GenCyber Teacher Camp

August 5 - 9, 2019

FREE CAMP OPPORTUNITY

GenCyber Teacher Camp is for teachers and educators who are passionate about providing students with the tools they need to be safe and responsible online. The vision of the GenCyber program is to be part of the solution to the Nation's shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to direct their talents in this area is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives. A team of cybersecurity experts will guide you through hands-on activities using current technologies, introduce the concept of digital citizenship and give you online safety information to share in your classrooms.

Participants will learn cybersecurity curriculum that they can take back to their classrooms to help students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the Nation. Walk away from camp with a comprehensive set of teaching materials mapped to appropriate standards, including lesson plans, access to our Raspberry-Pi starter kit and Cozmo‚Äč robot lending library, project ideas for your classrooms and a network of like-minded teachers and educators in your area to share ideas in the future. The camp curriculum will be covering the following:

  • Secure Coding Elements, Defensive Programming Fundamentals (Software Security)
  • Programming using Raspberry Pi Linux Commands (basics, file permissions, networking)
  • Programming with Python
  • Cryptography and its applications (Information & Usable Security)
  • Networking Security Basics
  • Mobile Security
  • Cyber Intelligence: Privacy and Machine Learning (Human Security & Surveillance)
  • Database Security (including data-privacy and ethics)
  • System Security (including OS level security topics)
  • Cybersecurity Educational Software- Apps-Tools (Freeware)
  • Capture the Flag Models and Cyber-School Competition Programs
A $500 stipend will be provided to each teacher or educator for their time at camp, along with the implementation of a cybersecurity activity during the fall semester of the school year. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to earn a CyberChip digital badge!

Participants

Middle school level teachers/educators. No prior cybersecurity experience is necessary. 

Questions?

Please email Dr. Ankur Chattophyay or camps@uwgb.edu with questions. 

Cost

FREE. GenCyber Camps are open to all participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.

Daily Camp Hours

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lunch is included as part of registration.

Registration Instructions

When registering for this camp, please submit the following:

  1. Online registration
  2. Personal Statement (included as part of the online registration)
  3. Letter of support from principal, administrator or supervisor
Personal Statement
Write a short statement as to why and how you will benefit from attending this camp.


Optional Housing

If you are attending from out-of-town, our Housing & Residence Life is offering bedrooms in our 4-bedroom air-conditioned apartments available at $60 a night per person. All bed linens are provided. To make a reservation, please fill out the Housing Reservation Request Form.

  • Under Event Attending Reason, put in GenCyber. 
  • Under Housing Options, select Apartments (4-Person/4-Bedroom; Air Conditioned)

Stipends

Participants will be provided a $500 stipend for their participation. They will receive $250 of that after their completion of the camp week. The other $250 is contingent upon completion of implementing at least one camp lesson plan (or provided curricular module related to the GenCyber first-principles topic) or implement an instance of the Capture the Flag model in their classrooms/school during the Fall 2019 semester.

Digital Badge

Participants will have the opportunity to earn a CyberChip digital badge! Digital badges recognize a particular experience or signify accomplishments, such as completion of a project or mastery of a skill. In a professional context, a learner typically earns a badge by conducting presentations, attending institutes to develop a specific competency, or serving on advisory boards or committees. Digital badges enable professional communities to identify new competency areas and recognize mastery or demonstration of those competencies. Badges signal to colleagues and to current and prospective employers a professional life of active learning, engagement, and ongoing development.


Camp Instructors

Dr. Ankur Chattopadhyay
 Dr. Chattopadhyay is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Information and Computing Sciences at UWGB. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with a graduate certification of accomplishment in information assurance. He is the founder and director of the new upcoming 'Center of Cybersecurity Education' at UW-Green Bay. He is also the faculty mentor of the UW-Green Bay Google Ignite CS program, where he supervises undergrad students in K-12 computing educational research. He does active research on content and curriculum delivery at undergrad level and for K-12 outreach. He has several publications on privacy topics in computer vision (surveillance technology) and on cybersecurity topics as well as information security education. He has collaborated with the nationally renowned Security Injections group based on a NSF project at Towson University. He has also contributed to the first ever set of global curricular guidelines in cybersecurity as drafted by the ACM Joint Task Force. He is currently the faculty advisor in charge of the UWGB Computer Science program’s new Information Assurance & Security emphasis track, which he designed and developed. He teaches computing security topics, like software security, secure coding, computer networking, etc., as part of this undergraduate emphasis program. 

Dr. Iftekhar Anam
Iftekhar Anam is an Assistant Professor of Information and Computing Sciences at the UW-Green Bay. Before joining UW-Green Bay, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS), University of Memphis. He finished his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the University of Memphis at Memphis, TN. He also has an M. Sc. from the University of Memphis and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). His research projects focus on automated analyses of facial and behavioral expressions and their applications. He is also interested in analyses of text data. His areas of expertise include Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Human-Computer Interaction, and Assistive Technology. Dr. Anam coauthored several journal and conference papers. He is a professional member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He enjoys reading, traveling, and several sports.