GenCyber Program Update
COD is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Teacher Camp and Advanced Student Program in Summer 2022. All sessions will be held in a traditional, face-to-face format. Applications are now open, please use the links in the site navigation to visit the appropriate page to apply. Program participants are chosen using a random lottery system. Applications are closed.
Teacher Camp Application
There are 36 spots in each session of the Teacher program, and participants will be selected through a random lottery process. Applications for the lottery will be accepted until Friday, April 15, 2022 at 4:30 pm. All applicants will be notified whether they are selected for camp via email. To ensure you receive all relevant emails, please add the domain @cod.edu to your whitelist; particularly if you use Hotmail or Yahoo. If you have not received notification, please check your spam or junk mail folder. Please submit only one entry; duplicate entries will be deleted.
About the GenCyber Teacher Program
The Teacher program will take place in-person:
June 20 to 24 and July 11 to 15
Provide Students with the Tools They Need to be Safe Online
The GenCyber Teacher program is designed for teachers who are passionate about promoting cybersecurity and online safety. The program is taught by faculty from the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Department and the Homeland Security Training Institute (HSTI).
Explore GenCyber Cybersecurity Concepts and concepts of digital citizenship through hands-on activities and discussions. Through the program, develop curriculum modules covering safe online behavior and cybersecurity concepts to share in your classroom.
The Benefits of the GenCyber Program for Teachers
- All sessions will take place in-person this year
- Grant-funded camps are presented at no cost to teachers
- Receive $300 stipend for completing the camp
- Get a Chromebook to take back to your classroom
- Gain access to all curriculum developed by camp teams
- Earn professional development hours
- Camp Funding
The GenCyber program 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.
Justin Wagner (630) 942-2520 or Tony Chen (630) 942-2537
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 sessions across the nation designed for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. The program focuses on engaging the learners with sound cybersecurity principles and teaching techniques.
The GenCyber program is 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.