This program is designed to instruct teachers in cybersecurity in support of the GenCyber principles and Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). The camp is designed to introduce, develop, and reinforce skill-sets of computer science and information technology of teachers, specifically in cybersecurity topics.
This includes the GenCyber teacher program overview concepts. All Texas Teachers are encouraged to attend to learn how to incorporate Cybersecurity into their curriculum!
Teacher-students electing to participate in this program will have zero cost thanks to the National Security Agency, National Science Foundation, and GenCyber Sponsorship. In addition, teacher-students will receive a 4GB RAM laptop loaded with Kali Linux to use during the week’s instruction, and then to take back with them to their various school districts. The curriculum is to be deployed in a hands-on method inclusive of multiple learning modalities. With this, teacher-students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge from visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles as the teaching modality will be inclusive to reach as many of the different cognitive learning domains as possible.
There will be 2 camps held in College Station, Texas; each will be a week long [Monday through Friday]. Each day will start at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm.
June 25 – 29, 2018
July 16 – 20, 2018
Fundamentals of Networks and Introduction
Fundamentals of Cyber Security, Risks, and Policies
Forensics, Ethics, and Privacy
The Texas A&M Cybersecurity Education Laboratory has been designed to accommodate the facilitation of hands-on training and education providing a flexible workspace with a modular group working environment layout. Offering 40 square feet of space per student, the lab meets all access and accommodation requirements. The lab was designed to offer facilitated instruction in applied cybersecurity, network engineering, Unix and Windows® system administration techniques, database administration, 3D printing, project management, and statistical management techniques. This facility supports not only classroom instruction and laboratory exercises but is also the “club house” for the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Club. The goal of this facility is to provide an applied research and applied andragogical laboratory space for educational development.
This lab includes 32 high caliber workstations, 8 55″ televisions for collaborative workspace use, 32 Cisco routers and switches, 48 Intel NUCs, private network access across the room, 2 Citrix Xenware Hypervisors for virtual machine provisioning, Internet Protocol version 4 and 6 access to the commodity Internet and Internet-2, and a Raspberry Pi Beowulf cluster combined of individualized student nodes.
Application is Open
Registration is currently open. ALL Texas teachers that currently teach in intermediate/middle or high school are able to apply for registration. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program in late May.
There is a form below for application for registration. NOTE: This is an application, not a registration. Seating is limited. It is not guaranteed that you will be registered for the particular camp that you are requesting, nor is it guaranteed that you will be registered for any of the camps. If not accepted, you will be put on a wait list to be notified if their are any unaccepted spots or cancellations. Seating may open up at any moment due to individuals dropping out. If you are on the wait-list, please ensure that you check your email regularly, as we may notify you that you have been placed into a camp.
For general information regarding GenCyber, please go to GenCyber’s Offical website.