GenCyber Summer Camp
GenCyber is a nationwide program funded by the NSA and the National Science Foundation.
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to:
- increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation;
- help all students understand correct and safe online behavior and how they can be good digital citizens;
- improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula.
This summer, 25 middle and high school teachers (grades 8-12) will be selected to participate in the KSU GenCyber Teacher Camp (Hybrid: virtual and F2F), where they will develop the skills they will need to raise up the next generation of cyber stars! Through a series of engaging, hands-on activities, the selected teachers will learn how to integrate the basics of cybersecurity, algorithmic thinking and computational problem solving seamlessly into their curriculum. At the end the camp, participating teachers will develop two lesson plans guided by our K-12 expert. The overall program staff to participant ratio is approximately 1:5. A professional learning community will be established and maintained post the camp. A follow-on virtual conference will be held at the end of the 2021 Fall semester.
- Location: Marietta, GA
- Field Trip: Kennesaw, GA
- Dates: July 12-23, 2021
- Delivery Mode: Hybrid (F2F & Virtual)
- Residential Type: Non-Residential
- Camp Level: Beginner
- Grades: 8th - 12th teachers
The Benefits of GenCyber Camps for Teachers
-All sessions will take place online and F2F this year.
-Receive $800 stipend for completing the camp
-Gain access to all curriculum developed by camp teams
-Earn professional development hours (if applicable)
-Free lunch and snack when on campus
-Receive Achievement Certificate for completing the camp
-The participants will receive free T-shirt and materials, which will be used in the program.
Applications Are Open Now. The deadline is May 21, 2021 5pm EST.Apply Now
Dr. Xin Tian, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
Dr. Zhigang Li, Assistant Professor of Information Technology
K-12 Curriculum Expert:
Dr. Yi Jin, Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase interest in cybersecurity careers and increase diversity in the cybersecurity workforce in the U.S., and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.
GenCyber's mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States. The program includes summer camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.
GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.