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GenCyber Camps

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 in Kindergarten to Grade 12  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.  In addition, teacher-students will receive a 4GB RAM ASUS-branded 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.

Dates:

There will be 2 camps held in College Station, Texas; each will be a week long [Monday through Friday]. Every day will start at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm.

  • June 19-23, 2017
  • August 7-11, 2017

Covered Topics:

  • Fundamentals of Networks and Introduction
  • Cryptography Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Cyber Security, Risks, and Policies
  • Forensics, Ethics, and Privacy
  • Curriculum Development

Facilities:

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.

 

Registration is currently closed, but Wait-List is open

Registration is currently closed for this summer, due to seating limitations. But you can still register onto the wait-list. ALL Texas teachers  that currently teach in elementary, middle/intermediate, or high school were able to apply for registration.

The form below is only an application for registration, so 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. Seating may open up at any moment due to individuals dropping out, so 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 more information regarding GenCyber, please go to GenCyber’s Offical website.

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