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Teachers Learn How To Include Cybersecurity In Their Lessons

Michigan Tech University, in coordination with the Copper Country ISD’s Regional Educational Media Center #1 and Western U.P. MiSTEM Network, is hosting a Cybersecurity Camp this week for regional teachers.

The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for teachers at the K-12 level.

The goals of the program are to increase interest in cybersecurity careers and diversity in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior and how they can be good digital citizens, and improve teaching methods for delivery of cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula.

The camp includes 23 teachers representing 11 districts from across the Baraga, Houghton, and Ontonagon Counties.

Each teacher will develop lessons that addresses the new Michigan Computer Science Standards and be implemented in their classrooms this next year .

Funding of the camp is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation through an award received by Michigan Tech.

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