In-Person Summer Camp for Teachers
Carnegie Mellon University will host a NSA GenCyber experience for high school teachers online and in person Summer 2023. The picoCTF for GenCyber Teacher Program (2023) by Carnegie Mellon University is designed for 10th to 12th-grade U.S. high-school computer science teachers who are interested to learn how to use online cybersecurity Capture-The-Flag (CTF) problems and competitions to introduce cybersecurity knowledge and skills to their students and to increase student interest in cybersecurity careers.
picoCTF for GenCyber Teacher Program (2023)
Camp Date: June 26, 2023 (Mon) to June 30, 2023 (Fri)
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
The primary objectives of our program are to:
- provide free education opportunities on cybersecurity knowledge and skills that are typically taught at Bachelor’s/Master’s level, e.g., cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks and their defenses, thus making our participants more likely to feel comfortable using our content in their classrooms;
- show how all six GenCyber Cybersecurity Concepts and cyber ethics manifest in the design of secure computer systems, the practice of real-world cybersecurity professionals, and the cyber-computing experience in our everyday lives;
- collaborate with our K–12 Pedagogical expert and teachers to identify a set of curriculum integration points where the knowledge referenced above can be synergistically inserted into the existing high-school computer science curriculums; and
- customize a set of demonstration lesson plans on how to use CTF problems and competitions to excite students to learn cybersecurity knowledge and skills and to increase their interest in cybersecurity careers
Lectures on introductory level cybersecurity principles leveraging picoCTF content will be released monthly beginning September 2022.
Lectures will be recorded and posted on the picoCTF YouTube channel. Join us on Twitter for a Q&A session on lecture topics once a month.
Lecture 1: Introduction to Cybersecurity
Learn cybersecurity CTF’s concept-by-concept. In this video, we consider number bases, encodings and the Shell.
Lecture 2: (coming soon)
For more information, please email Megan Kearns at firstname.lastname@example.org.