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May 4, 2023

Teach Cyber Byte

In this Teach Cyber Byte, you can find the winners of the Teach Cyber Teacher of the Year awards. We have three categories the Platform Award, the Pathways Award and the Passport Award. You can also learn more about the NCF Cyber Chats and details about upcoming events. Don't forget to get signed up for the Teach Cyber PD. We can't wait to see you there!

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Jamie Key
Enterprise High School
Jamie began implementing computer science courses at her school nearly seven years ago to include the addition of cybersecurity 2 years ago. She continues to recruit students to the class and cybersecurity competitions. Her dedication and enthusiasm led her to partner with the local community college and businesses to promote cybersecurity education. Jamie has helped generate interest in cybersecurity for students by showing them how relevant the field is to their daily lives and as a potential career path. Jamie resources her classroom so her students gain real-world experiences, use technologies such as the US Cyber Range.
And she show the students paths forward through internships and scholarships. One of Jamie’s students shared, “She has helped me realize my dream of working in the cybersecurity field and has assisted me every step of the way.” Congratulations, Jamie!
James Winn
Wyoming Indian Schools
James has brought a real-world opportunity to the Wind River Reservation, where he serves a 100% Native American school. He has created a cybersecurity program that produces certified students right out of high school. James has attained CompTIA Education Partner for his school districts, leading students and peers in pursuing cybersecurity education. Additionally, he served as an equity fellow for the CSTA Equity Fellowship program and is working to bring CS opportunities to one of the most marginalized groups of students in America. Congratulations on achieving the platform award and your efforts in broadening participation in cybersecurity!


Sylvia Wood
St. Dominic Savio School
Sylvia began teaching computer sciences courses in 2017; by 2019, she was leading a cybersecurity course. Sylvia creates opportunities for her students to find pathways into cybersecurity through the classes she teaches and through two CyberPatriot teams she sponsors. In addition, Sylvia helps raise interest in cybersecurity in younger students through workshops her high school cybersecurity clubs hold for elementary and middle school students. Sylvia also promotes cybersecurity education to her peers through speaking at events such as the 2023 TCEA Convention.
Congratulations on the Pathways Award, and keep up the excellent work, Sylvia!


Crystal, a dedicated teacher, raises cybersecurity awareness among her students and younger students in her district. Crystal started a program that allows her advanced students to go into elementary schools and teach hands-on offline cybersecurity lessons to engage students and get them excited about cybersecurity. Additionally, her students enjoy the positive learning environment she creates, which gives them the confidence to know they belong in cybersecurity. Crystal takes great pride in customizing her curriculum to allow each student to be successful in whichever aspect of cybersecurity they choose. Her students have chosen networking, software, and hardware. Congratulations to Crystal!
Crystal Torbush
Louisa County High School


The National Cryptologic Foundation's Podcast for youth ages 11-21 & educators features conversations with both industry professionals and youth in cyber that explores the latest topics in cybersecurity and its resources.
All episodes are grounded in the 8 Big Ideas from Teach Cyber’s HSCCG. The most recent episode touches on the many paths into cybersecurity that still maintain traditional ethical guidelines. After streaming an episode, listeners can complete the corresponding episode challenge to put their new knowledge and skills to the test. Individuals, groups, classes, or teams who complete the challenge will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win cyber swag, a pizza party, and a Zoom call from a special guest.

The final episode and challenge of #CyberChats Season 1 airs this month, so there’s still time to listen in!
#CyberChats is available on all major podcast streaming platforms.
Find short clips and full guest interviews on NCF’s YouTube page.

Sacramento State GenCyber Summer 2023

Teacher Camp Program

Do you know colleagues looking to implement cybersecurity into their content area?
GenCyber Camps are a great place to get resources to implement cybersecurity!
  • Dates: July 24 - July 28, 2023
  • Schedule: 9:00 am - 5 pm (detailed schedule will be available to selected participants)
  • Format: Virtual Instruction via Zoom Online

Teach Cyber Professional Development

Do you or your colleagues need training on how to teach a high school cybersecurity course?
Join Teach Cyber for the Teacher Professional Development Workshop
July 24-28, 2023.
At this workshop you can expect to:
  • Participate in morning and afternoon synchronous sessions via Zoom and Canvas.
  • Engage in hands-on activities and labs on the US Cyber Range.
  • Gain access the US Cyber Range for one month.
  • Receive assistance during office hours.
  • Learn how to use a CTF competition in your classroom.
For more information you can visit the Teach Cyber PD, here.
To register click the button.
We look forward to seeing you!
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