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Marshall to offer GenCyber Teacher Academy

April 20 event open to K-12 teachers, focuses on incorporating cyber concepts in the classroom
Marshall University will present a GenCyber learning opportunity for K-12 teachers on April 20, which will be offered both in person and virtually. The GenCyber Teacher Academy Conference will focus on “Cybersecurity in the Classroom: Empowering K-12.” Free registration is available to all K-12 teachers, with materials and lunch provided.

Organizers are hoping to recruit teachers who can showcase how they are integrating cybersecurity concepts in the classroom and offering a $100 stipend for those who present virtually and a $200 stipend for those who present in person. There also will be six prize drawings, three $500 prize drawings for virtual participants and three $1,000 prize drawings for in-person participants.

“The conference will be open to all teachers from the Tri-State area who are interested in integrating computing and cybersecurity into their curriculum,” said Dr. Husnu Narman, camp leader, who is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Sciences and Electrical Engineering and a member of Marshall’s Institute for Cyber Security. “Teachers will have an opportunity to network with their peers and share their success stories and challenges in implementing these subjects in their classrooms. We expect that the conference will provide valuable insights and practical methods for enhancing the computing and cybersecurity education in K-12.”

The registration deadline is April 5, 2024, and can be completed at https://www.marshall.edu/gencyber/gencyber-conference/.

The event is offered through Marshall University’s College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, with support from the GenCyber summer camp program of the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency.

 

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