The Gencyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University will allow participants to understand security procedures, practices, and threats regardless of their knowledge level in IT/CS. The goal of this non-residential program is to help participants understand the dangers that come with using Internet, social media, and smart devices and increase their knowledge of system vulnerabilities, threats, attacks, and protections.
The GenCyber program at Boise State University is designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to:
- create local cyber security awareness
- build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone
- design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy
- provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community.
Topics include password protection, phishing, cryptography, virus, Trojans, wireless and network security, and Sphero SPRK+ robots will be taught in class, from which participants will be exposed to all ten cybersecurity first principles.
Team-Based Learning (TBL), an Evidence-Based Instructional Practice, will be used to create an engaged community of learners.
All hands-on activities are unplugged and only simple mathematical preliminary knowledge is needed, thus appropriate to all teachers with different backgrounds. In addition, pre-camp materials will be posted here, allowing participants gain some preliminary knowledge.
Stipend and Credits:
Teachers selected to participate in these workshops will receive a $450 stipend. In addition, two professional education credits are offered and participants will take home a Sphero SPRK+.
When & Where:
Two camps will be offered in the Boise State Computer Science Department in downtown Boise (777 West Main St. Boise, ID 83702). Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.
- June 17, 2019 – June 21, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm
- June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019, 8:30am-4:30pm