GenCyber Teacher Camp 2022
Dr. Jyh-haw Yeh
Dr. Doug Twitchell
The GenCyber Teacher Camp at Boise State University allows participants to understand security procedures, practices, and threats regardless of their knowledge level in IT/CS. The goal of this non-residential program is to help participants understand the dangers that come with using Internet, social media, and smart devices and increase their knowledge of system vulnerabilities, threats, attacks, and protections.
We have hosted three information sessions (5-6 PM on March 14th, March 30th and April 20th) via zoom. The information session gave an overview of the camps.
Summer Camps: Apply Summer Camp here
When & Where
Two camps will be offered in the Boise State Computer Science Department in downtown Boise (777 West Main St. Boise, ID 83702). Breakfast and lunch is provided each day.
- 1st camp: July 11, 2022 – July 15, 2022, 8:30am-4:30pm
- 2nd camp: July 18, 2022 – July 22, 2022, 8:30am-4:30pm
The GenCyber program at Boise State University is designed for secondary education teachers in Southwest Idaho and the Boise area to:
- Create local cyber security awareness
- Build a community of practice to promote cyber security for everyone
- Design, develop, implement, and evaluate lesson plans for teachers in the area of security and privacy
- Provide cyber security resources and make them accessible to the community
- Maintain/expand the secondary teacher community for cybersecurity education we have built in 2017, 2019 and 2021.
- Promote cybersecurity education to as many students as possible by delivering cybersecurity lessons in all subject areas in secondary schools.
- Provide cybersecurity teaching/learning resources and follow-up opportunities to support teacher participants throughout the school year.
Topics include password protection, phishing, cryptography, virus, Trojans, wireless and network security, and Sphero BOLT robots are taught in class, from which participants are exposed to all ten cybersecurity first principles.
Team-Based Learning (TBL), an Evidence-Based Instructional Practice, will be used to create an engaged community of learners.
All hands-on activities are unplugged and only simple mathematical preliminary knowledge is needed, thus appropriate to all teachers with different backgrounds. In addition, pre-camp materials are shared, allowing participants to gain some preliminary knowledge.
Stipend and Credits
Teachers selected to participate in these workshops receive a $750 stipend:
- $500 (summer camp) + $50 (parking support)
- $100 (post-camp activity 1 in Fall 2022)
- $100 (post-camp activity 2 in Spring 2023)
In addition, two professional education credits are offered and participants take home a Sphero BOLT.