K-12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards Initiative
Currently, there are only a few models of state-developed cybersecurity standards and no national standards specific to cybersecurity.
Establish K-12 cybersecurity education expectations that are available for all states and districts to adopt
Increased access to cybersecurity education opportunities for students that will prepare them to enter the workforce or to expand their study in college
K-12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards Development Kicks Off First Writing Session
Thirty educators virtually gathered together for the first K-12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards Initiative writing session.
State standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Currently, there are only a few models of state-developed cybersecurity standards and no national standards specific to cybersecurity.
This is an impediment to both curriculum developers and teachers on the ground - with students ultimately losing out on the opportunities presented by a robust cyber education.
CYBER.ORG staff members have served on multiple standards development committees and have gained extensive insight from writing cyber curricula, leading professional development, and supporting educators across the country. Over the next year, CYBER.ORG will be facilitating collaboration among experts from K-12, higher ed, government, and industry as they develop the first national set of k-12 cybersecurity learning standards.
Current voices from K-12, higher education, government, and industry will be at the table as standards are developed.
Regular updates will be provided during development. Additionally, all citizens may review and comment prior to publication.
Standards will be comprehensive and easy to find. States or districts may adopt in full or embed into existing content standards.
Project Kickoff & Committee Selection
First standards development committee working session
Second standards development committee working session
Standards review committee meeting
Third standards development committee working session
Complete second draft of standards
Public comment period open
Standards are published
Key stakeholders from education, industry, and government sectors.
Have questions or want to be become involved? Get in touch here.