Cal Poly wins NSA GenCyber Teacher Training Award
My colleagues John Oliver, Paul Hummel, and I have been awarded a 2018 GenCyber grant for providing guidance to local high school teachers in integrating core, cybersecurity concepts into their classroms. The goal is to create a force-multiplier for generating interest in cybersecurity amongst the local high school students. Beyond traiditional in-class exercises, our program will leverage my existing cybersecurity track within EPIC to create a hands-on, learn-by-doing labratory where teachers will get to pracitce some of their newly learned techniques. Further, to help ensure that teachers will adopt the cyber labs as part of their teaching, we will link each of the labs to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) which are used by all California public schools. We hope to release our curricular materials publicaly soon after the camp concludes.