Gen Cyber Teacher Professional Development

2023 Lions Code GenCyber Events


Lions Code GenCyber Professional Development Program 

When:  November 11:  Unity Workshop and November 15:  Escape Room, TBD

Where: Southeastern Louisiana University - Innovation Hub at Sims Memorial Library

The Lions Code GenCyber Teacher Professional Development Program is a two week training that will assist teachers in developing and integrating cyber subjects into their courses at their home schools. Participants will engage in hands-on explorations of the many aspects of security including ethics, networks, phishing, social engineering, and robotics system. Attendees will also develop lesson plans for delivering cybersecurity content in K-12 curricula. This program is limited to 20 junior high and  high school educators.

Participants will explore the world of cybersecurity with experts in the field through fun, real-world learning experiences enhanced by close teacher-student interaction. Activities include hands-on exercises, interactive lectures, games, career exploration, and campus tours.

Funding of the camp will be provided jointly by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) through an award received by Southeastern Louisiana University. 

Selection Criteria

Open to High School STEM teachers, with preference given to teachers from the nearby regions and those who have not attended the GenCyber program previously. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Prior knowledge of computer and cybersecurity is not required. However, it’s helpful to have a strong interest in computer and cybersecurity. Women and underrepresented minority groups in STEM are strongly encouraged to apply.

Benefits to Teachers

  • Cybersecurity training relevant to grades 7–12
  • Free to all participants
  • Participants will receive a $350 stipend upon successful completion of the program
  • The participants will receive free materials, which will be used in the program.
  • Cybersecurity curriculum development support
  • Curriculum resources to take back to the classroom
  • Certificate of Completion

Program Structure

The Lions Code GenCyber Teacher Professional Development Program will accept a maximum of 20 teachers from secondary schools throughout Southeast Louisiana. The camp will be taught July 6-15, 2022. Participants should plan for full days (lunch to be provided). The following topics are planned for the camp (teaching materials will be provided to the participants for their use in the classroom). These topics are subject to change prior to the camp.

Week 1: Cyber Society

  • Law, Politics & Ethics
  • Terrorism, Business & AI
  • Communities & Media Literacy
  • Curriculum Development/Observation

Week 2: Cyber Literacy & CyberSecurity

  • Humanities & Cyber, AI, Networking
  • Ethics of Malware and Network Attacks, Passwords
  • Cybersecurity: Malware, Data Breaches
  • Curriculum Development / Observations / GenCyber Exit Survey

How to Register

Visit the application page at the link above.

The application deadline is 5:00 pm, Monday, June 6, 2022. Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended. To apply, please complete and submit this application form. 


All camp activities are offered at no cost to all participants.  Funding is provided jointly by the NSA and the NSF.

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