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Ben Franske, Ph.D.

Information Technology Faculty

GenCyber Teacher Participation Application Form

When:   Tuesdays and Wednesdays July 6 - 21, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where:   Our 2021 camp will be held virtually using video chat software

Cost:   $0.00 - FREE

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We are excited to have K-12 teachers like you apply for our GenCyber MSP camp! It is the goal of the GenCyber program to help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula. Therefore, we are interested in reaching as many students, from as many places as possible through teachers like you. Due to the budget constraints of the GenCyber program we have only a limited number of spots for teachers in the GenCyber MSP. Priority will be given to teachers who have not attended any GenCyber camp before, those who have not attended GenCyber MSP before, and those in the Upper-Midwest. We hope to have final selections for the 18 spots in our teacher camp by the end of the day Friday, May 14. In order to assist us in making our selections please answer the following questions in as much detail as possible.

Have you ever attended any GenCyber camp before? *



Have you ever attended a GenCyber MSP camp before? *



Will you be able to attend all camp sessions (Tuesdays and Wednesdays July 6, 2021 through July 21, 2021)? *



Please rate your own level of comfort with computers and Internet use (1-5 scale from low to high):*  

Please rate your own level of knowledge about cybersecurity (1-5 scale from low to high):*  

Have you ever done any computer programming before?*  

Have you ever used the command line before?*  

Have you ever used the Linux operating system before?*  

Is there anything else you'd like to share with us or any elaboration on the above questions?


What has you interested or excited about the GenCyber program?*


What school and district are you from?*


What classes do you teach?*


Grade Level Taught:*  

Part of this workshop will look at taking some of the activities you do and turning them into feasible lesson plans. In the past, these have included everything from speeches and papers on security to short lessons on online safety to entire units on Internet of Things devices, system administration or programming projects, etc. What do you think are the chances you might be able to include at least some cybersecurity curriculum component in your curriculum in the future?*


There are no "wrong" answers to these questions. The GenCyber program has been successful with teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds including Art, Music, Language Arts, STEM, and Computer Science. We're most interested in finding out a little about you and getting a broad cross section of teachers who are excited about the program and especially those who would consider implementing at least some small cybersecurity component in their classes in the future.