Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the GenCyber Camps at COD are cancelled for Summer 2020. Summer 2021 camps will be held and information regarding the camps will posted in early spring 2021. Please complete this interest form to receive an email when applications are open.
About GenCyber Teacher Camps
Provide Students with the Tools They Need to be Safe Online
GenCyber Teacher Camp is designed for teachers who are passionate about promoting cybersecurity and online safety. The camps are taught by faculty from the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Department and the Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI).
Explore GenCyber First Principles and concepts of digital citizenship through hands-on activities and discussions. Through the camp, develop curriculum modules covering safe online behavior and cybersecurity concepts to share in your classroom.
The Benefits of GenCyber Camps for Teachers
- Grant-funded camps are presented at no cost to teachers
- Receive $300 stipend for five days' attendance
- Get a Chromebook to take back to your classroom
- Gain access to all curriculum developed by camp teams
- Earn professional development hours
- Camp Funding
GenCyber Camps have been generously funded by a grant from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. There is no cost for teachers to attend the camp.
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level. The goals of the program are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase interest in cybersecurity careers and increase diversity in the cybersecurity workforce in the U.S., and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 computer science curricula.
GenCyber's mission is to grow the number of students studying cybersecurity in the United States. The program includes summer camps across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The camps focus on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.
GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants at no cost. Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.
The Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program at College of DuPage offers a variety of degrees and certificates that allow graduates to pursue a career in a wide range of information technology fields. In addition, CIT offers a variety of certification training programs through its Cisco Networking Academy and the CompTIA Academy. These training courses are for individuals interested in advancing their careers or for students who want to specialize in a particular area of study and receive certification training prior to graduation.