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.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 (September 15 - October 15)

Resources From the State Library and Archives of Florida

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
Florida Required Instruction Portal

Professional Learning Events

The standards-based content taught and learned in the arts, computer science, health education, instructional technology, library media and physical education contribute to a student’s well-rounded education. Integrating content from these courses leads to the following benefits: increased motivation, improved academic achievement, mental health, social emotional learning, communication and collaboration skills. The Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support is available to provide professional learning opportunities to districts or schools. Please contact the following program specialists for assistance.

Arts Education - Erin O’Connor - Erin.OConnor@fldoe.org

Computer Science - Justin Feller - Justin.Feller@fldoe.org

Health Education -Tamara Gibson-Alonso - Tamara.Gibson-Alonso@fldoe.org

Instructional Technology - Kenneth Edwards - Kenneth.Edwards@fldoe.org

Library Media - Amber Baumbach - Amber.Baumbach@fldoe.org

Physical Education - Nichole Wilder - Nichole.Wilder@fldoe.org

The Bureau of Standards and Instruction support webpage can be accessed at  http://www.fldoe.org/academics/standards/.

Upcoming Webinars

Social Studies Quarterly Supervisor Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11AM EDT.
Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4596680292181558795.
Email Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org for more information.

Arts Quarterly Supervisor Meeting

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11AM EDT.
Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2414954553557753611.
Email Erin.O'Connor@fldoe.org for more information.