Cybersecurity in the K-12 Space
Listen and learn : Panel
Wednesday, December 2, 3:15–4:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Jessica Boersma Dr. Nathaniel Evans Sara Gonzalez Dr. Kenneth Kass
Examine elements of a cybersecurity curriculum in the K-12 space. We'll share the tri-fold approach and explore elements with current educational frameworks commonly used in evaluation of curriculum and performance and suggest the development of a framework for evaluating cybersecurity curriculum.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||None|
|Topic:||Computer science & computational thinking|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
In this session we will examine elements of a Cybersecurity curriculum/activities in the K-12 space, dividing and providing examples of the tri-fold approach (cyber for IT, digital citizenship and cybersecurity for workforce) that is currently being utilized. We will examine these elements of Cybersecurity through the lens of current educational frameworks commonly used in evaluation of curriculum and performance. We will also suggest adaptations as appropriate toward development of a framework for evaluating cybersecurity curriculum.
We will provide example resources for educators to take back and will demonstrate strengths and weaknesses with current activities.
We will break the perspectives down into K-5 and 6-12 having members on the panel from each side discussing some of the differences as it relates to cybersecurity.
1) Talk about what open cybersecurity focused curriculum exist and what they contain. Include a discussion of the importance of why this should be taught early (20 min)
2) Discuss common mistakes noticed in activities or lessons, including obtaining audience perspectives and stories (15 min)
3) Summarize this all into a common mistakes to avoid list including audience suggestions (15 min)
4) Discuss common cybersecurity related topics and what types of information or lessons would be valuable (20 min)
5) Answer Questions or hear stories people have (20 min)
Need for more people to fill cyber jobs:
Cybersecurity weakness in K-12:
And its pretty much non-existent in K-5 unless your talking digital citizenship and even that is limited.
Dr. Nathaniel Evans received his Doctorate in Computer Engineering with a specialty in Cyber Security from Iowa State University, one of the first NSA Centers of Excellence in the country. He has spent time working in the Intelligence Community and for a variety of companies including Walt Disney World, Principal Financial Group and the Computer Security Institute. Nathaniel also has his CISSP and currently teaches a Certified Ethical Hacking course at Moraine Valley Community College and a Cyber Awareness master’s course at University of Chicago. He currently runs DOE's CyberForce Competition.
Ken is the EVP of Technology at Endeavor Schools. Ken holds Ph.D. In Curriculum & Instructional Technology from Iowa State University, and a Masters of Public Administration from Drake University.