Bureau of Standards & Instructional Support News


For information on COVID-19, please visit the Florida Department of Health’s website www.floridahealth.gov and the Florida Department of Education’ website www.fldoe.org/em-response. For information on the CDC’s recommendations specific to Florida, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/FL_Community_Mitigation.pdf.

A list of resources compiled by department content specialists to assist teachers can be accessed here https://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/home/DOEBSISresources.pdf.

K-12 Civics and Government Standards Review

The Florida Department of Education began soliciting input on the K-12 Civics and Government Standards on June 5, 2020. The department will continue to collect input through August 5, 2020. We invite you to participate in this review as explained in the linked Opening of the K-12 Civics and Government Standards Review memorandum. Please share this opportunity as appropriate. To participate in the K-12 Civics and Government Standards Review, please visit https://www.floridacivicsreview.org/. If you have any questions, please contact Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org.

Florida Master Naturalist Program

The Florida Master Naturalist Program is an adult education UF/IFAS Extension program developed by the University of Florida, whose mission is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world.

They offer Teacher Scholarships for certified Florida teachers who are currently employed by a public or private K-12 school. Scholarships awarded will cover the entire cost of one FMNP core module or special topics course.

Courses are intended for K-12 teachers wishing to increase their natural resource knowledge, and the K-12 teacher scholarships cover the attendance fee for one course. More information about scholarships, and how to apply can be found on our scholarship page  They are currently offering distance learning courses,  and will continue to post more courses throughout the summer. Visit website to view courses currently being offered.

Current Courses

Scholarship Page

Instructional Materials

The 2019-2020 K-12 World Languages, Computer Science and Career & Technical Education instructional materials adoption is now complete and the state approved materials list can be found on the Instructional Materials web page.

The specifications and timeline for the upcoming 2020-2021 Instructional Materials English Language Arts adoption are also now available on the Instructional Materials web page.

Fostering Civic Literacy in Florida

Please visit Florida’s Civic Literacy webpage.

Required Instruction Statute and Rule

Section 1003.42, Florida Statutes
Rule: 6A-1.094124 Required Instruction Reporting

Professional Learning Events

Florida Tobacco Prevention Training for Educators

The FDOE administers NO-COST Tobacco Prevention Online Training for K-12 Educators through the School Board of Palm Beach County. These trainings focus on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). Registration is open now through April 24, 2020 with 24x7 access to this course. The course must be completed by June 4, 2020.

  • 10-hour ENDS course focusing on the vaping epidemic – featuring eCigarettes and Juul.
  • Participants are educated about vaping, create and deliver a lesson plan about ENDS, and assess the impact of their lesson on their school/community.
  • Districts may award participants who complete the ENDS course in-service points towards teacher recertification.

Registration can be accessed at: http://www.tobaccopreventiontraining.org.