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Friday, April 20 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
K-12 Cybersecurity Education Programs

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Many K-12 cybersecurity education programs, both formal and informal, are starting to surface to address the workforce need for cybersecurity professionals. Discussion has also surfaced stressing the critical need for K-12 cybersecurity content standards. But is there a real need, or are current STEM standards already in place sufficient? This discussion will cover a brief overview of two two national studies. One study identifies, develops, and arrives at consensus on the critical cybersecurity related competencies that should be acquired by first year/ initially certified secondary technology teachers to enable them to include selected cybersecurity content in their classrooms in alignment with ITEA Standards. The second study investigates what competencies related to cybersecurity faculty indicate should be developed by high school students in a K-12 technology education class, and if these identified cybersecurity-related competencies are already included in existing K-12 standards for science, technology, and/or mathematics?


Davina Pruitt Mentle

Davina Pruitt-Mentle serves as Director for Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach (ETPRO), within the College of Education at the University of Maryland.   

Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm

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