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Inspire the Next Generation of Cyber Stars
The GenCyber program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K–12 level. The program’s goals are to help all students understand correct and safe online behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity and careers in the cybersecurity workforce of the nation, and improve teaching methods for delivering cybersecurity content in K–12 computer science curricula. GenCyber camps are open to all student and teacher participants atno cost. Funding is provided jointly by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation.
Experience Mobile App Design
MIT App Inventor is a free blocks-based programming tool that allows everyone, even novices, to start programming and build fully functional apps for Android devices. Newcomers to App Inventor can have their first app up and running in an hour or less and can program more complex apps in significantly less time than with more traditional, text-based languages. Initially developed by a team from Google Education, App Inventor runs as a web service administered by staff at MIT’s Center for Mobile Learning—a collaboration of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the MIT Media Lab. MIT App Inventor supports a worldwide community of nearly 3 million users representing 195 countries worldwide. An open-source tool, App Inventor seeks to make both programming and app creation accessible to a wide range of audiences.
Turn Data into Action
CoSN, in partnership with AASA and Gartner, Inc., has released the Closing the Gap Professional Development Toolkit to provide educators with a curricular plan and set of resources needed for using educational data to improve instructional practice and student outcomes. The toolkit offers a step-by-step curriculum and a cadre of professional development resources designed for district and school leaders to facilitate their training of other district and school leaders. The curriculum and other resources will help you to transform your school into a data-driven learning environment.
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