Florida Senate - 2017 SB 256 By Senator Steube 23-00473-17 2017256__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Florida Center for the 3 Partnerships for Arts Integrated Teaching; amending s. 4 1004.344, F.S.; abrogating the scheduled expiration of 5 the center; providing an effective date. 6 7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 8 9 Section 1. Section 1004.344, Florida Statutes, is amended 10 to read: 11 1004.344 The Florida Center for the Partnerships for Arts 12 Integrated Teaching.— 13 (1) The Florida Center for the Partnerships for Arts 14 Integrated Teaching is created within the University of South 15 Florida Sarasota/Manatee. 16 (2) The goals of the center are to: 17 (a) Conduct basic and applied research on policies and 18 practices related to arts integrated teaching. 19 (b) Partner with interested Florida College System 20 institutions and private educational institutions to conduct 21 arts integrated educational research. 22 (c) Seek out agreements to provide technical assistance and 23 support, upon request, to the Florida Department of Education, 24 Florida school districts, private schools, charter schools, and 25 educator preparation programs in the implementation of evidence 26 based arts integrated instruction, assessments, programs, and 27 professional development. 28 (d) Collaborate with interested arts organizations and 29 Florida school districts in the development of frameworks for 30 arts integrated courses for use in schools. 31 (e) Collaborate with interested arts organizations and 32 Florida school districts in the development of frameworks for 33 professional development activities, using multiple delivery 34 methods for arts integrated teaching in different content areas. 35 (f) Disseminate information about outcome-based practices 36 related to arts integrated instruction, assessment, curricula, 37 and programs. 38 (g) Position Florida as a national leader in arts 39 integrated teaching and research. 40 (h) Examine arts integrated teaching Science, Technology, 41 Engineering, and Math (STEM) educational courses. 42
(3) This section expires July 1, 2017.43 Section 2. This act shall take effect June 30, 2017.