Wednesday Update for January 21, 2015

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

Announcements

General Announcements

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


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

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


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


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


Spring 2015 Degree Application — Friday, January 30th @ 5pm
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Spring 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ISIS under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS left menu. The application deadline is January 30th by 5:00pm. Education minors and undergraduate students can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


KOGNITO
The UF Counseling and Wellness Center would like to highlight Kognito, an online resource to help students learn to recognize signs of stress and realistically practice talking to friends about it, with the goal of connecting them with support on campus. UF students are able to do this for FREE through the Counseling and Wellness Center’s home page at www.counseling.ufl.edu where you can click on the “Kognito” logo, or at http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=185. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes about 30 minutes.

This gives YOU the chance to develop an invaluable set of skills to help friends in distress and, quite possibly, to help prevent suicide. If you need help setting up an account or have any questions, please contact the Kognito Graduate Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


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


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


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

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


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


Change a Life Over Lunch, Be a Take Stock in Children Mentor!
We are looking for great people to mentor 6th- 12th grade students in Alachua County’s middle and high schools. Visit a deserving student at least twice a month during their lunch break. Encourage and help keep them on track to finish school and to reach their goal of attending college. For more information or to request an application, please contact Rachel Evans at 352-955-7390 or via email at evansrb@gm.sbac.edu.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


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


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


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


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


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for January 14, 2015

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

Announcements

General Announcements

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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Spring 2015 Degree Application
If you will be completing your degree requirements in Spring 2015, applications for award of the degree are being accepted through ISIS under the My Record menu> degree application from the ISIS left menu. The application deadline is January 30th by 5:00pm. Education minors and undergraduate students can stop by the Office of Student Services to complete a graduation check before completing their degree applications. Let us make sure you are set to go! Graduation checks can also be completed by sending a request to studenthelp@coe.ufl.edu.


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

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

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


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


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


KOGNITO
The UF Counseling and Wellness Center would like to highlight Kognito, an online resource to help students learn to recognize signs of stress and realistically practice talking to friends about it, with the goal of connecting them with support on campus. UF students are able to do this for FREE through the Counseling and Wellness Center’s home page at www.counseling.ufl.edu where you can click on the “Kognito” logo, or at http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=185. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes about 30 minutes.

This gives YOU the chance to develop an invaluable set of skills to help friends in distress and, quite possibly, to help prevent suicide. If you need help setting up an account or have any questions, please contact the Kognito Graduate Coordinator, Ashley Jacobs at ashleynjacobs@ufl.edu. Thanks for doing your part in supporting the wellness of our fellow Gators!


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


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


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


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


On-Campus Transition Program Coordinator

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

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


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


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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for January 7, 2015

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

Announcements

General Announcements

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

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


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

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


On-Campus Transition Program Coordinator

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

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


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


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


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


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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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

 

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 December 17, 2014

*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

TOYS FOR TOTS – Tuesday, December 23rd
This is just a reminder that this is the last push for the “Toys for Tots” holiday toy drive. To date, “we” have filled 9 boxes and collected $900 in monetary donations! We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys now through December 23rd. The official website for the Alachua County Toys for Tots program is http://gainesville-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/Default.aspx. Below is the list of toy drop sites:

Toy Drop Sites:

CEEC – 1345 Norman
Dean’s Office – 140 Norman
HDOSE – 1215 Norman
Lastinger Center – G315
SESPECS – 1403 Norman
STL – 2423 Norman
Student Services – G416 Norman

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wrighton, jwrighton@coe.ufl.edu, 273-4134. Also, if you would like to make a monetary donation, please see your area coordinator or come by 140 Norman and we will do your shopping for you. Thanks in advance for your contribution!


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


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


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


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


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


The Repurpose Project
Need to get rid of extra pens, markers, crafts or notebooks for your classroom but don’t want to throw it all away?  Or rather, do you need buy extra materials or crafts but don’t want to spend too much moolah? Check out The Repurpose Project for all that and much more at a cheaper price than anywhere else where you can buy or donate just about anything! The Repurpose Project strives to reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, and rethink the way we use our products.  Our mission is to capture these overlooked treasures before they end up in the landfill and make them available to the public through our retail store.

Location: 1920 NE 23rd Ave (near Satchel’s)
Hours: Tues-Fri: 1-6 PM, Sat: 10AM – 6 PM, CLOSED Sun & Mon
FAQ: http://www.repurposeproject.org/about/q/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Repurpose-Project/326031000748076


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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

Elementary ProTeach Students seeking an Internship for Fall 2015
Consider Doing Your Full-time Internship at PK Yonge Developmental Research School! You will be an integral part of one of three Learning Communities- K/1, 2/3 or 4/5 consisting of six regular classroom teachers, a support teacher, yourself and another ProTEach intern. You will be a co-teacher right from the start…leading small reading groups, teaching math lessons, assisting students with individual learning assignments, helping the team plan units, etc. This is an opportunity to teach at a successful Research/Laboratory School that provides a unique leadership role in the state and nation.

Sound interesting? Here’s what you need to do…
Sign-up by Thurs, Dec 18th, 5:00pm for “Visit PK Day” on Friday, Jan 9 from 10am-12:30pm
(This will be an approved absence during these hours as long as you have appropriate communications with your Field Advisor and Mentor teacher). “Visit PK Day” will include a brief orientation to PK Yonge DRS, a tour of the elementary building (designed for 21st century teaching/learning) and a visit to the learning communities.


TAO Connect, Inc.
TAO Connect has just launched its first product for the treatment of anxiety using a comprehensive platform including high production quality interactive video, online activities and a video conferencing tool for clients to connect with mental health therapists. The office is based in the new Innovation Hub for startup companies in Gainesville, Florida and is part of an active startup community in downtown Gainesville. TAO is hiring an instructional designer and project manager. Please refer to these details for a complete job description and application instructions.


Third Grade Teaching Position in Miami, Florida – Hochberg Preparatory School
As a teacher you would be expected to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment. You would plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. You would utilize technology and integrate the use of technology to provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities, instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, observe, evaluate, encourage and provide feedback on student’s performance and development. You would maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development preparing required reports on students and activities. Please contact Stacy Hirsch at shirsch@hochbergprep.com


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


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


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


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

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

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


Tutor needed
Looking for a Tutor with Strong academic background for our Freshman daughter at Buchholz. 2-3 times a week for 1 to 2 hours (evening), which can be finalized prior to start. Needs assistance with AP Environmental Science, AP World History, and Potentially Honors Algebra. Willing to use one person for all 3 topics if qualified, or different people for each, as appropriate. Female preferred. Starting as early in the new year as possible. Target pay would be $15 per hour. Please contact Stephen via email: stepman333@gmail.com


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

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

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


Tutor needed
Looking for a strong tutor with experience in working with 10 year olds in reading, math, writing and science. Student in fourth grade at Kimball Wiles Elementary. Two one-hour sessions each week starting as early in the new year as possible. Please contact John Duff, 352-359-8421 or email johnduff8449@gmail.com.


Tutor needed
UF visiting scholar from Korea is seeking a reliable person to tutor his son, a 8 year old English Language learner.  Needs help with his homework and tutoring for English reading and conversation approximately for 2-3 hours every weekday after school. The pay would be $15 per hour but negotiable. If interested, please email sung.ahn@ufl.edu, soowonjo@ufl.edu


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for December 10, 2014

*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

Internship Orientation for Fall 2015 Interns – Thursday, December 11th
Early Childhood, Elementary & Special Ed Students who will be doing their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Fall 2015.  The Internship Orientation is tomorrow, December 11th at 9:30am in Norman Room 250. This is for ALL STUDENTS.


Gigi’s Open House – Saturday, December 13th
Join us for informational sessions to hear about what GiGi’s Playhouse will bring to the North Central Florida community. Food, Fun, Games, and Activities for all Ages and Abilities! See flyer for additional information.


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


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


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


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


The Repurpose Project
Need to get rid of extra pens, markers, crafts or notebooks for your classroom but don’t want to throw it all away?  Or rather, do you need buy extra materials or crafts but don’t want to spend too much moolah? Check out The Repurpose Project for all that and much more at a cheaper price than anywhere else where you can buy or donate just about anything! The Repurpose Project strives to reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, and rethink the way we use our products.  Our mission is to capture these overlooked treasures before they end up in the landfill and make them available to the public through our retail store.

Location: 1920 NE 23rd Ave (near Satchel’s)
Hours: Tues-Fri: 1-6 PM, Sat: 10AM – 6 PM, CLOSED Sun & Mon
FAQ: http://www.repurposeproject.org/about/q/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Repurpose-Project/326031000748076


2015 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition – Intent to compete is due December 15, 2014

If you have a business idea or have skills that can help other entrepreneurs, then enter the Big Idea Business Plan Competition for a chance to win up to $25,000 in prizes. Cool ideas are what start a business. Then it takes a business plan. Last year, aqUV, a water bottle with a purification system, won first place in our first ever Big Idea Competition. This year, it can be you!

This competition is open to all UF students, regardless of major or background. Simply submit the Intent to Compete form or the Join a Team form by December 15th. There will be a Business Plan Lab in the Spring that you can sit in on to help you through the business plan writing process. 1st place wins $25,000. 2nd place wins $10,000. 3rd place wins $5,000.

Intent to Compete form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=573530ddf69e41bc9b3133d2132601c2

Join a Team form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=c2aaebbe9e934e4abd086b3a271e4c9c

Questions? Contact Jamie Kraft (jamie.kraft@warrington.ufl.edu; 352-273-0333) or Dr. Michael Morris (michael.morris@warrington.ufl.edu; 352-273-0329). Please visit http://warrington.ufl.edu/centers/cei/engagement/bigidea/ for more information.


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

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


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


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


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

Third Grade Teaching Position in Miami, Florida – Hochberg Preparatory School
As a teacher you would be expected to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment. You would plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. You would utilize technology and integrate the use of technology to provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities, instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, observe, evaluate, encourage and provide feedback on student’s performance and development. You would maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development preparing required reports on students and activities. Please contact Stacy Hirsch at shirsch@hochbergprep.com


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


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


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


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


Holy Trinity Episcopal School is looking for students in the College of Education who may be interested in working with infants through 5 year olds at our Preschool.  You can visit our website at www.htesgnv.org.  If you are interested in a full-time, part-time, or substitute position please email Jason Hill, Head of School at jason@htesgnv.org.  Pay is hourly and based on level of education and work experience.


The US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 program, which since 1962 has provided American college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants. Financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) and administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission, this program enables American teaching assistants not only to enhance instruction in English as native speakers, but also to serve as important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the American way of life. The deadline to apply for this program is January 15, 2015.

To get more information or apply online, click on this link: https://www.usta-austria.at/

If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Jürgen Hörmann:  jhoermann@fulbright.at

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutor needed
Looking for a strong tutor with experience in working with 10 year olds in reading, math, writing and science. Student in fourth grade at Kimball Wiles Elementary. Two one-hour sessions each week starting as early in the new year as possible. Please contact John Duff, 352-359-8421 or email johnduff8449@gmail.com.


Tutor needed
UF visiting scholar from Korea is seeking a reliable person to tutor his son, a 8 year old English Language learner.  Needs help with his homework and tutoring for English reading and conversation approximately for 2-3 hours every weekday after school. The pay would be $15 per hour but negotiable. If interested, please email sung.ahn@ufl.edu, soowonjo@ufl.edu


Micanopy Tutoring, one of the CAPP-sponsored programs, is looking for an afterschool Homework Helpers & Tutoring Program Coordinator.  Program hours are 2 – 7 pm  M, T, Th and F.  Wednesdays are 1 – 7 pm.  The coordinator would need to arrive at least an hour beforehand.  Pay is $15.00/hr.; the person would be working 31 – 35 hrs per week, so gross weekly pay would be in the $500 range.  They have around 35 elem, middle and high schoolers.  The kids are tutored by UF Work Study students and a solid base of community-based volunteers, although the coordinator will be expected to work directly with the kids when necessary.  This is a seriously good program that gets results. It occupies the 2nd floor of the Micanopy Library.


Part-time Nanny
After school 2-3 days per week. Duties include transportation from school to home or activities and homework help. Bright, cheerful, independent nine-year-old with mild special needs (walks using a walker). Must have reliable transportation. Larger vehicle preferred but not required. If interested, email name,afternoon days/hours available, and contact number to hartyallen@gmail.com


English Tutor needed
My son is in 10th grade and we are looking for someone who can help improve his English writing ability. Preferably a graduate student who is majoring in language art and native English speaker. $15/hour but it is negotiable. If interested, please email sy196051@gmail.com.


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for December 3, 2014

*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 and FEA Holiday Workshop Tonight!
Join ECC and FEA for the last workshop of the semester tonight, Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:30PM in the Norman Terrace Room. We will be doing holiday crafts and learning how to incorporate them into the classroom in an appropriate way! All Edugators are welcome to attend! Hope to see you there!!


FEA Announcement
If you have any questions for FEA, please email FEA@coe.ufl.edu. This will ensure you receive a response along with being added to the email list. In addition to the FEA website, the Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/FloridaEducationAssociationAtUF


COE Scholarship Application
The scholarship application is now available at https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/scholarships. Please email questions to Scholarships@coe.ufl.edu.


Internship Orientation for Fall 2015 Interns – Thursday, December 11, 2014
Early Childhood, Elementary & Special Ed Students who will be doing their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Fall 2015.  The Internship Orientation is scheduled for:

Thursday, December 11, 2014 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


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


Kognito
As the semester comes to a close, with the stress of finals around the corner, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center would like to highlight Kognito, an online resource to help students learn to recognize signs of stress and realistically practice talking to friends about it, with the goal of connecting them with support on campus.

UF students are able to do this for FREE through the Counseling and Wellness Center’s home page at www.counseling.ufl.edu where you can click on the “Kognito” logo, or at http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=185. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes 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!


2015 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition

If you have a business idea or have skills that can help other entrepreneurs, then enter the Big Idea Business Plan Competition for a chance to win up to $25,000 in prizes. Cool ideas are what start a business. Then it takes a business plan. Last year, aqUV, a water bottle with a purification system, won first place in our first ever Big Idea Competition. This year, it can be you!

This competition is open to all UF students, regardless of major or background. Simply submit the Intent to Compete form or the Join a Team form by December 15th. There will be a Business Plan Lab in the Spring that you can sit in on to help you through the business plan writing process. 1st place wins $25,000. 2nd place wins $10,000. 3rd place wins $5,000.

Intent to Compete form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=573530ddf69e41bc9b3133d2132601c2

Join a Team form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=c2aaebbe9e934e4abd086b3a271e4c9c

Questions? Contact Jamie Kraft (jamie.kraft@warrington.ufl.edu; 352-273-0333) or Dr. Michael Morris (michael.morris@warrington.ufl.edu; 352-273-0329). Please visit http://warrington.ufl.edu/centers/cei/engagement/bigidea/ for more information.


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

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


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


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


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


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

Opportunities and Employment

Peaceful Paths Child & Youth Internship Openings – Deadline to apply is midnight, Friday, December 5th.
The Child & Youth Program Staff have released Internship Openings for Spring and Summer 2015. Those interested in applying can visit www.peacefulpaths.org/internships. If you have any questions, please ask any member of the children’s program staff.


Holy Trinity Episcopal School is looking for students in the College of Education who may be interested in working with infants through 5 year olds at our Preschool.  You can visit our website at www.htesgnv.org.  If you are interested in a full-time, part-time, or substitute position please email Jason Hill, Head of School at jason@htesgnv.org.  Pay is hourly and based on level of education and work experience.


Interested in Giving Back? Florida Alternative Breaks Still Has Spots Open for Trips! If you haven’t signed up for a Florida Alternative Breaks Trip, don’t fret! There are still spots left on many trips. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join a community of individuals committed to positive, sustainable change. For more information, visit their Website. http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/participants/

Trips include domestic and international opportunities with an international educational based trip to Guatemala during Spring Break.   Don’t miss the chance to make an impact! To sign up for a trip, visit us at Peabody 301 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The US Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria is now accepting applications for its 2015-2016 program, which since 1962 has provided American college and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants. Financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) and administered by the Austrian-American Educational Commission, this program enables American teaching assistants not only to enhance instruction in English as native speakers, but also to serve as important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the American way of life. The deadline to apply for this program is January 15, 2015.

To get more information or apply online, click on this link: https://www.usta-austria.at/

If you have any questions, please e-mail Mr. Jürgen Hörmann:  jhoermann@fulbright.at


North Marion Middle School – Immediate Openings
North Marion Middle School in Ocala is looking for two motivated, dynamic instructors in the areas of Reading & Language Arts to continue to lead their school forward. If you are interested, please submit the application located at http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/dept/per/vacancies.cfm. For questions, please contact the Principal, Mr. John Kerley at John.Kerley@marion.k12.fl.us.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Micanopy Tutoring, one of the CAPP-sponsored programs, is looking for an afterschool Homework Helpers & Tutoring Program Coordinator.  Program hours are 2 – 7 pm  M, T, Th and F.  Wednesdays are 1 – 7 pm.  The coordinator would need to arrive at least an hour beforehand.  Pay is $15.00/hr.; the person would be working 31 – 35 hrs per week, so gross weekly pay would be in the $500 range.  They have around 35 elem, middle and high schoolers.  The kids are tutored by UF Work Study students and a solid base of community-based volunteers, although the coordinator will be expected to work directly with the kids when necessary.  This is a seriously good program that gets results. It occupies the 2nd floor of the Micanopy Library.


Part-time Nanny
After school 2-3 days per week. Duties include transportation from school to home or activities and homework help. Bright, cheerful, independent nine-year-old with mild special needs (walks using a walker). Must have reliable transportation. Larger vehicle preferred but not required. If interested, email name,afternoon days/hours available, and contact number to hartyallen@gmail.com


English Tutor needed
My son is in 10th grade and we are looking for someone who can help improve his English writing ability. Preferably a graduate student who is majoring in language art and native English speaker. $15/hour but it is negotiable. If interested, please email sy196051@gmail.com.


Babysitter needed
Looking to make some extra money for the holidays? Faculty members seek babysitter for toddler for the following dates: 12/15-12/19 and 12/22. Preferred hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., but negotiable. Caregiver should be conscientious and responsible. Previous experience with toddlers and reference required. Completion of some coursework in child development and training in child CPR preferred. E-mail: brphalin@ufl.edu. Contact number: (352) 283-5768.


Help needed
UF faculty member looking to hire highly motivated and reliable person to provide after-school care for their 5 year old daughter. Tasks will include picking her up from kindergarten on Mon, Wed, and Thursday (occasionally Friday) and stay with her until 5:30pm (help with homework, grocery, simple dinner prep and light household chores). Must have own transportation and good driving record. Foreign language skills, music, dance, art, sports, or other extra talent to share with our daughter is a plus. If interested, there will also be occasional babysitting opportunities in the evening and weekend also. Contact phalyka@ufl.edu if interested.


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for November 26, 2014

*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 Holiday Workshop!
Join ECC for our last workshop of the semester Wednesday, December 3rd at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. We will be doing holiday crafts with FEA and KDPi. All Edugators are welcome to attend!


Kognito
As the semester comes to a close, with the stress of finals around the corner, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center would like to highlight Kognito, an online resource to help students learn to recognize signs of stress and realistically practice talking to friends about it, with the goal of connecting them with support on campus.

UF students are able to do this for FREE through the Counseling and Wellness Center’s home page at www.counseling.ufl.edu where you can click on the “Kognito” logo, or at http://www.counseling.ufl.edu/cwc/kognito-for-students?mID=185. This experience is done at each person’s convenience, and only takes 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!


Internship Orientation for Fall 2015 Interns – Thursday, December 11, 2014
Early Childhood, Elementary & Special Ed Students who will be doing their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Fall 2015.  The Internship Orientation is scheduled for:

Thursday, December 11, 2014 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


2015 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition

If you have a business idea or have skills that can help other entrepreneurs, then enter the Big Idea Business Plan Competition for a chance to win up to $25,000 in prizes. Cool ideas are what start a business. Then it takes a business plan. Last year, aqUV, a water bottle with a purification system, won first place in our first ever Big Idea Competition. This year, it can be you!

This competition is open to all UF students, regardless of major or background. Simply submit the Intent to Compete form or the Join a Team form by December 15th. There will be a Business Plan Lab in the Spring that you can sit in on to help you through the business plan writing process. 1st place wins $25,000. 2nd place wins $10,000. 3rd place wins $5,000.

Intent to Compete form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=573530ddf69e41bc9b3133d2132601c2

Join a Team form: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=c2aaebbe9e934e4abd086b3a271e4c9c

Questions? Contact Jamie Kraft (jamie.kraft@warrington.ufl.edu; 352-273-0333) or Dr. Michael Morris (michael.morris@warrington.ufl.edu; 352-273-0329). Please visit http://warrington.ufl.edu/centers/cei/engagement/bigidea/ for more information.


Affordable Housing Survey
Karilla Dyer, a senior Public Relations student and part of the UF Bateman Team is working with the team to design a campaign to start a conversation about the affordable housing issue in Gainesville. They need UF students to take a brief survey to help develop the campaign. Since this is an issue that sometimes affects teachers, they would really like the input and opinion from future teachers. Attached is a fact sheet to learn more about the campaign. Please complete the survey at https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_29Q9zNtkXlElxZ3.


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


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


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


American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Professional Development and Training right at Your Fingertips at the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center. Also, check out their Funding and Fellowship Opportunities.


CPR & 1st Aid training available at a discounted price. Gator CPR is offering a reduced price of $65 for CPR and 1st Aid certification.  See www.GatorCPR.com to register and use the promo code “Rossie” for the discount.


TOYS FOR TOTS
The holiday season is fast approaching and the College of Education will be participating in the “Toys for Tots” holiday toy drive. The 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign has officially started.  Last year they were able to provide toys for over 3500 children in Alachua County.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys now through December 23rd.  The official website for the Alachua County Toys for Tots program is http://gainesville-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/Default.aspx. Below is the list of area coordinators and toy drop sites:

Area Coordinators:

Business Office – Missy Stone
CEEC – Mandi Shaffer
Coordinated Services Post Award – Rosabel Ruiz
Dean’s Office – Jennifer Wrighton
Development & Alumni &Information/Public Service – Lili Aris
Distance Learning- Chris Cook & Robin LeCain
HDOSE – Patty Lefevers
Lastinger Center – Jennifer Reed
OER – Rosie Connolly
RRMA – Aisha Sanchez-Rivas
SESPECS – Lynette Beacher
STL – Debbie Butler & Susan Stabel
Student Services – Becca Kidwell

Toy Drop Sites:

CEEC – 1345 Norman
Dean’s Office – 140 Norman
HDOSE – 1215 Norman
Lastinger Center – G315
SESPECS – 1403 Norman
STL – 2423 Norman
Student Services – G416 Norman

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wrighton, jwrighton@coe.ufl.edu, 273-4134. Also, if you would like to make a monetary donation, please see your area coordinator or come by 140 Norman and we will do your shopping for you. Thanks in advance for your contribution.

Opportunities and Employment

Peaceful Paths Child & Youth Internship Openings
The Child & Youth Program Staff have released Internship Openings for Spring and Summer 2015. Those interested in applying can visit www.peacefulpaths.org/internships. If you have any questions, please ask any member of the children’s program staff. Deadline to apply is midnight, Friday, December 5th.


North Marion Middle School – Immediate Openings
North Marion Middle School in Ocala is looking for two motivated, dynamic instructors in the areas of Reading & Language Arts to continue to lead their school forward. If you are interested, please submit the application located at http://www.marion.k12.fl.us/dept/per/vacancies.cfm. For questions, please contact the Principal, Mr. John Kerley at John.Kerley@marion.k12.fl.us.


Two Positions Available at Williston Elementary

  • Fourth Grade Teacher with El. Ed. certification in a full inclusion setting, grades 3-5. This teacher would be working with a team of five fourth grade teachers who have common grade level planning and work well together.
  • Dual certified El.Ed./ESE teacher in a full inclusion setting for grades 3-5. This teacher would be pushing into classrooms during the reading and math blocks, supporting ESE students and the lowest quartile.

If you are interested in a family-type atmosphere, focused on learning and high expectations situated on a beautiful campus, please submit your application at http://www.levy.k12.fl.us/employment. For questions, please contact 352.528.6030.


Boulware Springs Charter School is hiring employees for their AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.

We are looking for people who enjoy playing with kids, who are responsible, who can manage a group of 10-15 students in Grades K-4 on their own, and who can plan or coordinate indoor and outdoor activities for their group on a daily basis. All supplies are provided. The pay is $10/hr and the hours are Mon-Thurs, 3:45-5:45pm and Fridays, 1:45-5:45pm. We are located in NE Gainesville. If interested, please email Megan at meganlane@boulwarecharter.com. Learn more about our school at www.boulwarecharter.com.


Hochberg Preparatory Looking for a 3rd grade teacher – Immediate Start
As a teacher, you will be expected to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment. You will plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. You would utilize technology and integrate the use of technology to provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities, instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, observe, evaluate, encourage and provide feedback on student’s performance and development. You will maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development preparing required reports on students and activities. For further information, please visit https://www.hochbergprep.org.


Extended Enrichment Program Activity Leader Opportunities
For details, please see flyer. Apply at http://www.sbac.edu.


Student Advocate Needed


Teaching Opportunity
Williston High School is currently looking for an 11th Grade English teacher. If you are interested in this position, please apply at http://www.levy.k12.fl.us/​.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

English Tutor needed
My son is in 10th grade and we are looking for someone who can help improve his English writing ability. Preferably a graduate student who is majoring in language art and native English speaker. $15/hour but it is negotiable. If interested, please email sy196051@gmail.com.


Babysitter needed
Looking to make some extra money for the holidays? Faculty members seek babysitter for toddler for the following dates: 12/15-12/19 and 12/22. Preferred hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., but negotiable. Caregiver should be conscientious and responsible. Previous experience with toddlers and reference required. Completion of some coursework in child development and training in child CPR preferred. E-mail: brphalin@ufl.edu. Contact number: (352) 283-5768.


Help needed
UF faculty member looking to hire highly motivated and reliable person to provide after-school care for their 5 year old daughter. Tasks will include picking her up from kindergarten on Mon, Wed, and Thursday (occasionally Friday) and stay with her until 5:30pm (help with homework, grocery, simple dinner prep and light household chores). Must have own transportation and good driving record. Foreign language skills, music, dance, art, sports, or other extra talent to share with our daughter is a plus. If interested, there will also be occasional babysitting opportunities in the evening and weekend also. Contact phalyka@ufl.edu if interested.


Algebra and Language Arts Tutor needed
Looking for a tutor to assist an 8th grade student at Ft. Clarke Middle School in algebra and language arts/writing.  Preferred hours would be weekends between 11am-4pm or alternatively week days between 6 and 8 PM could also work.  If you are interested, please contact me (Brandi) at 352 256-7013.   Please include in your message the subject you would be tutoring, the times you are available and your hourly tutoring fee.


English Tutor needed
Doctoral student in Agricultural Engineering looking for an English tutor to improve English speaking skills. Will pay $15-20/hour. If interested, please contact 352-888-1043.


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for November 19, 2014

*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

TONIGHT, November 19th @ 7pm
The State of Women’s Affairs: Address is a meeting of engaged student body members, Gainesville citizens, student organization leaders, campus powers, and city officials. This event seeks to address the current, past, and future climate for woman-identified peoples both on campus and in the larger surrounding area. This dynamic event takes place November 19th at 7pm in the Pugh Ocora (located just north east of the stadium).

The event will consist of three central parts: a climate address, an open-mic for attendees, and a “rebuttal” from the leadership panel. This three-part event should provide a safe-space for comments to arise, and for resolutions to be established.

There will be light refreshments offered. Attire is business casual. Should any questions arise, please contact the Women’s Affairs Cabinet Director at womensaff@sg.ufl.edu


TONIGHT, November 19th from 7-8 pm in Hough Hall 120
Interested in Diversifying Your Skills? MSM Information Session

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) program is designed specifically for individuals with NON-business academic backgrounds/degrees. Students gain a solid business foundation and strengthen transferable skills to open up advancement opportunities within their undergraduate major field or business sector.  The program offers Traditional, Combined (bachelor/master) and Dual Degree (Master/PhD) options. MSM Combined (bachelor/master) students can save time and money by “double counting” credits between the bachelor and master degrees.

The information session will provide you with an overview of the MSM program and admission process. You will have an opportunity to meet current students and to learn about their experiences. Visit our website for more information:  http://warrington.ufl.edu/graduate/academics/msm. Please email MSM@Warrington.ufl.edu if you have any questions.


ECC Holiday Workshop!
Join ECC for our last workshop of the semester Wednesday, December 3rd at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. We will be doing holiday crafts with FEA and KDPi. All Edugators are welcome to attend!


Autism Safety & Awareness Day – November 22, 2014 – 9:30am – 11:30am

Location:  Kiwanis Safety City, 1025 NE 13th Street, Gainesville FL 32601

UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UF CARD) encourages everyone who cares about individuals with autism spectrum disorder to attend our Autism & Safety Awareness event. At the event, participants will learn about strategies to prevent wandering and drowning, and promote fire safety. Vendors will be available to answer questions about these issues. The first 100 families of individuals with ASD who attend the event will receive a safety gear box.

Representatives from the following organizations will be present: Alachua County Fire RescueGainesville Police DepartmentUniversity of Florida Police DepartmentSwim AmericaAquabilitiesProject LifesaverTrilocLet’s Go Socialization & Playgroup. For more information, please call the UF CARD office at 352-273-0581.


Internship Orientation for Fall 2015 Interns – Thursday, December 11, 2014
Early Childhood, Elementary & Special Ed Students who will be doing their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Fall 2015.  The Internship Orientation is scheduled for:

Thursday, December 11, 2014 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


Affordable Housing Survey
Karilla Dyer, a senior Public Relations student and part of the UF Bateman Team is working with the team to design a campaign to start a conversation about the affordable housing issue in Gainesville. They need UF students to take a brief survey to help develop the campaign. Since this is an issue that sometimes affects teachers, they would really like the input and opinion from future teachers. Attached is a fact sheet to learn more about the campaign. Please complete the survey at https://ufl.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_29Q9zNtkXlElxZ3.


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


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


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


American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Professional Development and Training right at Your Fingertips at the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center. Also, check out their Funding and Fellowship Opportunities.


CPR & 1st Aid training available at a discounted price. Gator CPR is offering a reduced price of $65 for CPR and 1st Aid certification.  See www.GatorCPR.com to register and use the promo code “Rossie” for the discount.


TOYS FOR TOTS
The holiday season is fast approaching and the College of Education will be participating in the “Toys for Tots” holiday toy drive. The 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign has officially started.  Last year they were able to provide toys for over 3500 children in Alachua County.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys now through December 23rd.  The official website for the Alachua County Toys for Tots program is http://gainesville-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/Default.aspx. Below is the list of area coordinators and toy drop sites:

Area Coordinators:

Business Office – Missy Stone
CEEC – Mandi Shaffer
Coordinated Services Post Award – Rosabel Ruiz
Dean’s Office – Jennifer Wrighton
Development & Alumni &Information/Public Service – Lili Aris
Distance Learning- Chris Cook & Robin LeCain
HDOSE – Patty Lefevers
Lastinger Center – Jennifer Reed
OER – Rosie Connolly
RRMA – Aisha Sanchez-Rivas
SESPECS – Lynette Beacher
STL – Debbie Butler & Susan Stabel
Student Services – Becca Kidwell

Toy Drop Sites:

CEEC – 1345 Norman
Dean’s Office – 140 Norman
HDOSE – 1215 Norman
Lastinger Center – G315
SESPECS – 1403 Norman
STL – 2423 Norman
Student Services – G416 Norman

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wrighton, jwrighton@coe.ufl.edu, 273-4134. Also, if you would like to make a monetary donation, please see your area coordinator or come by 140 Norman and we will do your shopping for you. Thanks in advance for your contribution.

Opportunities and Employment

Two Positions Available at Williston Elementary

  • Fourth Grade Teacher with El. Ed. certification in a full inclusion setting, grades 3-5. This teacher would be working with a team of five fourth grade teachers who have common grade level planning and work well together.
  • Dual certified El.Ed./ESE teacher in a full inclusion setting for grades 3-5. This teacher would be pushing into classrooms during the reading and math blocks, supporting ESE students and the lowest quartile.

If you are interested in a family-type atmosphere, focused on learning and high expectations situated on a beautiful campus, please submit your application at http://www.levy.k12.fl.us/employment. For questions, please contact 352.528.6030.


Boulware Springs Charter School is hiring employees for their AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.

We are looking for people who enjoy playing with kids, who are responsible, who can manage a group of 10-15 students in Grades K-4 on their own, and who can plan or coordinate indoor and outdoor activities for their group on a daily basis. All supplies are provided. The pay is $10/hr and the hours are Mon-Thurs, 3:45-5:45pm and Fridays, 1:45-5:45pm. We are located in NE Gainesville. If interested, please email Megan at meganlane@boulwarecharter.com. Learn more about our school at www.boulwarecharter.com.


Hochberg Preparatory Looking for a 3rd grade teacher – Immediate Start
As a teacher, you will be expected to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. You are challenged with new teaching methods and educational tools in an ever changing and strategic environment. You will plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities. You would utilize technology and integrate the use of technology to provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities, instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment, observe, evaluate, encourage and provide feedback on student’s performance and development. You will maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development preparing required reports on students and activities. For further information, please visit https://www.hochbergprep.org.


Extended Enrichment Program Activity Leader Opportunities
For details, please see flyer. Apply at http://www.sbac.edu.


Student Advocate Needed


Teaching Opportunity
Williston High School is currently looking for an 11th Grade English teacher. If you are interested in this position, please apply at http://www.levy.k12.fl.us/​.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Algebra and Language Arts Tutor Needed
Looking for a tutor to assist an 8th grade student at Ft. Clarke Middle School in algebra and language arts/writing.  Preferred hours would be weekends between 11am-4pm or alternatively week days between 6 and 8 PM could also work.  If you are interested, please contact me (Brandi) at 352 256-7013.   Please include in your message the subject you would be tutoring, the times you are available and your hourly tutoring fee.


English Tutor needed
Doctoral student in Agricultural Engineering looking for an English tutor to improve English speaking skills. Will pay $15-20/hour. If interested, please contact 352-888-1043.


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for November 12, 2014

*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

DEADLINE to RSVP TODAY, November 12th!
Advances in Single-Subject Research Design Summit – Monday, November 17th
Please see flyer for details. Space is limited to 35 individuals (less than 10 spots left!). RSVP to Rosie Connolly, rconnolly@coe.ufl.edu by Wednesday, November 12th.


INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK – November 17-21
Please join the UF International Center for a week of countless events carefully crafted by the International Educator Week collaborators. Check out the IEW 2014 website for a complete list of planned activities!


Internship Orientation for Fall 2015 Interns – Thursday, December 11, 2014
Early Childhood, Elementary & Special Ed Students who will be doing their FULL-TIME INTERNSHIP in Fall 2015.  The Internship Orientation is scheduled for:

Thursday, December 11, 2014 – Norman Room 250
9:30 am ALL STUDENTS


American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Professional Development and Training right at Your Fingertips at the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center. Also, check out their Funding and Fellowship Opportunities.


CPR & 1st Aid training available at a discounted price. Gator CPR is offering a reduced price of $65 for CPR and 1st Aid certification.  See www.GatorCPR.com to register and use the promo code “Rossie” for the discount.


TOYS FOR TOTS
The holiday season is fast approaching and the College of Education will be participating in the “Toys for Tots” holiday toy drive. The 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign has officially started.  Last year they were able to provide toys for over 3500 children in Alachua County.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys now through December 23rd.  The official website for the Alachua County Toys for Tots program is http://gainesville-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/Default.aspx. Below is the list of area coordinators and toy drop sites:

Area Coordinators:

Business Office – Missy Stone
CEEC – Mandi Shaffer
Coordinated Services Post Award – Rosabel Ruiz
Dean’s Office – Jennifer Wrighton
Development & Alumni &Information/Public Service – Lili Aris
Distance Learning- Chris Cook & Robin LeCain
HDOSE – Patty Lefevers
Lastinger Center – Jennifer Reed
OER – Rosie Connolly
RRMA – Aisha Sanchez-Rivas
SESPECS – Lynette Beacher
STL – Debbie Butler & Susan Stabel
Student Services – Becca Kidwell

Toy Drop Sites:

CEEC – 1345 Norman
Dean’s Office – 140 Norman
HDOSE – 1215 Norman
Lastinger Center – G315
SESPECS – 1403 Norman
STL – 2423 Norman
Student Services – G416 Norman

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wrighton, jwrighton@coe.ufl.edu, 273-4134. Also, if you would like to make a monetary donation, please see your area coordinator or come by 140 Norman and we will do your shopping for you. Thanks in advance for your contribution.


Spring 2015 Career Showcase will come up before you know it. Professional headshots are just what you need to polish off your resume, LinkedIn profile, and more. Employers and recruiters will love the clean, professional headshot that show you to be the skillful, competent candidate that you are.

ASTRA is a service/leadership organization that is offering the chance to have your photo taken by our very own photographer, Abdullah Gazlan on November 17th from 5-7 pm in Stuzin 104. They cost 3$ for ASTRA members, and 5$ for non-members. Come dressed to impress, and your photos will be e-mailed to you promptly after the meeting.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1723872554503518/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1. All proceeds will go towards Ronald McDonald House charities. For questions, please email astraatuf@gmail.com.


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


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


Course Offering in Paris
Are you looking for an interesting elective and a chance to study in Paris, France?  Dr. Sharon Austin will teach an African Americans in Paris course (POS 4956 or AFA 4905) for 2-3 credits in Paris, France during spring break 2015.  Students can earn 2 credits for the class if they do the assigned readings, short papers, and attend the class sessions and events in Paris.  They can earn 3 credits if they do these things and write an additional 8-12 page paper after we return to UF.  Before we leave for Paris, the class will have to watch online lectures and documentaries and write four 3-4 page papers.  In Paris, we will visit a number of historic sites of significance to African Americans such as the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, the Versailles Palace, the Montmartre district, the Latin Quarter, and others.  Students will also have a free day so that they can visit additional sites in Paris on their own or take a day trip to a nearby city.  The $2300 cost for undergraduates doesn’t include airfare, but does include lodging, some meals, transportation in Paris, and tickets to all of the site visits. Students can use their financial aid to pay for some or all of the costs, but will have to contact someone in the financial aid office about it.   Please contact Dr. Sharon Austin at polssdw@ufl.edu if you would like to receive additional information or look at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu/2013/07/30/african-americans-in-paris-course-to-be-offered-during-spring-break-2014/.


Course Offerings
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is recruiting 120 freshmen, sophomores, and/or juniors to take a peer mentoring course in the spring (1 credit) and then work with us on a research project the following year (2015-2016) to help freshmen adopt healthful habits as they integrate onto campus.

We are also offering a new 3 credit course that will only be available to 35 sophomores.  In this course, students will help college freshman and high school students prevent obesity through a number of approaches including developing interactive, social marketing environmental intervention that will be implemented at UF during the fall 2015 semester.   Here is a short video regarding the opportunity http://goo.gl/1HIxNp. See flyer for additional details about this 3 credit, Social Marketing and Environmental Interventions course offered Tues (7th & 8th)/Thurs (7th per).

Enrollment for both courses will be departmentally controlled.  If interested, please contact Dr. Anne Mathews, Anne.mathews@ufl.edu or Dr. Melissa Vilaro, mgraveley@phhp.ufl.edu.


Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement

 

Opportunities and Employment

Student Advocate Needed


Teaching Opportunity
Williston High School is currently looking for an 11th Grade English teacher. If you are interested in this position, please apply at http://www.levy.k12.fl.us/​.


Davis Projects for Peace 2015
$10,000 grant for undergraduate students
Deadline: January 9, 2015

The University of Florida, a partner institution in the Davis United World College Scholars Program, is pleased to announce an opportunity for undergraduate students to design a grassroot project for peace anywhere in the world! The Davis Foundation will award the winning project $10,000 for the project to be implemented during the summer of 2015.  Use your creativity to design a project that focuses on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict. Due to this generous funding, UF students have had the opportunity to travel and perform service projects all over the world (Bolivia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mexico, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Palestine, Swaziland, Macedonia, and Uganda).


Education Learning Partners needed for trip to Guatemala – February 28-March 7
Florida Alternative Breaks is a student-led service trip program, which takes students to many different locations across the U.S. and abroad to experience new communities, participate in service projects, and learn about a variety of different issue areas.

A Learning Partner is an integral member of the Alternative Breaks learning experience. Learning Partners are faculty, staff, and graduate students who participate as a team member of a Florida Alternative Breaks trip.

While Learning Partners are not responsible for the general planning of the trip, they do serve in a more hands-on role through expertise in the issue area of the trip or geographic location as well as guiding students during their reflection and personal development. Those selected to be Learning Partners are required to attend both FAB-wide events and trip-specific events, in addition to paying a small portion of the trip cost. For more information, please contact FAB’s Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu, or apply here! 


Teach in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking eligible teachers in most credentialed areas to fill current vacancies and for the 2015-2016 school year. The District has a critical shortage of special education teachers. Interested candidates may apply online at www.teachinla.com. District representatives will be conducting interviews in the Orlando area during the week of 11/17/14 through 11/22/14. Please see flyer for additional details.


Opportunities Overseas for Graduates
We are looking for teachers from the following six countries (US, UK, CA, ZA, AU, NZ) to teach at our public elementary schools in Miao-li, Taiwan. We pay for higher education and recognized all public school teaching experience to increase teacher’s pay grade. We pay up to one-month contract bonus pro-rated, moving fees up to 300 USD, reimburse airfare and pay housing allowance NT5,000 monthly. Teachers with dependents will get another 5 K and one dependent could get airfare reimbursement as well. Starting salary is NT$62,720. (Currency= 1 USD to 30 NTD)

Interested teachers, please send passport, teaching license, diploma copies, resume, recent photos and soonest starting date and skype name to Phoenix Group Asia, attention to Sandra King. Positions close on November 30, 2014. Contract ends on July 10, 2015. Please email questions to phoenixgroupasia@gmail.com.  Further information http://www.phoenixgroup.asia/en_index.html.


GAINESVILLE HIPPY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
GAINESVILLE HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters; http://www.gainesvillehippy.org/) SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to work closely with children and families during monthly meetings that are held throughout the community. HIPPY needs volunteers to:  Plan special occasions for HIPPY staff and families; Collect research data on the program (interviewing parents and staff); Read to HIPPY children during parents group meetings; Assist with child care activities at group meetings.  For more information, please contact:  Yolanda Hagley, Program Director, Gainesville HIPPY INC, 352-371-8300, yolandahagley@gainesvillehippy.org


One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered:April 20 – November 6, 2015. As an OHS Volunteer, you will:  Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift; Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students; Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world; Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports; Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students; Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue.  We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.  Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!  Next Application Deadline: November 21st .  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to emi.lenes@pacecenter.org.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

English Tutor needed
Doctoral student in Agricultural Engineering looking for an English tutor to improve English speaking skills. Will pay $15-20/hour. If interested, please contact 352-888-1043.


Tutor and child care needed
University of Florida faculty member looking for part time services in tutoring and child care for three children.

Child Demographics: 14 year old girl in 9th grade – help with organization, time management, and timeliness of turning in work; 11 year old girl in 6th grade – organization, time management, timeliness, reading and writing tutoring.  Has ADHD; 5 year old boy in kindergarten – general child care.

The middle child is the one who needs the principal tutoring services but there would be need for supervision of all three. The main hours I am looking for would be afternoons Monday – Thursday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm roughly but these are negotiable. There would also be opportunities for some nights child care. We live in the Brooksfield development across from Fort Clarke Middle School, just west of I-75.  Please contact Glen R. Finney, MD at finney@neurology.ufl.edu or 352-318-9604.


Tutor needed
My husband and I are looking for the right person to stay with our children, 2 boys ages 11 and 10 (6th grade and 4th grade), to assist with tutoring and monitoring of their virtual school experience at our home on Tuesdays/Wednesdays and Fridays; approximately 7 hours a day. I work but will be home with them on Mondays and Thursdays. I will need assistance on the other days as I will map out what is to be done and will need an individual to ensure that the children are on target with their studies and their homework for the days mentioned.  If interested, please call Julie Shay, 352-231-3743, to set up a phone interview for this position or email your interest to julieshay@gmail.com. We are needing to fill quickly and will need someone through May/June 2015.


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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

Wednesday Update for November 5, 2014

*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 their 3rd workshop of the semester tonight in the Norman Terrace Room at 7PM! The theme of the workshop is ~Science~! Come to learn about ways to incorporate science into daily lessons and how to ask productive questions that encourage higher-level thinking and learning. All Edugators are encouraged to attend! As always there will be snacks and prizes!

Don’t forget to stop by the Student Resource Center in the Norman office of Student Services to work on projects and lesson plans!


FEA Fundraiser
Please join FEA for a fundraiser this Saturday November 8, 2014 at Yogurtology on Archer Road!  This fundraiser is all day from 11am-11pm.  If you attend, please leave your receipt in the jar at the counter when you pay! Thank you, EduGators!


CPR & 1st Aid training available at a discounted price. Gator CPR is offering a reduced price of $65 for CPR and 1st Aid certification.  See www.GatorCPR.com to register and use the promo code “Rossie” for the discount.


Advances in Single-Subject Research Design Summit – Monday, November 17th
Please see flyer for details. Space is limited to 35 individuals. RSVP to Rosie Connolly, rconnolly@coe.ufl.edu by Wednesday, November 12th.


TOYS FOR TOTS
The holiday season is fast approaching and the College of Education will be participating in the “Toys for Tots” holiday toy drive. The 2014 Toys for Tots Campaign has officially started.  Last year they were able to provide toys for over 3500 children in Alachua County.  We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys now through December 23rd.  The official website for the Alachua County Toys for Tots program is http://gainesville-fl.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/Default.aspx. Below is the list of area coordinators and toy drop sites:

Area Coordinators:

Business Office – Missy Stone
CEEC – Mandi Shaffer
Coordinated Services Post Award – Rosabel Ruiz
Dean’s Office – Jennifer Wrighton
Development & Alumni &Information/Public Service – Lili Aris
Distance Learning- Chris Cook & Robin LeCain
HDOSE – Patty Lefevers
Lastinger Center – Jennifer Reed
OER – Rosie Connolly
RRMA – Aisha Sanchez-Rivas
SESPECS – Lynette Beacher
STL – Debbie Butler & Susan Stabel
Student Services – Becca Kidwell

Toy Drop Sites:

CEEC – 1345 Norman
Dean’s Office – 140 Norman
HDOSE – 1215 Norman
Lastinger Center – G315
SESPECS – 1403 Norman
STL – 2423 Norman
Student Services – G416 Norman

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Wrighton,jwrighton@coe.ufl.edu, 273-4134. Also, if you would like to make a monetary donation, please see your area coordinator or come by 140 Norman and we will do your shopping for you. Thanks in advance for your contribution.


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


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


Course Offering in Paris
Are you looking for an interesting elective and a chance to study in Paris, France?  Dr. Sharon Austin will teach an African Americans in Paris course (POS 4956 or AFA 4905) for 2-3 credits in Paris, France during spring break 2015.  Students can earn 2 credits for the class if they do the assigned readings, short papers, and attend the class sessions and events in Paris.  They can earn 3 credits if they do these things and write an additional 8-12 page paper after we return to UF.  Before we leave for Paris, the class will have to watch online lectures and documentaries and write four 3-4 page papers.  In Paris, we will visit a number of historic sites of significance to African Americans such as the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, the Versailles Palace, the Montmartre district, the Latin Quarter, and others.  Students will also have a free day so that they can visit additional sites in Paris on their own or take a day trip to a nearby city.  The $2300 cost for undergraduates doesn’t include airfare, but does include lodging, some meals, transportation in Paris, and tickets to all of the site visits. Students can use their financial aid to pay for some or all of the costs, but will have to contact someone in the financial aid office about it.   Please contact Dr. Sharon Austin at polssdw@ufl.edu if you would like to receive additional information or look at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu/2013/07/30/african-americans-in-paris-course-to-be-offered-during-spring-break-2014/.


Course Offerings
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is recruiting 120 freshmen, sophomores, and/or juniors to take a peer mentoring course in the spring (1 credit) and then work with us on a research project the following year (2015-2016) to help freshmen adopt healthful habits as they integrate onto campus.

We are also offering a new 3 credit course that will only be available to 35 sophomores.  In this course, students will help college freshman and high school students prevent obesity through a number of approaches including developing interactive, social marketing environmental intervention that will be implemented at UF during the fall 2015 semester.   Here is a short video regarding the opportunity http://goo.gl/1HIxNp. See flyer for additional details about this 3 credit, Social Marketing and Environmental Interventions course offered Tues (7th & 8th)/Thurs (7th per).

Enrollment for both courses will be departmentally controlled.  If interested, please contact Dr. Anne Mathews, Anne.mathews@ufl.edu or Dr. Melissa Vilaro, mgraveley@phhp.ufl.edu.


Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the College of Education
Doctoral Degrees: O’Connell Center, Friday, December 19, 4:00 pm (assemble at 2:30 pm)
Masters, Specialist, Bachelor Degrees: O’Connell Center, Saturday, December 20, 2:00 pm (assemble at 12:30 pm)
More information at www.registrar.ufl.edu/commencement

 

Opportunities and Employment

Student Advocate Needed


Teaching Opportunity
Williston High School is currently looking for an 11th Grade English teacher. If you are interested in this position, please apply at http://www.levy.k12.fl.us/​.


Davis Projects for Peace 2015
$10,000 grant for undergraduate students
Deadline: January 9, 2015

The University of Florida, a partner institution in the Davis United World College Scholars Program, is pleased to announce an opportunity for undergraduate students to design a grassroot project for peace anywhere in the world! The Davis Foundation will award the winning project $10,000 for the project to be implemented during the summer of 2015.  Use your creativity to design a project that focuses on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict. Due to this generous funding, UF students have had the opportunity to travel and perform service projects all over the world (Bolivia, Haiti, Rwanda, Mexico, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Palestine, Swaziland, Macedonia, and Uganda).


Education Learning Partners needed for trip to Guatemala – February 28-March 7
Florida Alternative Breaks is a student-led service trip program, which takes students to many different locations across the U.S. and abroad to experience new communities, participate in service projects, and learn about a variety of different issue areas.

A Learning Partner is an integral member of the Alternative Breaks learning experience. Learning Partners are faculty, staff, and graduate students who participate as a team member of a Florida Alternative Breaks trip.

While Learning Partners are not responsible for the general planning of the trip, they do serve in a more hands-on role through expertise in the issue area of the trip or geographic location as well as guiding students during their reflection and personal development. Those selected to be Learning Partners are required to attend both FAB-wide events and trip-specific events, in addition to paying a small portion of the trip cost. For more information, please contact FAB’s Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu, or apply here! 


Teach in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking eligible teachers in most credentialed areas to fill current vacancies and for the 2015-2016 school year. The District has a critical shortage of special education teachers. Interested candidates may apply online at www.teachinla.com. District representatives will be conducting interviews in the Orlando area during the week of 11/17/14  through 11/22/14. Please see flyer for additional details.


Opportunities Overseas for Graduates
We are looking for teachers from the following six countries (US, UK, CA, ZA, AU, NZ) to teach at our public elementary schools in Miao-li, Taiwan. We pay for higher education and recognized all public school teaching experience to increase teacher’s pay grade. We pay up to one-month contract bonus pro-rated, moving fees up to 300 USD, reimburse airfare and pay housing allowance NT5,000 monthly. Teachers with dependents will get another 5 K and one dependent could get airfare reimbursement as well. Starting salary is NT$62,720. (Currency= 1 USD to 30 NTD)

Interested teachers, please send passport, teaching license, diploma copies, resume, recent photos and soonest starting date and skype name to Phoenix Group Asia, attention to Sandra King. Positions close on November 30, 2014. Contract ends on July 10, 2015. Please email questions to phoenixgroupasia@gmail.com.  Further information http://www.phoenixgroup.asia/en_index.html.


GAINESVILLE HIPPY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
GAINESVILLE HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters; http://www.gainesvillehippy.org/) SEEKS VOLUNTEERS to work closely with children and families during monthly meetings that are held throughout the community. HIPPY needs volunteers to:  Plan special occasions for HIPPY staff and families; Collect research data on the program (interviewing parents and staff); Read to HIPPY children during parents group meetings; Assist with child care activities at group meetings.  For more information, please contact:  Yolanda Hagley, Program Director, Gainesville HIPPY INC, 352-371-8300, yolandahagley@gainesvillehippy.org


One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2015 Volunteer Programs in South Africa. In 2015, we are offering a variety of  2 and 4-week programs in Cape Town, South Africa! Programs Offered:April 20 – November 6, 2015. As an OHS Volunteer, you will:  Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift; Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students; Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world; Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports; Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students; Develop yourself intellectually through leadership, service, and dialogue.  We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards providing a more socially just future for some of the most marginalized communities in the world.  Both Graduate and Undergraduate students are encouraged to APPLY NOW FOR OUR 2015 PROGRAMS!  Next Application Deadline: November 21st .  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


UF Volunteers Needed to Math Tutor for Underprivileged Teenage Girls
Growing up, many of the teenage girls here at our wonderful alternative school have either:  not been provided with the educational resources to help them succeed or been in such painful or challenging life circumstances that learning math concepts has taken a back burner.  As a UF student, you could really make a difference, explaining how to figure out middle and high school math problems (pre-algebra, algebra and geometry), and encouraging our girls’ determination.  The experience of seeing their light bulb go on about something that was previously confusing can be deeply rewarding.  Also, in addition to the intrinsic benefits, volunteering for the PACE Center for Believing in Girls, looks great on your resume!  Furthermore, there is books and internet resources here that can help you help them! If you are available to commit to focusing with our adolescents on 6-12 grade math material, volunteering on a consistent weekly schedule for a minimum of 3 hours a week – on Monday, Thursday and/or Friday between the hours of 9:45 am-4 pm.  For the first 5 people who contact us, we would pay for the $27 DJJ background screen required to be able to work to our vulnerable population.  Please respond to emi.lenes@pacecenter.org.

Babysitting/ Nanny/ Tutoring

Tutor and child care needed
University of Florida faculty member looking for part time services in tutoring and child care for three children.

Child Demographics: 14 year old girl in 9th grade – help with organization, time management, and timeliness of turning in work; 11 year old girl in 6th grade – organization, time management, timeliness, reading and writing tutoring.  Has ADHD; 5 year old boy in kindergarten – general child care.

The middle child is the one who needs the principal tutoring services but there would be need for supervision of all three. The main hours I am looking for would be afternoons Monday – Thursday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm roughly but these are negotiable. There would also be opportunities for some nights child care. We live in the Brooksfield development across from Fort Clarke Middle School, just west of I-75.  Please contact Glen R. Finney, MD at finney@neurology.ufl.edu or 352-318-9604.


Tutor needed
My husband and I are looking for the right person to stay with our children, 2 boys ages 11 and 10 (6th grade and 4th grade), to assist with tutoring and monitoring of their virtual school experience at our home on Tuesdays/Wednesdays and Fridays; approximately 7 hours a day. I work but will be home with them on Mondays and Thursdays. I will need assistance on the other days as I will map out what is to be done and will need an individual to ensure that the children are on target with their studies and their homework for the days mentioned.  If interested, please call Julie Shay, 352-231-3743, to set up a phone interview for this position or email your interest to julieshay@gmail.com. We are needing to fill quickly and will need someone through May/June 2015.


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

 

Archived Newsletters

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