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About the Project

GenCyberPack: Professional Development for Middle and High School Teachers on Cybersecurity

This GenCyber teacher camp at North Carolina State University proposes to empower middle and high school teachers in North Carolina to teach cybersecurity content in their classroom through year-round engagement through pre, during and post camp professional development activities. The summer camp will be delivered in a hybrid format on six cybersecurity topics including GenCyber Cybersecurity Concepts, Cyber Ethics & Cyber Safety, Cryptography, Real-World Cybersecurity, Cyberpolicies, and Cybersecurity Careers and include knowledge and skills to teach these topics. The project brings together experts in cybersecurity, educational technology, online learning and K-12 pedagogy.

After the camp, the teachers will implement cybersecurity concepts in their K-12 classroom through three lessons that they create during the camp. Five cybersecurity experts will provide guest talks for the teachers on the latest trends in cybersecurity. This professional development will support teachers who are key players to to inspire and motivate students to pursue cybersecurity and help address the growing demand for cybersecurity professionals.

This project has been funded by National Security Agency – $150,000 to conduct teacher camps