Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

WiCyS 2018

Join us at WiCyS 2018 for the Adventures in Cyberspace: Cyber Security Literacy for K-12 and Beyond Workshop.

At Iowa State University, we are embarking on an adventure that few have attempted. We want to share cyber security with all ages and in a way in which they can apply it in their daily lives. In this hands-on workshop, we will share materials from our college course, high school curriculum, video modules and CyberToons, professional development, and our upcoming online lab. All materials are available to instructors free of charge and the participant will leave with access to web sites, printed materials, open-ended and discussion questions, and curricular ideas that can be modified for all ages. Materials are based on information presented in Computer Security Literacy: Staying Safe in a Digital World by Douglas Jacobson and Joseph Idziorek.

Past Training Opportunities

Heartland AEA Professional Development

For those who wish to use the middle school modules, Heartland and ISU’s Information Assurance (IA) program will offer two half-day workshops on August 3 and 4 in Johnston. (Participants need to come to one day’s classes or another, but not both.) Dr. Doug Jacobson, chair of ISU’s IA program, and Dr. Lance Wilhelm, director of technology for Heartland, will co-teach this workshop. There is no cost to participate, and all materials are provided free. The purpose of the workshop is to walk through the curricular modules, which can be the basis of an entire class at the middle school level, or can be split up and used in existing classes at the middle or high school levels. For those wishing to participate at a distance, these workshops will be available via the Zoom video conferencing service. Teachers participating in this pilot will be asked to provide feedback via an online survey 3-4 times during the 2015-16 school year.

For those who wish to teach the high school class, a staff development class will be offered through Heartland in the fall of 2015, so pilot schools could offer the class to high school students starting in the spring of 2016. The Heartland class will require a minimum of 15 hours of face-to-face time, and a minimum of 30 hours of “out of class” time. Staff development credit will be available for participants, but is not required.