GenCyber: Adventure Zone Teacher Academy includes a one-week virtual session summer camp that will assist teachers in developing and integrating cyber subjects into their courses at their home schools. Camp participants will engage in hands-on explorations of the many aspects of security including ethics, networks, phishing, social engineering, and robotics system. Camp participants will also develop lesson plans for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula. We are intending to train twenty high school teachers at Marshall University.
Camp participants will explore the world of cybersecurity with experts in the field through fun, real-world learning experiences enhanced by close teacher-student interaction. Camp activities include hands-on exercises, interactive lectures, games, career exploration, and campus tours. Funding of the camp will be provided jointly by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) through an award received by Marshall University. The GenCyber camp is contingent on funding availability.
The week of the camp is planned for June 14-18, 2021.
Benefits to Teachers
- Free to all participants
- The participants will receive a stipend ($970.00 per one-week)
- Graduate-level professional development course credit from Marshall University.
- The participants will receive free materials, which will be used in the program.
- Meal and Internet stipends.
The participant must attend the week-long camp to receive stipends and course credit.
How to Apply
You can apply by visiting the application page at: https://forms.gle/K4MJbex2pGpqAfNW9
The application deadline is 5:00 pm, Friday, May 7, 2021. Late applications may be considered but this scholarship will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and with consideration for the strength of the application. Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended. To apply, please complete and submit this application form. It is recommended that first scan the questions, gather the required information in the question, and then fill the application form.
All camp activities are offered at no cost to all participants.
Virtual-No residential program.
Open to High School STEM teachers, with preference given to teachers from the nearby regions and those who have not attended the GenCyber program previously. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Prior knowledge of computer and cybersecurity is not required. However, it’s helpful to have a strong interest in computer and cybersecurity. Women and underrepresented minority groups in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.