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January 10, 2022

The Teach Cyber Byte

Happy New Year! We hope you are having a wonderful start to 2022! In this Byte, you'll find information about professional development opportunities you can enroll in now and opportunities available this Spring and Summer! Please offer your feedback on TeachCyber's summer PD offerings by responding to a survey. The deadline for the NCTA scholarship opportunity is January 21, 2022. Please submit your application soon! Through TeachCyber's partnership with Cisco Networking Academy you have the opportunity to take four self-paced courses.

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Teach Cyber Professional Development

TeachCyber Summer PD

TeachCyber is planning for a 5-day virtual workshop and potentially a 3-day advanced virtual workshop this summer and we need your input!

Explore the Discipline of Cybersecurity
Teacher Workshop: Saturday, February 12, 2022

Interested in Cybersecurity?

Explore the “Big Ideas” of Cybersecurity Education, investigate the free TeachCyber curriculum and experience a hands-on learning activity.

This no cost event is a 90-minute virtual workshop on Saturday, February 12, 2022 11am-12:30pm ET.

National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy

The NCTA Scholarship Application deadline is January 21, 2022.

  • The application requires a letter of support from an administrator from your institution or organization.
  • The scholarship application can be found here.
NCTA will offer a 12-credit hour graduate certificate to high school teachers and will include coursework on teaching cybersecurity, foundations of cybersecurity, network security, and advanced topics. Three universities (DePaul University, University of Louisville, and University of Arkansas-Little Rock) will be offering the virtual program, with a little bit of variation depending on the university’s program. Descriptions of each program can be downloaded using the links below. The program begins Summer 2022. NCTA is supported by a grant from the National Security Agency (NSA).
Teach Cyber hosted information sessions for the National Cybersecurity Teaching Academy (NCTA) certificate throughout the month of December.

If you were unable to attend those sessions, you can watch a recorded sessions here.

Additionally, please take a look at the FAQ page.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Please click on each institution's logo to see that university's description of its NCTA certificate courses.

NCTA University Specific Sessions

Each of the certificate-granting universities will have an information session about their program. Please sign up and indicate which session you will attend.
University of Arkansas
Little Rock

January 10, 2022 at 7pm ET.

DePaul University

January 11, 2022 at 7pm ET.

University of Louisville

January 12, 2022 at 7pm ET.

Teach Cyber and Cisco Networking Academy

Do you need additional cybersecurity PD?

Check out the four free, self-paced course offerings and decide which is right for you!
  • Cybersecurity Basics (15 Hours)
  • Introduction to Packet Tracer (10 Hours)
  • Cybersecurity Essentials (30 Hours)
  • Networking Essentials (70 Hours)
For more information, to enroll and to see each course's learning objectives please visit the
TeachCyber Netacademy page.
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