This session will share resources on how to engage and prepare students to be better cyber aware citizens and to prepare them for careers in Cybersecurity. We will discuss the current status of National K-12 Curriculum Standards, free and paid curriculum offerings, Cyber Clubs and Competitions, articulation and dual-credit possibilities with National Centers for Academic Excellence schools, certification options for high school students, and how to NOT freak out your IT department when mentioning Cybersecurity courses for students!
Chris is an Instructional Technology Director and Cybersecurity teacher at Waubonsie Valley High School in Indian Prairie School District 204. Prior to working in his present role, Chris was a Teacher On Special Assignment for Instructional Technology, at Huntley CSD 158. In his 16 years in education, he has also served as a Technology Integration Specialist and taught Middle School Computer Literacy classes. Chris has presented at CoSN, Tech&Learning Live, ICE (now IDEAcon), IETC, & TechCON. He has been working in educational technology for over 24 years, which includes his employment in educational software sales and marketing before becoming an educator.