The Intelitek STEM and CTE Foundation (ISCEF) develops and distributes state-of-the-art technology education programs in coding, robotics, manufacturing and machining to k-12 and post-secondary public institutions. Our mission is to accelerate the integration of technology education programs in k-12 and post-secondary institutions in the U.S. to support a diverse skilled 21st Century STEM workforce capable of advancing and prospering in the Innovation Economy. Our Cyber Robotics Coding Competition/education program provides teachers and youth with the opportunity to learn how to code 3D virtual simulated robots (they can be real bots, too) by completing a series of fun, interactive, thematic missions online. Youth (working in teams) build robotics coding skills they complete a series of challenging missions requiring they gain knowledge and points to get to the next level. Teams with the most completed missions are invited to a Finals Codeathon and Award Ceremony where STEM career paths are shared by industry professionals.
Our curriculum designers are working to develop a continuum of CS learning and support, from very young children on up through high school.
The world’s leading cyber security company, Symantec, partnered with AAUW to develop the STEMpack: Cyber Security curriculum. A total of four lessons across five days of instruction and activity, this curriculum is designed to inspire and introduce participants to cyber security and computer science. Overview This curriculum is intended for a classroom setting with a computer available for each student, to be led by an experienced educator who is comfortable using technology. The robust lessons build on one another and cover the origins of the internet, binary code, an introduction to programming languages and coding, deconstructing a computer, and more. The lessons can be flexible depending on educators’ needs, but each features more than two hours of instruction and activities for computer science education for students with varying degrees of prior knowledge.
On September 30, 2020, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center released a joint Ransomware Guide, which is a customer centered, one-stop resource with best practices and ways to prevent, protect and/or respond to a ransomware attack.
The STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ Campaign is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.
The DHS Cybersecurity Education Training Assistance Program (CETAP) equips K-12 teachers with cybersecurity curricula and education tools. This resource includes project-driven Curricula (e.g., lesson plans, assessments); programs (e.g., hands-on cybersecurity learning activities for middle-school and high-school students); and Student Resources for students, parents, and activity leaders looking to enhance students’ awareness of STEM, computer science, and cyber topics.
Published in December 2020, this report by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) details how cyber actors are targeting school computer systems, slowing access, and rendering the systems inaccessible to basic functions, including remote learning. In some instances, ransomware actors stole and threatened to leak confidential student data unless institutions paid a ransom.
Recommendations for schools as they use videoconferencing apps developed by the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
COVID-19 has disrupted education and has forced schools to pivot quickly to a distance learning approach, which is often virtual. Using virtual learning products comes with concerns about student privacy, including for students receiving special education and related services. Federal privacy laws don’t explicitly address how to handle every situation, but concerns about privacy should not be a barrier to serving students as best as educators are able. This guide, developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Future of Privacy Forum is designed to provide an overview of major relevant privacy laws and to help educators think through common scenarios that might present privacy concerns, particularly for students with disabilities.
A website that helps all education privacy stakeholders learn the basics, keep informed about the latest news, laws, and resources, and better communicate how to ensure education privacy while allowing for the good use of data and technology in education. It includes specific resource pages for K-12 officials, higher ed officials, parents, students, industry, and policymakers.