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/

Wednesday Update for October 29, 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

The University of Florida Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is hosting a FREE online presentation this Friday (10/31) from 12-1pm about anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Isaac George Isaac, an Assistant Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Florida, will present “Manifestations and Treatment of Anxiety in Individuals with ASD”. Click Here to Register: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHpRalhNWDN2OHN0bGIxbFlwSkdQWlE6MA#gid=0. This presentation is FREE and ONLINE only via Adobe Connect. You will receive a link and instructions on how to join in once you register. This Lunch Chat is part of an ONLINE training series held from 12-1pm on various dates throughout the year that address relevant topics in an informal and interactive manner. We hope you can join us at one, some, or all!

Future topics: November – Guardianship; December – Holiday Survival Tips http://card.ufl.edu/resources/training/lunch-chats.  For questions, contact: Carole Polefko at 352-273-0598 or ufcard.training@gmail.com


ECC Updates!
ECC’s next workshop will be Wednesday, November 5th at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room! We hope to see all Edugators there! As always there will be snacks and free giveaways for all that attend.

Don’t forget to stop by the Student Resource Center located in the Norman Student Services office! We have all the supplies you need to work on lesson plans and projects!


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.


Innovation in Distance Supervision – Monday, November 10th
Join us for a conversation with Matthew Schmidt, faculty member at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Schmidt will discuss the innovative distance supervision system developed in conjunction with SESPECS faculty for Project RITE. Please see flyer for additional details.  RSVP to Lynette Beacher, lynetter@coe.ufl.edu by Monday, November 3rd.


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.


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

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/​.


Leadership Development Opportunity: Want to increase your group’s impact? Apply by November 3rd for the UF Servant Leader Institute!

The Servant Leadership Institute is a day long experience, sponsored by the UF Center for Leadership and Service, for student groups who are interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their impact on the UF campus and in the greater-Gainesville Community. As a participant in the Servant Leader Institute, you will have the opportunity to network, problem solve,and develop skills and knowledge related to servant leadership, coalition building, and service-learning with other student leaders, Gainesville community members, and UF faculty and staff.  For event details and application to be a participant, please visit:http://bit.ly/UFServantLeader.


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).

Come out to the Center for Leadership and Service’s final info session on Tuesday, November 4th from 5:30-7pm in the Ocora at Pugh Hall.  It will be an opportunity to find out how to apply and hear from last year’s project winners, http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/projects_for_peace/.


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.


Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 2 month old in her home. The mother will be present, but wishes to work from home. She needs assistance 10-20 hours a week. Days and times flexible. Please contact Kate at kcasey27@gmail.com. 


Tutor/Homework/Life Coach needed
Tutor needed to help motivate and assist with study skills for a bright 14-year old freshman at Buchholz High School. Student enrolled in AP Environmental Science, Spanish II Honors, Algebra II Honors, World History, English I Honors, and PE.  Hours are flexible, but the preferable time is about two hours between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, up to five days a week. Pay is $25/hour and sometimes you can stay for dinner! Located in Haile Plantation. If interested, please contact bennja@radiology.ufl.edu


Tutor Needed – 5th Grade Reading, Writing, and Science
We are in need of a reading, writing, and science tutor for our fifth grade son on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15pm-4:15pm.  Preferably someone with experience tutoring children with ADHD to help with homework and study skills. Familiarity with the Constructed Response Graphic Organizer would be helpful.  If interested, please contact Julie at bearcubsmom@gmail.com with your resumé or tutoring experience.


Tutors needed for Local Youth Sports Team
Tutors needed to assist with homework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm. If you are interested in tutoring local children ages 10-14 who really need your help, please contact redklay@gmail.com or (352)283-3770. Practice is at Fred Cone Park and the children do their homework at the Cone Park Library located at 2841 E. University Ave Gainesville, FL 32641. Please contact Mr. Perry as soon as possible if you are able to assist.


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!


English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email stm708@gmail.com.


English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. If you are interested, contact bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.

 

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 October 22, 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

SAGE Workshop: Creating and Delivering Engaging Presentations, Thursday, October 23rd at 12:30 pm in the Terrace Room
Come join fellow grad students in the College of Education to learn how to design and deliver conference presentations that will engage your audience, promote discussion, and make your research memorable. Light refreshments will be provided. Please visit the UF SAGE Facebook page for updates!


Student Leader Roundtable – Interested in the first ever Student Leader Roundtable revolving around the topic of Education? This opportunity focuses on student organizations discussing and addressing prominent education-field related issues, connecting and collaborating with similar organizations, and discovering ways the Center for Leadership and Service can best provide support. Any 2-3 officers from your organization whose mission is primarily service, philanthropy, or leadership education can attend.

Date: Thursday, October 23rd

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Bryan Hall 232

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1v6c0xv

You are welcome to invite a faculty member from within the field to attend. Please have them RSVP at http://bit.ly/Zs2SKq. Questions? Please contact laurendg@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  For additional information, visit http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.


KIPP: Jacksonville Schools Open House – Friday, October 24th
For anyone interested in working at KIPP Jacksonville Schools in the 2015-2016 school year, we are opening our school to you! Come meet the School Leaders, ask our recruitment staff questions and attend a Friday professional development session with our staff! Email Lauren Martin to learn about the open house, the session topics and start times! (Lmartin@kippjax.org)


Upcoming ECC Workshop Dates!
Mark your calendars: November 3rd and December 5th

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


Innovation in Distance Supervision – Monday, November 10th
Join us for a conversation with Matthew Schmidt, faculty member at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Schmidt will discuss the innovative distance supervision system developed in conjunction with SESPECS faculty for Project RITE. Please see flyer for additional details.  RSVP to Lynette Beacher, lynetter@coe.ufl.edu by Monday, November 3rd.


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.


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

Off Campus Ambassadors
Do you live off campus and want to be more involved? Would you like to be an advocate for the 39,000 students that also live off campus? Then you should become a member of the Off Campus Ambassadors. The OCA’s are a UF student organization sponsored by the Office of Off Campus Life.  OCA’s serve as ambassadors for the Off Campus Life office and assist with events, outreach, and helping students to discover fun things to do in Gainesville. To apply complete the application found on the Off Campus Life website http://www.offcampus.ufl.edu/off_campus_ambassadors/. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 24.


Service-Learning Opportunity
Join Florida Alternative Breaks for an information session Monday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in Little Hall room 0127. Learn specific details about trips, participant requirements and trip sign up. FAB offers unique experiences for students at the University of Florida to get involved with their global community. Students can travel to a location in Florida, the Southeast, or to select international locations. Each location focuses on a specific social issue ranging from children’s nutrition, criminal justice, refugee resettlement, to farmworkers rights.

Official trip sign up is at Issue Fair Thursday, Oct. 30 in the Reitz Breezeway from 6-8 p.m. Students will be able to meet site leaders from all of the trips, learn more about each destination, and pay their deposits for their trips to reserve a spot. Payment plans and scholarships available.  Like us on Facebook and visit us at leadershipandservice.ufl.edu to check out all of our trips.


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.


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.


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


Want to increase your group’s impact? Apply for the UF Servant Leader Institute!

The Servant Leadership Institute is a day long experience, sponsored by the UF Center for Leadership and Service, for student groups who are interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their impact on the UF campus and in the greater-Gainesville Community. As a participant in the Servant Leader Institute, you will have the opportunity to network, problem solve,and develop skills and knowledge related to servant leadership, coalition building, and service-learning with other student leaders, Gainesville community members, and UF faculty and staff. The Institute will take place on November 8th from 9am-7pm. Applications are due by November 3rd. You and two other members of your organization are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply to be a participant, please visit:http://bit.ly/UFServantLeader


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


Einstein Run to Read
Please see the attached announcement.  They are seeking student volunteers and sponsors to help out with the run which takes place on October 25th.


Volunteer Programs in South Africa – next application deadline Friday, October 24th
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: October 24.  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 needed
My husband and I are looking for the right person to stay with our children(2 boys ages 11(6th grade and 10 4th grade) and 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.


Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 2 month old in her home. The mother will be present, but wishes to work from home. She needs assistance 10-20 hours a week. Days and times flexible. Please contact Kate at kcasey27@gmail.com. 


Tutor/Homework/Life Coach needed
Tutor needed to help motivate and assist with study skills for a bright 14-year old freshman at Buchholz High School. Student enrolled in AP Environmental Science, Spanish II Honors, Algebra II Honors, World History, English I Honors, and PE.  Hours are flexible, but the preferable time is about two hours between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, up to five days a week. Pay is $25/hour and sometimes you can stay for dinner! Located in Haile Plantation. If interested, please contact bennja@radiology.ufl.edu


Tutor Needed – 5th Grade Reading, Writing, and Science
We are in need of a reading, writing, and science tutor for our fifth grade son on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15pm-4:15pm.  Preferably someone with experience tutoring children with ADHD to help with homework and study skills. Familiarity with the Constructed Response Graphic Organizer would be helpful.  If interested, please contact Julie at bearcubsmom@gmail.com with your resumé or tutoring experience.


Math tutor needed
Twice a week, Monday through Thursday, one hour per session, between 4 and 6pm, $15.00 per hour, 6th grade math. Please contact 352-538-4087.


Tutors needed for Local Youth Sports Team
Tutors needed to assist with homework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm. If you are interested in tutoring local children ages 10-14 who really need your help, please contact redklay@gmail.com or (352)283-3770. Practice is at Fred Cone Park and the children do their homework at the Cone Park Library located at 2841 E. University Ave Gainesville, FL 32641. Please contact Mr. Perry as soon as possible if you are able to assist.


Nanny/Babysitter Needed
Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for our kids; 11 year old (boy) and 5 year old (girl). We live in SW part of town near Haile. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references and reliable car. Duties include: Pickup from school, helping with homework, driving kids to activities, supervise outdoor play, help with minor chores such as kids laundry. Hours: 2.45PM-5.30 PM (room for some flexibility of start time if 2.45 PM not possible), Mon through Friday (approx. 10 hrs per week). If sitter’s availability is only few days a week we would consider that as well. CONTACT: Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to asmita.gupte@medicine.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!


English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email stm708@gmail.com.


English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. If you are interested, contact bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.

 

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 October 15, 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

EVENTS TODAY – Holographic 3D/ zSpace demo, FEA Workshop, & Projects for Haiti applications DUE

Holographic 3D, zSpace demonstration – Wednesday, October 15th
Nicole Aitken, a representative from Katz and also a COE alum, is demonstrating zSpace on Wednesday, October 15 at 10 AM in the Terrace Room. This is a nice opportunity to see a new tool and to extend a warm welcome to a COE alum. Please feel free to just stop by but, if you can, please RSVP to Megan Lewis, meganelewis@coe.ufl.edu.  Please see the attached Presentation description.


FEA Workshop – Wednesday, October 15th
Florida Education Association’s next workshop of the semester is Wednesday October 15th at 7:30pm in the Terrace Room!  This workshop will focus on movement in the classroom and we will have guest speakers come in to talk about and demonstrate Zumba for kids and kid’s yoga with us!  This will be a very exciting and interactive workshop and we hope to see you there Edugators!


Hey, EduGators!  It’s Homecoming week and time to Get Up and Give! Show your spirit and help support our College of Education by making a donation: GetUpAndGive.ufl.edu/EDU. Just $10 will touch lives through scholarships, research, outreach and more. When 30,000 EduGators come together, there’s no stopping us!


Graduate Students Personal & Professional Development – October 20th
UF Gator McKnights Unite invites you to attend Stages of Success: Knowing the Right Resources at the Right Time. If you are interested in learning first-hand what resources provided at the University of Florida meet the needs of its matriculating students, then this workshop is for YOU!  The focus will be on the dissemination of knowledge to increase students awareness and perceived usefulness of resources that are meant to promote retention and graduation. These resources have been linked to students having a greater sense of the skills and abilities needed to be successful at various parts of the journey to graduation and beyond. Please RSVP on GatorConnect.


LGBTQ Bullying Community Lecture
During childhood and adolescence, youth spend significant portions of their lives at school, but what if school is an uncomfortable space where they feel harassed or even bullied? Sadly, this is the reality too many LGBT youth face while in school. Join us October 21st as Dr. Elizabethe Payne hosts a discussion about the importance of restructuring school culture in order to address the issue of LGBT bullying. The event will begin at 6pm and will be hosted at Cymplify Central located at 5402 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32605. Sponsored by UF LGBT Affairs and Gainesville Equality Youth.

Dr. Payne is a leading authority on the issues of LGBT bullying. Dr. Payne is Founder and Director of The Queering Education Research Institute (QuERI) currently located at Hunter College, CUNY, in New York City. Dr. Payne’s qualitative research with QuERI covers topics such as elementary teachers experiences working with transgender students, the effectiveness of LGBTQ professional training, and the role school structures play in LGBTQ student’s school experiences.

Dr. Payne’s work is unique in the field of educational research and is necessary in order to create positive school cultures that affirm LGBT youth identities.


SAGE Workshop: Creating and Delivering Engaging Presentations, Thursday, October 23rd at 12:30 pm in the Terrace Room
Come join fellow grad students in the College of Education to learn how to design and deliver conference presentations that will engage your audience, promote discussion, and make your research memorable. Light refreshments will be provided. Please visit the UF SAGE Facebook page for updates!


Student Leader Roundtable – Interested in the first ever Student Leader Roundtable revolving around the topic of Education? This opportunity focuses on student organizations discussing and addressing prominent education-field related issues, connecting and collaborating with similar organizations, and discovering ways the Center for Leadership and Service can best provide support. Any 2-3 officers from your organization whose mission is primarily service, philanthropy, or leadership education can attend.

Date: Thursday, October 23rd

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Bryan Hall 232

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1v6c0xv

You are welcome to invite a faculty member from within the field to attend. Please have them RSVP at http://bit.ly/Zs2SKq. Questions? Please contact laurendg@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  For additional information, visit http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.


Upcoming ECC Workshop Dates!
Mark your calendars: November 3rd and December 5th


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


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAILS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=strea


MISS THE STUDY ABROAD FAIR?
No problem!  Here are two 2015 Study Abroad options for Education (and other) majors:

  • UF IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–undergraduate students This 6-week, Study Abroad option includes the opportunity to teach in community learning centers in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students take 3 credit hours of either accelerated Spanish OR 3 credits of Cultura Dominicana (en espanol) PLUS 3 credits of EDG4930, Teaching in the Dominican Republic.  Students  live in homestays with families.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.
  • UF IN FINLAND**–graduate students – Ever wonder why the Finnish education system is considered to be “the best in the world?” Find out in Helsinki, Finland in a 2-week, 3 credit hour Study Abroad program, May 3-17, 2015. Students will work with educators from the University of Helsinki, meet public school teachers (primary and secondary), observe classrooms, and engage in cultural events.  For additional information, contact  Dr. Maria Coady at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu

**NOTE: this separate Finland Study Abroad option builds upon Spring 2015 graduate seminar EDF 6812:  International and Comparative Education with Dr. Coady, Wednesdays, periods 10-E1.   Though not required to participate in the Study Abroad, students are encouraged to participate in both. 

Opportunities and Employment

Projects for Haiti (P4H) – RSVP by Wednesday, October 15th
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows: Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP, please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


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

Come out to our info session on Monday, October 20th from 5:30 – 7pm in the International Center at the Hub.  It will be an opportunity to find out how to apply and hear from last year’s project winners.


Want to increase your group’s impact? Apply for the UF Servant Leader Institute!

The Servant Leadership Institute is a day long experience, sponsored by the UF Center for Leadership and Service, for student groups who are interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their impact on the UF campus and in the greater-Gainesville Community. As a participant in the Servant Leader Institute, you will have the opportunity to network, problem solve,and develop skills and knowledge related to servant leadership, coalition building, and service-learning with other student leaders, Gainesville community members, and UF faculty and staff. The Institute will take place on November 8th from 9am-7pm. Application are due by November 3rd. You and two other members of your organization are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply to be a participant, please visit:http://bit.ly/UFServantLeader


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


Einstein Run to Read
Please see the attached announcement.  They are seeking student volunteers and sponsors to help out with the run which takes place on October 25th.


Volunteer Programs in South Africa – next application deadline Friday, October 24th
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: October 24.  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.

No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


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.

Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

Seeking in-home childcare for infant
Mother in Northwest Gainesville is looking for a nanny to help her care for a 2 month old in her home. The mother will be present, but wishes to work from home. She needs assistance 10-20 hours a week. Days and times flexible. Please contact Kate at kcasey27@gmail.com. 


Tutor/Homework/Life Coach needed
Tutor needed to help motivate and assist with study skills for a bright 14-year old freshman at Buchholz High School. Student enrolled in AP Environmental Science, Spanish II Honors, Algebra II Honors, World History, English I Honors, and PE.  Hours are flexible, but the preferable time is about two hours between 3:30pm and 6:30pm, up to five days a week. Pay is $25/hour and sometimes you can stay for dinner! Located in Haile Plantation. If interested, please contact bennja@radiology.ufl.edu


Tutor Needed – 5th Grade Reading, Writing, and Science
We are in need of a reading, writing, and science tutor for our fifth grade son on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15pm-4:15pm.  Preferably someone with experience tutoring children with ADHD to help with homework and study skills. Familiarity with the Constructed Response Graphic Organizer would be helpful.  If interested, please contact Julie at bearcubsmom@gmail.com with your resumé or tutoring experience.


Math tutor needed
Twice a week, Monday through Thursday, one hour per session, between 4 and 6pm, $15.00 per hour, 6th grade math. Please contact 352-538-4087.


Tutors needed for Local Youth Sports Team
Tutors needed to assist with homework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm. If you are interested in tutoring local children ages 10-14 who really need your help, please contact redklay@gmail.com or (352)283-3770. Practice is at Fred Cone Park and the children do their homework at the Cone Park Library located at 2841 E. University Ave Gainesville, FL 32641. Please contact Mr. Perry as soon as possible if you are able to assist.


Nanny/Babysitter Needed
Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for our kids; 11 year old (boy) and 5 year old (girl). We live in SW part of town near Haile. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references and reliable car. Duties include: Pickup from school, helping with homework, driving kids to activities, supervise outdoor play, help with minor chores such as kids laundry. Hours: 2.45PM-5.30 PM (room for some flexibility of start time if 2.45 PM not possible), Mon through Friday (approx. 10 hrs per week). If sitter’s availability is only few days a week we would consider that as well. CONTACT: Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to asmita.gupte@medicine.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!


English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email stm708@gmail.com.


English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. If you are interested, contact bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.

 

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 October 8, 2014

Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information Newsletter should be sent 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 2nd workshop of the semester tonight at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. The topic will be Classroom Management! As always there will be snacks and prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend!   If you are not able to make it tonight, our next workshops will be held November 5th and December 3rd


Holographic 3D, zSpace demonstration – Wednesday, October 15th
Nicole Aitken, a representative from Katz and also a COE alum, is demonstrating zSpace on Wednesday, October 15 at 10 AM in the Terrace Room. This is a nice opportunity to see a new tool and to extend a warm welcome to a COE alum. Please feel free to just stop by but, if you can, please RSVP to Megan Lewis, meganelewis@coe.ufl.edu.  Please see the attached Presentation description.


FILM:  Gainesville Latino Film Festival: September 12th – October 11th
Presented by the Latina Women’s League. Free admission. For more information and calendar of films: www.gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com or info@gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com


FEA Workshop – Wednesday, October 15th
Florida Education Association’s next workshop of the semester is Wednesday October 15th at 7:30pm in the Terrace Room!  This workshop will focus on movement in the classroom and we will have guest speakers come in to talk about and demonstrate Zumba for kids and kid’s yoga with us!  This will be a very exciting and interactive workshop and we hope to see you there Edugators!


Graduate Students Personal & Professional Development – Monday, October 20th                                                                                                                                                                                     UF Gator McKnights Unite invites you to attend Stages of Success: Knowing the Right Resources at the Right Time. If you are interested in learning first-hand what resources provided at the University of Florida meet the needs of its matriculating students, then this workshop is for YOU!  The focus will be on the dissemination of knowledge to increase students awareness and perceived usefulness of resources that are meant to promote retention and graduation. These resources have been linked to students having a greater sense of the skills and abilities needed to be successful at various parts of the journey to graduation and beyond. Please RSVP on GatorConnect.   


LGBTQ Bullying: Understanding the Importance of School Bullying
Please join Nationally Renowned Speaker on LGBTQ Bullying, Dr. Elizabeth Payne, on Tuesday, October 21st at Cymplify (Newberry Road and 8th Avenue) beginning at 6pm.

Dr. Payne is Founder and Director of QuERI. QuERI moved with Dr. Payne into the Hunter College LGBT Social Science & Policy Center at Roosevelt House. Prior to coming to Hunter College, she was part-time Associate Professor in the Syracuse University School of Education and in the LGBT Studies program from 2005-2014. As a sociologist of education, she specializes in qualitative research methodology, critical theory, youth culture, queer girlhoods, and LGBTQ issues in education. Her current research addresses LGBTQ bullying, explores education professionals’ experiences working with transgender elementary school students, the effectiveness of LGBTQ professional development for educators, heteronormativity in sex education curricula, and adolescent lesbian/queer girls’ experiences with the gender binary. Dr. Payne served on the New York State Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Task Force, the DASA State Policy Group, and the New York State School Professional Certification Committee on Diversity. DASA is the New York State student anti-harassment law, which went into effect July, 2012. She was a high school English teacher in Houston, Texas before returning to graduate school.


Student Leader Roundtable – Interested in the first ever Student Leader Roundtable revolving around the topic of Education? This opportunity focuses on student organizations discussing and addressing prominent education-field related issues, connecting and collaborating with similar organizations, and discovering ways the Center for Leadership and Service can best provide support. Any 2-3 officers from your organization whose mission is primarily service, philanthropy, or leadership education can attend.

Date: Thursday, October 23rd

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Bryan Hall 232

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1v6c0xv

You are welcome to invite a faculty member from within the field to attend. Please have them RSVP at http://bit.ly/Zs2SKq. Questions? Please contact laurendg@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  For additional information, visit http://www.leadershipandservice.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


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAILS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=strea


MISS THE STUDY ABROAD FAIR?
No problem!  Here are two 2015 Study Abroad options for Education (and other) majors:

  • UF IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–undergraduate students This 6-week, Study Abroad option includes the opportunity to teach in community learning centers in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students take 3 credit hours of either accelerated Spanish OR 3 credits of Cultura Dominicana (en espanol) PLUS 3 credits of EDG4930, Teaching in the Dominican Republic.  Students  live in homestays with families.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.
  • UF IN FINLAND**–graduate students – Ever wonder why the Finnish education system is considered to be “the best in the world?” Find out in Helsinki, Finland in a 2-week, 3 credit hour Study Abroad program, May 3-17, 2015. Students will work with educators from the University of Helsinki, meet public school teachers (primary and secondary), observe classrooms, and engage in cultural events.  For additional information, contact  Dr. Maria Coady at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu

**NOTE: this separate Finland Study Abroad option builds upon Spring 2015 graduate seminar EDF 6812:  International and Comparative Education with Dr. Coady, Wednesdays, periods 10-E1.   Though not required to participate in the Study Abroad, students are encouraged to participate in both. 

Opportunities and Employment

RA/RCA Applications Available for Spring & Fall 2015!  Due Monday, October 13th
The Department of Housing and Residence Education is currently seeking applicants for the position of Resident Assistant/Residential College Advisor for Spring 2015 and the 2015-2016 academic year. RAs/RCAs serve as advisers to residents, build a community for their residents, enforce policies and regulations, exercise good judgment in possible crisis situations and are role models. Our staff members gain a sense of accomplishment, pride, self-worth and receive personal and professional growth opportunities. Some requirements include: have lived on campus at least 1 semester (including this current semester), be in good academic/disciplinary standing and have a 2.5 cumulative UF GPA. Applications are available online at www.housing.ufl.edu and are due Monday October 13, 2014 at 4:00PM.  If you have additional questions, please contact Nikki Steinberger at RARCASelection@housing.ufl.edu. Visit www.housing.ufl.edu for details on Information Sessions, the application process, and position description.


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


Einstein Run to Read
Please see the attached announcement.  They are seeking student volunteers and sponsors to help out with the run which takes place on October 25th.


Student Employment Opportunity
Seeking 1 to 2 people to conduct duties related to an early intervention research study. Duties include data collection, data organization and entry, and video processing and coding. Experience with early childhood intervention programs and/or early childhood home visiting services desired. Ideal candidate(s) will have :

  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions,
  • Ability to operate hand held video equipment and process video using various software

Some travel within Alachua County area may be required.  Either one 20-hour/week position or two 10-hour/week positions will be considered. Compensation will depend on experience. The position will potentially begin October 2014 through end of Spring 2015 semester.  If interested please send current CV or resume to Dr. Helena Mawdsley at hmawdsley@coe.ufl.edu.


Volunteer Programs in South Africa – next application deadline Friday, October 24th
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: October 24.  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.

No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


Projects for Haiti (P4H) – RSVP by Wednesday, October 15th
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows: Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP, please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


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.


Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

Tutor Needed – 5th Grade Reading, Writing, and Science
We are in need of a reading, writing, and science tutor for our fifth grade son on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:15pm-4:15pm.  Preferably someone with experience tutoring children with ADHD to help with homework and study skills. Familiarity with the Constructed Response Graphic Organizer would be helpful.  If interested, please contact Julie at bearcubsmom@gmail.com with your resumé or tutoring experience.


Math tutor needed
Twice a week, Monday through Thursday, one hour per session, between 4 and 6pm, $15.00 per hour, 6th grade math. Please contact 352-538-4087.


Tutors needed for Local Youth Sports Team
Tutors needed to assist with homework on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-6pm. If you are interested in tutoring local children ages 10-14 who really need your help, please contact redklay@gmail.com or (352)283-3770. Practice is at Fred Cone Park and the children do their homework at the Cone Park Library located at 2841 E. University Ave Gainesville, FL 32641. Please contact Mr. Perry as soon as possible if you are able to assist.


Nanny/Babysitter Needed
Seeking an enthusiatic and responsible caregiver for our kids; 11 year old (boy) and 5 year old (girl). We live in SW part of town near Haile. Requirements: Safe driving record, good references and reliable car. Duties include: Pickup from school, helping with homework, driving kids to activities, supervise outdoor play, help with minor chores such as kids laundry. Hours: 2.45PM-5.30 PM (room for some flexibility of start time if 2.45 PM not possible), Mon through Friday (approx. 10 hrs per week). If sitter’s availability is only few days a week we would consider that as well. CONTACT: Asmita @ cell: 352-246-2073 for further details and send CV to asmita.gupte@medicine.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!


English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email stm708@gmail.com.


English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. If you are interested, contact bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.

 

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 October 1, 2014

*Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information newsletter can be sent to ronw@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided.

Announcements

 General Announcements

STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE SPRING 2015
DUE TODAY
If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.


 SAGE Workshop:  Coursework to Quals to Prospectus with Dr. Nancy Waldron – Thursday  October 2nd at 12:30 in the Terrace Room
Come join your peers and Dr. Nancy Waldron in a discussion that will examine how to transition from coursework into qualifying exams, strategies for coping with the written and oral sections of the exams, and suggestions on making it through the dissertation writing process.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit the UF SAGE Facebook page.


Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies Presents – John Forster
The Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (CEECS) invites you to join us for a presentation to be given by John Forster on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room. John is the Chief Executive Officer of Noah’s Ark, located in Victoria, Australia. In addition to serving as CEO for Noah’s Ark, he has led systems-level efforts in Victoria and throughout Australia to foster early childhood inclusion. The title of his presentation is Australian Perspectives on Early Childhood Inclusion: From Promise to Practice.


 ECC Workshop October 8th!
ECC will be having our next workshop October 8th at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. The topic is Classroom Management!  As always there will be snacks and prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend!  Mark your calendars with our other fall workshop dates: November 5th and December 3rd


 Holographic 3D, zSpace demonstration
Nicole Aitken, a representative from Katz and also a COE alum, is demonstrating zSpace on Wednesday, October 15 at 10 AM in the Terrace Room. This is a nice opportunity to see a new tool and to extend a warm welcome to a COE alum. Please feel free to just stop by but, if you can, please RSVP to Megan  Lewis at meganelewis@coe.ufl.edu.  Please see the attached Presentation description.


 Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Career Resource Center would like to invite youand your students to our Fall Career Showcase on September 30th and October 1st , 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the O’Connell Center. This event is open to students and alumni only and we would love to see you and your students there! It is a two-day event featuring more than 350 employers to network with our UF candidates. The first day is Non-Technical Day (i.e. Accounting, Sales, Retail, Communications, and more) and the second day is Technical Day (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, etc.).


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


 FILM:  Gainesville Latino Film Festival
Sept. 12th- Oct. 14th
Presented by the Latina Women’s League. Free admission. For more information and calendar of films: www.gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com or info@gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com


MUSIC:  Ribab Fusion
Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 pm ~ University Auditorium
A fusion of jazz, Moroccan funk and Afropop, Ribab Fusion invokes the spirit of Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast with a modern twist. These seven musicians are on a mission to revolutionize the ribab, a one-stringed, bowed instrument. Ribab Fusion’s celebration of Morocco’s Amazigh culture encompasses an entire spectrum of music, from slow jams to 70’s-style funk. The traditional meets contemporary in this bold and exciting performance. For more information, click here.


Project Makeover Project Captain Applications
Project Makeover is a student-run organization dedicated to creating a more dynamic learning environment for elementary school students in Alachua County. We are looking for students (esp. first and second year) to serve as Project Captains to help facilitate volunteer projects such as painting murals, landscaping, and a special dream project. This year’s makeover will be held the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2015 at Metcalfe Elementary.  Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ufprojectmakeover for more information.  Applications can be found at http://goo.gl/mclx4g and are due Friday, 9/19 at midnight.


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAIS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=strea


 MISS THE STUDY ABROAD FAIR?
No problem!  Here are two 2015 Study Abroad options for Education (and other) majors:

  • UF IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–undergraduate students This 6-week, Study Abroad option includes the opportunity to teach in community learning centers in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students take 3 credit hours of either accelerated Spanish OR 3 credits of Cultura Dominicana (en espanol) PLUS 3 credits of EDG4930, Teaching in the Dominican Republic.  Students  live in homestays with families.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.
  • UF IN FINLAND**–graduate students – Ever wonder why the Finnish education system is considered to be “the best in the world?” Find out in Helsinki, Finland in a 2-week, 3 credit hour Study Abroad program, May 3-17, 2014. Students will work with educators from the University of Helsinki, meet public school teachers (primary and secondary), observe classrooms, and engage in cultural events.  For additional information, contact  Dr. Maria Coady at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu

**NOTE: this separate Finland Study Abroad option builds upon Spring 2015 graduate seminar EDF 6812:  International and Comparative Education with Dr. Coady, Wednesdays, periods 10-E1.   Though not required to participate in the Study Abroad, students are encouraged to participate in both. 

Opportunities and Employment

Part-time teaching opportunities at a local Charter School
A local charter school (boulwarecharter.com) is seeking students who are interested in getting experience working with elementary school children in a fun, supportive, and inspiring environment. We are looking for students to come teach Specials classes on either Mondays or Wednesdays from 9:45-2:45 with a 30 min break for lunch. Students will either lead arts/crafts or music (we have a piano) or another Special that they are qualified to teach. The pay is $15/hr. and the position will begin the week of Oct 6th and end the week of Dec 15th, with the possibility for renewal in the next term. Supplies are provided. Please email Megan Lane at meganlane@boulwarecharter.com with interest and/or questions.


 RA/RCA Applications Available for Spring & Fall 2015!
The Department of Housing and Residence Education is currently seeking applicants for the position of Resident Assistant/Residential College Advisor for Spring 2015 and the 2015-2016 academic year. RAs/RCAs serve as advisers to residents, build a community for their residents, enforce policies and regulations, exercise good judgment in possible crisis situations and are role models. Our staff members gain a sense of accomplishment, pride, self-worth and receive personal and professional growth opportunities. Some requirements include: have lived on campus at least 1 semester (including this current semester), be in good academic/disciplinary standing and have a 2.5 cumulative UF GPA. Applications are available online at www.housing.ufl.edu and are due Monday October 13, 2014 at 4:00PM.  If you have additional questions, please contact Nikki Steinberger at RARCASelection@housing.ufl.edu. Visit www.housing.ufl.edu for details on Information Sessions, the application process, and position description.


 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 office yolandahagley@gainesvillehippy.org


Einstein Run to Read
Please see the attached announcement.  They are seeking student volunteers and sponsors to help out with the run which takes place on October 25th.


Student Employment Opportunity
Seeking 1 to 2 people to conduct duties related to an early intervention research study. Duties include data collection, data organization and entry, and video processing and coding. Experience with early childhood intervention programs and/or early childhood home visiting services desired. Ideal candidate(s) will have :

  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions,
  • Ability to operate hand held video equipment and process video using various software

Some travel within Alachua County area may be required.  Either one 20-hour/week position or two 10-hour/week positions will be considered. Compensation will depend on experience. The position will potentially begin October 2014 through end of Spring 2015 semester.  If interested please send current CV or resume to Dr. Helena Mawdsley at hmawdsley@coe.ufl.edu.


The UF Alumni Association is looking for candidates for the Fall 2014 Outstanding Leader Awards
Applications should be submitted by undergraduate seniors who have applied for graduation this semester.  The deadline for applications is Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:30pm. Packets can be sent via email to Kay Lewis at klewis@ufalumni.ufl.edu, faxed to (352) 846-3636 with attention: Kay Lewis, or dropped off in-person on the 3rd floor of Emerson Alumni Hall.  Each applicant should complete and submit the following:

  • Contact form (attached)
  • 1-page essay on leadership, question prompt attached
  • At least 1 UF-affiliated recommendation letter
  • Leadership resume

Volunteer Programs in South Africa
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: Sept 26.  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.

No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


 Projects for Haiti (P4H)
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1st, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows:  Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


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.


Environmental Education Workshop Opportunity
Attached is a flyer with information regarding an upcoming Project Learning Tree workshop taking place on Oct 4, 2014 from 8:30-3:00 at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center in Gainesville. This is a great opportunity for any education, forestry, wildlife, agriculture, natural resource, or other student interested in learning how to teach youth about the environment. PLT provides formal, non-formal, and pre-service educators with the resources and curriculum to teach environmental education to youth through activities and lessons integrated through other subjects.  The workshop is only $5. To register for this workshop, go to http://fallpltworkshop.eventbrite.com/.   

 Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

English tutor needed
I am seeking an English tutor for my 8th grade daughter who is bilingual in English and Korean. Tutoring is needed in English skills, especially Writing and Reading. If interested, please email stm708@gmail.com.


English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. . If you are interested, contact me with bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.


 Seeking a babysitter for a toddler
A local parent is seeking a babysitter for her son who is 2 years and 9 months now. We are looking for a nice and energetic student to stay with our son several times a week for 2 hours, to play and to talk so that he could start learning English. Please contact Alena Prikhidko at a1978@ufl.edu 

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/

Special Thursday Edition of the Wednesday update for September 25, 2014

*Announcements for the COE Wednesday Important Information newsletter can be sent to ronw@coe.ufl.edu by 2pm on the Tuesday prior; confirmation that your announcement has been received will be provided.

Announcements

 General Announcements

 SAGE Workshop:  Coursework to Quals to Prospectus with Dr. Nancy Waldron – Thursday  October 2nd at 12:30 in the Terrace Room
Come join your peers and Dr. Nancy Waldron in a discussion that will examine how to transition from coursework into qualifying exams, strategies for coping with the written and oral sections of the exams, and suggestions on making it through the dissertation writing process.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Light refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit the UF SAGE Facebook page.


Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies Presents – John Forster
The Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies (CEECS) invites you to join us for a presentation to be given by John Forster on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm in the Norman Hall Terrace Room. John is the Chief Executive Officer of Noah’s Ark, located in Victoria, Australia. In addition to serving as CEO for Noah’s Ark, he has led systems-level efforts in Victoria and throughout Australia to foster early childhood inclusion. The title of his presentation is Australian Perspectives on Early Childhood Inclusion: From Promise to Practice.


 ECC Workshop October 8th!
ECC will be having our next workshop October 8th at 7PM in the Norman Terrace Room. The topic is Classroom Management!  As always there will be snacks and prizes! Everyone is welcome to attend!  Mark your calendars with our other fall workshop dates: November 5th and December 3rd


STUDENT TEACHING APPLICATION DEADLINE SPRING 2015
If you are completing a Secondary full-time internship in the Spring 2015 term applications are due by Wednesday, October 1st. Please submit signed applications to Student Services, G416 Norman Hall by 5:00 PM on the due date.


 Fall 2014 Career Showcase
The Career Resource Center would like to invite youand your students to our Fall Career Showcase on September 30th and October 1st , 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the O’Connell Center. This event is open to students and alumni only and we would love to see you and your students there! It is a two-day event featuring more than 350 employers to network with our UF candidates. The first day is Non-Technical Day (i.e. Accounting, Sales, Retail, Communications, and more) and the second day is Technical Day (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, etc.).


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


 FILM:  Gainesville Latino Film Festival
Sept. 12th- Oct. 14th
Presented by the Latina Women’s League. Free admission. For more information and calendar of films: www.gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com or info@gainesvillelatinofilmfestival.com


MUSIC:  Ribab Fusion
Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 pm ~ University Auditorium
A fusion of jazz, Moroccan funk and Afropop, Ribab Fusion invokes the spirit of Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast with a modern twist. These seven musicians are on a mission to revolutionize the ribab, a one-stringed, bowed instrument. Ribab Fusion’s celebration of Morocco’s Amazigh culture encompasses an entire spectrum of music, from slow jams to 70’s-style funk. The traditional meets contemporary in this bold and exciting performance. For more information, click here.


2014 Graduate Student Research Day
Monday, Sept. 29, 5:00 pm – Student’s Deadline to submit Abstracts
The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) and I-Cubed Program are pleased to announce the 2014 Graduate Student Research Day will be held on October 28th (Tuesday). The event is open to all graduate students and will feature posters from hundreds of students and workshops related to the theme ‘Standing Out, It’s A Race To The Top!’  Graduate Student Research Day will feature a Poster Contest with monetary awards given to the highest-scoring posters. Participation in the poster contest is optional; you may submit an abstract for a poster without entering the contest (view poster instructions here).  There will also be a raffle of some cool Apple products! The more events you attend, the more raffle tickets you get and better your chances of winning! More info http://i3.institutes.ufl.edu/2014-graduate-student-research-day/


Project Makeover Project Captain Applications
Project Makeover is a student-run organization dedicated to creating a more dynamic learning environment for elementary school students in Alachua County. We are looking for students (esp. first and second year) to serve as Project Captains to help facilitate volunteer projects such as painting murals, landscaping, and a special dream project. This year’s makeover will be held the weekend of Feb. 21-23, 2015 at Metcalfe Elementary.  Check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ufprojectmakeover for more information.  Applications can be found at http://goo.gl/mclx4g and are due Friday, 9/19 at midnight.


FOOD DRIVE to support Hispanic Children in Alachua
We are volunteers of Alachua Children Literacy Project. We are organizing a food drive to benefit Hispanic, low income immigrant children in Alachua, FL. We hope the children are not hungry when they come to the literacy project. Please place granola bars, soft drinks and snacks for children in the boxes in Norman Hall.  Our boxes are placed at: the circulation desk in Education Library, outside NRN 2414.  Your support can MAKE A DIFFERENCE to these children’s life.  MORE DETAIS: please check our facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alachua-Children-Literacy-Project/730335563675182?ref=stream


 FREE GRE WORKSHOP
UF Teaching Center offers this workshop to help students prepare for the GRE exam.  The workshop will run from Monday – Thursday, September 29 – October 2nd.  We will cover the Math section on Monday & Wednesday from 5-7 pm, and the Verbal on Tuesday  & Thursday  from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.   To register and learn the room location, go to the Teaching Center website — www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu —  and click on “Study Skills & GRE Workshop.”  If you get the message that you are on the waiting list, please attend – we’ll make room for you.


 MISS THE STUDY ABROAD FAIR?
No problem!  Here are two 2015 Study Abroad options for Education (and other) majors:

  • UF IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC–undergraduate students This 6-week, Study Abroad option includes the opportunity to teach in community learning centers in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  Students take 3 credit hours of either accelerated Spanish OR 3 credits of Cultura Dominicana (en espanol) PLUS 3 credits of EDG4930, Teaching in the Dominican Republic.  Students  live in homestays with families.  Contact Dr. Maria Coady (mcoady@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.
  • UF IN FINLAND**–graduate students – Ever wonder why the Finnish education system is considered to be “the best in the world?” Find out in Helsinki, Finland in a 2-week, 3 credit hour Study Abroad program, May 3-17, 2014. Students will work with educators from the University of Helsinki, meet public school teachers (primary and secondary), observe classrooms, and engage in cultural events.  For additional information, contact  Dr. Maria Coady at mcoady@coe.ufl.edu

**NOTE: this separate Finland Study Abroad option builds upon Spring 2015 graduate seminar EDF 6812:  International and ComparativeEducation with Dr. Coady, Wednesdays, periods 9-11.  Though not required to participate in the Study Abroad, students are encouraged to participate in both.


 Fall 2014 Tapping Class – Savant Leadership Honorary
Do you consider yourself to be an established student leader who values character, integrity, and providing equal opportunities for all UF students?  Founded in 1967, Savant is a prestigious group of leaders from many different areas of campus involvement. By collaborating with each other, members use their unique experiences and roles to educate and develop fellow students. In addition to proactive networking, Savant encourages community service, diversity education, preparation for professional careers, and leadership development.  Applications to become a part of the Fall 2014 Tapping Class are currently open and can be found at www.savantuf.org. All applications must be submitted by September 26th at 10pm. If you have further questions, please email ufsavantpresident@gmail.com.


The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students
The Center for Undergraduate Research Board of Students is pleased to offer undergraduates a quick and easy way to get any questions about research answered. Additionally, they will help guide them through the research process from refining their research interests to helping find a research position that suits your needs and interests. Walk-in hours are between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, M-W-Th-F. Their office is located in Yon Hall, Room 429.  If they cannot make it during these times, contact them at ufcurbs@gmail.com to schedule a separate meeting. 

Opportunities and Employment

Student Employment Opportunity
Seeking 1 to 2 people to conduct duties related to an early intervention research study. Duties include data collection, data organization and entry, and video processing and coding. Experience with early childhood intervention programs and/or early childhood home visiting services desired. Ideal candidate(s) will have :

  • Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to understand and follow complex, detailed technical instructions,
  • Ability to operate hand held video equipment and process video using various software

Some travel within Alachua County area may be required.  Either one 20-hour/week position or two 10-hour/week positions will be considered. Compensation will depend on experience. The position will potentially begin October 2014 through end of Spring 2015 semester.  If interested please send current CV or resume to Dr. Helena Mawdsley at hmawdsley@coe.ufl.edu.


The UF Alumni Association is looking for candidates for the Fall 2014 Outstanding Leader Awards
Applications should be submitted by undergraduate seniors who have applied for graduation this semester.  The deadline for applications is Monday, October 6, 2014 at 4:30pm. Packets can be sent via email to Kay Lewis at klewis@ufalumni.ufl.edu, faxed to (352) 846-3636 with attention: Kay Lewis, or dropped off in-person on the 3rd floor of Emerson Alumni Hall.  Each applicant should complete and submit the following:

  • Contact form (attached)
  • 1-page essay on leadership, question prompt attached
  • At least 1 UF-affiliated recommendation letter
  • Leadership resume

Volunteer Programs in South Africa
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: Sept 26.  For more information and to apply visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer/apply/.  Please contact eric@oneheartsource.org with any questions!


Join Florida Alternative Breaks this 2014-2015 school year as one of our site leaders!
Site leading is an incredibly rewarding commitment. Check out this video to learn more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NglBNT1b_2w  While any of our trips will help you improve your managerial skills, students in the College of Education may enjoy leading our children with disabilities trip or children’s nutrition trip. All of our trips will give CoE students the chance to host educational activities with their participants on the social issue and also lead discussions on the issues in relation to their service.

No leadership experience? Or maybe you’re a little rusty? We got you.  To become a site leader, you will be enrolled in a 2 credit course along with your co-site leader where you will receive a thorough training on leading through service-learning. You will get tons of support from the Exec Board as well as your site leader trainers. This course will also pay for your trip (except international trips). And let’s be real, site leading just takes FAB trips to a whole new level of fun and engagement. You can find the application at http://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/programs/florida_alternative_breaks/site_leaders/  If you still have questions, email FloridaAlternativeBreaks@gmail.com. If you have any conflicts about the class, email our Adviser, Angela Garcia, at angelag@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu.  Don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates and great articles.


 Projects for Haiti (P4H)
We believe that passionate individuals can inspire local and global change!  We, Projects for Haiti (P4H), are a Gainesville- based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to partner with Haitians educationally and vocationally while collaborating with the international community to advocate for global sustainable practices. We are thrilled to announce that on November 1st, 2014 we will be bringing together over 100 Educators from around North Central Florida to host the First Annual Gainesville Connected Conference. In collaboration with the University of Florida Centers for Latin American, African, and European Studies, we hope to use the stories and passions of prominent international educational leaders to raise global awareness of global issues across world regions in our community.  This event will feature 5-6 dynamic speakers that will seek to inspire further international partnerships among educators and encourage global citizenry in North Central Florida classrooms. The goals of this conference, therefore, are as follows:  Connect Educators to Global Education opportunities; Empower Educators to create global citizens in the 21st century classroom; Support global sustainability initiatives through increased awareness.  Please visit http://gainesvilleconnected.wordpress.com to find out more information about this incredible opportunity. To RSVP please fill out the short form at http://tinyurl.com/gainesvilleconnected by October 15, 2014. Due to space restrictions, we can only accept the first 150 Educators who register, so please register early!  A Registration Fee of $10 will include breakfast, lunch, a conference t-shirt, a conference bag, and a $2 donation to Professional Development for Educators in Haiti!  Please feel free to contact us at connected@projectsforhaiti.org if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to a fantastic event and hope that you will be able to join us this November!


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.


Environmental Education Workshop Opportunity
Attached is a flyer with information regarding an upcoming Project Learning Tree workshop taking place on Oct 4, 2014 from 8:30-3:00 at Austin Cary Forest Learning Center in Gainesville. This is a great opportunity for any education, forestry, wildlife, agriculture, natural resource, or other student interested in learning how to teach youth about the environment. PLT provides formal, non-formal, and pre-service educators with the resources and curriculum to teach environmental education to youth through activities and lessons integrated through other subjects.  The workshop is only $5. To register for this workshop, go to http://fallpltworkshop.eventbrite.com/.   

 Tutoring/Babysitting/Nannying

English Language Tutor needed
A doctoral student from Korea in the department of Interior Design is seeking a tutor to speak English with on Wednesday mornings in Newman Hall.  $15~20/hour for payment. . If you are interested, contact me with bigjinkim@ufl.edu or 352-226-4064.


 Seeking a babysitter for a toddler
A local parent is seeking a babysitter for her son who is 2 years and 9 months now. We are looking for a nice and energetic student to stay with our son several times a week for 2 hours, to play and to talk so that he could start learning English. Please contact Alena Prikhidko at a1978@ufl.edu


English Language Tutor needed
A UF MBA student  from Korea is seeking a tutor to speak english with for 1~2 hour a week at Starbucks.  Payment per hour can be $15~20.  If somebody is interested, contact me with junpyojeon@ufl.edu


Math Tutor needed
I am seeking a math tutor for my sixth grade granddaughter who attends High Springs Community School.   A female tutor is preferred because Elisabeth needs a female role model to show her that girls can do math too.  Please call Rita Russell at   386-454-5208.


Paid tutor wanted
Paid tutor wanted for 7 year old girl for enrichment tutoring in math and reading once a week.  Please contact Hannah Sokol at 352-226-3764 or hannahwsokol@yahoo.com.


Golden Opportunity for right person
Part-time after- school/ evening [structure and organizational] guidance for a very bright, musical and wonderful adolescent male. Understanding cognitive ADD/ ODD a plus! Please call or text: 352-870-0505.”


Babysitter needed
A local family is interested in hiring a  a babysitter with Spanish language skills. Please contact Janice L. Krieger at janicekrieger@jou.ufl.edu


Childcare needed
Seeking energetic and responsible student with childcare experience to sit with my eleven year old daughter Kyndal on an as needed basis. I am a hard working single mother and am in desperate need of someone willing to help us out. Please email resume’ and or any questions to sllmarshall2003@aol.com.


 Tutoring and Day care needed
A local parent is seeking is seeking a student to pick up his 9th grade son from Buchholz, occassionally drive him to appointments and provide tutoring for math, science, writing, and studying any high school subject. If there are no appointments, he could be brought home or to the public library or some other convenient location to get his schoolwork done for the day. The pay would be $10.00 dollars per hour and would include 30 minutes for travel time.  If interested, please send your resume or something describing your experience or ability to do this job to me via email.  I look forward to talking with you.  Send to Richard A. Johansen at richnickjohansen@msn.com


 Looking for a nanny/baby sitter
Looking for a nanny/baby sitter for 2 boys (7 and 10 years old) on Mon, Tue and Thursday evenings – 4:30/4:45-7:30 PM. Person must be energetic and reliable.  We live in town of tioga off newberry road.  Duties would be as follows:  Pick up kids from school and bring home (Oak hall school on tower road); Help with HW assignments each day; Supervise outdoor play time; Help with kids laundry and grocery shopping once a week only; willingness to help with other small chores – clean up etc would be a plus.  Please call Jas at 408 717 0152 and send me resume at jasleendhir@yahoo.com. Refrences and a good driving record is imp

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