GenCyber Teacher Program

The North Texas Cybersecurity Academy

 

GenCyber Teachers Camp

The goal of the UNT GenCyber Teacher Camp is to increase the cybersecurity expertise of middle and high school Computer Science/STEM teachers so that they can introduce a cybersecurity curriculum into their classrooms. Our camp centers on Cybersecurity Foundations and emphasizes cybersecurity as a helping profession that impacts many aspects of society.

The camp is sponsored by GenCyber, the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Participant Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a middle/high teacher who teaches computer science or STEM-related courses
  • Must be able to attend 5 in-person sessions scheduled in Denton, or Flower Mound, TX (to be determined soon based on availability of space)
  • Must be able to attend pre-camp and post-camp activities (24-30 hours virtual or in-person)
  • Must be willing to complete post-surveys at the end of the camp

How to Apply?

Application Deadline for 2023 Summer Camp: January 15, 2023 (CLOSED)

Accepted teachers who complete the program will receive

  • The opportunity to learn about Cybersecurity topics to teach to their students
  • $900 stipend for 5 days.
  • Dates of in-person training sessions: 
    • June 10th, 2023
    • June 16th, 2023
    • June 17th, 2023
    • June 23rd, 2023
    • June 24th, 2023
  • One iPad and case
  • Lunches at the 5 in-person meetings
  • Parking permit
  • Virtual support (zoom sessions and office hours) for pre-camp and post-camp activities
  • A certificate of completion
  • The opportunity to be part of program that has a strong emphasis on collaboration with other highly motivated teachers

Once an applicant has been accepted to the program, a response from the applicant, either accept or decline, must be received within five days of the date of the offer letter. Successful applicants must complete and sign a Participation Agreement form prior to starting the program. Each participant must commit to participate in assessment activities before and after their experience.

If you have questions, please contact: Hyunsook.Do@unt.edu or  Renee.Bryce@unt.edu

GenCyber Team

  • Dr. Hyunsook Do, Program Director
  • Dr. Renee Bryce, Lead Instructor
  • Dr. Jacob Hochstetler, Instructor
  • Dan Blier, Instructional Design Expert, and Lead Learning Specialist
  • Tanesha Hollingshed, K-12 Pedagogical Expert
  • Zul Khoja, Instructor
  • Vinh Quach, Student Staff
  • Mohammad Ghobadi, Student Staff

Location

  • Saturdays: UNT campus (Discovery Park, Room F218): 3940 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76207

  • Fridays: Fidelity, 1 Destiny Way, Westlake, TX 76262

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