Wednesday Update for April 15, 2015

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Announcements

General Announcements

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


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


10th Annual SAGE Symposium – Thursday, April 23rd – 11am in the Terrace Room: 

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


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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


Line Dance Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to line dance? Now’s the time to start! Join me from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Terrace Room starting Tuesday, March 31. We will meet every Tuesday through the end of April, except for Tuesday the 14th because the Terrace Room is not available that day…unless we can find an alternative location. If you can’t make it every week, that is okay too; come when you can. No experience required and all are welcome. You don’t need to wear cowboy boots, but you are welcome to wear them if you choose. We will learn line dances to a variety of music. Dress comfortably, wear shoes you can move in, and be sure to bring water.  There is no set charge; however, I request a suggested $5 donation per class to help raise money for a mission trip to Uganda this summer to build a home for abandoned babies and work with children in an orphanage.  Line dancing is lots of fun and a great stress reliever for the end of the academic year. Please contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions, jswank@coe.ufl.edu.


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


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


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

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

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:

Opportunities and Employment

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


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


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


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


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


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

Archived Newsletters

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Wednesday Update for April 8, 2015

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Announcements

General Announcements

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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Northeast Florida Education Career Fair – Monday, April 20th

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


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


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


Line Dance Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to line dance? Now’s the time to start! Join me from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Terrace Room starting Tuesday, March 31. We will meet every Tuesday through the end of April, except for Tuesday the 14th because the Terrace Room is not available that day…unless we can find an alternative location. If you can’t make it every week, that is okay too; come when you can. No experience required and all are welcome. You don’t need to wear cowboy boots, but you are welcome to wear them if you choose. We will learn line dances to a variety of music. Dress comfortably, wear shoes you can move in, and be sure to bring water.  There is no set charge; however, I request a suggested $5 donation per class to help raise money for a mission trip to Uganda this summer to build a home for abandoned babies and work with children in an orphanage.  Line dancing is lots of fun and a great stress reliever for the end of the academic year. Please contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions, jswank@coe.ufl.edu.


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


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


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

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

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

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


Job Openings: College Reach-Out Program (CROP)-One Week Residency Camp

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

Completed applications can be turned in at the Office of Recruitment, Retention and Multicultural Affairs, COE (G415 Norman Hall). Questions about the positions can be directed to Diva McPherson at dmcpherson@coe.ufl.edu

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


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


Job Opportunities at Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS)
Learn more about opportunities in HCPS through Teach in Tampa and apply today. They will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on April 8th and setting up interviews for qualified applicants with the HCPS Principals. The Early Application Deadline is Friday, April 17th.  Candidates who apply early will have the best chance of securing early contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. The salary for teachers with zero years of experience is $38,000 plus board-paid benefits. The Teach in Tampa website has much more information about why outstanding new teachers graduating from University of Florida should consider joining Team HCPS—including our reputation for innovation, our shared commitment to excellence, and the countless opportunities we have for teachers to take a leading role in their schools and within the district.


Lakewood Ranch High School Hiring for Fall 2015
Lakewood Ranch High School will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8th. This is a fairly new school having been open for 16 years. We are a big 7A school approximately 2300 students located in East Manatee County. We have been designated as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education for most of the years we have been open.  We have built one of the most dominate high school sports programs in the state being in the top of both of the FHSAA major awards consecutively for the last 5 years.  We also excel in our fine and performing arts programs winning many awards.  The community of Lakewood Ranch is one of the fastest growing communities in the US.  We are looking for highly motivated teachers that would like to come in and help build on the success that has been started. Please email resume to Shawn Trent, trents@manateeschools.net, or call 941-727-6100 for questions.


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


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


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

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

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

Resumes, Cover Letters, and questions can be emailed to interns@projectsforhaiti.org

Applications are being accepted until April 18th.

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

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Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


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


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


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

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for April 1, 2015

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

Announcements

General Announcements

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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Line Dance Lessons
Have you always wanted to learn to line dance? Now’s the time to start! Join me from 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays in the Terrace Room starting Tuesday, March 31. We will meet every Tuesday through the end of April, except for Tuesday the 14th because the Terrace Room is not available that day…unless we can find an alternative location. If you can’t make it every week, that is okay too; come when you can. No experience required and all are welcome. You don’t need to wear cowboy boots, but you are welcome to wear them if you choose. We will learn line dances to a variety of music. Dress comfortably, wear shoes you can move in, and be sure to bring water.  There is no set charge; however, I request a suggested $5 donation per class to help raise money for a mission trip to Uganda this summer to build a home for abandoned babies and work with children in an orphanage.  Line dancing is lots of fun and a great stress reliever for the end of the academic year. Please contact Jacqueline Swank with any questions, jswank@coe.ufl.edu.


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


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


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

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

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

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


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


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


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


Job Opportunities at Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS)
Learn more about opportunities in HCPS through Teach in Tampa and apply today. They will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on April 8th and setting up interviews for qualified applicants with the HCPS Principals. The Early Application Deadline is Friday, April 17th.  Candidates who apply early will have the best chance of securing early contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. The salary for teachers with zero years of experience is $38,000 plus board-paid benefits. The Teach in Tampa website has much more information about why outstanding new teachers graduating from University of Florida should consider joining Team HCPS—including our reputation for innovation, our shared commitment to excellence, and the countless opportunities we have for teachers to take a leading role in their schools and within the district.


Lakewood Ranch High School Hiring for Fall 2015
Lakewood Ranch High School will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8th. This is a fairly new school having been open for 16 years. We are a big 7A school approximately 2300 students located in East Manatee County. We have been designated as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education for most of the years we have been open.  We have built one of the most dominate high school sports programs in the state being in the top of both of the FHSAA major awards consecutively for the last 5 years.  We also excel in our fine and performing arts programs winning many awards.  The community of Lakewood Ranch is one of the fastest growing communities in the US.  We are looking for highly motivated teachers that would like to come in and help build on the success that has been started. Please email resume to Shawn Trent, trents@manateeschools.net, or call 941-727-6100 for questions.


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


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


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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


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


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


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

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for March 25, 2015

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

Announcements

General Announcements

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


Internship Orientation for Spring 2016 Interns – Thursday, April 23rd
Elementary & Special Ed Students who will begin their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Spring 2016.  The Internship Orientation is scheduled for:  Thursday, April 23, 2014 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


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


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


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 

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

Seminars for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015:


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

Opportunities and Employment

Job Opportunities at Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS)
Learn more about opportunities in HCPS through Teach in Tampa and apply today. They will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on April 8th and setting up interviews for qualified applicants with the HCPS Principals. The Early Application Deadline is Friday, April 17th.  Candidates who apply early will have the best chance of securing early contracts for the 2015-2016 school year. The salary for teachers with zero years of experience is $38,000 plus board-paid benefits. The Teach in Tampa website has much more information about why outstanding new teachers graduating from University of Florida should consider joining Team HCPS—including our reputation for innovation, our shared commitment to excellence, and the countless opportunities we have for teachers to take a leading role in their schools and within the district.


Lakewood Ranch High School Hiring for Fall 2015
Lakewood Ranch High School will be attending the Careers in Education Career Fair on Wednesday, April 8th. This is a fairly new school having been open for 16 years. We are a big 7A school approximately 2300 students located in East Manatee County. We have been designated as an “A” school by the Florida Department of Education for most of the years we have been open.  We have built one of the most dominate high school sports programs in the state being in the top of both of the FHSAA major awards consecutively for the last 5 years.  We also excel in our fine and performing arts programs winning many awards.  The community of Lakewood Ranch is one of the fastest growing communities in the US.  We are looking for highly motivated teachers that would like to come in and help build on the success that has been started. Please email resume to Shawn Trent, trents@manateeschools.net, or call 941-727-6100 for questions.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for March 18, 2015

*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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

Career Panel members:

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

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


Course Offerings for Summer 2015: 


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


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


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

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


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


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

Archived Newsletters

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

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/