GenCyber Summer Workshop in Cybersecurity for High School Teachers
2017 Pace GenCyber
Cybersecurity Workshop for High School Teachers
July 13–July 21, 2017
Pace University—Pleasantville, NY
The workshop will introduce fundamental cybersecurity concepts as well as resources and methods to facilitate integration of the cybersecurity material into the high school curricula or after-school activities. By the end of the workshop, each participant will develop at least two lesson plans that integrate cybersecurity concepts into their curricula or after-school activities.
There is NO COST to apply for this program, and participants will receive a flat-rate stipend.
- Provide a professional development opportunity for high school teachers to become familiar with fundamental concepts and diverse topic areas in cybersecurity, as well as with cybersecurity education and career opportunities.
- Provide an opportunity for participants to develop new courses and activities to attract high school students to cybersecurity, while also strengthening the domain expertise of the high school teachers to enable them to serve as effective mentors and advisors to students interested in the field.
- Establish direct connections with high school teachers and build a pipeline for high school students into cybersecurity programs.
- Introduce fundamental cybersecurity concepts including security principles, threats and vulnerabilities, access control, and cryptography
- Cover the following topic areas: basic concepts in cybersecurity, cryptography, access control, biometrics, and cybersecurity analytics
- Provide resources for integrating the material into the high school curricula
- Educate participants about the various career paths in cybersecurity
Tools and Resources
- Introduce participants to various tools and resources for teaching cybersecurity to high school students
Lesson / Activity Design
- Each participant will design lesson plans and/or activities based on what would integrate best into their curricula or after-school activities
Each participant will receive a flat-rate stipend of $1,250 at the end of the workshop to cover the cost of transportation and other expenses related to attending the workshop. To receive the stipend, the participant will be required to attend the workshop for its entire length, and to complete all workshop activities.
On campus lodging will be provided free of charge for up to 10 participants who live outside reasonable commute range.
The workshop will provide breakfast and lunch for all participants.
The Pace GenCyber program is open to high-school teachers that reside and teach in the United States. Preference is given to candidates teaching in the science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines.
Participants are required to:
- Complete all workshop sessions
- Develop lesson plans that integrate cybersecurity concepts into their curricula or after-school activities
- Commit to engage their students in the cybersecurity-related lessons/activities developed during the workshop
Applicants are required to complete the following documents and email them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants who do not send in the complete application package will NOT be considered.
Applicants who cannot attend the entire workshop will be placed on a waiting list, and will only be admitted if space allows.
Apply as soon as possible if interested; complete applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis. Space is limited to 24 participants.
- Application form
- One recommendation letter from the principal of the high school where the applicant is teaching during the current year
- Short essay addressing the following:
- Why do you want to participate in this workshop?
- How do you anticipate utilizing the information you will learn in this workshop in your classroom?
- What are your expectations of this workshop?
Application deadline: May 5, 2017
Workshop Dates: July 13 - July 21, 2017 with a weekend break on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16
Workshop Daily Schedule: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Email us at email@example.com with any questions