1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference has ended
Welcome! The Virginia Cyber Range is hosting the 1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA on August 14-15, 2018. This conference is open to all Virginia high school, college, and university faculty, administrators, and partners. Stay up to date on the conference:  Sign up for our newsletter!

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Attendees and Sponsors: Registration is CLOSED. NOTE: Regrets...We are at MAX CAPACITY; NO on-site registrations will be accepted. 
Registration fees (includes CEU certificate, lunch (Day 1), and breakfast & lunch (Day 2)):
     - VA Educator/State/Federal Government Employee: $50
     - Student: $25
     - Industry/Others: $150
     - Sponsors: Three levels available during registration; see below under Sponsorship Opportunities to review.

Conference Objectives
At the end of the conference, attendees will:
  • Understand the challenges facing educators (K12 through university level) in cybersecurity education
  • Learn innovative and effective ways to teach cybersecurity to students using hands-on learning
  • Learn about various state and national cybersecurity educational resources available to educators
  • Understand the history and services provided by the Virginia Cyber Range
  • Understand the hiring needs and skills required to prepare students to successfully enter the cybersecurity workforce
  • Discover ways to get underrepresented student populations excited about and involved in cybersecurity
  • Examine the dangers associated with social media and technology use and how to effectively teach students to safely operate in cyber

Earning Continuing Education Units (CEU)
All attendees are eligible to earn CEUs for attending the conference, but they must sign in each day at the designated CEU table located near registration.

Sponsorship Opportunities: There are many exciting opportunities for your company or organization to be involved with this conference. There are three sponsor packages (Dean’s List and Honor Roll no longer available. Logos received after 7/24 will not be included in printed materials.) from which to choose. Go to our registration site, create an account and sign in to become a sponsor >> here.

There are four tracks for this year’s conference:
  • Cyber Educational Resources
  • Cyber for K12
  • Cyber Workforce
  • Hot Topics
Check out the Schedule tab below for an initial draft of the conference structure.

Questions? Please send an email to conference@virginiacyberrange.org.
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Tuesday, August 14 • 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Teaching Cybersecurity Fundamentals? Get support for content with free Cyber Literacy Curricula

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NICERC's Cyber Literacy course was developed under a grant from the Department of Homeland Security and includes a number of cybersecurity applications including discussions on networking, privacy vs security, the 4th Amendment, and artificial intelligence. Cyber Literacy content helps develop cyber-literate students that can think critically, collaborate successfully, and speak confidently.

In addition to receiving access to NICERC's library of free curricula, participants will be shown how Cyber Literacy content can be used in the Cybersecurity Fundamentals classroom. Learn from NICERC master teachers as they demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate cybersecurity into existing content areas and into the next level cybersecurity courses in the newly developed pathways. Be a student for a day and see curriculum demonstrations in action as the NICERC team models classroom instruction using the Virginia curriculum for Cybersecurity Fundamentals 6302.

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Chuck Gardner

Director of Curriculum, Cyber Innovation Center
As the Director of Curriculum for NICERC, Chuck oversees the development and distribution of STEM, cyber, and computer science content as part of a grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Education Training and Assistance Program (CETAP). NICERC's team of subject... Read More →

Tuesday August 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
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