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I’m a Teacher…What do I need to know about Cybersecurity?

November 3
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Digital Learning and Innovative Practices, Leadership/Professional Development
Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Cisco’s website defines cybersecurity “as the practice of protecting systems, networks, and programs from digital attacks”. The U.S. Government spent nearly $18 billion on cybersecurity products and services in 2020. Cyberseek.org states nearly a half-million jobs are currently open within the cybersecurity field. To decrease the cybersecurity workforce gap, we need to build awareness and interest in cybersecurity careers from a young age. The presentation will be a mix of cybersecurity methodology to keep students and teachers safe, but also tools for teachers to use to help students explore careers in the field of cybersecurity.

Research & Standards:

ISTE Standards:

Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader: Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.

Learning Designer:
Coaches model and support educators to design learning experiences and environments to meet the needs and interests of all students.

Designer: Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Digital Citizen:
Students recognize the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, and they act and model in ways that are safe, legal and ethical.

Computational Thinker:
Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.

Additional Research:

Cybersecurity in the Classroom. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://niccs.cisa.gov/formal-education/integrating-cybersecurity-classroom

Cybersecurity Supply And Demand Heat Map. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cyberseek.org/heatmap.html

Keller, N. (2021, July 21). Cybersecurity Framework. Retrieved from https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework

Pusey, P., & Sadera, W. (2011). Cyberethics, cybersafety, and cybersecurity: Preservice teacher knowledge, preparedness,and the need for teacher education to make a difference. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 28(2), 82-88. Retrieved from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ960154.pdf

Riddell, R. (2020, December 07). ISTE 2020: Cybersecurity a K-12 essential, from protecting data to prepping students for jobs. Retrieved from https://www.k12dive.com/news/iste-2020-state-of-k-12-cybersecurity-from-traditional-it-to-classroom-le/591690/

Sands, J., Ph.D. (2019). CTE K12 Career Pathways for Cybersecurity Study. Retrieved August 22, 2021, from https://www.cssia.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/CTE_K-12_Career_Pathways_for_Cybersecurity_Study_UPDATED_10-22.pdf

Jeremy Rinkel
Jeremy Rinkel
Curriculum & Instructional Coach, Vandalia CUSD 203