Friends in civics, passing along this notice from the Florida Department of Education. If you are interested in helping to review the state of Florida's K-12 Civics Standards, please consider getting yourself nominated by your district to do so.
On June 26, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 807, which amended section 1003.4156, Florida Statutes, requiring the Florida Department of Education to complete a review of the statewide civics education course standards by December 31, 2020. In accordance with Rule 6A-1.09401 of the Florida Administrative Code, the department is convening teacher experts for review of the K-12 Civics and Government Next Generation Sunshine State Standards (NGSSS) and is seeking two nominees from each district for consideration. The department, on behalf of Commissioner Corcoran, invites you to submit the names of two candidates employed by your district for consideration to serve as a teacher expert. To ensure that the review process represents the needs of all Florida students, be mindful of providing candidates that are experts in the field, have experience with Exceptional Student Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages and Universal Design for Learning, with a minimum of three years teaching experience using the Civics and Government NGSSS. Please use this online survey to submit one nominee for grades K-5 and one nominee for grades 6-12 by Monday, April 27, 2020. Teacher experts selected by the department will represent the many unique and diverse needs of Florida classrooms and will represent the district during the K-12 Civics and Government standards review. The Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support will contact individual nominees to obtain additional information to facilitate the selection process. If you have any questions, please contact Michael DiPierro, Director of Standards, at Michael.DiPierro@fldoe.org or 850-245-9773.