Project kickoff & committee selection (phase 1) of the K-12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards Initiative is now complete. The new initiative is aimed at bolstering foundational cybersecurity education and increasing the pipeline of cybersecurity talent in all communities across the nation. Learn more about the standards initiative here.
K-12 Cybersecurity Standards Committee Members Selected
Twenty-nine members have been selected to serve on the K-12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards writing committee
After an exhaustive application process the search committee has notified the national panel of teachers and professionals who have qualified to sit on the standards development committee.
Twenty-nine committee members were selected, representing 22 states across all five time zones! Elementary, middle school, and high school educators will serve on writing teams and come to the project from various professional roles and levels within education. With over 60% of the members bringing previous standards writing experience, we're confident that this team will create impactful and comprehensive cybersecurity learning standards. Read more details below on the breakdown of the writing committee.
22 states are represented including: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Virginia.
- 8 teachers on the Elementary team
- 9 teachers on the Middle School team
- 12 teachers on the High School team
- School teachers
- University and college faculty
- District coordinators
- Teacher specialists
Over 60% of the committee members bring previous standards experience to the project.
The standards writing committee will convene over three meetings scheduled between October 2020 and April 2021. The committee will be facilitated by McRel International and will be supported by government agencies such as the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Institute for Cybersecurity Education, as well as industry partners such as Palo Alto Networks, Tenable, the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, and Parallax.
If you or your organization is interested in connecting with CYBER.ORG about the cybersecurity standards development process or similar opportunities, please reach out to email@example.com for more information!
CYBER.ORG Kicks Off National K-12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards Development
September 14, 2020