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GenCyber Security Camp

2017 GenCyber Security Camp – Iowa’s First!

Council Bluffs Community School District (CBCSD) in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and CBCSD 21st CCLC Grants will partner with AIM, a Nebraska not-for-profit institution with the mission of building the area’s IT talent pipeline, to host Iowa’s first GenCyber Camp! This camp will be a one-week combination camp for 5th and 6th grade girls and elementary/middle school teachers. The camp is designed to pique interest in and expand knowledge of cybersecurity concepts and careers. In addition, this camp will increase participants’ understanding of correct and safe online behaviors, and improve teaching methods for delivering cyber security content in K-12 curricula. This camp is a FREE learning experience for participants!

Camp Details

When: June 12-16, 2017; expected hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday with an end of camp celebration for the close of activities on Friday, June 16,2017.
Where: Abraham Lincoln High School
Why: The camp will provide both teachers and students with technology-infused, “hands on/minds open” activities and engaging instruction designed to promote and develop the types of skills necessary to increase the representation of women and girls in the high-demand, high reward cyber security field. Teachers and students will connect Cyber security First Principles to real-world technology and their own lives.

Additional Details

Students and teachers must complete the application (no longer available, as the camp is full) and participate in a selection process to be considered for this opportunity. Transportation for students will be provided by First Student, routes will be determined by student home address. Both breakfast and lunch will be provided. Campers will receive a polo/tee shirt, messenger type bag, and equipment to keep at the end of the camp. Teachers will receive a Chromebook CB5 (Acer brand) which converts to a tablet and can be used at school. Students will receive an Ozobot Evo starter kit for programming. All campers will receive thumb drives. Teachers will receive a stipend or hour wage in alignment with the currently approved negotiate employee contract for teachers approximately $200 per day. Teachers earn extra consideration points for recruiting student(s) for the camp!
  • More information on Gen-Cyber Security Camps
  • Registration for the 2017 GenCyber Security Camp is FULL!
  • Questions can be directed to Dr. Sandra Day, 21st Century Grant Program Director, at 712-328-6423 or sday@cb-schools.org
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