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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.
Wednesday, August 15 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
The Cyber Interstate: Creating the 21st Century Learning Environment

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The Cyber Interstate offers teachers critical 21st century resources to create 21st century learning environments to prepare students for 21st century jobs. Attendees will learn from national leaders in STEM and cyber education and will walk away with free curricula that supports Virginia's Cybersecurity Foundations courses.

The Cyber Interstate is NICERC's extensive library of curricula that provides opportunities for students to gain an understanding of cyber issues, engage in cyber education, and provide a foundation for entering cyber-based degree programs and career fields. Cyber Interstate curricula supplies schools with a variety of rigorous programs that showcase a systems-level understanding of real-world applications of STEM and cyber and builds the foundation for an expansion of cybersecurity knowledge. These project-driven, application-based courses engage students in primary, secondary, and post-secondary grade levels.

Speakers
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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 →



Wednesday August 15, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
ISAT 236

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