Arming the Next Generation of GenCyber Knights
The GenCyber Knights Teacher Workshop is funded through a grant from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. In this non-residential workshop, middle and high school teachers will explore cyber security concepts, cyber citizenship principles and topics, and programming first as learners, then as teachers. In the workshop, teachers will develop cyber experiences for their classrooms. The workshop will take place from June 14 - 18, 2021, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily at Bellarmine University. Forty teachers will be invited to attend.
Minimum Technology Requirements
Teachers who are accepted for the GenCyber Teacher’s Camp will be required to have access to the following technology:
- a device with a microphone/camera (iPad, Chromebooks, desktop computer, laptop computer, etc.)
- a reliable internet connection
The priority registration deadline is Friday, April 23. No previous experience with cyber or programming is required. Teachers of any content area can apply. Space is limited and participants will be notified of their acceptance status by May 3, 2021. Beyond the forty teachers invited to attend, any additional teachers will be placed on a wait list and notified of acceptance if space becomes available.
Stipend & Materials
All participating teachers will receive a stipend of $115 per full day attended ($575 total) and a bundle of classroom resources aligned with workshop activities (Sphero robots, Microbit bundles, and electronic access to materials used throughout the workshop.)
Instruction will be facilitated primarily by:
- Dr. Eric Wong (Mercy Academy)
- Mr. Pat Burton (Mercy Academy)
- Mr. Efren Quirino (Saint Xavier High School)
- Jackie Honghurn (JCPS)
- Jamie Chenault (Oldham County Schools)
- Dr. Rob Kelley (Computer Science, Bellarmine University).
The 2021 GenCyber Knights Teacher Workshop staff and participants will adhere to an approved COVID-19 safety plan. We will meet in person. The 40 participants will be work separately in four different rooms and with different instructors. A full copy of the COVID-19 plan will be provided to participations prior to the workshop. The plan includes required masking, social distancing, and sanitization procedures.