Wednesday Update for March 11, 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

ECC Workshop TONIGHT!
Join ECC for our workshop “Multiculturalism in the Classroom” tonight at 7pm in the Terrace Room! There will be pizza and prizes for everyone in attendance! Also, don’t forget to stop by the Student Resource Center in the Student Services office to get supplies for projects and lesson plans!


SAGE Graduate Student Workshop:  Pursuing and Obtaining Grants – Thursday, March 12th at 11am in the Terrace Room
Now that you’ve learned the tools to land the job, it is crucial to secure your role through grant funding. Join us as COE Professors Dr. Bondy, Dr. DeJong, and Dr. Miller share their insights and answer your questions about the grant-writing process, where to find grants, and how to obtain funding for your project.

We look forward to seeing you there! Refreshments will be provided. Visit our Facebook page for more details.


Presidential Service Award application for 2014-2015 – deadline March 12th
Have you spent 100 hours or more volunteering, promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus or in the community? Then you are eligible for a Presidential Service Award! Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Application and more information here: http://bit.ly/psas2015. Questions can be directed to Carla Cabrita CarlaC@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.


Environmental Education Workshop Saturday, March 14th from 9am-3:30pm
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is partnering with Fire in Southern Ecosystems (FISE) to offer a workshop at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center for undergraduate and graduate students and educators in the Gainesville area. Participants will receive FISE curriculum materials, become a certified PLT educator, and receive a PLT PreK-8 guide with 96 hands-on activities. Workshop fee: $5. Please see the flyer for more information or visit http://pltfise.eventbrite.com


3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference – Call For Papers – Submission Deadline Sunday, March 15th
The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee is inviting abstract submissions for the 2015 conference themed “Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice.” The conference will be an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM, and humanities to address how we can positively impact and inform each other’s work and engage with our communities. Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome. Click here for further information.


Center for Leadership and Service Ambassador program
The Center for Leadership and Service continues to grow and requires people who can support us in our growth. Our best supporters are student ambassadors! We are accepting applications for CLS Ambassador position. We are looking for motivated students to represent the Center for Leadership and Service as an office and hub for leadership development and service on campus. To apply or for more information, visit: http://bit.ly/ambassadors2015. Deadline: Sunday, March 15th


Harvard SDP Fellowship 2015
The Strategic Data Project (SDP) is recruiting fellows for Cohort 7. The SDP Fellowship is a two-year program that develops and supports talented data strategists in education agencies to have an immediate impact on policy and management decisions that can improve student outcomes. Applications now available. Priority deadline is Monday, March 16th.


University of Florida Impact Awards for 2015-2016
The Center for Leadership and Service is proud to announce the opening of the University of Florida Impact Awards for 2015-2016! The University of Florida Impact Awards are intended to recognize and celebrate the dedicated efforts of students, faculty, staff and business and community non-profit agencies who have demonstrated leadership and service in the past year. Nominations due Tuesday, March 17th. For questions, please contact Carla Cabrita at carlac@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.


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.


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.


Summer Research Course Announcement
EDF 6403 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.


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.


Interested in getting a graduate degree in business? Join us at MS in Management Information Sessions!

Opportunities and Employment

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, 2015) at a summer camp which takes place on Pablo de Olavide University’s campus in Seville.
Although the internship in 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.


Volunteer at Glen Springs Elementary – Friday, March 13th
Glen Springs Elementary is in need of volunteers to help run the game booths at their school carnival on Friday, March 13th from 4-7:30pm. All profits will benefit the school, teachers, and students. This event is an essential fundraiser for the school and always fun for everyone involved! Contact Rachel Prater at gatormommy3@hotmail.com


Volunteer at Williams Elementary School Carnival – Friday, March 13th
The Williams Elementary School Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to staff their Spring Carnival on Friday, March 13th! Duties would include staffing a game, passing out prizes, and having fun with local families. The carnival is from 4-7pm with volunteer shifts from 3:30-5:30pm or from 5:30-7:30pm. Groups welcomed! For more information or to volunteer, please contact the williamscarnival@gmail.com.


Summer 2015 Teaching Fellows Program in NYC
Success Academy Charter Schools is seeking dynamic full-time Summer Teaching Fellows who are passionate about public education and drawn to the intensity of our high-performing environment. By joining Success Academy, you are at the nexus of reforming education and impacting children in New York City and across the country. Click here for job description and application information.Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!


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.


Lower Elementary Opportunities for 2015-2016 school year!
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is accepting applications for Co-Teachers in Kindergarten and First grade to start in July! These fully certified teachers will receive mentors under a master Lead Teacher, serve as a full staff member in their school, and have instructional responsibilities over the academic year. It is the perfect opportunity to continue to grow as a new educator. You can read the full job description and apply by clicking this link or copying and pasting http://goo.gl/VJ9mcu into your browser. Email Lauren at lmartin@kippjax.org with further questions!


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.


Roommate wanted
Private Rental Room with own bath in NEWLY RENOVATED Rockwood Villas Townhouse. $400/monthly. 1 month deposit required. Utilities not included, shared with roommate. Must love dogs. No additional pets allowed. Amenities: washer/dryer in townhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, free parking, quiet/residential community, close to bus stops, near Oaks Mall & UF. Contact: rfconcepc@ufl.edu 305.791.7935

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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

*This is a non-paid, FREE private room/board/internet/cable (and most meals) close to campus. Our home is less than 1.5 miles from campus
*Very flexible hours
*I am a former Education Major/Teacher and can provide any assistance/guidance the student may need.
*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.


Volunteer Tutors NEEDED
Did you know that with just 2 hours a day you can make a difference in a child’s life? The NMB Heart of Hope Program (non-profit 501c3) is seeking individuals to tutor children grades K-12 on Mon-Thurs 3:30-5:30pm. Come join the team that is committed to helping the children in our community achieve their academic goals. Help us help the children. Contact Tandra @ 352-258-3450


Does your child struggle in reading?
If your K-3 child is having difficulty with any reading skills, don’t wait! A proven and effective research-based system is the solution for your child. I am an Early Elementary Specialist with over 15 years helping young readers with a very successful program, applying specific techniques and strategies according to your child’s needs enabling them to be able to read and write at the appropriate grade level. I offer my tutoring sessions that can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. For more information contact Maria Elena Mendez,malenamendez@gmail.com​ or call (352) 672-4423.

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 4, 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

ASTRA Presents: Jennifer Smith, Inspiring Hope – Monday, March 9th
How did a drug and alcohol addict on the streets rise to become the Women’s Director of the House of Hope? Hear Jennifer Smith’s powerful story at ASTRA’s next general body meeting on Monday, March 9th at 6 PM in Stuzin 104. A service events update will also be given. Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1570774703181187/ or email pr.astrauf@gmail.com.


Talk & Book Signing with self-made business mogul Mike Fernandez – Tuesday, March 10th
Join us March 10 at 4:15 p.m. in the President’s Room at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall for an inspirational and moving talk by billionaire entrepreneur Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez. He will talk on some of the formidable challenges he faced and life lessons he learned while figuring out the American dream and becoming a captain of the health care industry. He wrote about his experiences in his new book, Humbled By The Journey: Life Lessons For My Family…And Yours. This personal memoir explores Fernandez’s beginnings as a penniless Cuban immigrant and his transformation to a self-made business mogul. The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Each guest will receive a free copy of the book, compliments of the UF Alumni Association. Proceeds from the sale of his book go to The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, based in Miami. For more info, please email events@coe.ufl.edu


Presidential Service Award application for 2014-2015
Recognize students who have dedicated their time and efforts while at the University of Florida to promoting social justice, community awareness, and civic engagement on campus and in the community. Through the Presidential Service Awards one student is also selected as the Servant Leader of the Year. The recipient of the Servant Leader of the Year award has made outstanding efforts towards community service. Applications available now through Wednesday, March 11. Contact Carla Cabrita CarlaC@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu for questions.


SAGE Graduate Student Workshop:  Pursuing and Obtaining Grants – Thursday, March 12th at 11am in the Terrace Room
Now that you’ve learned the tools to land the job, it is crucial to secure your role through grant funding. Join us as COE Professors Dr. Bondy, Dr. DeJong, and Dr. Miller share their insights and answer your questions about the grant-writing process, where to find grants, and how to obtain funding for your project.

We look forward to seeing you there! Refreshments will be provided. Visit our Facebook page for more details.


Environmental Education Workshop Saturday, March 14th from 9am-3:30pm
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is partnering with Fire in Southern Ecosystems (FISE) to offer a workshop at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center for undergraduate and graduate students and educators in the Gainesville area. Participants will receive FISE curriculum materials, become a certified PLT educator, and receive a PLT PreK-8 guide with 96 hands-on activities. Workshop fee: $5. Please see the flyer for more information or visit http://pltfise.eventbrite.com


Gator Global Initiative (GGI) Conference – March 14-15th
Two day social justice conference aimed at developing socially responsible leaders. We seek to inspire participants to take action in an issue they are passionate about, to allow participants to collaborate with other driven UF students, and provide knowledge about social issues. Whether you are a student, a member of a student club, or simply want to learn about how to take your first step in making a difference in your community, join us at the Gator Global Initiative Conference! Through panel speakers, workshops, and small group collaboration, we inspire participants to find their passion and give them the necessary tools to create a positive, sustainable impact in their community. Registration for GGI 2015 closes Monday, March 9th


3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference – Call For Papers – Submission Deadline Sunday, March 15th
The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee is inviting abstract submissions for the 2015 conference themed “Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice.” The conference will be an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM, and humanities to address how we can positively impact and inform each other’s work and engage with our communities. Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome. Click here for further information.


University of Florida Impact Awards for 2015-2016
The Impact Awards are intended to recognize and celebrate the dedicated efforts of students, faculty, staff and business and community non-profit agencies who have demonstrated leadership and service in the past year. Nominations due Tuesday, March 17th. For questions, please contact Carla Cabrita at carlac@leadershipandservice.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.

UF Master of Science – Dietetic Internship students need your help with a research project! All you have to do is complete a short online survey about food labels. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. With your involvement, you are representing the college student population and helping us learn about the use and interpretation of food labels. Your participation is voluntary, but greatly appreciated!

If you are interested, please click: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bjCETO84gkXe4Lj. If you have any additional questions or need additional information, please contact: Dr. Bobbi Langkamp-Henken (352) 392-1991 x 205. This survey has been approved by IRB-02 protocol #2014-U-1350


Summer Research Course Announcement
EDF 6403 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.


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.


Interested in getting a graduate degree in business? Join us at MS in Management Information Sessions!


Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Fall 2014! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu from your Gatorlink address (include your full name). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!


Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Friday, May 1, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement

Opportunities and Employment

Summer 2015 Teaching Fellows Program in NYC
Success Academy Charter Schools is seeking dynamic full-time Summer Teaching Fellows who are passionate about public education and drawn to the intensity of our high-performing environment. By joining Success Academy, you are at the nexus of reforming education and impacting children in New York City and across the country. Click here for job description and application information.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.


Lower Elementary Opportunities for 2015-2016 school year!
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is accepting applications for Co-Teachers in Kindergarten and First grade to start in July! These fully certified teachers will receive mentors under a master Lead Teacher, serve as a full staff member in their school, and have instructional responsibilities over the academic year. It is the perfect opportunity to continue to grow as a new educator. You can read the full job description and apply by clicking this link or copying and pasting http://goo.gl/VJ9mcu into your browser. Email Lauren at lmartin@kippjax.org with further questions!


Camp Counselor Opportunities
My name is Jessica Moody and I work with a camp counselor placement company called Camp Staff USA. We work with hundreds of camps around the country helping provide staff for their summer needs. Involving college students in this type of employment would not only help them make money over the summer, but it would also enhance their resume- being able to work with kids and helping them participate in activities. This kind of work shows not only leadership and responsibility but also patience. Please contact me at jessika@campstaffusa.com. To apply, go to www.mycampstaffusa.com/apply/csu or campstaffusa.com using promo code CSU.


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


Volunteer in PERU
Volunteer with AMAPERU and spend your summer break helping the underprivileged communities of Peru in Clinical Medicine, Teaching English, or Social Work. For more information, click here. For questions, please contact Aida Castillo at amaperunonprofit@gmail.com


Volunteer at Local Elementary School:
Glen Springs Elementary is in need of volunteers to help run the game booths at their school carnival on Friday, March 13th from 4-7:30pm. All profits will benefit the school, teachers, and students. This event is an essential fundraiser for the school and always fun for everyone involved! Contact Rachel Prater at gatormommy3@hotmail.com


St. Pius Catholic School in Jacksonville is seeking a long-term sub for second grade from February 23 to April 1 and one for fifth grade for the remainder of the school year. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at principal@stpiusjax.com. All applicants must also submit a Diocese of St. Augustine Employment Application. Learn more about St. Pius Catholic School in Jacksonville at http://www.stpiusjax.com/.


Volunteer at Williams Elementary School Carnival – Friday, March 13th
The Williams Elementary School Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to staff their Spring Carnival on Friday, March 13th! Duties would include staffing a game, passing out prizes, and having fun with local families. The carnival is from 4-7pm with volunteer shifts from 3:30-5:30pm or from 5:30-7:30pm. Groups welcomed! For more information or to volunteer, please contact the williamscarnival@gmail.com.


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.


Roommate wanted
Private Rental Room with own bath in NEWLY RENOVATED Rockwood Villas Townhouse. $400/monthly. 1 month deposit required. Utilities not included, shared with roommate. Must love dogs. No additional pets allowed. Amenities: washer/dryer in townhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, free parking, quiet/residential community, close to bus stops, near Oaks Mall & UF. Contact: rfconcepc@ufl.edu 305.791.7935

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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.


Tutor Needed
Tutor needed to help 3rd grader with math and reading, but also increasing confidence with test taking abilities. Prices and times negotiable, but prefer evenings about 2-3 times/week. Located in the SW part of Gainesville.  Please contact Laura at 706-566-4147.


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.


Volunteer Tutors NEEDED
Did you know that with just 2 hours a day you can make a difference in a child’s life? The NMB Heart of Hope Program (non-profit 501c3) is seeking individuals to tutor children grades K-12 on Mon-Thurs 3:30-5:30pm. Come join the team that is committed to helping the children in our community achieve their academic goals. Help us help the children. Contact Tandra @ 352-258-3450


After school care
Seeking mature, responsible college student, preferably male, for after school care of adolescent son. Work will include light tutoring, middle school homework monitoring and basic supervision.  Must be a non-smoker who can provide local references.  Will pay $10.00 – $15.00 per hour (5-10 hours per week expected) or a weekly rate depending on schedule and availability.  Call after 5:30 pm – (352) 672-4744.


Does your child struggle in reading?
If your K-3 child is having difficulty with any reading skills, don’t wait! A proven and effective research-based system is the solution for your child. I am an Early Elementary Specialist with over 15 years helping young readers with a very successful program, applying specific techniques and strategies according to your child’s needs enabling them to be able to read and write at the appropriate grade level. I offer my tutoring sessions that can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. For more information contact Maria Elena Mendez,malenamendez@gmail.com​ or call (352) 672-4423.

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 February 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

UF English Department Conference on Pedagogy and Film this week
The Graduate Film Studies Group, housed in the English Department, would like to invite interested undergraduate/graduate students and faculty to this year’s conference “Pedagogy 24 Frames Per Second: Film & Media in the Classroom.” The conference starts this Thursday, February 26th and goes until Saturday, February 28th in Pugh and Ustler Hall at UF. We have been lucky to schedule an amazing line-up of conference participants, keynote speakers, and filmmakers, including Phil Solomon, Francesco Casetti, and Lucy Fischer. You can view our complete agenda here: https://ufgfsg.wordpress.com/conference/. We are particularly interested in encouraging students and researchers in the College of Education to attend, as we are excited to engage in an interdisciplinary dialog about the intersections of pedagogy and film.


University Women’s Club Scholars – deadline February 27th
Each spring, the University Women’s Club awards $1,000 scholarships to deserving students in honor of the wives of past presidents of the University of Florida as well as wives of distinguished campus leaders. Full time Juniors and Seniors with a minimum of a 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities are encouraged to apply. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O’Connell Scholarship Foundation. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at www.dso.ufl.edu/home/scholarships/uwc.


UF Master of Science – Dietetic Internship students need your help with a research project! All you have to do is complete a short online survey about food labels. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. With your involvement, you are representing the college student population and helping us learn about the use and interpretation of food labels. Your participation is voluntary, but greatly appreciated!

If you are interested, please click: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bjCETO84gkXe4Lj. If you have any additional questions or need additional information, please contact: Dr. Bobbi Langkamp-Henken (352) 392-1991 x 205. This survey has been approved by IRB-02 protocol #2014-U-1350


ASTRA Presents: Jennifer Smith, Inspiring Hope
How did a drug and alcohol addict on the streets rise to become the Women’s Director of the House of Hope? Hear Jennifer Smith’s powerful story at ASTRA’s next general body meeting on Monday, March 9th at 6 PM in Stuzin 104. A service events update will also be given. Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1570774703181187/ or email pr.astrauf@gmail.com.


ECC News!
Elections for next year’s officers will be held at our next workshop on Wednesday, March 11th at 7PM in the Terrace Room. Please email gloriadecker92@gmail.com if you are interesting in running for a position!


Summer Research Course Announcement
EDF 6403 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.


Summer 2015 Study Abroad
Interested in studying abroad this summer? Review all the available programs and their application deadlines. The UF International Center offers weekly information sessions and walk-in advising 9:35am-4:55pm every day. Consider making your gator education a global one!


Is Study Abroad in your plans? Let the College of Education help! Application deadline February 27th
Study abroad can be expensive with flight tickets and tuition. The College of Education wants to help make your plans of studying abroad affordable with the COE Study Abroad Scholarship. Two scholarships, each worth $1,500, will be awarded to students looking to gain perspective and experience to later take into the educational field. Applications are due by Friday, February 27th, 4pm. Please submit this application directly to scholarships@coe.ufl.edu.


Interested in getting a graduate degree in business? Join us at MS in Management Information Sessions!


Talk and Book Signing with self-made business mogul Mike Fernandez
Join us on Tuesday, March 10, at 4:15 p.m. in the President’s Room at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall for an inspirational and moving talk by billionaire entrepreneur Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez. He will talk on some of the formidable challenges he faced and life lessons he learned while figuring out the American dream and becoming a captain of the health care industry. He wrote about his experiences in his new book, Humbled By The Journey: Life Lessons For My Family…And Yours. This personal memoir explores Fernandez’s beginnings as a penniless Cuban immigrant and his transformation to a self-made business mogul. The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Each guest will receive a free copy of the book, compliments of the UF Alumni Association. Proceeds from the sale of his book go to The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, based in Miami. For more info, please email events@coe.ufl.edu


Environmental Education Workshop – Saturday, March 14th from 9am-3:30pm
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is partnering with Fire in Southern Ecosystems (FISE) to offer a workshop at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center for undergraduate and graduate students and educators in the Gainesville area. Participants will receive FISE curriculum materials, become a certified PLT educator, and receive a PLT PreK-8 guide with 96 hands-on activities. Workshop fee: $5. Please see the flyer for more information or visit http://pltfise.eventbrite.com


3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference – Call For Papers – Submission Deadline March 15th
The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee is inviting abstract submissions for the 2015 conference themed “Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice.” The conference will be an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM, and humanities to address how we can positively impact and inform each other’s work and engage with our communities. Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome. Click here for further 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 4:00 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.

Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Fall 2014! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu from your Gatorlink address (include your full name). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!


Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Friday, May 1, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement

Opportunities and Employment

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.


Lower Elementary Opportunities for 2015-2016 school year!
KIPP Jacksonville Schools is accepting applications for Co-Teachers in Kindergarten and First grade to start in July! These fully certified teachers will receive mentors under a master Lead Teacher, serve as a full staff member in their school, and have instructional responsibilities over the academic year. It is the perfect opportunity to continue to grow as a new educator. You can read the full job description and apply by clicking this link or copying and pasting http://goo.gl/VJ9mcu into your browser. Email Lauren at lmartin@kippjax.org with further questions!


Camp Counselor Opportunities
My name is Jessica Moody and I work with a camp counselor placement company called Camp Staff USA. We work with hundreds of camps around the country helping provide staff for their summer needs. Involving college students in this type of employment would not only help them make money over the summer, but it would also enhance their resume- being able to work with kids and helping them participate in activities. This kind of work shows not only leadership and responsibility but also patience. Please contact me at jessika@campstaffusa.com. To apply, go to www.mycampstaffusa.com/apply/csu or campstaffusa.com using promo code CSU.


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


Volunteer in PERU
Volunteer with AMAPERU and spend your summer break helping the underprivileged communities of Peru in Clinical Medicine, Teaching English, or Social Work. For more information, click here. For questions, please contact Aida Castillo at amaperunonprofit@gmail.com


Volunteer at Local Elementary School:
Glen Springs Elementary is in need of volunteers to help run the game booths at their school carnival on Friday, March 13th from 4-7:30pm. All profits will benefit the school, teachers, and students. This event is an essential fundraiser for the school and always fun for everyone involved! Contact Rachel Prater at gatormommy3@hotmail.com


St. Pius Catholic School in Jacksonville is seeking a long-term sub for second grade from February 23 to April 1 and one for fifth grade for the remainder of the school year. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at principal@stpiusjax.com. All applicants must also submit a Diocese of St. Augustine Employment Application. Learn more about St. Pius Catholic School in Jacksonville at http://www.stpiusjax.com/.


Volunteer at Williams Elementary School Carnival – Friday, March 13th
The Williams Elementary School Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to staff their Spring Carnival on Friday, March 13th! Duties would include staffing a game, passing out prizes, and having fun with local families. The carnival is from 4-7pm with volunteer shifts from 3:30-5:30pm or from 5:30-7:30pm. Groups welcomed! For more information or to volunteer, please contact the williamscarnival@gmail.com.


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.


Roommate wanted
Private Rental Room with own bath in NEWLY RENOVATED Rockwood Villas Townhouse. $400/monthly. 1 month deposit required. Utilities not included, shared with roommate. Must love dogs. No additional pets allowed. Amenities: washer/dryer in townhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, free parking, quiet/residential community, close to bus stops, near Oaks Mall & UF. Contact: rfconcepc@ufl.edu 305.791.7935

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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.


Tutor Needed
Tutor needed to help 3rd grader with math and reading, but also increasing confidence with test taking abilities. Prices and times negotiable, but prefer evenings about 2-3 times/week. Located in the SW part of Gainesville.  Please contact Laura at 706-566-4147.


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.


Volunteer Tutors NEEDED
Did you know that with just 2 hours a day you can make a difference in a child’s life? The NMB Heart of Hope Program (non-profit 501c3) is seeking individuals to tutor children grades K-12 on Mon-Thurs 3:30-5:30pm. Come join the team that is committed to helping the children in our community achieve their academic goals. Help us help the children. Contact Tandra @ 352-258-3450


After school care
Seeking mature, responsible college student, preferably male, for after school care of adolescent son. Work will include light tutoring, middle school homework monitoring and basic supervision.  Must be a non-smoker who can provide local references.  Will pay $10.00 – $15.00 per hour (5-10 hours per week expected) or a weekly rate depending on schedule and availability.  Call after 5:30 pm – (352) 672-4744.


Does your child struggle in reading?
If your K-3 child is having difficulty with any reading skills, don’t wait! A proven and effective research-based system is the solution for your child. I am an Early Elementary Specialist with over 15 years helping young readers with a very successful program, applying specific techniques and strategies according to your child’s needs enabling them to be able to read and write at the appropriate grade level. I offer my tutoring sessions that can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. For more information contact Maria Elena Mendez,malenamendez@gmail.com​ or call (352) 672-4423.

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 February 18, 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

ECC Workshop TONIGHT!
ECC will be holding our 2nd workshop of the semester TONIGHT in the Terrace Room at 7PM! Please join us in hearing how Alachua County teachers prepare for the first week of school. As always, there will be pizza, free giveaways, and a raffle!  Hope to see all Edugators there!

To keep up with all ECC events, please like our page on Facebook – Education College Council at UF and check out our website – education.ufl.edu/ecc!


FEA Workshop TONIGHT!
Join the Florida Education Association this evening at 8pm in Old Norman room 211 for our second workshop of the semester. The focus of this workshop will be something that EVERY teacher will encounter, interpreting student data! Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed! As always, refreshments will be provided. Stay up-to-date with all things FEA by ‘liking’ us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaEducationAssociationAtUF


FREE GRE WORKSHOP – two workshops left!
The UF Teaching Center is offering a free workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam. The four-night workshop will take place during the week of February 16-19; Verbal sessions will take place on Monday and Wednesday, (2/16 and 2/18), Math sessions on Tuesday and Thursday (2/17 and 2/19). Go to the Teaching Center’s website — https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu — click on “Study Skills” to register and find the location.


SAGE Workshop: The Job Interview & Campus Visit – Thursday February, 19th at 11am in the Terrace Room
You’ve been selected for an interview!  Now what?  Come join COE professor Dr. Jacobbe and doctoral candidate Angie Hooser and learn more about the interview experience.  Discover how to prepare for the campus visit and go equipped with strategies to determine if the site is a match for you.

Student Alliance of Graduate Students in Education (SAGE) is made up of masters and doctoral students across departments in the College of Education and provides opportunities to develop social and professional connections.


Interested in learning more about Peace Corps? 
On Thursday, February 19th at 4:00 p.m. there will be a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer panel in the International Center in HUB. Several returned volunteers from different sectors and regions will be available to share their experiences and answer questions you may have. Some highlights will be learning about why they joined, the cultural adaptation process, their primary and secondary projects, biggest challenges, host family living, how their service affected their career path, etc. It’s a really great opportunity to hear what Peace Corps service is like from a variety of perspectives.

The following week, Tuesday, February 24th, UF students will also have an amazing opportunity to talk live with a currently serving Peace Corps volunteer. He is a native of Gainesville and will be visiting family during his vacation. He has offered to come speak with interested students here on campus. We’ll be hosting a brown bag lunch session here in the International Center in HUB at noon. Students are invited to bring their lunch and hear a bit about Breton’s experience in Paraguay and ask their most burning questions. For more info contact your UF Campus Recruiter at peacecorps@ufic.ufl.edu


Are you an undergraduate student interested in doing funded educational research?
Apply for the University Scholars Program by Friday, February 20th!
The College of Education has the opportunity to award 3 selected undergraduate students, who will be designated as University Scholars, the opportunity to work one-on-one with a chosen faculty member on a research/creative project of mutual interest. Students participating in this program will receive a $1,750 stipend to support research efforts under the faculty mentor.  This funded research will be conducted during the student’s junior or senior year.

In order to be eligible, students must have earned a 3.3 upper division GPA or a 3.0 GPA for a minimum of 75 credit hours of completed coursework. Additionally students must not graduate with their undergraduate degree before Spring 2016. More information can be found at https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/university-scholars-program/ and http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/. If selected, students must attend a mandatory orientation session at the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, March 18th. Download the application from the College of Education’s website, here.


Florida Alternative Breaks – sign up by Friday, February 20th
Do you find yourself in college stressing out about money and wishing you had received more financial guidance growing up? Florida Alternative Breaks has your back on this one! Join us this spring break, to empower K-12 students to own their financial and economic success. In collaboration with Junior Achievement, we will be providing essential life skills to students in K-12 schools. Participants will act as facilitators in financial literacy workshops with Junior Achievement across the city. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive a financial literacy workshop themselves where they will learn about credit, taxes, budgeting, saving for personal goals, and other financial questions that come with being an adult. This is a great opportunity to gain classroom experience, mentor children, and provide students with skills that will help them become effective adults. The trip cost is all inclusive for $200 and it only takes $100 to secure a spot. Payment Plans available. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook! We are offering cool giveaways every FAB Friday in FABruary.


SG’s Women’s Affairs Event – Tuesday, February 24th
The Women’s Affairs Cabinet, the Women’s Health Care Center and GatorWell are hosting an event sure to benefit all women-identified people in attendance! All identities welcome and encouraged to attend. Topics that will be covered include general female health, sexual health, and healthy college life style. This event will be held on February 24th at 7pm in CSE E119. For more info: womensaff@sg.ufl.edu


UF SAFETY FAIR
The annual UF Safety Fair will take place by the Reitz Union (north lawn) on Wednesday, February 25th from 10am – 2pm. This event features interactive games, information, and materials, including GatorWell, victim services, rape crisis center, and Florida Safe Roadways. Please join Dr. Coady at the event or contact her for more information at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu


Summer 2015 Study Abroad
Interested in studying abroad this summer? Review all the available programs and their application deadlines. The UF International Center offers weekly information sessions and walk-in advising 9:35am-4:55pm every day. Consider making your gator education a global one!


Is Study Abroad in your plans? Let the College of Education help! Application deadline February 27th
Study abroad can be expensive with flight tickets and tuition. The College of Education wants to help make your plans of studying abroad affordable with the COE Study Abroad Scholarship. Two scholarships, each worth $1,500, will be awarded to students looking to gain perspective and experience to later take into the educational field. Applications are due by Friday, February 27th, 4pm. Please submit this application directly to scholarships@coe.ufl.edu.


University Women’s Club Scholars – deadline February 27th
Each spring, the University Women’s Club awards $1,000 scholarships to deserving students in honor of the wives of past presidents of the University of Florida as well as wives of distinguished campus leaders. Full time Juniors and Seniors with a minimum of a 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities are encouraged to apply. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O’Connell Scholarship Foundation. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at www.dso.ufl.edu/home/scholarships/uwc.


Talk and Book Signing with self-made business mogul Mike Fernandez
Join us on Tuesday, March 10, at 4:15 p.m. in the President’s Room at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall for an inspirational and moving talk by billionaire entrepreneur Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez. He will talk on some of the formidable challenges he faced and life lessons he learned while figuring out the American dream and becoming a captain of the health care industry. He wrote about his experiences in his new book, Humbled By The Journey: Life Lessons For My Family…And Yours. This personal memoir explores Fernandez’s beginnings as a penniless Cuban immigrant and his transformation to a self-made business mogul. The presentation will be followed by a book signing. Each guest will receive a free copy of the book, compliments of the UF Alumni Association. Proceeds from the sale of his book go to The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation, based in Miami. For more info, please email events@coe.ufl.edu


Environmental Education Workshop – Saturday, March 14th from 9am-3:30pm
Project Learning Tree (PLT) is partnering with Fire in Southern Ecosystems (FISE) to offer a workshop at the Austin Cary Forest Learning Center for undergraduate and graduate students and educators in the Gainesville area. Participants will receive FISE curriculum materials, become a certified PLT educator, and receive a PLT PreK-8 guide with 96 hands-on activities. Workshop fee: $5. Please see the flyer for more information or visit http://pltfise.eventbrite.com


3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference – Call For Papers – Submission Deadline March 15th
The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee is inviting abstract submissions for the 2015 conference themed “Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice.” The conference will be an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM, and humanities to address how we can positively impact and inform each other’s work and engage with our communities. Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome. Click here for further 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 4:00 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.

Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods – University of California, Berkeley
The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The CER Workshop will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods in weekly seminars taught by CER graduate students. Further information can be found here.


Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Fall 2014! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu from your Gatorlink address (include your full name). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!


Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Friday, May 1, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement

Opportunities and Employment

St. Pius Catholic School in Jacksonville is seeking a long-term sub for second grade from February 23 to April 1 and one for fifth grade for the remainder of the school year. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at principal@stpiusjax.com. All applicants must also submit a Diocese of St. Augustine Employment Application. Learn more about St. Pius Catholic School in Jacksonville at http://www.stpiusjax.com/.


8th Grade Math Position – Branford High School
For details and the application, please go to http://www.applitrack.com/suwannee/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=High+School+Teaching


Volunteer at Local Elementary School:
Glen Springs Elementary is in need of volunteers to help run the game booths at their school carnival on Friday, March 13th from 4-7:30pm. All profits will benefit the school, teachers, and students. This event is an essential fundraiser for the school and always fun for everyone involved! Contact Rachel Prater at gatormommy3@hotmail.com


Reddick-Collier Elementary is a Cambridge Magnet School located in Reddick, Florida about 30 minutes south of Gainesville. The school is currently seeking applicants for fourth and fifth grade teaching positions. Please email angelique.haworth@marion.k12.fl.us or call (352) 671-6070.


Volunteer at Williams Elementary School Carnival – Friday, March 13th
The Williams Elementary School Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to staff their Spring Carnival on Friday, March 13th! Duties would include staffing a game, passing out prizes, and having fun with local families. The carnival is from 4-7pm with volunteer shifts from 3:30-5:30pm or from 5:30-7:30pm. Groups welcomed! For more information or to volunteer, please contact the williamscarnival@gmail.com.


Join UF and International Student Volunteers in New Zealand During Summer of 2015!
Mark your calendars for Summer 2015! International Student Volunteers (ISV), a world-recognized and award-winning service organization named as one of the “Top Ten Volunteer Organizations” by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, will pair with UF undergraduate students for the experience of a lifetime. Participate in a 2 week volunteer experience protecting New Zealand’s fragile ecosystems, and an optional 2 week adventure portion. The trip will be led by knowledgeable and responsible trip leaders who will work closely with in country staff to provide you a safe and rewarding experience. In addition, a UF PhD student will be in attendance as a University Leader to further provide context for learning and to serve as a touchstone to the UF community. College credit may also be available through independent study. We will be accepting only 12 participants, so apply ASAP! Applications can be found on the website at http://www.isvolunteers.org/applications/apply/education, but be sure to include group code T8UL005. Filling out an application requires no commitment on your part but does signify your interest to  ISV staff. ISV staff will be happy to discuss funding and how to meet your goals for financing your trip, including some tools and resources they can provide you for this purpose.

Travel date is June 25th. More information at http://www.isvolunteers.org/destination/new-zealand and http://isvolunteers.org/ul/videos/ISV%20TRAILER%202015.mp4. Contact Carrie Schuman at carrie.schuman@ufl.edu to receive notification of upcoming informational meetings, obtain an application, discuss tips for funding, and to ask further questions.


International Opportunities in South Africa
Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) has Summer Programs available in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June, July and August. BEAI plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening leadership and diplomacy skills. Please refer to the handout for additional information.


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.


Roommate wanted
Private Rental Room with own bath in NEWLY RENOVATED Rockwood Villas Townhouse. $400/monthly. 1 month deposit required. Utilities not included, shared with roommate. Must love dogs. No additional pets allowed. Amenities: washer/dryer in townhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, free parking, quiet/residential community, close to bus stops, near Oaks Mall & UF. Contact: rfconcepc@ufl.edu 305.791.7935

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutor Needed
Tutor needed to help 3rd grader with math and reading, but also increasing confidence with test taking abilities. Prices and times negotiable, but prefer evenings about 2-3 times/week. Located in the SW part of Gainesville.  Please contact Laura at 706-566-4147.


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.


English tutor NEEDED
A student tutor for 5th Grade to 12th Grade English essay writing and reading comprehension. Please contact sereneserene@hotmail.com; phone: 352-283-9756 (daytime)


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


English tutor NEEDED
Student is in 3rd grade at Wiles Elementary School. Need someone 2-3 times per week. Pay approximately $18 per visit. Located in Asbury Park off Tower Rd, near Archer Rd. Please contact 352-281-2879


After school care
Seeking mature, responsible college student, preferably male, for after school care of adolescent son. Work will include light tutoring, middle school homework monitoring and basic supervision.  Must be a non-smoker who can provide local references.  Will pay $10.00 – $15.00 per hour (5-10 hours per week expected) or a weekly rate depending on schedule and availability.  Call after 5:30 pm – (352) 672-4744.


Does your child struggle in reading?
If your K-3 child is having difficulty with any reading skills, don’t wait! A proven and effective research-based system is the solution for your child. I am an Early Elementary Specialist with over 15 years helping young readers with a very successful program, applying specific techniques and strategies according to your child’s needs enabling them to be able to read and write at the appropriate grade level. I offer my tutoring sessions that can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. For more information contact Maria Elena Mendez,malenamendez@gmail.com​ or call (352) 672-4423.

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 February 11, 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

Summer 2015 Study Abroad
Interested in studying abroad this summer? Depending on the length of the program, deadlines for application are due as early as February 13th. The UF International Center offers weekly information sessions and walk-in advising 9:35am-4:55pm every day. Consider making your gator education a global one!


Upcoming High Honors Information Session – Monday, February 16th
Are you a College of Education undergraduate student interested in earning Magna Cum Laude (High Honors) status at graduation? The College of Education annually invites students to participate in the High Honors Program. Eligible students are those who complete the first semester of ProTeach with a 3.75 GPA and respond to the formal invitation. The Office of Student Services will be holding a High Honors Information Session on February 16th from 10:40 – 11:30 AM in the Terrace Room. Join us to learn more about the program, the thesis requirement, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Attendance is open to undergraduate students who have been invited to High Honors or are interested in doing High Honors in the future. For more information, contact Casey Shukla, Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Advising at caseyshukla@ufl.edu.


FREE GRE WORKSHOP
The UF Teaching Center is offering a free workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam. The four-night workshop will take place during the week of February 16-19; Verbal sessions will take place on  Monday and Wednesday, (2/16 and 1/18), and the Math sessions on Tuesday and Thursday (2/17 and 2/19). Go to the Teaching Center’s website — https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu — and click on “Study Skills” to register and learn the workshop’s location.


Education College Council (ECC) Updates!
ECC will be holding our next workshop on Wednesday, February 18th in the Terrace Room at 7PM! We will be having teachers from Alachua County share with us how to prepare for the first week of school. Don’t miss out on this helpful information for all future educators! As always, there will be free prizes for everyone and pizza! To stay up to date with all things ECC, check out our newly updated website https://education.ufl.edu/ecc and like our page on Facebook – Education College Council at UF!​


Florida Education Association (FEA)
Mark your calendars and join the Florida Education Association on Wednesday, February 18th at 8pm for our second workshop of the semester!  The focus of this workshop will be something that EVERY teacher will encounter, interpreting student data!  Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed! Join on the 18th to get informed!! This meeting will be in Old Norman room 211! As always, refreshments will be provided!  Stay up-to-date with all things FEA by ‘liking’ us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FloridaEducationAssociationAtUF


SAGE Workshop: The Job Interview & Campus Visit – Thursday February, 19th at 11am in the Terrace Room
You’ve been selected for an interview!  Now what?  Come join COE professor Dr. Jacobbe and doctoral candidate Angie Hooser and learn more about the interview experience.  Discover how to prepare for the campus visit and go equipped with strategies to determine if the site is a match for you.

Student Alliance of Graduate Students in Education (SAGE) is made up of masters and doctoral students across departments in the College of Education and provides opportunities to develop social and professional connections.


Are you an undergraduate student interested in doing funded educational research?
Apply for the University Scholars Program by Friday, February 20th!
The College of Education has the opportunity to award 3 selected undergraduate students, who will be designated as University Scholars, the opportunity to work one-on-one with a chosen faculty member on a research/creative project of mutual interest. Students participating in this program will receive a $1,750 stipend to support research efforts under the faculty mentor.  This funded research will be conducted during the student’s junior or senior year.

In order to be eligible, students must have earned a 3.3 upper division GPA or a 3.0 GPA for a minimum of 75 credit hours of completed coursework. Additionally students must not graduate with their undergraduate degree before Spring 2016. More information can be found at https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/university-scholars-program/ and http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/. If selected, students must attend a mandatory orientation session at the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, March 18th. Download the application from the College of Education’s website, here.


Is Study Abroad in your plans? Let the College of Education help! Application deadline February 27th
Study abroad can be expensive with flight tickets and tuition. The College of Education wants to help make your plans of studying abroad affordable with the COE Study Abroad Scholarship. Two scholarships, each worth $1,500, will be awarded to students looking to gain perspective and experience to later take into the educational field. Applications are due by Friday, February 27th, 4pm. Please submit this application directly to scholarships@coe.ufl.edu.


University Women’s Club Scholars – deadline February 27th
Each spring, the University Women’s Club awards $1,000 scholarships to deserving students in honor of the wives of past presidents of the University of Florida as well as wives of distinguished campus leaders. Full time Juniors and Seniors with a minimum of a 3.6 GPA, and participation in campus and/or community activities are encouraged to apply. In addition, there are two awards specifically designated for undergraduate or graduate students with a disability that are presented from the Rita O’Connell Scholarship Foundation. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at www.dso.ufl.edu/home/scholarships/uwc.


3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference – Call For Papers – Submission Deadline March 15th
The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee is inviting abstract submissions for the 2015 conference themed “Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice.” The conference will be an interdisciplinary event that brings together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM, and humanities to address how we can positively impact and inform each other’s work and engage with our communities. Submission of abstracts from graduate and doctoral students, recent Ph.D. graduates and academic professionals across disciplines are welcome. Click here for further information.


Summer Workshop in Qualitative Methods – University of California, Berkeley
The Center for Ethnographic Research (CER) Workshop provides mentorship, hands-on research experience, and advanced training in designing and executing a project using qualitative methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The CER Workshop will provide students with six weeks of intensive accelerated methodological training in the design and practice of qualitative methods in weekly seminars taught by CER graduate students. Further information can be found here.


Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Fall 2014! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu from your Gatorlink address (include your full name and 8-digit UF ID). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!


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 friends 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. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes about 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 Graduate Student Kognito Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Friday, May 1, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement

Opportunities and Employment

8th Grade Math Position – Branford High
For details and the application, please go to http://www.applitrack.com/suwannee/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=High+School+Teaching


Volunteer at Local Elementary School:
Glen Springs Elementary is in need of volunteers to help run the game booths at their school carnival on Friday, March 13th from 4-7:30pm. All profits will benefit the school, teachers, and students. This event is an essential fundraiser for the school and always fun for everyone involved! Contact Rachel Prater at gatormommy3@hotmail.com


Reddick-Collier Elementary is a Cambridge Magnet School located in Reddick, Florida about 30 minutes south of Gainesville. The school is currently seeking applicants for fourth and fifth grade teaching positions. Please email angelique.haworth@marion.k12.fl.us or call (352) 671-6070.


Volunteer at Williams Elementary School Carnival – Friday, March 13th
The Williams Elementary School Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to staff their Spring Carnival on Friday, March 13th! Duties would include staffing a game, passing out prizes, and having fun with local families. The carnival is from 4-7pm with volunteer shifts from 3:30-5:30pm or from 5:30-7:30pm. Groups welcomed! For more information or to volunteer, please contact the williamscarnival@gmail.com.


Need volunteer hours? Or just love doing some good? ASTRA is having our 2nd General Body Meeting for the spring semester on Monday, February 16th in Stuzin 104 at 6:00 pm. We offer a diverse array of volunteering opportunities and would love to see new faces! We will have a team-building activity, refreshments, and an update on upcoming service/fundraising events. If interested, please RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/650415005081956/ or email us at pr.astrauf@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!


Join UF and International Student Volunteers in New Zealand During Summer of 2015!
Mark your calendars for Summer 2015! International Student Volunteers (ISV), a world-recognized and award-winning service organization named as one of the “Top Ten Volunteer Organizations” by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, will pair with UF undergraduate students for the experience of a lifetime. Participate in a 2 week volunteer experience protecting New Zealand’s fragile ecosystems, and an optional 2 week adventure portion. The trip will be led by knowledgeable and responsible trip leaders who will work closely with in country staff to provide you a safe and rewarding experience. In addition, a UF PhD student will be in attendance as a University Leader to further provide context for learning and to serve as a touchstone to the UF community. College credit may also be available through independent study. We will be accepting only 12 participants, so apply ASAP! Applications can be found on the website at http://www.isvolunteers.org/applications/apply/education, but be sure to include group code T8UL005. Filling out an application requires no commitment on your part but does signify your interest to  ISV staff. ISV staff will be happy to discuss funding and how to meet your goals for financing your trip, including some tools and resources they can provide you for this purpose.

Travel date is June 25th. More information at http://www.isvolunteers.org/destination/new-zealand and http://isvolunteers.org/ul/videos/ISV%20TRAILER%202015.mp4. Contact Carrie Schuman at carrie.schuman@ufl.edu to receive notification of upcoming informational meetings, obtain an application, discuss tips for funding, and to ask further questions.


International Opportunities in South Africa
Bridge Education Abroad Institute (BEAI) has Summer Programs available in Cape Town and Johannesburg for the months of June, July and August. BEAI plans short programs all across the world, to provide students with unique opportunities to experience different political cultures while strengthening leadership and diplomacy skills. Please refer to the handout for additional information.


Teach for DoDEA!
U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) operates 191 schools, pre-K through 12th grade, in 12 foreign countries, 7 states, and 2 territories in the United States, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, Europe and the Pacific. Becoming a teacher requires at least a bachelor’s degree, usually related to the subject in which one plans to teach. Application information, benefits, and much more can be found on the DoDEA pamphlet and the DoDEA website.


Urban Teacher Center
Every student deserves a GREAT teacher. Urban Teacher Center ensures all students have a GREAT teacher. Check out Urban Teacher Center link to find out more about our program in which you’ll receive your Masters with a dual focus, a double certification and a job. If you are interested, please apply at http://bit.ly/1wszb4a. Questions?  Email Lynn at LynnA@urbanteachercenter.org and we can set up a time to chat. ​


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.


Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!
We are looking for great people to mentor 6th- 12th grade students in Alachua County’s middle and high schools. Visit a deserving student at least twice 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.


Roommate wanted
Private Rental Room with own bath in NEWLY RENOVATED Rockwood Villas Townhouse. $400/monthly. 1 month deposit required. Utilities not included, shared with roommate. Must love dogs. No additional pets allowed. Amenities: washer/dryer in townhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, free parking, quiet/residential community, close to bus stops, near Oaks Mall & UF. Contact: rfconcepc@ufl.edu 305.791.7935

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

English tutor NEEDED
A student tutor for 5th Grade to 12th Grade English essay writing and reading comprehension. Please contact sereneserene@hotmail.com; phone: 352-283-9756 (daytime)


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


English tutor NEEDED
Student is in 3rd grade at Wiles Elementary School. Need someone 2-3 times per week. Pay approximately $18 per visit. Located in Asbury Park off Tower Rd, near Archer Rd. Please contact 352-281-2879


After school care
Seeking mature, responsible college student, preferably male, for after school care of adolescent son. Work will include light tutoring, middle school homework monitoring and basic supervision.  Must be a non-smoker who can provide local references.  Will pay $10.00 – $15.00 per hour (5-10 hours per week expected) or a weekly rate depending on schedule and availability.  Call after 5:30 pm – (352) 672-4744.


Latin Tutor Needed
In need of a tutor for my first year Latin student. Would like at least one hour sessions. Flexible with the days, but need after school hours (after 3:00 pm). Anyone interested can reach me at kidsacademyceo@msn.com


Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 5 month old in her home. She needs assistance 7:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Kate at kcasey27@gmail.com


Babysitter/Nanny Needed
Looking for a baby sitter/ nanny for two boys 8 and 11 on Tuesday from 5:30-8pm and Wednesday from 4-7pm. Duties would include school pick up from Oakhall school and drive home, helping with HW and serving dinner and tidying up. Occasional grocery shopping and kids laundry would be appreciated too. Please contact Jasleen 408 717 0152.


Does your child struggle in reading?
If your K-3 child is having difficulty with any reading skills, don’t wait! A proven and effective research-based system is the solution for your child. I am an Early Elementary Specialist with over 15 years helping young readers with a very successful program, applying specific techniques and strategies according to your child’s needs enabling them to be able to read and write at the appropriate grade level. I offer my tutoring sessions that can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. For more information contact Maria Elena Mendez,malenamendez@gmail.com​ or call (352) 672-4423.

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 February 4, 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

Summer 2015 Study Abroad Deadline
Interested in studying abroad this summer? Depending on the length of the program, deadlines for application are due as early as Feb 13th. The UF International Center offers weekly information sessions and walk-in advising 9:35am-4:55pm every day. Also, there is a Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Feb 4th from 10am-3pm on the Plaza of the Americas. Consider making your gator education a global one!


Is Study Abroad in your plans? Let the College of Education help!
Study abroad can be expensive with flight tickets and tuition. The College of Education wants to help make your plans of studying abroad affordable with the COE Study Abroad Scholarship. Two scholarships, each worth $1,500, will be awarded to students looking to gain perspective and experience to later take into the educational field. Applications are due by Friday, February 27th, 4pm. Please submit this application directly to scholarships@coe.ufl.edu.


Upcoming High Honors Information Session – Monday, February 16th
Are you a College of Education undergraduate student interested in earning Magna Cum Laude (High Honors) status at graduation? The College of Education annually invites students to participate in the High Honors Program. Eligible students are those who complete the first semester of ProTeach with a 3.75 GPA and respond to the formal invitation. The Office of Student Services will be holding a High Honors Information Session on February 16th from 10:40 – 11:30 AM in the Terrace Room. Join us to learn more about the program, the thesis requirement, and have an opportunity to ask questions. Attendance is open to undergraduate students who have been invited to High Honors or are interested in doing High Honors in the future. For more information, contact Casey Shukla, Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Advising at caseyshukla@ufl.edu.


Are you an undergraduate student interested in doing funded educational research?
Apply for the University Scholars Program!
The College of Education has the opportunity to award 3 selected undergraduate students, who will be designated as University Scholars, the opportunity to work one-on-one with a chosen faculty member on a research/creative project of mutual interest. Students participating in this program will receive a $1,750 stipend to support research efforts under the faculty mentor.  This funded research will be conducted during the student’s junior or senior year.

In order to be eligible, students must have earned a 3.3 upper division GPA or a 3.0 GPA for a minimum of 75 credit hours of completed coursework. Additionally students must not graduate with their undergraduate degree before Spring 2016. More information can be found at https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/university-scholars-program/ and http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/. If selected, students must attend a mandatory orientation session at the UF Undergraduate Research Symposium on Wednesday, March 18th. Download the application from the College of Education’s website, here.  Applications are due Friday, February 20th.


Newman Civic Fellows Awards
Honor a student who is a leader among their peers and has the motivation and ability to make positive contributions to society. Students who are sophomores, juniors, and 1st year graduate students are eligible. Nominate a deserving student at http://bit.ly/CLSnewman. Deadline February 13, 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.


FREE GRE WORKSHOP
The UF Teaching Center is offering a free workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam. The four-night workshop will take place during the week of February 16-19; Verbal sessions will take place on  Monday and Wednesday, (2/16 and 1/18), and the Math sessions on Tuesday and Thursday (2/17 and 2/19). Go to the Teaching Center’s website — https://teachingcenter.ufl.edu — and click on “Study Skills” to register and learn the workshop’s location.


Volunteer at Williams Elementary School Carnival
The Williams Elementary School Carnival Committee is looking for volunteers to staff their Spring Carnival on Friday, March 13th! Duties would include staffing a game, passing out prizes, and having fun with local families. The carnival is from 4-7pm with volunteer shifts from 3:30-5:30pm or from 5:30-7:30pm. Groups welcomed! For more information or to volunteer, please contact the williamscarnival@gmail.com.


ECC Updates!
ECC will be holding our next workshop on February 18th in the Terrace Room at 7PM! We will be having teachers from Alachua County share with us how to prepare for the first week of school. Don’t miss out on this helpful information for all future educators! As always, there will be free prizes for everyone and pizza! To stay up to date with all things ECC, check out our newly updated website https://education.ufl.edu/ecc and like our page on Facebook – Education College Council at UF!​


Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Fall 2014! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu from your Gatorlink address (include your full name and 8-digit UF ID). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!


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 friends 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. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes about 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 Graduate Student Kognito Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


Returned Peace Corps Volunteers – there’s a group for you! Join us for our upcoming events!
Whether you’ve just returned from service or have been back for a while, the Gainesville Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association (GRPCVA) would like to invite all area-Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to two upcoming events:

Happy Hour at local brewery First Magnitude Brewing Company on Thursday, February 19 starting at 5:30PM. First Magnitude typically has a food truck on-site or you can bring your own food. It’s also a family-friendly brewery (with a life-size Jenga set). Look for a RPCV sign when you arrive!

We will also be hosting a general meeting over dinner at Blue Agave on Thursday, March 19 from 6-8PM. Come for some fabulous food and stay to hear about other GRPCVA events and elections! If you have questions about these events or the Gainesville Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association, please email rpcvgainesville@gmail.com


Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Friday, May 1, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement

Opportunities and Employment

Study Participants Needed!
Research participants needed for a study on social media habits and learning. The study will take approximately one hour to complete and will be completed at Norman Hall. Participants will receive a $50 Visa gift card for participating. Please contact Lisa Lundgren, Science Education PhD Student, at lisa.lundgren@ufl.edu if you would like to be considered for inclusion in this study.


Teach for DoDEA!
U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) operates 191 schools, pre-K through 12th grade, in 12 foreign countries, 7 states, and 2 territories in the United States, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, Europe and the Pacific. Becoming a teacher requires at least a bachelor’s degree, usually related to the subject in which one plans to teach. Application information, benefits, and much more can be found on the DoDEA pamphlet and the DoDEA website.


Urban Teacher Center
Every student deserves a GREAT teacher. Urban Teacher Center ensures all students have a GREAT teacher. Check out Urban Teacher Center link to find out more about our program in which you’ll receive your Masters with a dual focus, a double certification and a job. If you are interested, please apply at http://bit.ly/1wszb4a. Questions?  Email Lynn at LynnA@urbanteachercenter.org and we can set up a time to chat. ​


Study Participants Needed!
Research participants needed for a study on social media habits and learning. The study will take approximately one hour to complete and will be completed at Norman Hall. Participants will receive a $50 Visa gift card for participating. Please contact Lisa Lundgren, Science Education PhD Student, at lisa.lundgren@ufl.edu if you would like to be considered for inclusion in this study.


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.


Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!
We are looking for great people to mentor 6th- 12th grade students in Alachua County’s middle and high schools. Visit a deserving student at least twice 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.


Roommate wanted
Private Rental Room with own bath in NEWLY RENOVATED Rockwood Villas Townhouse. $400/monthly. 1 month deposit required. Utilities not included, shared with roommate. Must love dogs. No additional pets allowed. Amenities: washer/dryer in townhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, free parking, quiet/residential community, close to bus stops, near Oaks Mall & UF. Contact: rfconcepc@ufl.edu 305.791.7935


Graduate Staff Positions in the Department of Housing & Residence Education
The Department of Housing and Residence Education at the University of Florida is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Come join our warm, welcoming and friendly staff. Side effects of joining our Housing family include: personal growth, fulfilling your potential for excellence, empowerment to learn, innovate and succeed. Our graduate staff members accumulate experiences that allow them to be strong candidates in their future professional and educational endeavors. The deadline for priority consideration is February 10 and campus visits begin February 20. For more information, please visit: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/employment/by-type/grad/.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

After school care
Seeking mature, responsible college student, preferably male, for after school care of adolescent son. Work will include light tutoring, middle school homework monitoring and basic supervision.  Must be a non-smoker who can provide local references.  Will pay $10.00 – $15.00 per hour (5-10 hours per week expected) or a weekly rate depending on schedule and availability.  Call after 5:30 pm – (352) 672-4744.


Latin Tutor Needed
In need of a tutor for my first year Latin student. Would like at least one hour sessions. Flexible with the days, but need after school hours (after 3:00 pm). Anyone interested can reach me at kidsacademyceo@msn.com


Volunteer Tutors Needed
The N.M.B. Heart of Hope Program is in need of Tutors for the ages of K-12. Teacher interns preferred. Contact Tandra @ 3522583450


Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 5 month old in her home. She needs assistance 7:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Kate at kcasey27@gmail.com


Babysitter/Nanny Needed
Looking for a baby sitter/ nanny for two boys 8 and 11 on Tuesday from 5:30-8pm and Wednesday from 4-7pm. Duties would include school pick up from Oakhall school and drive home, helping with HW and serving dinner and tidying up. Occasional grocery shopping and kids laundry would be appreciated too. Please contact Jasleen 408 717 0152.


Does your child struggle in reading?
If your K-3 child is having difficulty with any reading skills, don’t wait! A proven and effective research-based system is the solution for your child. I am an Early Elementary Specialist with over 15 years helping young readers with a very successful program, applying specific techniques and strategies according to your child’s needs enabling them to be able to read and write at the appropriate grade level. I offer my tutoring sessions that can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. For more information contact Maria Elena Mendez,malenamendez@gmail.com​ or call (352) 672-4423.

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 January 28, 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

ELEMENTARY, SITE, & SPECIAL ED FULL-TIME INTERNS — Wednesday, January 28th
If you are completing your full-time internship this SPRING as an Elementary, SITE, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, January 28th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00pm. Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification. For more information, please contact Rebecca Kidwell at rkidwell@coe.ufl.edu.


IMPACT Info Session – Tonight, Wed, Jan 28th from 7-8pm in Matherly 51
Looking for a job where you will make a difference? Impact runs action campaigns on issues that matter, like global warming, clean water and big money’s influence over our democracy, and we’re hiring! This isn’t a study program or a travel program; it’s an action program. Our mission is to create the grassroots action, energy and power it takes to make an impact on important issues. If you’re serious about making an impact on these issues and you’re willing to get out and work in the real world, where issue campaigns like these are won and lost, then we’re the group for you. To learn more, visit www.weareimpact.org. The priority application deadline is February 8th.


SAGE Workshop: Preparing a CV & Cover Letter — Thursday, January 29th @ 11am in the Terrace Room
Your job search starts now! Learn what to include on your CV, how to display your accomplishments, and strategies of designing a well-composed cover letter. Join us as COE professor Dr. Corinne Manley shares her insight and answers questions on landing the job interview.


Spring 2015 Degree Application — Friday, January 30th @ 5pm
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Spring 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ONE.UF under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS left menu. The application deadline is January 30th by 5:00pm. Education minors and undergraduate students 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.


ECC will be hosting a fundraiser at Jason’s Deli THIS Friday, January 30th from 5-10PM. Please come out and enjoy a great meal in support of ECC! Our next workshop will be held February 18th in the Terrace Room at 7PM. We will be having teachers from Alachua County share with us how to prepare for the first week of school. Don’t miss out on this helpful information for all future educators! As always, there will be free prizes for everyone and pizza! To stay up to date with all things ECC, check out our newly updated website https://education.ufl.edu/ecc and like our page on Facebook – Education College Council at UF!​


Summer 2015 Study Abroad Deadline
Interested in studying abroad this summer? Depending on the length of the program, deadlines for application are due as early as Feb 13th. The UF International Center offers weekly information sessions and walk-in advising 9:35am-4:55pm every day. Also, there will be a Study Abroad Fair next Wednesday, Feb 4th from 10am-3pm on the Plaza of the Americas. Consider making your gator education a global one!


Is Study Abroad in your plans? Let the College of Education help!
Study abroad can be expensive with flight tickets and tuition. The College of Education wants to help make your plans of studying abroad affordable with the COE Study Abroad Scholarship. Two scholarships, each worth $1,500, will be awarded to students looking to gain perspective and experience to later take into the educational field. Applications are due by Friday, February 27, 4pm. Please submit this application directly to scholarships@coe.ufl.edu.


Newman Civic Fellows Awards
Honor a student who is a leader among their peers and has the motivation and ability to make positive contributions to society. Students who are sophomores, juniors, and 1st year graduate students are eligible. Nominate a deserving student at http://bit.ly/CLSnewman. Deadline February 13, 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.


Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Fall 2014! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu from your Gatorlink address (include your full name and 8-digit UF ID). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!


Returned Peace Corps Volunteers – there’s a group for you! Join us for our upcoming events!
Whether you’ve just returned from service or have been back for a while, the Gainesville Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association (GRPCVA) would like to invite all area-Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to two upcoming events:

Happy Hour at local brewery First Magnitude Brewing Company on Thursday, February 19 starting at 5:30PM. First Magnitude typically has a food truck on-site or you can bring your own food. It’s also a family-friendly brewery (with a life-size Jenga set). Look for a RPCV sign when you arrive!

We will also be hosting a general meeting over dinner at Blue Agave on Thursday, March 19 from 6-8PM. Come for some fabulous food and stay to hear about other GRPCVA events and elections! If you have questions about these events or the Gainesville Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Association, please email rpcvgainesville@gmail.com


Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Friday, May 1, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement

Opportunities and Employment

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.


Educational Consultant – UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP)
A full-time (FTE 1.0), 10-month educational consultant position is open at the Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) University of Florida (UF) Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP). This is a great opportunity for someone with a master’s degree (or higher) in special education.  Please see the job posting at https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/60609.


Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!
We are looking for great people to mentor 6th- 12th grade students in Alachua County’s middle and high schools. Visit a deserving student at least twice 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.


Preschool Director – deadline February 15th
Full-time, 40 hours a week, position at First United Methodist Church, Preschool, Gainesville, FL. This person is the director of a 50-student capacity, full-time, and faith-based Christian preschool in downtown Gainesville, supervising teachers, aides and custodial staff and working with volunteers and the governing board of the school. This person reports to the Senior Pastor of the church and the governing bodies of the church organization. Please see flyer for additional information. Send inquiries to daverill@fumcgnv.org.


Roommate wanted
Private Rental Room with own bath in NEWLY RENOVATED Rockwood Villas Townhouse. $400/monthly. 1 month deposit required. Utilities not included, shared with roommate. Must love dogs. No additional pets allowed. Amenities: washer/dryer in townhouse, pool, tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, free parking, quiet/residential community, close to bus stops, near Oaks Mall & UF. Contact: rfconcepc@ufl.edu 305.791.7935


Graduate Staff Positions in the Department of Housing & Residence Education
The Department of Housing and Residence Education at the University of Florida is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Come join our warm, welcoming and friendly staff. Side effects of joining our Housing family include: personal growth, fulfilling your potential for excellence, empowerment to learn, innovate and succeed. Our graduate staff members accumulate experiences that allow them to be strong candidates in their future professional and educational endeavors. The deadline for priority consideration is February 10 and campus visits begin February 20. For more information, please visit: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/employment/by-type/grad/.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Does your child struggle in reading?
If your K-3 child is having difficulty with any reading skills, don’t wait! A proven and effective research-based system is the solution for your child. I am an Early Elementary Specialist with over 15 years helping young readers with a very successful program, applying specific techniques and strategies according to your child’s needs enabling them to be able to read and write at the appropriate grade level. I offer my tutoring sessions that can be scheduled at a time convenient for you. For more information contact Maria Elena Mendez,malenamendez@gmail.com​ or call (352) 672-4423.


UF’s America Reads program is currently hiring tutors for the Spring 2015 semester. America Reads is a Federal Work Study program that provides literacy tutoring to at-risk students in the Gainesville community. Paid positions are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive Federal Work Study as a form of financial aid. Tutors must be available at least 2 days per week and for at least six hours per week. Applications can be found on the America Reads website at https://education.ufl.edu/america-reads/. Applications should be submitted via email at read@coe.ufl.edu or in person to the America Reads office, located in G504 Norman Hall (if no one is available in the office, it is acceptable to slide the application under the door). Any further questions concerning the application deadline should be directed to the America Reads staff via email at read@coe.ufl.edu.


Babysitter/Nanny Needed
Looking for a baby sitter/ nanny for two boys 8 and 11 on Tuesday from 5:30-8pm and Wednesday from 4-7pm. Duties would include school pick up from Oakhall school and drive home, helping with HW and serving dinner and tidying up. Occasional grocery shopping and kids laundry would be appreciated too. Please contact Jasleen 408 717 0152.


Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 5 month old in her home. She needs assistance 7:30am-12:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Contact Kate at kcasey27@gmail.com

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for January 21, 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

Kappa Delta Pi (KDPi) – Deadline TODAY, January 21st @ 5pm
Interested in joining one of the Top 10 Honor Societies at the University of Florida? Apply today to be a part of UF’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDPi), an international honor society for education majors and pre-service teachers. To be eligible to apply for KDPi you must be a sophomore or higher, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, have 12 hours in the College of Education completed or currently in progress, and complete the application and recommendation form. Applications can be found on our website https://education.ufl.edu/kappa-delta-pi/. Submit to Norman Hall Student Services (G416). Email ufkdpi@gmail.com with any questions.


Interested in pursuing a career in education? Then come and join the Florida Education Association (FEA) at the University of Florida! In this organization, we incorporate workshops, outreach events and educational activism activities in order to promote unity among future educational leaders. This semester, our focus is on making the transition into the classroom. The workshop dates are as follows:

January 21st – Resume and Interview Tips (8 PM; Norman Terrace Room)
February 18th – Part I – Interpreting Student Data (8 PM; Norman Room 211)
March 18th – Part II – Understanding Teacher Quality Assessments (8 PM; Norman Terrace Room)
April 15th – Spring Social (8 PM; Norman Terrace Room)


ELEMENTARY, SITE, & SPECIAL ED FULL-TIME INTERNS — Wednesday, January 28th
If you are completing your full-time internship this SPRING as an Elementary, SITE, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, January 28th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00pm. Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification. For more information, please contact Rebecca Kidwell at rkidwell@coe.ufl.edu.


SAGE Workshop: Preparing a CV & Cover Letter — Thursday, January 29th at 11am in the Terrace Room
Your job search starts now! Learn what to include on your CV, how to display your accomplishments, and strategies of designing a well-composed cover letter. Join us as COE professor Dr. Corinne Manley shares her insight and answers questions on landing the job interview.


Spring 2015 Degree Application — Friday, January 30th @ 5pm
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Spring 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 January 30th by 5:00pm. Education minors and undergraduate students 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.


Exciting ECC News!
ECC will be hosting a fundraiser at Jason’s Deli on Friday, January 30th from 5-10PM. Please come out and enjoy a great meal in support of ECC! Our next workshop will be held February 18th in the Terrace Room at 7PM. We will be having teachers from Alachua County sharing with us how to prepare for the first week of school. Don’t miss out on this helpful information for all future educators! As always, there will be free prizes for everyone and pizza! To stay up to date with all things ECC check out our newly updated website https://education.ufl.edu/ecc and like our page on Facebook – Education College Council at UF!


Call for Undergraduate participation — Study Abroad survey
The UF International Center is conducting a survey of student perceptions of study abroad and is inviting you to participate! Whether or not you have participated in study abroad, your opinion is important to us.  If you are currently enrolled at UF and at least 18 years old, we would love to hear from you!

The International Center will use your survey responses to develop new initiatives that encourage student participation in study abroad. To take the survey, go to: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9HMEtXeMfjvWhXT. If you have questions about the survey, contact Jessica Childers (jchilders@ufic.ufl.edu).


Did you make the Dean’s List?
Calling all College of Education UNDERGRADUATE students that received a 3.75 or higher in Fall 2014! In recognition of your hard work, you have earned your place on the Dean’s List. Congrats! If you would like a formal certificate to celebrate your accomplishment, please email studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu from your Gatorlink address (include your full name and 8-digit UF ID). We will confirm when you can come collect your certificate for your professional portfolio. Keep up the good work and stay gator strong!


SPPS Training Series
The UF Center for Digital Health and Wellness is hosting a Statistical Analysis Software Training Series in the Florida Gym, Room 250. The series will consist of four (4) 3-hour workshops. Please plan to commit to all four (4) sessions as each lesson and in-class project will build on the previous session. Click here for more information or to register. This series will focus on how to use the software for scientific research purposes and each participant should at least have a basic understanding of statistics before signing up. Seating is limited. Please contact Rebeccah Mercado at rebeccahmercado@ufl.edu for further information.


Spring 2015 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Thursday, April 30, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
Master’s, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Friday, May 1, 7:00pm (assemble at 5:30pm)
For Schedules, Graduation Checklist, and Other Important Dates, visit http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement


Words on Canvas – the Harn Museum’s Writing Competition
The second edition of Words on Canvas, the Harn Museum’s writing competition, is open for submissions! Within every work of art is a story, a life and a spark of inspiration—what will you find?

We’re looking for your art-inspired writing based on a wide selection of works from the Harn’s collections. All UF and Santa Fe students are welcome to submit by the deadline of February 15th. Prose submissions should be under 1,000 words long and poetry should be limited to 30 lines. Entry is simple and free of charge.

If you are a student writer, come see our collections in person! More information on the contest is available at the Harn front desk. To submit or see contest guidelines, check out our website (http://www.harn.ufl.edu/wordsoncanvas), or contact wordsoncanvas@harn.ufl.edu if you have questions.


Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) Trips
Have you signed up for a trip yet? There is a NEW FREE FAB trip for Animal Welfare from January 30-Feb 1. Click here to learn more. To sign up, visit Peabody 301 any time between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Career Resource Center (CRC) Employer University Webinar Series
This is a great opportunity for our employers to learn about an array of college recruiting topics from establishing internship programs to connecting with experienced Gators. The webinars are one hour online presentations that allow employers to engage with CRC staff and increase the effectiveness of their recruitment strategy. We also address any questions they might have about recruiting on our campus. For more information about the Spring 2015 offerings, please visit  www.crc.ufl.edu/employeruniversity.


KOGNITO
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 friends 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 “Kognito” logo, or at http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=185. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes about 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 Kognito Graduate Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


Stomp the Swamp for Autism
Stomp the Swamp for Autism is an annual fitness event benefiting UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. This year, the 7th annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10 am at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Please see flyer for additional information.


Attention Graduate Students
The AERA Grants Program is accepting applications to attend the Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy: Causal Analysis Using International Data, with a deadline of Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The Institute will be held May 19-22, 2015 in Washington DC. Click here for further information.


2015 University Women’s Club Scholarships
The University Women’s Club awards scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. All of the monetary awards recognize scholarship, leadership, and service to the university and/or community. This year each award will be $1,000. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at www.dso.ufl.edu/home/scholarships/uwc. Deadline is February 27th at 4:30pm.


FREE Membership to first time enrollees – Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association 
Division 15 is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to advancing the opportunities of their membership and distributing the science of educational psychology to a broad audience. There are numerous Membership Benefits and you do not need to be a member of the American Psychological Association to be a member of Division 15. To join at no cost for your first year, simply visit http://www.apadiv15.org/join.

Opportunities and Employment

Casting Call – Application due Friday, January 23rd
The Lastinger Center for Learning and the Digital Worlds Institute are looking for video guides to appear in an online professional development course. Applicants will audition for a role, and those chosen will receive payment for a one-week commitment (approximately 40 hours) to film at the Digital Worlds Institute. Please see flyer for additional details.


KIPP: Jacksonville Schools On Campus Tuesday, January 27th from 6-8 p.m.!
We are coming to you! This Information Session is for all potential teachers interested in working at KIPP Jacksonville Schools in the 2015-2016 school year. Come learn about our schools, how we’re putting students on a path to and through college, and get a sneak peek at our interview process before the Spring Careers in Education Fair! The session will be held at the Career Resource Center Conference Room and food will be provided so come on time and bring a friend! Please RSVP to the Career Resource Center or email lmartin@kippjax.org with your RSVP.  We will be hiring for a variety of elementary teacher positions in addition to some middle school positions.


Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!
We are looking for great people to mentor 6th- 12th grade students in Alachua County’s middle and high schools. Visit a deserving student at least twice 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.


Preschool Director – deadline February 15th
Full-time, 40 hours a week, position at First United Methodist Church, Preschool, Gainesville, FL. This person is the director of a 50-student capacity, full-time, and faith-based Christian preschool in downtown Gainesville, supervising teachers, aides and custodial staff and working with volunteers and the governing board of the school. This person reports to the Senior Pastor of the church and the governing bodies of the church organization. Please see flyer for additional information. Send inquiries to daverill@fumcgnv.org.


Spanish teaching position
Q.I. Roberts Jr-Sr High School is the dedicated academic magnet school for academically-talented students in Putnam County and is located 30 miles from Gainesville and 15 miles from Palatka. Interested candidates are encouraged to email their resume to mcoleman@my.putnamschools.org


NEED EXTRA MONEY – Data Collection Research Opportunity
Drs. Nicholas Gage and MacSuga-Gage are conducting research in two local elementary schools and are looking for data collectors. Specifically, three to four students are needed to conduct daily discrete observations using an electronic data collection system of teacher and student behaviors. Observations will occur in the mornings and last between 20-45 mins. All data collectors will receive extensive training prior to data collection. The positions are paid hourly at $12/hour. This is a great opportunity for any student interested in learning more about research and earning a few extra bucks. If interested, please email Dr. Gage at gagenicholas@coe.ufl.edu


Help Needed: MAE 5396-FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT MATH
Graduate Assistant needed for Spring 2 MAE 5396. Will assist the instructor as a grader for this online class. The pay is $1500 and the course runs from March 2-April 26. Please contact Rhonda Williams if you are interested, rlwms@coe.ufl.edu


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.


Need UF student volunteers
Full-time, 40 hours a week, position to help facilitate affordable, therapeutic yoga for youth (both the little & big ones). Training & supervision provided to interested volunteers, who will (ultimately) receive a great letter of recommendation; if warranted & to help him/her ‘stand out’ amongst graduating peers. Further details.


ESE Teaching Position
Full-time ESE teaching position available at Brooker Elementary. Brooker is a small school just north of Gainesville. The position requires pushing into the classrooms, grades K-5, and maintaining all documentation. Please contact the Principal Deborah Parmenter, parmenter.deborah@mybradford.us, as soon as possible.


St. Pius Catholic School is seeking a long-term sub for second grade from February 23 to April 1. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at principal@stpiusjax.com.

St. Pius Catholic School has an immediate opening for a fifth grade teacher. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Dianne Rumschlag at sr.dianne.rumschlag@holyrosaryschooljax.org.

Holy Rosary Catholic School has an immediate opening for fourth teacher. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Dianne Rumschlag at sr.dianne.rumschlag@holyrosaryschooljax.org.


Would you like volunteer with international students? Volunteer with us as a Conversation Volunteer through the English Language Institute at UF. No foreign language experience is needed. The program is designed to help students practice English in a friendly setting while meeting Americans and making friends. Volunteers should plan on spending about an hour each week with their partner at a time and location of their mutual choosing. There will also be weekly Monday Mixers where Conversation Volunteers and students can meet and speak informally, and there will be opportunities to volunteer in Language Assistant classes with discussions and activities. Most of these students speak Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, or Portuguese.  We are looking for Spring volunteers. For more information, please message Nicole with your name, email, phone number, gender, and language preferences to ELIConversation@gmail.com. First activity is January 26th!


Hochberg Preparatory School
Immediate third grade position at a private school in Miami, Florida. 15 students in the class. Candidate should be dynamic and innovative. Please send inquiries or resumes directly to jkatz@hochbergprep.com.


Graduate Staff Positions in the Department of Housing & Residence Education
The Department of Housing and Residence Education at the University of Florida is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Come join our warm, welcoming and friendly staff. Side effects of joining our Housing family include: personal growth, fulfilling your potential for excellence, empowerment to learn, innovate and succeed. Our graduate staff members accumulate experiences that allow them to be strong candidates in their future professional and educational endeavors. The deadline for priority consideration is February 10 and campus visits begin February 20. For more information, please visit: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/employment/by-type/grad/.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

UF’s America Reads program is currently hiring tutors for the Spring 2015 semester. America Reads is a Federal Work Study program that provides literacy tutoring to at-risk students in the Gainesville community. Paid positions are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive Federal Work Study as a form of financial aid. Tutors must be available at least 2 days per week and for at least six hours per week. Applications can be found on the America Reads website at https://education.ufl.edu/america-reads/. Applications should be submitted via email at read@coe.ufl.edu or in person to the America Reads office, located in G504 Norman Hall (if no one is available in the office, it is acceptable to slide the application under the door). Any further questions concerning the application deadline should be directed to the America Reads staff via email at read@coe.ufl.edu.


Babysitter/Nanny Needed
Looking for a baby sitter/ nanny for two boys 8 and 11 on Tuesday from 5:30-8pm and Wednesday from 4-7pm. Duties would include school pick up from Oakhall school and drive home, helping with HW and serving dinner and tidying up. Occasional grocery shopping and kids laundry would be appreciated too. Please contact Jasleen 408 717 0152.


Afterschool Sitter Needed
Seeking a responsible College of Education student to pick up two children from school 4 days a week and help with homework. Must love kids and be prepared to play, be a non-smoker, have a clean driving history and have own transportation to our house  (15/20 minute drive from campus).  Hours are 1:30-5:30 p.m. (except early release on Wednesdays).  Please contact Laurie at lauriedoody@yahoo.com if interested.


Tutor Needed
Tutor needed to help 7yo with test taking strategies. Bright child who just needs some training in specific strategies and to work more carefully. Specific experience in teaching strategies is preferred. Prices and times negotiable. Please contact kradonov@ufl.edu.  Thank you!


Tutor Needed
Tutor needed for 12th grade GHS student needing support for English 2, Spanish 2, and Math for College Readiness. Contact Dena Smith, at 352.224.8330.


Nanny/Babysitters Needed
Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency is seeking nannies and babysitters who have previous child care experience, love kids, and have afternoon availability.  Ideal candidates will have availability starting at 2pm M-F.  CPR certification and references will be required.  Please email info@twinkletoesnanny.com or call 352.538.2012 if interested.  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Twinkle Toes team!

 

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 January 14, 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

ECC Workshop Tonight ~ Wednesday, January 14th!
Join ECC for our 1st spring semester workshop: Strategies for Classroom Read Aloud! 7PM in the Terrace Room! There will be pizza and free giveaways for everyone! Hope to see all Edugators there!

Spring 2015 Workshop Dates: February 18th, March 18th, April 8th
*Check out our updated website for all things ECC and the spring Student Resource Center hours! https://education.ufl.edu/ecc/


Interested in pursuing a career in education? Then come and join the Florida Education Association (FEA) at the University of Florida! In this organization, we incorporate workshops, outreach events and educational activism activities in order to promote unity among future educational leaders. This semester, our focus is on making the transition into the classroom. The workshop dates are as follows:

January 21st – Resume and Interview Tips (8 PM; Norman Terrace Room)
February 18th – Part I – Interpreting Student Data (8 PM; Norman Room 211)
March 18th – Part II – Understanding Teacher Quality Assessments (8 PM; Norman Terrace Room)
April 15th – Spring Social (8 PM; Norman Terrace Room)


Volunteer Opportunities for Classroom Placements – Spring 2015
The School Board of Alachua County (SBAC) will be on campus in Norman Hall Terrace Room on these days to assist with volunteer sign up!


COE Scholarship Application – DEADLINE is Friday, January 16th @ 4pm
The scholarship application is available at https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/scholarships. Please email questions to Scholarships@coe.ufl.edu.


FluMist Clinic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the flu is severe this season. You may have read that the flu virus has mutated, so shots are less effective. But, it has been noted that the nasal spray vaccine, FluMist, should still be effective. Therefore, we have arranged for the administration of the nasal spray, FluMist, in Norman Hall Terrace Room (G400) on Tuesday, January 20th from 11:00am-2:00pm. There is no cost to you. Your health insurance company will be billed, therefore you must bring your health insurance information (company and policy number). PLEASE RESPOND by completing this brief form, http://tinyurl.com/ControlFlu-UFCOE, so that we can have the necessary vaccine and immunization team available for you.


A Day On – Not a Day Off!
The MLK Day of Service will be on Monday, January 19 from 8-1. Join other UF students and community members in remembering the legacy of Dr. King by serving with the Gainesville community. Learn about service opportunities in Gainesville, meet new people, experience YOUR community firsthand, and celebrate Dr. King! Registration is now open, all students and community members are welcome. Don’t wait, register now, service sites fill up quickly! Registration closes Wednesday!


Kappa Delta Pi (KDPi) – deadline January 21st @ 5pm
Interested in joining one of the Top 10 Honor Societies at the University of Florida? Apply today to be a part of UF’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDPi), an international honor society for education majors and pre-service teachers. To be eligible to apply for KDPi you must be a sophomore or higher, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, have 12 hours in the College of Education completed or currently in progress, and complete the application and recommendation form. Applications can be found on our website https://education.ufl.edu/kappa-delta-pi/ and are due by January 21st at 5pm to Norman Hall Student Services (G-416). Email ufkdpi@gmail.com with any questions.


ELEMENTARY, SITE, & SPECIAL ED FULL-TIME INTERNS
If you are completing your full-time internship this SPRING as an Elementary, SITE, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, January 28th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00  pm.  Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Kidwell at rkidwell@coe.ufl.edu.


SPPS Training Series
The UF Center for Digital Health and Wellness is hosting a Statistical Analysis Software Training Series in the Florida Gym, Room 250. The series will consist of four (4) 3-hour workshops. Please plan to commit to all four (4) sessions as each lesson and in-class project will build on the previous session. Click here for more information or to register. This series will focus on how to use the software for scientific research purposes and each participant should at least have a basic understanding of statistics before signing up. Seating is limited. Please contact Rebeccah Mercado at rebeccahmercado@ufl.edu for further information.


Spring 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Spring 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 January 30th by 5:00pm. Education minors and undergraduate students 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.


Words on Canvas – the Harn Museum’s Writing Competition
The second edition of Words on Canvas, the Harn Museum’s writing competition, is open for submissions! Within every work of art is a story, a life and a spark of inspiration—what will you find?

We’re looking for your art-inspired writing based on a wide selection of works from the Harn’s collections. All UF and Santa Fe students are welcome to submit by the deadline of February 15th. Prose submissions should be under 1,000 words long and poetry should be limited to 30 lines. Entry is simple and free of charge.

If you are a student writer, come see our collections in person! More information on the contest is available at the Harn front desk. To submit or see contest guidelines, check out our website (http://www.harn.ufl.edu/wordsoncanvas), or contact wordsoncanvas@harn.ufl.edu if you have questions.


Florida Alternative Breaks Trips
Have you signed up for a trip yet? There are still spots left on several trips including Refugee Resettlement, Youth Empowerment, Environmental Preservation, Food Security, Farmworkers Rights, and more! Click on the link to find out more about our trips. http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/…/flo…/participants/ To sign up for a trip, visit us at Peabody 301 any time between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Career Resource Center (CRC) Employer University Webinar Series
This is a great opportunity for our employers to learn about an array of college recruiting topics from establishing internship programs to connecting with experienced Gators. The webinars are one hour online presentations that allow employers to engage with CRC staff and increase the effectiveness of their recruitment strategy. We also address any questions they might have about recruiting on our campus. For more information about the Spring 2015 offerings, please visit  www.crc.ufl.edu/employeruniversity.


KOGNITO
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 friends 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 “Kognito” logo, or at http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=185. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes about 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 Kognito Graduate Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


OUTGrad is a new group for LGBTQIA+ and Allied graduate students and postdocs offered through LGBT Affairs at the University of Florida. If you’re interested in joining this group, come out to our second meeting ever on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5 p.m. We’ll be in the large conference room in the Institute of Black Culture at 1510 West University Avenue, across the street from Library West.
We’ll talk about the kinds of events we want to have and start organizing them – and then we’ll socialize afterwards! For more information, please click on this link to our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1502170616729470/.


Stomp the Swamp for Autism
Stomp the Swamp for Autism is an annual fitness event benefiting UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. This year, the 7th annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 10 am at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Please see flyer for additional information.


Attention Graduate Students
The AERA Grants Program is accepting applications to attend the Institute on Statistical Analysis for Education Policy: Causal Analysis Using International Data, with a deadline of Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The Institute will be held May 19-22, 2015 in Washington DC. Click here for further information.


2015 University Women’s Club Scholarships
The University Women’s Club awards scholarships each spring to undergraduate juniors and seniors. All of the monetary awards recognize scholarship, leadership, and service to the university and/or community. This year each award will be $1,000. Applications may be downloaded from the Dean of Students website at www.dso.ufl.edu/home/scholarships/uwc. Deadline is February 27th at 4:30pm.


FREE Membership to first time enrollees – Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association 
Division 15 is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to advancing the opportunities of their membership and distributing the science of educational psychology to a broad audience. There are numerous Membership Benefits and you do not need to be a member of the American Psychological Association to be a member of Division 15. To join at no cost for your first year, simply visit http://www.apadiv15.org/join.

Opportunities and Employment

Spanish teaching position
Q.I. Roberts Jr-Sr High School is the dedicated academic magnet school for academically-talented students in Putnam County and is located 30 miles from Gainesville and 15 miles from Palatka. Interested candidates are encouraged to email their resume to mcoleman@my.putnamschools.org


NEED EXTRA MONEY – Data Collection Research Opportunity
Drs. Nicholas Gage and MacSuga-Gage are conducting research in two local elementary schools and are looking for data collectors. Specifically, three to four students are needed to conduct daily discrete observations using an electronic data collection system of teacher and student behaviors. Observations will occur in the mornings and last between 20-45 mins. All data collectors will receive extensive training prior to data collection. The positions are paid hourly at $12/hour. This is a great opportunity for any student interested in learning more about research and earning a few extra bucks. If interested, please email Dr. Gage at gagenicholas@coe.ufl.edu


Help Needed: MAE 5396-FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT MATH
Graduate Assistant needed for Spring 2 MAE 5396. Will assist the instructor as a grader for this online class. The pay is $1500 and the course runs from March 2-April 26. Please contact Rhonda Williams if you are interested, rlwms@coe.ufl.edu


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.


Need UF student volunteers
Full-time, 40 hours a week, position to help facilitate affordable, therapeutic yoga for youth (both the little & big ones). Training & supervision provided to interested volunteers, who will (ultimately) receive a great letter of recommendation; if warranted & to help him/her ‘stand out’ amongst graduating peers. Further details.


Preschool Director – deadline January 15th
Full-time, 40 hours a week, position at First United Methodist Church, Preschool, Gainesville, FL. This person is the director of a 50-student capacity, full-time, and faith-based Christian preschool in downtown Gainesville, supervising teachers, aides and custodial staff and working with volunteers and the governing board of the school. This person reports to the Senior Pastor of the church and the governing bodies of the church organization. Please see flyer for additional information. Send inquiries to daverill@fumcgnv.org.


ESE Teaching Position
Full-time ESE teaching position available at Brooker Elementary. Brooker is a small school just north of Gainesville. The position requires pushing into the classrooms, grades K-5, and maintaining all documentation. Please contact the Principal Deborah Parmenter, parmenter.deborah@mybradford.us, as soon as possible.


Casting Call
The Lastinger Center for Learning and the Digital Worlds Institute are looking for video guides to appear in an online professional development course. Applicants will audition for a role, and those chosen will receive payment for a one-week commitment (approximately 40 hours) to film at the Digital Worlds Institute. Please see flyer for additional details.


St. Pius Catholic School is seeking a long-term sub for second grade from February 23 to April 1. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Cynthia Shaffer at principal@stpiusjax.com.

St. Pius Catholic School has an immediate opening for a fifth grade teacher. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Dianne Rumschlag at sr.dianne.rumschlag@holyrosaryschooljax.org.

Holy Rosary Catholic School has an immediate opening for fourth teacher. Qualified applicants who have the appropriate Florida certification should send a cover letter and resume to Sister Dianne Rumschlag at sr.dianne.rumschlag@holyrosaryschooljax.org.


Assistant Director/Learning Specialist
The University of Florida’s Disability Resource Center in the Dean of Students Office is hiring an Assistant Director/Learning Specialist. Position responsible for the management of support services for students with significant disabilities residing in Cypress Hall, provide professional level support and services to students with disabilities and will directly supervise student assistants working in the Disability Resource Center in Cypress Hall. Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Education, Health Sciences) of expertise with at least two or more years of related and practical experience is required. Master’s degree in a related field (e.g. Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, Occupational Therapy) of expertise is preferred. To view the complete job description and application instructions, please visit https://jobs.ufl.edu/. Requisition number is 0906840. If you have questions or require assistance, please e-mail Human Resource Services at jobinquiries@ufl.edu or call 352-392-2477. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Would you like volunteer with international students? Volunteer with us as a Conversation Volunteer through the English Language Institute at UF. No foreign language experience is needed. The program is designed to help students practice English in a friendly setting while meeting Americans and making friends. Volunteers should plan on spending about an hour each week with their partner at a time and location of their mutual choosing. There will also be weekly Monday Mixers where Conversation Volunteers and students can meet and speak informally, and there will be opportunities to volunteer in Language Assistant classes with discussions and activities. Most of these students speak Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Arabic, or Portuguese.  We are looking for Spring volunteers. For more information, please message Nicole with your name, email, phone number, gender, and language preferences to ELIConversation@gmail.com. First activity is January 26th!


Student Position Available
Seeking a UF student to conduct duties related to an early intervention research study. Please see flyer for further details and contact information.


Volunteer Opportunity
Be a volunteer at KAMP’N in summer 2015—an overnight camp for children with autism and their families in the mountains of North Carolina. Dr. Jim Taylor, a graduate of the UF COE (Ph.D. in Special Education) is eager to have EduGators take part in this successful program. KAMPN’s LIFE (Live In Family Experience) will enable participating university students to “live-in” with the family. Cabins are designed to provide the students an opportunity as pre-service professionals to gain valuable experience to better prepare themselves for a career in human services upon graduation.

KAMPN stands for Kids with Autism Making Progress in Nature. Check out the KAMPN website at http://www.kampn4autism.appstate.edu/. For more information on opportunities with KAMPN contact Dr. Jim Taylor, President, KAMPN, Inc., at kampn4autism@gmail.com. See more at: http://www.charlotteparent.com/directories/details.php?KAMPN-s-Camp-Cogger-3752#sthash.Ljr31R39.dpuf


On-Campus Transition Program Coordinator

LOCATION: University of North Florida Campus
JOB DESCRIPTION:  Assist OCT Program Director in managing the day-to-day transition services for young adults with intellectual disabilities in a post-secondary transition program. Investigate and implement strategies for OCT students to obtain experiential transitional services in an inclusive environment, implement strategies for students to increase their integration into the university community, oversee recruitment and train University of North Florida students to become mentors. Recruit and support university professors for students to audit courses, as well as act as a liaison regarding student progress. Coordinate events, trainings, and services for students and develop/manage students’ schedules. Conduct and complete student assessments, as well as, be a liaison to parents. Act as onsite supervisor for AmeriCorps members. Assist with the management and supervision of summer residential program.  Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: MA/MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education (concentration in Disability Services) or other related fields preferred.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of behavior modification and counseling principles desired. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills including ability to multi-task. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher. Must have positive interpersonal skills, professional appearance and high energy.

Applications are available at: http://www.arcjacksonville.org/join-our-team/


Hochberg Preparatory School
Immediate third grade position at a private school in Miami, Florida. 15 students in the class. Candidate should be dynamic and innovative. Please send inquiries or resumes directly to jkatz@hochbergprep.com.


Graduate Staff Positions in the Department of Housing & Residence Education
The Department of Housing and Residence Education at the University of Florida is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Come join our warm, welcoming and friendly staff. Side effects of joining our Housing family include: personal growth, fulfilling your potential for excellence, empowerment to learn, innovate and succeed. Our graduate staff members accumulate experiences that allow them to be strong candidates in their future professional and educational endeavors. The deadline for priority consideration is February 10 and campus visits begin February 20. For more information, please visit: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/employment/by-type/grad/.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

UF’s America Reads program is currently hiring tutors for the Spring 2015 semester. America Reads is a Federal Work Study program that provides literacy tutoring to at-risk students in the Gainesville community. Paid positions are available for students enrolled at the University of Florida who are eligible to receive Federal Work Study as a form of financial aid. Tutors must be available at least 2 days per week and for at least six hours per week. Applications can be found on the America Reads website at https://education.ufl.edu/america-reads/. Applications should be submitted via email at read@coe.ufl.edu or in person to the America Reads office, located in G504 Norman Hall (if no one is available in the office, it is acceptable to slide the application under the door). Any further questions concerning the application deadline should be directed to the America Reads staff via email at read@coe.ufl.edu.


Babysitter/Nanny Needed
Looking for a baby sitter/ nanny for two boys 8 and 11 on Tuesday and Friday from 5:30- 7pm. Duties would include school pick up from Oakhall school and drive home, helping with HW and serving dinner and tidying up. Occasional grocery shopping and kids laundry would be appreciated too. Please contact Jasleen 408 717 0152.


Afterschool Sitter Needed
Seeking a responsible College of Education student to pick up two children from school 4 days a week and help with homework. Must love kids and be prepared to play, be a non-smoker, have a clean driving history and have own transportation to our house  (15/20 minute drive from campus).  Hours are 1:30-5:30 p.m. (except early release on Wednesdays).  Please contact Laurie at lauriedoody@yahoo.com if interested.


Tutor Needed
Tutor needed to help 7yo with test taking strategies. Bright child who just needs some training in specific strategies and to work more carefully. Specific experience in teaching strategies is preferred. Prices and times negotiable. Please contact kradonov@ufl.edu.  Thank you!


Tutor Needed
Tutor needed for 12th grade GHS student needing support for English 2, Spanish 2, and Math for College Readiness. Contact Dena Smith, at 352.224.8330.


Afterschool Sitter Needed
Seeking a responsible College of Education student to pick up two children from school 3 days a week and help with homework. Must love kids, be a non-smoker, have a clean driving history and have own transportation to our house  (15 minute drive from campus).  Hours are 2:40-4:40 p.m. 3 days a week. (exact days are flexible, but not Wednesdays). $12/hour. Please contact Jennifer at gtruf98@yahoo.com, if interested.


Childcare needed
Seeking Education major available to help care for our 3 and 5 year old daughters in our home in SW Gainesville. Must be reliable, a non-smoker, with own transportation and references, and have experience caring for toddlers and preschoolers. Prefer someone who enjoys and has experience teaching basic preschool concepts and early reading (we have educational materials to work with this.) Need help for approximately 9 hours per week, schedule is flexible between hours of 10-5 on weekdays, but will need to be available Wednesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Please e-mail ortega@ufl.edu


AMAZING NANNY FOR TWO YOUNG BOYS
Immediate opening for a part-time nanny. Our boys are ages 6 and 4, super-sweet, easy-going, active and love imaginative play. We prefer an experienced nanny accustomed to creating games and fun projects to keep the boys engaged. Mom is home most of the time working in our home office and appreciates you filling in for her while she works. Hours are Tues and Thurs for 4-6 hours each day. $12/hour. We are located in High Springs, 20 min north of Oaks Mall, just south of The Great Outdoors restaurant. Come join our family – we can’t wait to meet you! Kate@KathleenByars.com


Nanny/Babysitter Needed
Looking for a UF student to babysit our 3-year-old daughter on Thursday’s from 10am – 1:00pm.  Previous childcare experience, CPR certification, and references are required.  If you are interested please email hooperm@ufl.edu or call me @ 352-231-9365.


Nanny/Babysitters Needed
Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency is seeking nannies and babysitters who have previous child care experience, love kids, and have afternoon availability.  Ideal candidates will have availability starting at 2pm M-F.  CPR certification and references will be required.  Please email info@twinkletoesnanny.com or call 352.538.2012 if interested.  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Twinkle Toes team!

 

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 January 7, 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

COE Scholarship Application – approaching deadline January 16, 2015
The scholarship application is available at https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/scholarships. Please email questions to Scholarships@coe.ufl.edu.


ELEMENTARY, SITE, & SPECIAL ED FULL-TIME INTERNS
If you are completing your full-time internship this SPRING as an Elementary, SITE, or Special Ed intern, plan to attend the Professional Orientation Seminar on Wednesday, January 28th at the Kirby Smith Board Room. The session will be from 1:30-3:00  pm.  Two local principals will share information about interviewing and expectations of first-year teachers. Questions will also be answered about certification.  For more information, please contact Rebecca Kidwell at rkidwell@coe.ufl.edu.


FREE Membership to first time enrollees – Division 15 (Educational Psychology) of the American Psychological Association 
Division 15 is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to advancing the opportunities of their membership and distributing the science of educational psychology to a broad audience. There are numerous Membership Benefits and you do not need to be a member of the American Psychological Association to be a member of Division 15. To join at no cost for your first year, simply visit http://www.apadiv15.org/join.


Kappa Delta Pi (KDPi)
Interested in joining one of the Top 10 Honor Societies at the University of Florida? Apply today to be a part of UF’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDPi), an international honor society for education majors and pre-service teachers. To be eligible to apply for KDPi you must be a sophomore or higher, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher, have 12 hours in the College of Education completed or currently in progress, and complete the application and recommendation form. Applications can be found on our website https://education.ufl.edu/kappa-delta-pi/ and are due by January 21st at 5pm to Norman Hall Student Services (G-416). Email ufkdpi@gmail.com with any questions.


Harvard Professor to Speak in COE about Technology and Student Attention
Mark your calendars for Dr. Matthew H. Schneps presentation, Technology and Attention: New Pathways for Learning & Teaching, on Monday, January 12, 2015. Please see flyer for additional details.


Call for undergraduate participation – Study Abroad Survey
The UF International Center is conducting a survey of student perceptions of study abroad and is inviting you to participate! Whether or not you have participated in study abroad, your opinion is important to us.  If you are currently enrolled at UF and at least 18 years old, we would love to hear from you!  The International Center will use your survey responses to develop new initiatives that encourage student participation in study abroad. To take the survey, go to: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9HMEtXeMfjvWhXT. If you have questions about the survey, contact Jessica Childers (jchilders@ufic.ufl.edu).


Spring Graduate Seminars
The School of Teaching & Learning is pleased to be offering the following graduate seminars in the Spring 2015 semester.  Interested students can find descriptions of each course through this webpage:  https://education.ufl.edu/school-teaching-learning/current-student-resources/stl-su-fa-docseminars/.  Students are also encouraged to contact the faculty teaching those seminars for additional information.


Course Announcement: NEW Graduate Seminar in Meta-Analysis – EEX6936, Summer 2015
This course will provide (a) an overview of meta-­analysis in the identification of evidence-­based prevention and intervention practices, (b) practical, hands-­on training and experience conducting meta-­analytic analyses, and (c) an opportunity to conduct a meta-­analysis in the prevention and intervention science field. This course is open to any and all graduate students interested in prevention and intervention science. Please see flyer for specific course information.


Course Announcement in Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spring 2015)
“Harry Potter and the Holocaust: Collective Memory and Alternative Ways of Talking about Racism and Genocide.” The course will be taught on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during 7th Period.

Course description: What is collective memory? And what is the difference between symbol, image, and icon? How do inadvertent visual descriptions compare to direct statements when it comes to speaking to children, adolescents, and even adults about the holocaust? The course will compare the treatment of the holocaust, racism and genocide in books such as Night, The Diary of Anne-Frank and Maus: A Survivor’s Tale with a more general discussion of violence and racism in books such as The Wave, Animal Farm, and Lord of the Flies (as well as Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery.”) The main texts for this course will be two books out of the Harry Potter series (The Goblet of Fire and The Deathly Hallows), a series which has been intended for children, and which makes almost no mention of historical events and identity while speaking of purity of blood, racial violence and (eventually) state-run racial persecution.


Course Announcement: Teaching Practicum for Graduate Students- EDF6938
This course is designed for Graduate students interested in garnering experience to teach at the University level. Graduate students from disciplines outside of education are encouraged to enroll. Please see flyer for specific information.


Course Announcement: Principles of Youth Mentoring- EDG 4930, Spring 2015
Principles of Youth Mentoring offers students an introduction to basic concepts in leadership, individual mentoring, and educational service. The course will focus on the development and understanding of the interactions of personal characteristics, skills, influence, commitment and goals necessary for student leadership and mentoring. The course also offers students the opportunity to mentor an at risk elementary or middle school student and foster leadership in a mentor setting. Students will use knowledge to plan and implement individual sessions and reflect on their learning. The course is structured with an online course component and two hours of mentoring per week at local schools. If you have additional questions about this course please feel free to e-mail the course instructor, Buddy Kamman at kammanrg@gm.sbac.edu


Course Announcement: School Improvement for All Students- EEX7787
A doctoral seminar addressing improving teacher practices and student outcomes for all students. Please see flyer for specific course information.


Course Announcement: Evidence-Based Practices in Autism- EEX6936
This course provides an overview of evidence-based practice and how to determine if an intervention is evidence-based. Students will apply this new knowledge to examine comprehensive and focal interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Please see flyer for specific course information.

Opportunities and Employment

Student Position Available
Seeking a UF student to conduct duties related to an early intervention research study. Please see flyer for further details and contact information.


Volunteer Opportunity
Be a volunteer at KAMP’N in summer 2015—an overnight camp for children with autism and their families in the mountains of North Carolina. Dr. Jim Taylor, a graduate of the UF COE (Ph.D. in Special Education) is eager to have EduGators take part in this successful program. KAMPN’s LIFE (Live In Family Experience) will enable participating university students to “live-in” with the family. Cabins are designed to provide the students an opportunity as pre-service professionals to gain valuable experience to better prepare themselves for a career in human services upon graduation.

KAMPN stands for Kids with Autism Making Progress in Nature. Check out the KAMPN website at http://www.kampn4autism.appstate.edu/. For more information on opportunities with KAMPN contact Dr. Jim Taylor, President, KAMPN, Inc., at kampn4autism@gmail.com. See more at: http://www.charlotteparent.com/directories/details.php?KAMPN-s-Camp-Cogger-3752#sthash.Ljr31R39.dpuf


On-Campus Transition Program Coordinator

LOCATION: University of North Florida Campus
JOB DESCRIPTION:  Assist OCT Program Director in managing the day-to-day transition services for young adults with intellectual disabilities in a post-secondary transition program. Investigate and implement strategies for OCT students to obtain experiential transitional services in an inclusive environment, implement strategies for students to increase their integration into the university community, oversee recruitment and train University of North Florida students to become mentors. Recruit and support university professors for students to audit courses, as well as act as a liaison regarding student progress. Coordinate events, trainings, and services for students and develop/manage students’ schedules. Conduct and complete student assessments, as well as, be a liaison to parents. Act as onsite supervisor for AmeriCorps members. Assist with the management and supervision of summer residential program.  Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: MA/MS in Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education (concentration in Disability Services) or other related fields preferred.
QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of behavior modification and counseling principles desired. Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills including ability to multi-task. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher. Must have positive interpersonal skills, professional appearance and high energy.

Applications are available at: http:/www.arcjacksonville.org/joinourteam 


Hochberg Preparatory School
Immediate third grade position at a private school in Miami, Florida. 15 students in the class. Candidate should be dynamic and innovative. Please send inquiries or resumes directly to jkatz@hochbergprep.com.


Teaching positions at Suwannee Middle School in Live Oak
We are looking for a teacher to teach ESOL and intensive reading 6-8 grade. More information can be found at http://www.applitrack.com/suwannee/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Middle+School+Teaching. For questions, please contact 386-647-4501.


Graduate Staff Positions in the Department of Housing & Residence Education
The Department of Housing and Residence Education at the University of Florida is currently seeking applicants for our Graduate staff positions for the 2015-2016 academic year. Come join our warm, welcoming and friendly staff. Side effects of joining our Housing family include: personal growth, fulfilling your potential for excellence, empowerment to learn, innovate and succeed. Our graduate staff members accumulate experiences that allow them to be strong candidates in their future professional and educational endeavors. The deadline for priority consideration is February 10 and campus visits begin February 20. For more information, please visit: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/employment/by-type/grad/.


Camp Counselor Positions in Beautiful Maine! 
Camp Laurel South is currently hiring camp counselors for the summer of 2015. We are a coed, residential camp in the beautiful state of Maine. For a short film clip about Laurel South, please enjoy this video on our website: Camp Laurel South Video. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Drew at drew@camplaurelsouth.com or call 800-327-3506. To apply online, visit www.camplaurelsouth.com.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Babysitter/Nanny Needed
Looking for a baby sitter/ nanny for two boys 8 and 11 on Tuesday and Friday from 5:30- 7pm. Duties would include school pick up from Oakhall school and drive home, helping with HW and serving dinner and tidying up. Occasional grocery shopping and kids laundry would be appreciated too. Please contact Jasleen 408 717 0152.


Afterschool Sitter Needed
Seeking a responsible College of Education student to pick up two children from school 3 days a week and help with homework. Must love kids, be a non-smoker, have a clean driving history and have own transportation to our house  (15 minute drive from campus).  Hours are 2:40-4:40 p.m. 3 days a week. (exact days are flexible, but not Wednesdays). $12/hour. Please contact Jennifer at gtruf98@yahoo.com, if interested.


Childcare needed
Seeking Education major available to help care for our 3 and 5 year old daughters in our home in SW Gainesville. Must be reliable, a non-smoker, with own transportation and references, and have experience caring for toddlers and preschoolers. Prefer someone who enjoys and has experience teaching basic preschool concepts and early reading (we have educational materials to work with this.) Need help for approximately 9 hours per week, schedule is flexible between hours of 10-5 on weekdays, but will need to be available Wednesday from 10 AM-1 PM. Please e-mail ortega@ufl.edu


AMAZING NANNY FOR TWO YOUNG BOYS
Immediate opening for a part-time nanny. Our boys are ages 6 and 4, super-sweet, easy-going, active and love imaginative play. We prefer an experienced nanny accustomed to creating games and fun projects to keep the boys engaged. Mom is home most of the time working in our home office and appreciates you filling in for her while she works. Hours are Tues and Thurs for 4-6 hours each day. $12/hour. We are located in High Springs, 20 min north of Oaks Mall, just south of The Great Outdoors restaurant. Come join our family – we can’t wait to meet you! Kate@KathleenByars.com


Nanny/Babysitter Needed
Looking for a UF student to babysit our 3-year-old daughter on Thursday’s from 10am – 1:00pm.  Previous childcare experience, CPR certification, and references are required.  If you are interested please email hooperm@ufl.edu or call me @ 352-231-9365.


Tutors needed
Cardinal Scholars is a service that connects tutors with elementary, middle school, high school, and college students seeking help. Tutoring sessions can take place at the student’s home, at a nearby library, on the tutor’s campus, or even via Skype. New tutors can join our platform to be considered for local opportunities that match their subject skills and weekly availability.

Responsibilities: Tutor local students based on your subject preference and availability (work as much or as little as you’d like!)
Qualifications:
Fantastic teachers who have experience teaching or mentoring others, are academically curious and intelligent, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Compensation:
Online tutoring sessions start at $15/hour, and in-person tutoring ranges from $23/hour up to $50/hour.

We connect tutors all over the country with students in their area for in-person tutoring—as well as online sessions—so you can tutor in your hometown during breaks and in your college town during the school year! To learn more, please visit cardinalscholars.com/about and check out our FAQ’s for tutors. Coming on board as a tutor does not guarantee immediate tutoring work but does offer the opportunity to be considered for an assignment if we receive a tutoring request in your area for in-person tutoring and/or around the country for online tutoring.


Nanny/Babysitters Needed
Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency is seeking nannies and babysitters who have previous child care experience, love kids, and have afternoon availability.  Ideal candidates will have availability starting at 2pm M-F.  CPR certification and references will be required.  Please email info@twinkletoesnanny.com or call 352.538.2012 if interested.  We can’t wait to welcome you to the Twinkle Toes team!

 

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