We strive to do Good Work
We provide resources, training, and support to secondary school educators teaching cybersecurity.
Teacher Professional Development
We offer workshops providing a deep-dive into the TeachCyber coursework, hands-on U.S. Cyber Range labs, and time to develop implementation plans. Teachers shift from being students learning and building their own confidence, to the educator planning instruction for their own students. We also offer one-day intensive workshops (to build knowledge in specific areas of cybersecurity) and sessions to develop interest in the cybersecurity concepts. We have also partnered with Cisco to offer self-paced, online courses to teachers at no cost.
Our courseware is Creative Commons licensed, open-source and available at no cost to high school educators. The TeachCyber courseware is based on the High School Cybersecurity Curriculum Guidelines and uses hands-on, active, student-centered learning strategies, including labs using the U.S. Cyber Range. We support extracurricular engagement with a Club Kit available to teachers.
We provide Teacher Virtual Lounges on topics such as cybersecurity careers, cyber ranges, CTFs/competitions, a Book Club, and much more. We engage with administrators, local and state-level representatives as they grow cybersecurity education ecosystems in communities.
We are actively involved in national and state cybersecurity education workshops and conferences including NICE K-12, the Computer Science Teachers Association conference, Women in Cybersecurity, and others.
We support, partner, and collaborate with organizations such as the Maryland Center for Computing Education, National Cryptologic Foundation, Cyber Florida, iEARN, and many others.
The TeachCyber Byte newsletter provides subscribers with updates and opportunities in K-12 cybersecurity education. We also provide feature articles on timely cybersecurity topics, such as Bitcoin and ransomware.
We recognize teachers offering awards for:
- Passport into Cybersecurity recognizing teachers who introduce students into the cybersecurity field,
- Pathways into Cybersecurity recognizing teaches who (in addition to teaching a cybersecurity class) developed cybersecurity programs, host clubs, and/or coach competitions, and
- Platform for Cybersecurity recognizing teachers who are creating robust systemic change in cybersecurity education in their communities.