Contact Information

Ben Franske, Ph.D.

Information Technology Faculty

Mary Jo Gardner

GenCyber Program Director

GenCyber Teacher Participation Application Form

When:   June 24 - 28, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where:   Inver Hills Community College

Cost:   $0.00 - FREE

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We receive great responses from teachers like you. It's 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 you in addition to our direct-to-students GenCyber camp. We hope to have the final selection for the 18 spots we have at our teacher workshop by the end of the day Tuesday, May 29. In order to assist us with that please answer the following 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.