GenCyber Program

Join us for our 2021 GenCyber Teacher Academy taking place this summer. 

Spots still open for our June and July Teacher Academies!

During our 2017 GenCyber Camps, to ensure a level playing field, our camps were open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Our vision is to be part of the solution to the Nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our country as national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives. 

The 3 main goals of the GenCyber Program are to:
1) increase interest in cybersecurity and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation.
2) help all students understand correct and safe online behavior.
3) improve teaching methods and cybersecurity content for K-12 Curricula.our daily lives.

 Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

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GenCyber Defender Teacher Academy 

St. Philip's College will be hosting two virtual sessions that will assist teachers in developing and integrating cyber subjects into their courses at their home schools. Participants will engage in hands-on explorations of the many aspects of security including ethics, networks, phishing, social engineering, online safety and careers in Cybersecurity. Participants will also develop lesson plans for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula. 

Participants will explore the world of cybersecurity with experts in the field through fun, real-world learning experiences enhanced by close teacher-student interaction. Activities include hands-on exercises, interactive lectures, games and career exploration. Participants will also be invited to the post-camp virtual campus tours, Mini-CTF and monthly teacher feedback sessions. 

This program is open to all 6th-12th grade teachers with preferences given to Career and Technology Education (CTE) educators who are endorsed to teach one of the following programs in Texas: Tech Apps, Tech Ed, Computer Science, STEM or Business. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Participants are responsible for their own technology with administrative privileges and internet access. 

 

June Session:  Designed for twenty middle and high school teachers

Format: Online via Zoom
Time: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Date: June 14, 2021 - June 30, 2021 (Monday - Thursday)

Deadline: Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m

Teacher Stipend: $300

Late applications may be considered. Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended.

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July Session: Designed for twenty middle and high school teachers.

Format: Online via Zoom
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Date: July 19, 2021 - July 28, 2021 (Monday-Thursday)

Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m

Teacher Stipend: $300

Late applications may be considered. Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended.

Sign Up

Contact Information

Gencyber Program Director:
Caroline Mora
cmora1@alamo.edu
Senior Advisor: Student Success/Coordinator:
Pam Tyler
spc-cyberconf@alamo.edu

Location:
MLK Bowden Building (BOWD), 226

Phone:
210-486-2080

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