> degree application from the one.uf.edu left menu. The application deadline is May 13th by 5:00pm. Education minors can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


Spring B/C 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Summer B/C 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through one.uf.edu under the My Record menu> degree application from the one.uf.edu left menu. The application deadline is July 1st by 5:00pm. Education minors can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


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.
  • 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:


SAVE the DATE: 2015 Connections Conference
Transforming Student Success — this program will focus on instructional design and delivery, student and academic support innovation, and high-school-to-college collaboration and alignment. Click here for program details and registration.

Opportunities and Employment

Job Opportunities at Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS)
Learn more about opportunities in HCPS through Teach in Tampa and apply today. They will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on April 8th and setting up interviews for qualified applicants with the HCPS Principals. 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 will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8th. This 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.


Job Openings: Child & Youth Programs
Peaceful Paths is currently seeking 3 qualified individuals to fill openings in the Child & Youth Program. Specific information about each position can be found at www.peacefulpaths.org/jobs. Applicants should apply using the job application found at the bottom of each job posting. Any questions about these openings can be directed to John Thomas, Director of Child & Youth Programs by email at johnt@peacefulpaths.org.


Summer Camp Volunteers Needed
Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy is a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. This summer, we are running our third annual summer camp, and need volunteers that are excited to work with children with special needs! Summer camp is a great learning experience for student volunteers. All of our volunteers work 1-1 or 2-1 with the participating campers in a wide range of activities including gymnastics, crafts, and games. The athletes have a range of disabilities including Autism, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and Cerebral Palsy among others. Camp will be offered from July 13 to July 31 and will be held Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM. Volunteers do not need to commit to the entire three week or all day, however, we do ask that volunteers sign up in advance for the days they are available and indicate either morning (8AM – 12:30pm) or afternoon (12:30pm-5pm) shifts.  We are so excited to be offering an inclusive camp again this summer for children in the Gainesville community! If you are interested in volunteering, please email balance180summercamp@gmail.com


Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.
Dates:
All sections will be from June 1 to 2015-07-17
Application Link: http://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=wdGRhbmFAY29lLnVmbC5lZHU=
Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. For additional information, checkout our blog, Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.


Summer Camp Counselor positions in Palm Beach County
Accepting applications for creative, energetic and positive individuals to fill the positions of Summer Camp Counselors for children ages 5 to 13. Click here for more details.


Fall 2015 Child & Youth Internship
The Child & Youth Program Staff have released Internship Openings for Fall 2015. If interested in applying, please visit www.peacefulpaths.org/intern.


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.


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

Tutor Needed
10-year old child in fifth grade needs help with Reading, Language Arts, and some Math. Can meet at Cone Park Library off of East University “Lake Road”. Please contact Teneka Mavin at 352-415-5585


Tutor Needed to help with Reading Comprehension
Need tutor for 8-yr old son in second grade. Preferably someone who can go after school twice a week, after school and/or Saturday to O2B Kids Super Center on Newberry Road for at least 1/2 hour increments. He is currently working above grade level but recently since this new curriculum he has been having a bit of a struggle with the reading comprehension portion. Please contact Pamela Brown at (352) 494-9679.


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


Young professional family looking to provide FREE Room/Board to an Education Student for the summer months June-August (dates are flexible) in exchange for ~10 hours/week childcare for our young boys aged 3.5 and 8 months. This is a non-paid position. Please contact Melissa Marante at fmag11@aol.com; 561-313-3841

*Our home is less than 1.5 miles from campus
*Private Furnished Bedroom (TV and Cable included) and Private Bathroom
*Home cooked meals
*I am a former Education Major/Teacher and can provide any assistance/guidance the student may need.
*Very Flexible Schedule, willing to work around summer classes and/or other job.


Make a Difference!
Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County (Northwest Location) is currently looking for College of Education volunteers to work with some of our kids that are below the reading grade level. We are very limited to staff and we do not have the resources to work one-on-one with every student that needs help. We also have some students that cannot read at all and are looking for some individuals that would like to do some intensive tutoring and help develop their basic reading skills. If anyone is interested please email me at Jaleesag@myboysandgirlsclub.com for further information.


Tutoring Services Available
Help your child master skills taught at school… with a little extra fun! Small group practice and experiences will provide your child with more time to become comfortable with new skills taught at school. Flyer includes contact information, rates, and additional details.

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 March 18, 2015

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Announcements

General Announcements

Informational Meeting – Education College Council
On Thursday, March 19th at 4:00 PM in the Terrace Room, we will be holding an informational meeting regarding the Education College Council (ECC) and the upcoming nomination and election period for the 2015-2016 academic year.  In recent years, the ECC has served largely as an undergraduate organization.  We are in the process of reorganizing the ECC as an umbrella organization for the entire college, serving both graduate and undergraduate students for the purpose of:

  1. Providing leadership for the students and student organizations of the College of Education.
  2. To serve as a liaison between the student organizations of the College of Education and the Student Government of the University of Florida.
  3. Support and promote the clubs/organizations of the College of Education
  4. Provide programs of interest and relevance to the student body of the College of Education
  5. Promote communication between the faculty, staff and students of the College of Education

To begin this process, we are holding an organizational meeting.  We would like students interested in leadership positions from across the college, and representatives from the different student organizations that currently operate in the college, to attend this meeting. If you have not responded and would like to attend, please let us know at http://doodle.com/4qbcqqkd8e887ngr.


The UFTeach Student Organization is having a panel presentation on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00-7:00pm in Norman 174. The panel will be comprised of 4-6 UFTeach graduates that are currently employed in ACPS and other districts in Florida. The participants will share information about their teaching assignment, if the UFTeach program was helpful in preparing them for their own classroom and answer questions that the students might have.


Women’s History Month is proud to present: Women with Disabilities – Friday, March 20th
This event will begin with a tabling fair from 6:00-6:30pm. Student organizations pertaining to disabilities will be present, along with representatives from the Disability Resource Center and Disabilities in Society Minor. Following, Dr. Jeanne Repetto and Susan Horky from Shands will give a brief discussion regarding disabilities. Dr. Repetto, Susan Horky, and Jenna Gonzalez started a graduate certificate program at the College of Education based on health care and education transition for students with disabilities. We’ll wrap up the night with a panel of women with disabilities. Topics include the stigma surrounding mental illness, stereotypes, discrimination, disability advocacy and awareness, and much more! For more information, please go to https://www.facebook.com/events/428940960613758/


Gators of Tomorrow is excited to release our 2015 Award and Conference Application. This is an organization that recognizes the efforts of first year student leaders who are dedicated to making a positive impact on our school and in our community. Here’s your chance to be a member of one the greatest organizations that the University of Florida has to offer. Applications are due on March 20th by 5pm!​ If you have any questions, please email ufgotinformation@gmail.com.


Facilitators Needed for LeadUF Leadership Conference
LeadUF is a two-day overnight retreat giving you a chance to learn and practice leadership in the context of working with others. This conference was created 100% by University of Florida faculty and staff, based on their personal experiences in campus leadership. Being a LeadUF facilitator is a great way to connect with student leaders, other UF faculty and staff, and to practice your own facilitation and leadership skills. Facilitators must be graduate students, staff or faculty. Deadline for facilitator applications: Friday, March 20th. Participant applications (academic year 2015-2016 sophomores and juniors only) open Monday, March 16 and close Monday, April 6. http://bit.ly/leadUF15 or email Stacie Schultz at StacieS@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.


Peace Corps Workshop
Peace Corps will be hosting an application workshop on March 25th from 3:00- 4:30pm in the International Center in the HUB. Come meet your Campus Peace Corps Recruiter, learn about the new and improved application process, what makes a competitive candidate, and how to make your resume stand out.  Contact Bobbi Stienmetz peacecorps@ufic.ufl.edu for more information.


FREE GRE WORKSHOP
The UF Teaching Center offers this workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam on Monday – Thursday, March 30th – April 2nd, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. each day. The workshop will take place over four evenings, and students can register for as many of the sessions as they would like to attend. The Verbal sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, and the Math sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. The workshop is free, but the students can go to the Teaching Center website (www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu) and click on “Study Skills” and then “Workshops,” to register and learn the room locations.


Attention Graduate Students & Post-docs: Upcoming Colloquium for TAs

  • Peer2Peer:  A Workshop for Teaching Assistants
    o  April 7th from 8:30 – 11:45 a.m.
    o Smathers Library East Room 100
    o   Round table discussions lead by experienced TAs on a variety of topics
    o   For full details and registration visit:  teach.ufl.edu
    o   Participants can attend one or all sessions
  • Beyond Research:  Successfully Navigating Grad School and Charting a Career Course
    o   Dr. Teri Balser leads a workshop designed to explore skills in communication, proposal writing and working with groups
    o   April 7th from 1:30 – 4:30
    o   Smathers Library East Room 100
    o   For full details and registration visit:  teach.ufl.edu

This event is jointly sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Teaching Center and the Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. For questions, contact Jennifer Smith at jksmith@ufl.edu.


Education Career Night – Wednesday, April 8th
Teaching isn’t the only profession you’ll hear about if you attend UF’s College of Education Career Night on Wednesday, April 8th, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., in the Reitz Union Auditorium (open to everyone!) . A panel of four dynamic College of Education alumni will offer career advice and talk about the distinctly different career paths they each have followed—quite successfully—after earning their education degrees at UF. Following the Career Panel, UF’s award winning Career Resource Center is hosting “Careers in Education” Career Fair from 5 – 7:30 p.m. next door, in the Reitz Union Ballroom.

Career Panel members:

  • Tina Calderone (MEd ’81, Ed Admin; EdD ’99, Ed Leadership) Seminole County School Board representative and former college administrator at UF.
  • Jayne Ellspermann (MEd ’84, Ed Leadership) principal of Ocala’s West Port High School and recently named ‘National Principal of the Year’ by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
  • Steve Freedman (BAE ’64 & MAE ’66, Education) adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Public Health and Founding Director emeritus of the Institute for Child Health Policy of the State University System at UF.
  • Skip Marshall (BAE ’95, MEd ’97, Elem Ed; EDS ’07, Curriculum & Instruction) Vice President and CTO of the Human Capital division of Tribridge (a Tampa-based technology services firm specializing in business applications and cloud solutions) and former teaching and technology fellow at UF.

Northeast Florida Education Career Fair
North East Florida Education Consortium will be holding its annual Education Career Fair on Monday, April 20th at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville, Florida. District and school based administrators from eight school districts in northeast Florida will be present to meet with and interview teacher candidates. The attached flyer has the event details as well as the link for online registration.


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 


SAVE the DATE: 2015 Connections Conference
Transforming Student Success — this program will focus on instructional design and delivery, student and academic support innovation, and high-school-to-college collaboration and alignment. Click here for program details and registration.


Study Abroad with The GREEN Program
Education Abroad. Redefined. Reinvented. The experiential education program for future renewable energy & sustainability leaders. Click here for more information and application.

Opportunities and Employment

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.
Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.
Dates:
All sections will be from June 1 to 2015-07-17
Application Link: http://www.thedataincubator.com/#apply?ref=wdGRhbmFAY29lLnVmbC5lZHU=
Who should apply: Anyone within one year of graduating from a masters or PhD program or who has already obtained a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session. For additional information, checkout our blog, Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.


Summer Camp Counselor positions in Palm Beach County
Accepting applications for creative, energetic and positive individuals to fill the positions of Summer Camp Counselors for children ages 5 to 13. Click here for more details.


Fall 2015 Child & Youth Internship
The Child & Youth Program Staff have released Internship Openings for Fall 2015. If interested in applying, please visit www.peacefulpaths.org/intern.


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.


Pablo de Olavide Summer Camp Counselors (Spain)
Pablo de Olavide University is pleased to announce a 3-week summer internship for students interested in working with children in Seville, Spain. We are looking for motivated students with an intermediate level of Spanish to work with Spanish children aged 3-5 or with children aged 6-14 during a 3-week period (June 22-July 10) at a summer camp on Pablo de Olavide University’s campus in Seville. Although the internship is not paid, it will include a free 22-hour upper intermediate Spanish grammar course (1.5 U.S. credits) at the University’s International Center and access to the Center’s social/cultural activities. Following the morning Spanish grammar class, the student will spend a minimum of 2-hours daily helping the camp staff with activities, games, etc. in English. In addition to the transcript for the 22-hour Spanish grammar course, students will receive a certificate from the director of the UPO Sports Department who oversees the summer camp.This opportunity is limited to 4 native English speakers and will include a Skype interview as part of the selection process. Preference will be given to students who have experience working with children. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Lola at mdgomval@acu.upo.es.


Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!
We are looking for great people to mentor 7th- 12th grade students in Alachua County’s middle and high schools. Visit a deserving student 2-4 times a month during their lunch break. Encourage and help keep them on track to finish school and to reach their goal of attending college. For more information or to request an application, please contact Rachel Evans at 352-955-7390 or via email at evansrb@gm.sbac.edu. To learn more about the Education Foundation of Alachua County visit www.edfoundationac.org.


Attention Teacher Interns
Looking to make a difference in a child’s life? Come join the NMB Heart of Hope Program (non-profit 501c3) Our tutoring program services children grades K-12. Experience preferred but not required. Must be computer literate. Mon-Thurs. 3:30-5:30pm  $8:50-$9.00 hr. Contact Tandra @ 352-258-3450


NOW HIRING – Extended Day Enrichment Program
Energetic, knowledgeable people wanted to work with elementary school children doing arts & crafts, sports, Dance and much more in an after school program at various schools. Hours are M,T,Th,F 1:45-5:30 & Wed. 12:30-5:30 PM. Various locations close at 6:00pm. Click here for further information.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutor Needed to help with Reading Comprehension
Need tutor for 8-yr old son in second grade. Preferably someone who can go after school twice a week, after school and/or Saturday to O2B Kids Super Center on Newberry Road for at least 1/2 hour increments. He is currently working above grade level but recently since this new curriculum he has been having a bit of a struggle with the reading comprehension portion. Please contact Pamela Brown at (352) 494-9679.


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


Young professional family looking to provide FREE Room/Board to an Education Student for the summer months June-August (dates are flexible) in exchange for ~10 hours/week childcare for our young boys aged 3.5 and 8 months. This is a non-paid position. Please contact Melissa Marante at fmag11@aol.com; 561-313-3841

*Our home is less than 1.5 miles from campus
*Private Furnished Bedroom (TV and Cable included) and Private Bathroom
*Home cooked meals
*I am a former Education Major/Teacher and can provide any assistance/guidance the student may need.
*Very Flexible Schedule, willing to work around summer classes and/or other job.


Make a Difference!
Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County (Northwest Location) is currently looking for College of Education volunteers to work with some of our kids that are below the reading grade level. We are very limited to staff and we do not have the resources to work one-on-one with every student that needs help. We also have some students that cannot read at all and are looking for some individuals that would like to do some intensive tutoring and help develop their basic reading skills. If anyone is interested please email me at Jaleesag@myboysandgirlsclub.com for further information.


Tutoring Services Available
Help your child master skills taught at school… with a little extra fun! Small group practice and experiences will provide your child with more time to become comfortable with new skills taught at school. Flyer includes contact information, rates, and additional details.

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/