Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 790
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/12/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 253 - 298
    4  and insert:
    5         1007.2616 Computer science and technology instruction.—
    6         (1)Public schools shall provide students in grades K-12
    7  opportunities for learning computer science, including, but not
    8  limited to, computer coding and computer programming. Such
    9  opportunities may include coding instruction in elementary
   10  school and middle school, instruction to develop students’
   11  computer usage and digital literacy skills in middle school, and
   12  courses in computer science, computer coding, and computer
   13  programming in high school, including earning related industry
   14  certifications.
   15         (2)Elementary schools and middle schools may establish
   16  digital classrooms in which students are provided opportunities
   17  to improve digital literacy and competency; to learn digital
   18  skills, such as coding, multiple media presentation, and the
   19  manipulation of multiple digital graphic images; and to earn
   20  digital tools, such as certificates and certifications pursuant
   21  to s. 1003.4203 and grade-appropriate, technology-related
   22  industry certifications.
   23         (3)High schools may provide students with opportunities to
   24  take computer science courses to satisfy high school graduation
   25  requirements, including, but not limited to, the following:
   26         (a) High school computer science courses of sufficient
   27  rigor, as identified by the commissioner, such that one credit
   28  in computer science and the earning of related industry
   29  certifications constitute the equivalent of up to one credit of
   30  mathematics requirement, with the exception of Algebra I or
   31  higher level mathematics, or up to one credit of science
   32  requirement, with the exception of Biology I or higher level
   33  science, for high school graduation. Computer science courses
   34  and technology-related industry certifications that are
   35  identified as eligible for meeting mathematics or science
   36  requirements for high school graduation shall be included in the
   37  Course Code Directory.
   38         (b)High school computer technology courses in 3D rapid
   39  prototype printing of sufficient rigor, as identified by the
   40  commissioner, such that one or more credits in such courses and
   41  related industry certifications earned may satisfy up to two
   42  credits of mathematics required for high school graduation.
   43  Computer technology courses in 3D rapid prototype printing and
   44  related industry certifications that are identified as eligible
   45  for meeting mathematics requirements for high school graduation
   46  shall be included in the Course Code Directory.
   47         (c) Courses in computer science, such that one credit, at
   48  the discretion of the local district school board, may satisfy
   49  one credit in physical education which is required for high
   50  school graduation.
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   53  And the title is amended as follows:
   54         Delete lines 40 - 48
   55  and insert:
   56         1007.2616, F.S.; requiring public schools to provide
   57         students in grades K-12 opportunities for learning
   58         computer science, including, but not limited to,
   59         computer coding and computer programming; authorizing
   60         grade-specific instruction in specified areas;
   61         authorizing elementary schools and middle schools to
   62         establish digital classrooms for specified purposes;
   63         authorizing high schools to provide students with
   64         opportunities to take certain computer science courses
   65         to satisfy requirements for high school graduation;
   66         providing