2017 Legislature                                          SB 256
    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.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    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.