Cyber Education Discovery Forum

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Cyber Education Discovery Forum

June 20-22, 2022

The Westin Alexandria Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia

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June 20-22

Cyber Education Discovery Forum, hosted by CYBER.ORG, is a professional development event designed to prepare and empower K12 educators to teach cybersecurity topics.

  • Learn and practice ready-to-implement lessons in daily workshops
  • Explore relevant cybersecurity education topics through breakout sessions
  • Network with K-12 educators as well as cybersecurity industry and organizations
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Cybersecurity Awareness for Elementary
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This workshop is ideal for elementary school educators looking to integrate cybersecurity awareness into core content areas. Participants will get hands-on experience with unplugged and plugged lessons aimed at increasing cybersecurity awareness for elementary school students. Topics include:

  • basic encryption and encoding
  • computational thinking
  • block-based coding with the micro: bit
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Cybersecurity Awareness for Middle School
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This workshop is ideal for middle school educators looking to build cybersecurity awareness into project-based lessons and activities. Participants will get hands-on experience with plugged and unplugged lessons aimed at increasing cybersecurity awareness for middle school students. Topics include:

  • cybersecurity
  • cryptography
  • encryption and encoding
  • frequency analysis
  • block-based coding with the micro:bit
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Technical Cybersecurity for High School
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Using a cyber range, you will learn attack and defense style labs using Kali Linux and Windows virtual machines.  Playing the roles of both the malicious actor and the victim, you will achieve a deeper understanding of how real-world attacks work and how you can defend yourself against them.  Some of the cybersecurity attacks covered in this workshop include:

  • ransomware
  • backdoor/trojans
  • cracking passwords
  • web application vulnerabilities
  • denial of service
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Cyber Society
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The Cyber Society course focuses on research analysis, critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills, and teamwork. The course modules are designed to introduce students to the world of cyber and how it affects their everyday lives. Topics include:

  • law and politics
  • artificial intelligence 
  • media literacy
  • AICS (Analysis and Investigation of Cyber Scenarios)
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Monday, June 20

7 AM Check-in & Breakfast

8 AM Welcome

8:30 AM Workshops

11:30 AM Lunch

12:30 PM Afternoon Sessions

5 PM Educator Reception

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Tuesday, June 21

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Workshops

11:30 AM Lunch

1 PM Afternoon Sessions

TBD Cybersecurity Education Week Reception

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Wednesday, June 22

7:30 AM Educator Awards Breakfast

8:30 AM Workshops

12 PM Grab & Go Lunch

Safe travels!

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Calling all cybersecurity K12 educators!
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CYBER.ORG is launching its first annual CYBER.ORG Educator Awards, with a winner to be announced at the CEDF. Finalists:

  • receive airfare, hotel, and registration for the CEDF
  • receive a technology package and honorary award
  • will teach a master class to fellow teachers at CEDF
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Need help getting there?
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Don't let financial constraints keep you from the CEDF. CYBER.ORG has a limited number of $500 travel grants available.

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Interested in sponsoring?
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CEDF is made possible by sponsors. Multiple levels of sponsorships are available!