COD Offers Free Cybersecurity Camps this Summer
By Mike McKissack
The Continuing Education and Computer Internetworking Technology programs at College of DuPage will provide two free GenCyber cybersecurity camps for middle and high school teachers and students this summer from July 10 through July 28.
“We are pleased to provide this great opportunity for students and teachers to learn about a broad range of topics that are very important in today’s increasingly digital world,” said Dean of Continuing Education/Extended Learning Joe Cassidy. “These camps are a fun way for students to learn about safe online behavior, as well as help improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in middle and high school computer science classes.”
Made possible through grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency, these hands-on camps will explore important topics, including cyber ethics, data security, privacy and security, and safe Internet browsing habits. Attendees participating in the teacher camp receive a $600 stipend, as well as three free single-board Raspberry Pi computers for use in their classrooms and the opportunity to put what they learn into action by instructing at one of the student camps. Each participating student will receive a free Raspberry Pi single-board computer to take home.
Light continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided daily.
Seating is limited and an application process will apply. For more information, click here or contact TeacherCamp@cod.edu, (630) 942-2524 for information about the teacher camp or StudentCamp@cod.edu, (620) 942-2176 for more information about the student camps.
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