This summer, the Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center is hosting the Cyber FUN-damentals for Teachers Camp, an activities-based virtual training for high school STEAM teachers. Twenty applicants will be selected to participate in this free opportunity to gain new skills in IT and cybersecurity and receive guidance on how to translate that learning into curriculum for the classroom.
Funding for this camp has been provided by a Department of Defense grant to the Cybersecurity Center to increase interest in cybersecurity careers in the high schools through outreach to teachers and other stakeholders. Teachers who take part in the camp will receive a Raspberry Pi 4, keyboard, mouse, monitor, Python book, and electronics kit to keep and use in their own classrooms. They will also have the opportunity to earn 4 continuing education units and prepare for an industry certification in cybersecurity at a reduced price.
The camp will be both synchronous and asynchronous, with participants completing some portion of the training through self-paced modules consisting of videos, reading material, and discussions before joining live virtual sessions with Cybersecurity Center staff to practice hands-on activities and discuss the material in real time with their peers.
Interested high school STEAM teachers can apply to participate in this summer camp from now until June 21st. The camp will run from July 5th through August 5th.