Capitol Cyber Sleuths Program
The GenCyber + Capitol Technology University Capitol Cyber Sleuths program is back! On November 18th from 10am to 2pm there will be a workshop to support the growth of the next generation of cybersecurity experts for the nation. This program strives to spread awareness, inspire, and increase cybersecurity interest while building a competent, diverse, and adaptable cybersecurity workforce pipeline through the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C).
This program is designed for K-12 educators and teachers. As a part of the solution to address the continued need for skilled cyber security professionals, Capitol Cyber Sleuths provides awareness of college and career pathway opportunities for K-12 teachers to impart to their students. Additionally, this program is focused on helping teachers educate their students in areas of cyber security to understand correct and safe online behavior, while improving STEM teaching methods and cybersecurity content for K-12 curricula. With an emphasis on diversity amongst teachers and disciplines involved, the Capitol Cyber Sleuths program will reach all racial and ethnic groups in the disciplines of cybersecurity, computer science, information technology (IT), engineering, and other related computing fields. Capitol Tech believes that cyber security education is essential for successful careers in today’s world and seeks to provide educational opportunities for as many teachers and students as possible.
During the Workshop on November 18th, we will go over three key concepts:
- Cyber Security Concepts
Participation in the Capitol Cyber Sleuths program will have the following benefits:
- Hybrid learning opportunity for a combination of convenient, online access, hands-on technical experience, and in-person networking.
- Learning from professionals in the field with Capitol Tech’s finest professors of practice and leaders in cyber industries, as well as provided resources and materials to develop a strong understanding of fundamental concepts.
- Access to an established community of interest (COI) focused on cybersecurity content, best practices, pedagogy, resources, and advice on starting and sustaining cybersecurity education at your institution, available during and after participation in the program.
- This workshop will count towards Professional Development credit for K-12 Educators and Teachers
- New teacher applicants who are accepted into this program will receive a stipend of $250 upon successful completion of the program.
Enrollment and Benefits
Curriculum, Outcomes, and Materials
Points of Contact
|Program Director||Lead Instructor||GenCyber Student Coordinator|
|Dr. Kellep Charles||Dr. Richard Hansen||Matthew Baker|
|Chair of Cybersecurity Programs||Professor of Practice, Unmanned Systems & Astronautical Engineering||Student Registration and Canvas Enrollment|
|Capitol Technology University||Capitol Technology University||Capitol Technology University|