University of Maryland Global Campus is hosting a virtual GenCyber 2021 Teacher Camp for local high school teachers who are interested in incorporating cybersecurity into their curriculum. The goal of the weeklong intensive program, which takes place July 26–30, is to help teachers improve their methods of delivery for cybersecurity content in their high school curricula.
The application deadline for the 2021 camp is Monday, June 21, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.
About the GenCyber 2021 Teacher Camp
When: Monday, July 26–Friday, July 30, 2021, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. each day (with pre- and post-camp activities)
Where: Online via Zoom
Teachers must have synchronous virtual meeting technology capabilities for the entire week.
Camp participants will receive
Cybersecurity training relevant to grades 9–12
Cybersecurity curriculum development support
Curriculum resources to take back to the classroom
A $1,300 stipend for full program participation
Certificate of Completion
Before You Apply: Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to apply for this program, you must
Currently be a teacher in a public, private, or charter high school in Maryland or the surrounding National Capital area
Be able to participate for the full week of camp
How to Apply
Submit the GenCyber 2021 Teacher Camp application form and supporting documentation. Toward the end of the application form, you will be prompted to provide any supporting documents.
Essay (250–500 words, typed and double-spaced) or a video (1–2 minutes) containing responses to the following prompts:
- Tell us why you should be chosen to receive this GenCyber opportunity and what makes you stand out from your peers.
- Describe any contributions to the cybersecurity field, e.g., volunteer work or articles, and any other cyber-related hobbies or extracurricular activities you enjoy, and what they mean to you.
- Summarize how you would incorporate cybersecurity concepts into the courses you teach.
Optional Supporting Documentation
Letters of recommendation from a school principal, assistant principal, or department head, or a personal reference (could be from a student)
Latest school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
Submit all required information on the application form by the deadline of June 21, 2021.
How to Save Your File
Combine your files into one PDF. Name the file gencyber-application-lastname.pdf. The file should be no larger than 16 MB, because you will need to upload it to the GenCyber application form.
If you have chosen to use a video in place of the essay, please type the link to your video and include that in your PDF.
Please note: If accepted, you may be required to submit additional information.