In order to continue to grow and better the Computer Science Program at CMHS, Math and Computer Science teacher Ms. Gutosky plans to add a new course in Cybersecurity for the 2023-2024 school year, in addition to all of the computer science courses that are already offered (CS1 & CS2 in Python, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Computer Programming in C++, Special Topics in CS). In preparation for the new course, Ms. Gutosky has applied for and has been accepted into the GenCyber@Pitt Program through the University of Pittsburgh. The program will connect her with a cohort of teachers from across the U.S., led by a team of instructors, for ongoing cybersecurity professional development.
The goals of the GenCyber program are to:
- Ignite, sustain, and increase awareness of K12 cybersecurity content and cybersecurity postsecondary and career opportunities for participants through year-round engagement;
- Increase student diversity in cybersecurity college and career readiness pathways at the K-12 level; and
- Facilitate teacher readiness within a teacher learning community to learn, develop, and deliver cybersecurity content for the K-12 classroom in collaboration with other nationwide initiatives.
The GenCyber program strives to be a part of the solution to the Nation’s shortfall of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Ensuring that enough young people are inspired to utilize their talents in cybersecurity is critical to the future of our country’s national and economic security as we become even more reliant on cyber-based technology in every aspect of our daily lives.
The GenCyber program is financially supported by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, and other federal partners.
Congratulations Ms. Gutosky!
See the image below for more details on this program.